- Sep 21, 2002
Finally watched this... Enjoyed it but I can see why people would be disappointed
It just feels very forgettable... The actors did their job, but the characters themselves are just so bland, I didnt give a damn what happened to them at any point... (what is the point of Charlize in this movie? I kept waiting for a twist, and then when she finally died to such a stupid scene... I had no words)
I cant really blame Ridley Scott though, I think its just... Its 2012, everything has been done so much, especially with this kind of movie... People would have shat themselves if this was released in the 80s, but nowadays its almost popcorn flick level, it just doesnt impress anymore
The weird thing is, I still find those early 80s horror movies a lot scarier than current ones... For example the ending scene in Terminator , where Arnold (in robot form) chases Sarah into the factory... I could barely watch that as a kid without having nightmares, and it still bothers me... Something about it is just creepy as hell and makes you go "OMG RUN"... You just get so attached to Kyle and Sarah throughout the movie, its really well done
I dont know, it might be that CGI has become "too much" nowadays, they need to go back and starting showing less, leaving things to imagination, like it used to be
Issue is it references the alien movies. if it were just a random sci fi horror own its own merit then it could pass as a dumb fun movie, plot holes and the rest. but since it was kind of part of the alien series the standard goes up, it has to add up, and the script just wasn't fully baked.