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Alien: The Horror of Creation

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 09/06/2021 by Taylor Holt

Those familiar with the Alien series know it’s far from perfect. Between shoddy sequels to the subpar Predator crossovers, there are certainly improvements to be made. Ironically, the antagonist of the original Alien (1979) is referred to as the “Perfect organism.” Yet in another ironic twist, and like an Average Joe giving forced birth to a Chestburster, every Alien installment does something to nullify the movie that came before it.

But despite the flaws, fan’s love of the series remains. And why? Possibly due to the concurrent theme that appears to run through virtually every film in the franchise; giving it a stable foundation on which to build any other details the filmmakers wish. If the story has no real message, the audience can tell without being able to put it into words. But the Alien series has a message. So what is it?

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Aliens: The Musical

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , on 06/07/2012 by Taylor Holt

If you don’t know who legolambs are on Youtube, you’re missing out. That is, if you like science fiction, humor, musicals, and all those things being combined. They’ve edited together musicals, for several Schwarzenegger films, as well as The Thing and Fright Night. Since Prometheus is coming out tomorrow, this feels appropriate. Then again, when you hear Ripley’s singing voice, appropriate is not a word that comes to mind.

Aliens: The Musical

Imagine the dual harmonies that would come from the second mouth. Definitely a soprano.

Movie Review: Prometheus

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , , on 06/07/2012 by Taylor Holt

Stars: Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce

Rated R for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language Running time 124 minutes, Action/Sci-fi/Horror

Compare to: Sunshine (2007), The Thing (2010)

To define what I just watched might take more than a single review. I don’t want to describe the movie with the impression that I’ve never seen anything like it before, but rather to process everything I’ve just watched and decide how much I loved and how much better other aspects could have been. One viewing might not be enough. That being said, Prometheus is one heck of a thing to watch, regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of the Alien series. We can all even further implore the recovery process to forget the last two Alien VS. Predator films. It seems the creators of Prometheus have already, thanfully for us. Continue reading

We Need ALL the Angles on This Statue’s Face

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , on 06/02/2012 by Taylor Holt

With less than a week away from release, 20th Century Fox has released another poster for Prometheus, this one specifically for IMAX. Which is cool, I guess, because the big face would look cooler on an even bigger screen. My hope for this is that it’s not a prequel that’s basically a remake like the 2011 version of The Thing was. It wasn’t terrible, just more of the exact same. But with a cast like it has, how can you go wrong? Hollywood could find a way… Not to mention, we haven’t had a decent Aliens movie since 1986. David Fincher directing Aliens 3 made me want to like it, but c’mon- it was boring.

Let’s hope Ridley does his own movie justice.