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    Aliens..

    fucking R U L E S ! man i loved watchin this movie growing up.. and its been a few years since ive watched it. but man its so freaking awesome, every time i watch it again i still get just as excited and drawn into it as the first time. it never disappoints.. wish more movies could be like this again

    anyway, kinda outta no where but i had to share my excitement.. anyone with me? - JAG
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    I'm totally with you, dude. "Alien" and "Aliens" just have something that nothing else has been able to match.
    The line of toys that went with the movie was pretty kick-ass too.
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    Absolutely with you, best Sci Fi action movie ever.

    Even the trailer is the best trailer ever.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxsX5cTrwHw
    Really though, how did Cameron go from this and the Terminator films to that boat thing? Wha?

    Edit: I just realised that considering how old this movie is, quite a few CA'ers probably haven't seen it.
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    it's good, but Alien blows my mind

    I just realised that considering how old this movie is, quite a few CA'ers probably haven't seen it
    I hope that's not true. it would make me sad. I also get sad when people haven't seen Blade Runner and prefer T2 to the original Terminator.
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    That series really went down hill after Aliens. Such a departure from greatness. Alien is an old school romp through when horror meant something and Sci fi was still cutting its chops. It works well on so many levels. Aliens is held close to my heart. A wickedly talented cast, so quotable, and loads of great scenes. Just about anything Michael Biehn touches turns to gold.

    DavePalumbo, I feel the same way. I think I reference Blade Runner almost daily. I sat my girlfriend down to watch it after referencing it add nauseum, and she looked at me like I was crazy. It was then that I knew I could not marry this girl. Funny story. I'm on a search committee at my university for hiring a new Provost. We started phone interviews and we were talking about how odd the phone interview can be. I made a comment about how we should make a Voight-Kampf machine for when we get applicants on campus. The committee looked at me like I was speaking a different language. I stood up and said " Listen, if you are telling me that not a one of you has ever seen Blade Runner, I am walking from this committee!"
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    Funny .. I just bought the DVD a few days ago .. loved it since I first watched it somewhen in the 90ties, watch it at least once every half year and what is most interesting, that the special/ visual-fx work better than in most current sci-fi flicks .. very impressive and the whole movie still kicks ass. awesome characters, score, storytelling, atmosphere, weapons etc !


    and I agree there are some films you just have to know .. Blade Runner, Aliens, Terminator, Escape from NY are some of those
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    yeah lets just forget any of the other sequels ever happened. in my happy little world, it stopped at Aliens.

    i dont think ive seen a sci-fi movie SINCE that could even stand up to comparison with Aliens. it has it all.. and the music is so intense and perfect for the action. Ripley is easily one of the most bad-ass characters in the history of cinema..

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    Aliens was good, but the original Alien was the best. Although the director's cut of Aliens was much better than the theatrical version. The added scenes really complemented the movie. Especially where you see Ripley find out that her daughter had died while she was in hypersleep. For me that made the movie much more believable because I had never liked the way Ripley became instantly attached to that little girl in the theatrical version.

    I know everyone will jump on me for this one, but I really liked Alien 3 too. I thought it had much more of a feel that was closer to the original. It was dark, gritty, and had a bleak ending that was fitting for the series. They should've stopped there with it, and never made that lame Resurrection movie.
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    Loved the first two, didn't much care for the last two. Aliens is my fave of the two, but Alien was brilliant as well.
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    classic horror movies ? Shining comes to mind , although it is not a sci-fi movie ^^

    Loved Blade Runner and the first Alien. Never really got into 2 and 3...4 was boring...
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    A wickedly talented cast, so quotable, and loads of great scenes.
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    Jfwalls, I liked "Alien 3" as well. Except for the part that everyone from the prior movie was dead except for Ripley. That kinda sucked.
    "Alien Resurrection" was just lousy. The earlier movies were much quieter and more subtle, and because the special affects weren't so good back then they relied more on quick glimpses and atmosphere, which was much more effective. Also, the spaceships from the earlier films that were made with real, physical models were much more believable than the computerized ones of "Resurrection." Same thing goes for the aliens, actually.
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    I miss the good old days of special effects. The queen from Aliens was absolutely incredible, and no amount of computing power can even touch that scene at the end. It's like the difference between a real oil painting and one done in Painter. The digital one would look cool, but it could never completely simulate the subtle nuances of a real painting.

    Back to movies though. I think out of more recent movies Pitch Black was pretty good. Of course it still borrowed some cues from Alien, but over all it was a quality pic.

    Another thought about the Alien franchise though; I don't think it would be nearly as popular if not for Giger's designs. Those sets, and of course the Alien were absolutely mind blowing the first time I saw them. I really wish they would use his designs for more movies.
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    The first one scared me so bad I still have brain twitches just thing about it.

    The second one was so goddamned awesome that's all I could think about for about a year after seeing it.

    Were there others after that? If I saw them, then I totally forgot about it.
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