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Alien 5 by James Cameron!


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#1 of 111 dan fritzen

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Posted July 07 2003 - 04:35 AM

this was on Dark Horizons today.

"Terminator 3 & Alien 5: James Cameron recently talked with BBC1 and revealed he's very happy with how Terminator 3 ended up: "In one word : Great. There was a small part of me that hoped it wasn't good - but another part of me hope'd it succeeded. And it did. And I'm so glad it did. Jonathon's made a great movie. Arnold's in great form. I really like what he's done with it". If he had done it, would he have handled it differently: "Yes. That's only natural. I mightn't have structrued it the same, nor may I have ended it the same way - but coming in where he has, such a hard thing to do, and I give Jonathan points for it".
This isn't a man whose going to whitewash his opinion either, take for example his reaction to "Alien 3" - "Hated it. Simple as that. I hated what they did.... I couldn't stand Alien 3 - how they could just go in there and kill off all these great characters we introduced in aliens, and the correlation between mother and daughter. It stunk, but hopefully I'll get a chance to rectify all that". You mean the talk about him being tied to "Alien 5" is true? "To an extent. yes. We're looking at doing another one. Something similiar to what we did with Aliens. A bunch of great characters, and of course Sigourney. I've even discussed the possibility of putting him [Arnold Schwarzenegger] into the Alien movie". Thanks to 'Ryan'."



This would be cool. I loved Aliens, and even though I did like Alien 3, Alien 4 was horrible (and I liked Delicatessen!)
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#2 of 111 Tom-G

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Posted July 07 2003 - 04:40 AM

If anyone can make a worthy sequel, it's James Cameron. Re-visiting a franchise he has already had a hand in would be an interesting choice of work for him. I would love to see his involvement, whether it's writing or directing, if another Alien movie is made.

#3 of 111 JohnE

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Posted July 07 2003 - 05:01 AM

Arnold in an Aliens sequel, with Cameron at the helm again? That sounds like a pretty damn good recipe to me.Posted Image

#4 of 111 Jack Briggs

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Posted July 07 2003 - 05:50 AM

I don't think he said anything about directing the thing.

#5 of 111 john doran

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Posted July 07 2003 - 06:06 AM

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Arnold in an Aliens sequel, with Cameron at the helm again? That sounds like a pretty damn good recipe to me.

well, if T2 is any indication, then it could very well be a recipe for disaster...
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#6 of 111 Rex Bachmann

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Posted July 07 2003 - 06:24 AM

JohnE wrote (post #3):

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Arnold in an Aliens sequel, with Cameron at the helm again? That sounds like a pretty damn good recipe to me.

More gratuitous "blow-'em-up". [Sigh] Will it never end?
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#7 of 111 Colin Jacobson

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Posted July 07 2003 - 06:27 AM

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well, if T2 is any indication, then it could very well be a recipe for disaster...



Yeah, I'd HATE to get another great action flick like T2 - what a nightmare! Posted Image
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#8 of 111 Steve_Ch

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Posted July 07 2003 - 06:29 AM

>>well, if T2 is any indication, then it could very well be a recipe for disaster... <<

Movie watching is a very subjective experience, and I respect everybody's opinion. That said, I think companies that make movies such as Terminator, Alien, ...are really interested in making money, in that sense, T2, by any stretch of imagination, is hardly a disaster. One may not like the film, which is perfectly fine, as there have been posts in this forum that think movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, 7 Samurai, .. are bored beyond beleive, Citizen Kane is a total overrated piece of passe'...

#9 of 111 Morgan Jolley

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Posted July 07 2003 - 07:18 AM

I think the idea of a new Alien movie with Cameron somehow involved is a neat idea, regardless of who's in it.

I like the fact that he enjoyed T3.

#10 of 111 Steve_Tk

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Posted July 07 2003 - 08:28 AM

I also like that he liked T3. Maybe now that he has enjoyed the ending, has seen there is a future for terminator, he will possibly pick up the 4th.

I'm all for an Alien 5 with Cameron involved. I will see that at theaters, but an Alien vs Predator, and cameron said he wouldn't do this, I will not go to see it.

