I had no idea what to expect from this. I knew that there were no aliens in it, so I thought it would be a bit disappointing.

But, on the whole it was a good watch, and the Engineer guys were pretty cool. Some scenes were a bit silly, such as the guy who discovers the worm thing in the room with the big giant head, and tries to touch it while talking all nice to it. The thing was obviously dangerous, and if he was a true scientist he would have been a lot more careful. But, we would have been denied some gruesome action if he did good science.

The SFX were great, especially the alien ship blowing up in the sky and then crashing.

Good to see the guy who plays Stringer Bell from The Wire, as the captain of Prometheus.

Date watched: February 1st
Score: 8/10
Film count 2013: 12

Alien Resurrection

I got this out on Blu-Ray and was able to choose either the original version or the 2003 version, I went for the latter.

It started out with a short clip not in the original, just before the opening credits that was supposed to be humourous but wasn’t and was totally out of character with the rest of the film. There were a few scenes in the film that were supposed to be funny but didn’t really work and could have done without it completely. This was due to the French director I think, European humour is fine for European films but not for Hollywood science fiction.

The rest of it though was not too bad. There were some good action bits, a simple but alright story and reasonably good acting. But overall it just didn’t stand up to the three previous Alien films at all. I still think the first was the best.

Date watched: September 1st
Score: 6.5/10
Film count 2012: 85

Alien 3

I saw this many years ago and had forgotten a lot of it, so I got it out and watched it tonight.

And it was better than I remembered. The atmosphere was a lot more like the first film, and no dumb-ass marines or Titanic directors to ruin the story. It has a great ending too. Most reviews on IMDB hate this though, I can maybe see why but I don’t think they really get this film. I guess many people were expecting another Alien 2. Even though I thought Alien 2 wasn’t that bad, after seeing this I think this does much more justice to the first film than Alien Avatar did.

Date watched: August 18th
Score: 8/10
Film count 2012: 77

Stupid trailer…


I never thought I liked this film, I always thought there was too much gung-ho rubbish from the marines, and it seemed too commercial after the first film. But after watching it last night I actually quite liked it, not so bad after all.

Even though it was directed by James Cameron, a director I cannot stand usually, it moved along at a good pace and was slick but not overly so. The acting on the whole was good, Bill Paxton’s character was quite funny really, and the little girl did a good job for the only movie role she ever had.

Not nearly as good as the first one but stands on it’s own quite well.

Date watched: July 21st
Score: 7.5/10
Film count 2012: 65