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On 7/31/2021 at 12:07 PM, TangledThorns said:

Yeah, Ridley Scott executive produced 2049 which probably explains why it was so good, lol. Seriously, Ridley Scott is one of my all time favorite directors but he sucks at making follow up films like he did with the ALIEN prequels. I just re-watched ALIEN and it's still so good! I'd lean that ALIEN is slightly more timeless than ALIENS is. I hope I didn't derail this thread, lol.

But yeah, Ridley's schedule is filled with so many movies and I guess he's trying to complete as many as he can while he still around as he's 83 years old.

 

After Alien Covenant, I believe Tarantino's theory about directors declining when they get old. Because even though Prometheus wasn't as good as Alien. It was still a fairly good movie with just a few small problems. Alien Covenant is a horrible movie for the most part. Almost shocking that the guy who made Alien could make that. It just about killed the Alien films. We'll see if the upcoming TV show can restart things. I hear the new comic might be good.

But with the plot lines from Alien Covenant, I think Ridley Scott or the writers just want to tell an evil AI story. Either I posted it before or it was something I read on the Internet. But was something like an AI would be in charge at Weyland-Yutani the whole time. We just didn't know it. I think that plotline was used in a fairly recent cyberpunk movie as well.

The sad thing is, all they had to make was an origin of that crashed spaceship story from the original Alien. Two movies in and they haven't done it yet.

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4 hours ago, JetJockey said:

After Alien Covenant, I believe Tarantino's theory about directors declining when they get old. Because even though Prometheus wasn't as good as Alien. It was still a fairly good movie with just a few small problems. Alien Covenant is a horrible movie for the most part. Almost shocking that the guy who made Alien could make that. It just about killed the Alien films. We'll see if the upcoming TV show can restart things. I hear the new comic might be good.

But with the plot lines from Alien Covenant, I think Ridley Scott or the writers just want to tell an evil AI story. Either I posted it before or it was something I read on the Internet. But was something like an AI would be in charge at Weyland-Yutani the whole time. We just didn't know it. I think that plotline was used in a fairly recent cyberpunk movie as well.

The sad thing is, all they had to make was an origin of that crashed spaceship story from the original Alien. Two movies in and they haven't done it yet.

Agreed and I don't want to derail the thread but the ALIEN: Isolation game had the best ALIEN story since ALIENS.

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16 hours ago, TangledThorns said:

New trailer. Better than the first but that was a very low bar, still not digging it.

Voice acting/dialog is bad. 2032 is not believably distant enough for flying cars. Teenage girl killing people with a katana is very cliche...wait, did they take the name literally?

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34 minutes ago, Dynaman said:

The original movie took place in the far future of... 2019.  So it is in alternate future territory

Original movie aired in 1982...so 2019 was almost 40 years in the future at that point. The newer movie was 2049.

So this movie being "alternate future" is a first for Blade Runner. They can do that, but I think it's less compelling.

"In the year 2032...in an alternate universe where the flying cars in 2032 would totally make sense..." I mean do they explain that? And if they have to explain it, that's already a lose, IMO.

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It is a sequel (I think) so the flying cars were around in 2019 in the timeline they are working with.  I also don't agree it is more compelling.  The important points of Blade Runner could just as easily have been a fantasy story.

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