What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Alien(s): which is the best?

Alien
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60%
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Aliens
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30%
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Alien 3
0
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Alien 4
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10%
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AvP
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AvP2
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What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:47 pm

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It's another question that's split the nation. Of the films in the Alien franchise, which is the best?

It's got to be Aliens, hands down. The first movie was OK but way too much of a 1950s B-movie remake for me. Anyone who's ever seen, It! The Terror From Beyond Space'll know exactly what I mean. Aliens is just so pumped up in comparison. It has zillions of aliens, it has marines getting wiped out left right and centre, it has the Ailen Queen :banana:.

It even has Newt, one of the few children in cinema history who manages to be cute without being nauseating.

Three was OK. Four sucked. AvP was better than I expected and better than everyone says it was. Has AvP2 come out yet? I lose track of these things.
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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Medonymous on Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:50 pm

Aliens for me too, followed by Alien.

The rest were poor.

I haven't seen those Alien vs predator ones.
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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby JackSwan on Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:05 pm

'Alien' is the better movie. It is simply a film without fault. That's to take nothing away from 'Aliens', it is a superb film and has fantastic re-watchability.

I grew up with my old recorded-off-the-tele VHS copy, which had little of the swearing of the unedited version, so I was naturally quite shocked to hear all the bad language. The recent inclusion of the extended sentry pod scene was utterly fantastic, though they should never have put the colony segment in at the very beginning...it removed the (albeit necessarily false) belief that something other than an alien infestation had occurred.

Two of my all-time favourite movies.
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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Medonymous on Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:08 pm

Back in the 90s I too had Alien recorded onto VHS, but somebody recorded some erotic Spanish movie over it. :cry:
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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:16 pm

I bet I know what the erotic Spanish movie was. Did it involve scenes on a beach?
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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Medonymous on Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:22 pm

Nope it was about a young man working as an underwear model and his female boss takes a liking to him and they do naughty things in a parked car, on a parked car and against a parked car :shake: .
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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Gul_Dukat on Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:35 pm

i liked alien and aliens about the same. the last two weren't worthy of being included in alien franchise.
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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:14 pm

It's Aliens V Predator 2 on Channel 4 tonight. Anyone know if it's any good?

Not that it'll put me off watching, even if you say it is. Everyone said AVP 1 was crap but I enjoyed it.
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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Nightjar on Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:30 pm

These AvP movies are all vubbish. The reviews for it are lukewarm at best.

Also they don't count.

As for what Alien movie is the best, well there's only one Alien movie and it's called Alien - IMO a film arguably without equal - incredible cast, extraordinary design, unbelievably good direction, photography, editing, sfx and soundtrack. Absolutely flawless, if it's ever on TV I'm compelled to watch it - I find it as terrifying today as I did as a child and still hope (without luck so far) that Lambert and Parker will escape to this day.

Aliens was the single greatest cinema-going experience of my life and I like it a lot, but it's aged poorly and looks distinctly rickety and even low-budget.

Alien 3 is a depressing mess, but actually if you read the rejected synopses (especially William Gibson's dreadful version) you can see that they actually made a decent fist of an utter shambles (the script wasn't even finished when shooting began). Still it's not a good film by any standard.

Alien Resurrection is one of the poorest films I've seen.
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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Nightjar on Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:35 pm

This is a minor quibble, but one thing I'm not crazy about with Aliens is the over-design of the aliens - all that textured/ribbed head nonsense detracts from the creepy phallic shine of the original.

I also think that, while it is pretty good, the 'Queen Alien' is a bit OTT.

To give it it's due the alien from Alien 3 was pretty good - I like the canine aspect, the sleek shine of the head and the visceral, slimy ribs and limbs.

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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Butterfield on Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:25 am

I was flicking round the channels the other night and I was treated to THE famous scene - where the lickle alien bursts out of John Hurt's(?) chest and runs off. :banana:

See, I'm not scared of that scene as I've seen it so many times. :bowtie: The scene, that is, I've never seen any other parts of the film. :shifty:
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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:55 am

I watched Aliens V Predator 2. Everyone was right. It wasn't very good. Frankly, it was too dark. I couldn't tell what was going on, plus my reception for Channel 4 is pants these days, so the picture was all fuzzy.
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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:58 am

Call_of_the_Wendigo wrote:I watched Aliens V Predator 2. Everyone was right. It wasn't very good. Frankly, it was too dark. I couldn't tell what was going on, plus my reception for Channel 4 is pants these days, so the picture was all fuzzy.

I have no memory whatsoever of ever having seen this movie. :dunno:

Howmsoever, I did see the original Aliens v Predator last night, and I still enjoyed it far more than everyone says I should. :box:
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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:58 pm

Is everyone getting excited about Prometheus? :excited:

I'm not. There's nothing in the trailer that interests me at all. It just looks like a remake of Alien, with all the good bits removed. To be honest, it looks less interesting than the first Alien v Predator movie. :box:

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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Nightjar on Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:56 am

I may go and see it, but in the meantime I'm going to avoid seeing any trailers and reading anything whatsoever about it.

Apart from what you just said about it! :evil:
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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:59 am

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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby neha46101 on Fri May 11, 2012 9:48 am

MY favorite Alien movie is

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Re: What's your favourite "Alien" movie?

Postby Nightjar on Fri May 11, 2012 11:28 am

And the award for the all-time least subtle spamb*t post goes to...
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