July 5th, 2010

not the one


unlikely as it is, i'd never watched alien before.
i see now why it's been so overshadowed by cameron's sequel.
despite a talented director and cast and marvelous sets and visuals, the writing was a huge disappointment. ridley admits in the commentary that nothing happens for the first 45 minutes -- but that's the way he wanted it. there's too too much nothing, and not nearly enough something (as good as the something was). one thing its favor though -- jonesy had a lot of screen time and was apparently so well liked humans were willing to risk their lives to save his. and i'm glad it was as successful as it was.

monday clv
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