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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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Raising a New Generation- An Interpretation of God of War (2018)

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 09/23/2018 by Taylor Holt

Warning! Spoilers ahead!

It’s crazy to think how far video games have come. From just a few dots and lines on a screen all the way to 2018, where a grown man can squint at an amazingly rendered Hollywood-style movie in between actually gameplay and say to himself- “What is this trying to say to me?”

And as fun as God of War (2018) is, there’s enough meaning beneath the surface it spills out over the Lake of Nine and wraps around the entire GOW world. Continue reading

Major Themes of The Thing (1982)

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 01/28/2014 by Taylor Holt

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Written by Bryce Waller

John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic,¬†The Thing, is one of the greatest films ever made – regardless of genre.

Disregarding how much fun the film is to watch, you look at everything it had to over come to reach the cult status it has achieved today and it is outstanding! I will get into the analysis of the film soon, but I think it is only fair to let you know where The Thing started. Continue reading