Posted by myrrh on March 01, 2000 at 11:42:49:
In Reply to: Re: Alien(s) posted by MMMMarcia on March 01, 2000 at 07:39:26:
[RICH: "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.]
Agreed. Two was my absolute fave. Perfect balance in the cast of characters.......and didn't you think Paul Reiser was GREAT? He made a perfect smarmy bad guy.
[RICH: ... I guess it goes with my "Against All Odds" theme!]
Since you mention that phrase, the film "Against All Odds," with Jeff Bridges, has one of the best "intimate" scenes I've ever seen: He and Rachel Ward make love inside a Mayan pyramid--very steamy! rrrrrrrrr....
[MARCIA: ... 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!]
Agree, Marcia. And I thought sticking Winona Ryder in there was a mistake. It was so obvious that she was just there for a little extra 'star power'....it threw everything out of balance, and she just didn't belong. Poor Winona! Should have just camped in John Proctor's back yard and not ventured into space!
Speaking of which, any reflections on The Crucible? I liked it a lot (not a feel-good movie to be sure; sure was gut-wrenching!) but the ending was awfully hard to take, even though I know it 'had' to be thattaway. I thought DDL, as usual, gave it 120 percent. He was spitting and foaming toward the end there! I simply loved his portrayal of a man who, having made THE mistake, is now forever trying to make it good again...and in the face of his wife's apparent coldness and lack of forgiveness. I thought that intimate dynamic alone was so well done, and worth seeing the movie for--though there certainly was a whole heck of a lot more going on there!! It's so tragic at the end, that they find their way back into each other's hearts, and he finds his true core, because of the insanity going on around them... and then the gallows.....oh, god...I get depressed just thinking about it.
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