Saturday, 7 November 2009
Out with fizzle…
Perhaps it is a statement to how bad the fourth Alien instalment is that Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet has never returned to big budget filmmaking. No doubt Amelie is a beautiful film (more about that later) but Alien Resurection is about as far from a resurrection as you could have made.
Joss Whedons wise cracking script is too comic for the Alien series, you just get the felling that no one was taking it serious enough. That’s a big flaw, yes we are aware that this is science fiction but the fear is very real. In all three films before it this was taken very seriously. It created some very effective films and is a statement to all three directors that they all went through such a bad time trying to get it onto the screen.
To busy listening to football commentary to continue so maybe more tomorrow.
Though just one more thing, how rubbish was the newborn! Maybe in a film of its own it could have been quite a scary creature but it was just so stupid looking!