Aliens (1986) - 7,5
It doesn't fascinate me as it did long time ago, a child is easily impressed but won't be so for ever.
Now, seeing it again after so many years in limbo, I'm disillusioned and disappointed by it's obvious cinematc limitations.
Despite all the technical prowess used to erect this movie (special effects), I perceived mostly an amateurish work needy of a lot of polishing all around, especially needy of more intelligent directing and better acting.
James Cameron doesn't know what subtlety is nor does he practise particularly insightful filmmaking, not a guy deserving of my admiration, that's for sure.
He just turned into almost nonsense gun muscle action what should had been a true scify horror masterpiece.
Well Duh!!, yeah I know! Big and twisted expectations tend to result in disappointment... I guess the first Alien movie was better left alone and in peace, at least until a more talented someone else decided to try his/her luck with an unnecessary sequel.... then again James Cameron might have been just the right guy for it...
I have to give him credit for his ability to make a movie that can happen, in other words, it's not boring to watch and manages to immerse and entertain me despite all it's gut-wrenching cinematic limitations. It´s aftermath leaves me with the feeling of having watched something... though much slimmer than the epic extents of Avatar, of which I felt a kind of déjà vu at times...
What really grabbed me through the whole experience was Sigourney Weaver believable performance, good work from this actress here.
An interesting and eye opening aspect of this movie is the depiction of how a woman, practically alone, is able to face the most fearsome and mortal dangers the human race could ever encounter and still display, or rather, being propelled by her maternal and sentient side towards someone else, something worthy of reflection. It's not everyday we see a heroin display the most lovely attributes of women with such power and determination in this sort of movie.
This is probably one of the greatest endorsements of the female being in the history of cinema and deserves it's notoriety just for that.
A pity that the rest of the movie didn't keep up with warrant officer Ellen Ripley.
Now I'll have to see the first Alien to come out happy (I hope so) or disillusioned (to be done with it once and for all) from this saga...
Let it be known already that I dislike the 3th and 4th prequels, so I won't be wasting my time with those.
Edited by kkl10 - 2/3/14 at 5:59pm