#11 of 111 Chuck L

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Posted July 07 2003 - 08:47 AM

Sounds a lot to me like sour grapes from someone who believes that their creations is what she be and no one else have any say so about it. So they killed off the chacaters he created...go cry about it while you are counting your millions Jim.

Personally, though I will be stoned for it, Alien3 was fine in my book and I am one of the few that loved it since the day it came out. At least someone had some idea other than tossing in some cheery ass melodrama crap (for example, the story of the 'lost robots' in Ghost of the Abyss NOT NEEDED)...what does he want, Ripley and Newt playing monopoly together, talking periods, while things are blowing up around them. I know that I am a minority on this one...but Alien 5...the worse thing to do would be to get this director/crappy screenwriter anywhere near it.

(I believe that as a director, Cameron is great. He is very technical and captures things wonderfully. As a screenwriter though, I feel that more depth can be found in a Jello cup.)

#12 of 111 Marvin Richardson

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Posted July 07 2003 - 09:02 AM

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Yes, it was a great idea...if it had been the first movie. It was essentially just a remake of the first movie, except this time instead of stranded on a ship she's stranded on a prison planet! Woo-hoo!
Geez, the interviewer asked his opinion of the movie, and he gets called names for it.

#13 of 111 Andy Sheets

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Posted July 07 2003 - 09:09 AM

Personally, I just think it would be nice if Cameron actually did a non-documentary film again. Whether it's Aliens or Terminator or True Lies 2 or something original wouldn't really matter to me Posted Image

#14 of 111 Jeff Kleist

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Posted July 07 2003 - 10:03 AM

I believe when you watch the true Alien 3 your opinion will change

#15 of 111 Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted July 07 2003 - 11:22 AM

Even if we watch the True Alien 3 its still going to have the characters he created killed by the opening credits.
I dont blame, you create something and then the suits at the studio HAVE to make a sequel and so they throw everything out the door in order to do it.

I am quite surprised he liked T3 though, especially the ending.

#16 of 111 Tino

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Posted July 07 2003 - 11:28 AM

Or then again...maybe our opinion won't change.
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#17 of 111 Joshua_Y

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Posted July 07 2003 - 11:29 AM

Cameron + Arnold + Alien 5 = Genius! Posted Image

#18 of 111 Jim Peavy

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Posted July 07 2003 - 11:33 AM

I think companies that make movies such as Terminator... are really interested in making money. In that sense, T2, by any stretch of imagination, is hardly a disaster.
Say what you want about Cameron (I detect a distinct tone of condescension in your statement), but he ain't in it for the $$. Sure he wants his stuff to be liked by audiences, but, regardless of what you think of his films, "the plays the thing" for him.

Personally, though I will be stoned for it, Alien3 was fine in my book... At least someone had some idea other than tossing in some cheery-ass melodrama crap. ...what does he want, Ripley and Newt playing monopoly together, talking periods?
I saw Alien 3 for free at a sneak-preview and still walked out (!).
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#19 of 111 Dennis Pagoulatos

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Posted July 07 2003 - 12:58 PM

"Ripley, come veeth me eef you vant to leev..."

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Yeah...that sounds great.... Posted Image

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#20 of 111 Steve_Ch

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Posted July 07 2003 - 01:14 PM

>>Say what you want about Cameron (I detect a distinct tone of condescension in your statement), but he ain't in it for the $$. Sure he wants his stuff to be liked by audiences, but, regardless of what you think of his films, "the plays the thing" for him.<<

Please read my post again (and you quoted it too), did I ever mention Cameron??? I said the COMPANIES that made those movies... And no, I love Cameron's stuff, I have Titanic, Aliens, T2, Abyess (original 2 discs) on DVD. The only one that I did not care for (totally personal taste) was Titanic, and I don't know how many times I've watched Aliens.
The point was really that in so far as whether one likes a film or not, it's personal and should be respected, but if one said a film is a "disaster", then one should look at the intention of the film and the result. I contend that the intention of the people that financed the movie, hired Cameron and gave him fairly free reins to do the movie, is intented on making a ton of money (and NOT necessarily be one of the greatest drama ever made), the result certainly have met that expectation and then some, there's nothing "disaster" about it at all.


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