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Old 11-02-2017, 05:13 AM   #20451 (permalink)
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Also JUST started Aliens and I just want to say I ****ing hate James Cameron. This has NONE of the feeling of Alien. This is supposed to be as good as the first one? It's so melodramatic and spiritless. **** James Cameron, seriously.

EDIT: His use of fading scene transitions makes me want to vomit.
Each of the 4 Aliens movies had a very different feel to it. Aliens was the action movie. You might not like it, sure, but the fact that it doesn't have the feeling of Alien is not a bug, it's a feature, so to say.
Personally I love Aliens, or Alien 2 as the movie is called here. One of my favorite movies of all time.
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:50 AM   #20452 (permalink)
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Also JUST started Aliens and I just want to say I ****ing hate James Cameron. This has NONE of the feeling of Alien. This is supposed to be as good as the first one? It's so melodramatic and spiritless. **** James Cameron, seriously.

EDIT: His use of fading scene transitions makes me want to vomit.
I definitely like the first one a lot better, but I still think Aliens is a good movie in it's own right. The first one is horror, and is remarkably grounded with how convincingly realistic the characters are. Every time I re-watch it, I'm impressed with how timeless it seems, how good it looks, how great the actors are at bringing their characters to life.

The sequel is an over the top action movie with smartass dialogue and explosions. For what it is, I consider it a classic. The only flaw of the movie that matters to me is how it drags a tiny bit in the end, since it has like three major action set pieces in the last 30 minutes. All super hero and action movies do that now, of course.
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:17 AM   #20453 (permalink)
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Each of the 4 Aliens movies had a very different feel to it. Aliens was the action movie. You might not like it, sure, but the fact that it doesn't have the feeling of Alien is not a bug, it's a feature, so to say.
Personally I love Aliens, or Alien 2 as the movie is called here. One of my favorite movies of all time.
Just gonna assume that English plural conventions aren't appreciated in Poland?
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Just gonna assume that English plural conventions aren't appreciated in Poland?
Polish translators are a special bunch. They couldn't care less, as it seems. The best example of this is the movie Die Hard, which came out as "Szklana Pułapka", which translates to "The Glass trap". It made some sense in the 1st movie, but only then. This
But that particular can of worms deserves a separate thread. If you want some more idiocy and bizzarro crap, see this: Polish movie posters.
I don't think anyone would guess what the artist was smoking, but I think he should stop. This is the Alien poster as it was promoting the movie. Back then importing actual posters was virtually impossible, banned as "capitalist propaganda", so they came up with.. well, you be the judge
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All of those are amazing. I like how C3PO with the bottomless, black pits for eyes somehow comes across as a Lovecraftian horror.

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They span like 50 years and were made by various artists, so they're rather uneven.. Many acclaimed artists created these, often as a middle finger to the censor. Sometimes not. You can read up on it a bit, if you want.
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If you want some more idiocy and bizzarro crap, see this: Polish movie posters.
Wow many of these posters are pretty great, much better than what most of the films depicted deserve.
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I watched Blade Runner after an argument with a friend that went something like this:

Friend: You should watch Blade Runner 2049.
Me: Okay, that's cool, but I haven't seen the first one yet.
Friend: Don't bother, you don't need to see it to understand the new one.
Me: Why, did you hate the first one or something?
Her: I couldn't get into it and turned it off. It was really slow and old looking.
Me: Some old movies are amazing, though. Like Back to the Future.
Her: I never even finished Back to the Future. I thought it was just bad costumes and incest.

And then I ended the conversation because I wished to remain friends, then semi-spitefully turned around and watched Blade Runner anyways (you can't tell me not to watch something YOU HAVEN'T SEEN), which was a stunningly-directed film. I mean, I already know I like Ridley Scott, but Blade Runner was next-level beautiful film.

I'm still sour about her trashing Back to the Future. I mean, I definitely lean modern when it comes to my interests in media*, but she trashed both films without even finishing them.

* **** you if you think there's something wrong with preferring to see how people refine and combine techniques to sucking the dicks of the people who invented them. Yeah, Rear Window was inventive and Hitchcock did a LOT with a single room, but the story was slow and the characters were annoying nosy little busybodies. I grew up in a different cultural time period, so there will be times I can't connect to the kinds of characters and stories that were culturally relevant 50 years ago. Doesn't mean my opinion has no value or relevance.
I saw Rear Window for the first time not that long ago and thought it was great. But I do agree with you about people trashing movies they didn't finish watching.
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If you want some more idiocy and bizzarro crap, see this: [URL="https://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/45-amazing-vintage-polish-posters-of-classic-american-films?utm_term=.cyLjqEMdB#.fnVGZAv5P"]Polish movie posters.
Don't undersell them, old Polish movie posters are amazing. So many are really unique and creative. I used to have the Sunset Boulevard one as my avatar here.
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Don't undersell them, old Polish movie posters are amazing. So many are really unique and creative. I used to have the Sunset Boulevard one as my avatar here.
I saw that in the article and lol'd.
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