View Full Version : I don't understand ALien 4

24-08-2005, 08:13:23
I just watched it..

I didn't understand it, especially not the ending


24-08-2005, 13:08:50
It's not meant to be understood. Only reviled.

24-08-2005, 18:11:00
Alien 4? Was that the prison one?

24-08-2005, 18:35:38
No. 3 was the prison one.

Alien 4 was the one the one with Winona Ryder in it.

Lazarus and the Gimp
24-08-2005, 21:20:52
Plot summary-

It's not very good.

24-08-2005, 21:27:24
never saw it

The Norks
24-08-2005, 22:54:16
its abysmal. They should have stopped at 2 imho.

24-08-2005, 23:33:05
I quite liked Alien Resurrection to be honest and found it to be a decent improvment over Alien 3. Naturally it's not as good as Alien or Aliens (which are 2 of the greatest Sci-Fi/Horror films ever made) but it's a decent film none the less.

The 9 disc Quadrilogy box set is very good and is definately worth getting if you're a fan of the films.

Lazarus and the Gimp
28-08-2005, 20:27:05
I preferred Alien 3.

28-08-2005, 23:22:44
I didn't mind Alien 3 and didn't think it was as bad as most people said but I felt it wasn't as good as Resurection. Still David Fincher went on to better things with Se7en and a lot of his directorial promise showed through in Alien3.

I found Alien3 a bit of a grower and enjoy it the more I watch it. I guess my disapointment with Alien3 is derived from the fact that it followed Aliens. With Resurrection I wasn't expecting as much after Alien3 so the feeling of disapointment was not as big.

I do like the story as a whole but it is a shame that the 3rd & 4th films are a level below the first 2.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
02-09-2005, 12:18:41
Alien 3 had something like 13 script writers in total, which, given the utterly abysmal lines and poor outcome is a cause for some of them to go hang their heads in shame, preferably on an Australian soap for witless teens, a French or Italian game show, or an American day time soap- 'The Dung and the Clueless', perhaps.

Ward's original idea, about an orbiting satellite made out of wood was pleasingly bizarre, but evidence of a need to lie down for a while, I think.

A colony of monks would have been more entertaining than a gaggle of (mostly) American and British character actors trying to like distinct from each other with matching buzz cuts and matching lines:

'Fuck!!' 'Fucking hell!!!' 'Oh shit!!!'