Posted by MMMMarcia on March 01, 2000 at 07:39:26:
In Reply to: Re: Alien(s) posted by Rich on March 01, 2000 at 04:06:38:
: To stretch the 6 degrees just a bit further ... I don't know the history, but it would seem that the original "Alien" was based, conceptually, on a 50's horror sci-fi film called "It: The Creature From Beyond Space." Though extremely mild by today's standards, it has always been one of my very favorites, thus, I loved "Alien." "Aliens," too, was very good, I thought, but the series, to my way of viewing it, deteriorated rapidly after that, and included WAY too much foul language just for the sake of it, it appeared.
: Regarding "The Thin Red Line" & "Saving Private Ryan": I enjoyed them both. I agree TRL was a bit too artsy for its own good, and if I could only watch one, it would be "Saving Private Ryan," no doubt. Unlike most, though I thought the opening sequence very well done, I enjoyed the stand made by a handful of troopers against German tanks later in the movie the best ... I guess it goes with my "Against All Odds" theme! :)
Hey, Rich...better watch out...you and I are in almost complete agreement here! What can be going on??? ;o) Except for that part about likeing TRL, your sentiments are mine, exactly. I was profoundly shocked (as we were supposed to be) by the opening sequences of Private Ryan, but much more moved by the final stand in the village, especially the scenes involving Mellish (I think was his name) in the one-on-one fight in the upstairs room, the meltdown of Jeremy Davies on the stairs, and SniperGuy's demise. By that point in the film, I had become attached to all of the men, and was really "feeling their pain."
Also, I agree with you on the Alien series. I liked the first one, LOVED the 2nd one, hated both the 3rd and 4th ones, though I wanted VERY much to like them, too. My extreme dislike began when we find out the little girl didn't make it. It was like negating the big victory from Aliens. Sorry, Night Sky, no Ripley Clone-Hybrid for me. The very thought of her feeling sympathy for her alien "mother" makes me cringe. The REAL Ripley would have loathed her own successor, I think. But, boy those FIRST 2 of the series were topnotch excitement!
Good to see you posting, Rich. You've been missed. As for the LACK OF A SUNDAY UPDATE, well...I can only say, in my best Cuban accent, "Richie....you got some 'splainin' to do!!"
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