Unlike Phantom Menace, having a prequel for the Aliens franchise actually makes sense, especially since there are so much backstory behind their origins that could be explored (i.e., Space Jockeys, Predator homeworld, etc.). Star Wars prequels felt much less obligatory.
Leave the Predators out of it please. Videogame and comic crossovers, fine, theatrical releases, please just stop. I like Predator. I like Predators. But Predator is B-Level shit compared to Aliens, especially in Scott/Cameron territory.
For all the references the Metroid franchise has made to the Alien franchise, it’s funny that Charlize Theron looks a little like Samus.
An official teaser was leaked a couple weeks ago, but it was taken down and I can’t find a copy of it.
Ha. You make it sound like Scott’s treated any of his movies like Lucas has treated Star Wars. I’ll keep an open mind, even though there’s potential for criticism already (looks like the familiar ‘used future’ aesthetic is out, it’s going to be PG-13, etc)
A PG13 rating shouldn’t scare anyone, if you know Scott, you’ll have the unrated directors cut/shitload of special features DVD edition.
And Alien 3 “Directors’ Cut” is worth watching, even if David Fincher still wants nothing to do with it. Just wish they had cut that goddamn egg on the wall of the Sulaco in the opening though. Kill Hicks and Newt, fine. Random ass egg suddenly inside the ship? GTFO But a much better movie with 40 minutes added back in.
If you can find the quadrilogy edition of 3, it’ll have the “Tales from the Wooden Planet” documentary, which goes pretty in depth into Vincent(What Dreams May Come) Ward’s version of 3. Strange but interesting.
I hated alien 3. Dont know why, maybe it just plain sucked ass compared to aliens. Also I hated the whole story, its like we already know what is going to happen. Theres no plot twist only towards the end though, and nothing really exciting happens in the movie. At least in Aliens you had no idea what was going to happen, and who was going to live, and compared to the last sence of the movie with the alien queen fight and alien 3’s ending, aliens wins hands down