The Good Things
Concerning “Alien³”

I love this movie. But to quote Burke from “ALIENS”, “That could have been… better.” Hell I’ll just list some notes:

1. I have no problem with the EXECUTION of the death of Hicks and Newt. I recognize that it’s lazy to simply kill off characters that have no place in the story they wanted to tell but the way it was handled… Sigourney Weaver KILLED it. This is definitely the most emotional movie of the trilogy (again, I don’t count “Alien Resurrection”. Just my preference). Personally I would have left their fates up in the air and have Newt show up with Bishop II at the end as his bargaining chip.

2. The dog alien (or bull alien if you prefer the assembly cut) is great BUT it’s motivations are inconsistent with what we’ve seen of aliens past. Maybe the xenomorphs were designed with human hosts in mind and that’s why the dog/bull alien is so feral, but on the other hand it spares Ripley because it senses that a queen is growing inside of her. What I’m getting at is this alien is mostly shown to be a killer - it doesn’t seem to care about cocooning the prisoners for the future queen, unless it was counting on The Company to help the queen build a hive but that’s a stretch. Then again we don’t see it eat every prisoner it kills, but it’s heavily implied that it’s killing everyone. Even Ripley says as much.

3. Speaking of Ripley being spared by the dog alien, why didn’t it come to her rescue when the prisoners were attacking her? THAT would have been a hell of a reveal, though the timing would have been disappointing because that scene was just before Ripley questioned Bishop about the flight footage and verified an alien was on board. Maybe have the prisoners attack her AFTER the Bishop scene; this would have also allowed Clemmons (Charles Dance) a chance to survive until the end of the movie BUT ANYWAY

4. I like that this feels more like “Alien” than “ALIENS”. I love “ALIENS” but I can’t deny that it’s basically an action-packed remake of its predecessor. Ripley had a good story arc in “ALIENS” but I feel like the creatures themselves are robbed of their mystique when you see them being blown apart by pulse rifles. They definitely made up for this with the queen however. I feel like a true sequel to “Alien” would have been set inside the Space Jockey’s ship. Imagine “Prometheus” but with the marines.

Anyways I’ve always been fascinated by this movie because it was hell to develop. If you’ve never seen the making-of documentaries on the “Alien Legacy” blu-ray set you owe it to yourself to check them out. If nothing else skip to Michael Biehn’s (Corporal Hicks) humorous take on his “involvement” with the production.

75aspectsofbatman:

A Knightfall triptych. 

75aspectsofbatman:

A Knightfall triptych. 

darklips-heavylifts:

saskiesue:

sam-winchesters-lost-left-shoe:

bestiality7:

umm-just-another-timelord:

theauthor11:

runsleepygirl:

walk-barefoot:

veganbaby:

jellybeanjeunet:

sleezysays:


NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

We are killing the Earth

Forever reblog.

Oh wow

THIS HURTS

How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?

NEVER SCROLL PAST THIS

Its just going to become this blue and brown planet, children in the future will draw their planet with brown and not green like we used to

This needs to fucking change 

WALL-E IS BECOMING REAL LIFE

I wish we could do something about this but what can we do? No one would listen.

That’s a fucking shit attitude.


http://wafflesatnoon.com/images-of-earth-in-1978-and-2012-real-or-hoax/

darklips-heavylifts:

saskiesue:

sam-winchesters-lost-left-shoe:

bestiality7:

umm-just-another-timelord:

theauthor11:

runsleepygirl:

walk-barefoot:

veganbaby:

jellybeanjeunet:

sleezysays:

NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

We are killing the Earth

Forever reblog.

Oh wow

THIS HURTS

How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?

NEVER SCROLL PAST THIS

Its just going to become this blue and brown planet, children in the future will draw their planet with brown and not green like we used to

This needs to fucking change 

WALL-E IS BECOMING REAL LIFE

I wish we could do something about this but what can we do? No one would listen.

That’s a fucking shit attitude.

http://wafflesatnoon.com/images-of-earth-in-1978-and-2012-real-or-hoax/

kayoking012:

Some more workouts. 

ericscissorhands:

My variant of: (X)

mireligionerestu:

If you honestly think these weren’t the best Batman movies then I’ll be praying for you, the Villain casting was LEGENDARY.

belatedmedia:

Just in time for Comic Con!

"Well where WE’RE from that’s a symbol for a spider."

Pffffffffttttttt

about-faces:

There’s more foreboding and tragedy in these trading cards of Harvey Dent than there was for the character in either of the actual films.

Heh. “Riddled” with crime.

ramonvillalobos:

Seventy Five

ramonvillalobos:

Seventy Five