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Posted: 4/26/2014 8:49:08 PM EDT
As a fan which film stands the test of time more? I know Alien is a suspense movie and Aliens is a Action flick but they are after all in the same series.
I like Alien but for me it's Aliens.
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well its been 35 years since Alien was released and 28 since Aliens. I'd say that both have stood the test of time. i guess that means that the answer is 'Get Both!'
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 8:51:56 PM EDT
Predator
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I always preferred the original Alien to any of the sequels. I like the others, just like the first one best.
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Aliens...
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n/m
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 8:56:17 PM EDT
Sigourney in undies for me.
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As far as my favorite it is Aliens then followed closely by Alien. Aliens 3 had potential to be great but ended up being meh. And don't get me started on that SYFY channel abomination of Aliens Resurrection.
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Sigourney in undies for me.
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In Aliens as they are getting out of the Sleep chambers when they focus on her leg you can clearly see bush protruding through her undies next to her leg.
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 9:00:03 PM EDT
Totally different films, totally different genres that share the same family. It's sort of asking comparing Heat and The Godfather. They're both crime flicks, but that's where it ends. Alien is horror, Aliens is action.
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Originally Posted By millfire517:
In Aliens as they are getting out of the Sleep chambers when they focus on her leg you can clearly see bush protruding through her undies next to her leg.
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Originally Posted By millfire517:
Originally Posted By littlebeavis:
Sigourney in undies for me.
In Aliens as they are getting out of the Sleep chambers when they focus on her leg you can clearly see bush protruding through her undies next to her leg.


Niiiiiiicccceeeee!
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 9:27:28 PM EDT
Funny, introducing the GF to both films tonight - Aliens wins hands down.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 3:53:08 AM EDT
Aliens. Not that Alien wasn't a great movie.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 3:57:11 AM EDT
Prometheus
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 4:00:40 AM EDT

I think ALIENS has had a larger cultural influence than ALIEN.

ALIEN had the chest burster, but ALIENS had the Colonial Marines which has been knocked off in tons of video games.
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Originally Posted By millfire517:
As far as my favorite it is Aliens then followed closely by Alien. Aliens 3 had potential to be great but ended up being meh. And don't get me started on that SYFY channel abomination of Aliens Resurrection.
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and the horrible AvP movies, absolute trash

oh, and Aliens for me (but I love watching Alien great flick)
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 4:02:51 AM EDT
take it up with vasquez.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 4:05:07 AM EDT
I like Aliens better for the action, but Alien is a better horror flick. Scared the shit out of me as a kid. Didn't like the one after Aliens.

I always think of the dinner table scene in Alien when I'm helping a patient with a hernia up off the exam table at work.
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Originally Posted By AirRaceFan:
Didn't like the one after Aliens.
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There are no ALIEN movies after ALIENS.

Much like there are no movies after Highlander and Return of the Jedi.


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Originally Posted By LoadedDrum:
Aliens. Not that Alien wasn't a great movie.
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This.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 4:15:17 AM EDT
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Alien was a better film. I had better writing, directing and acting all around coupled with the fact that it kicked open the door for so much sci/fi horror to follow, there is no way it is not the clear leader.

on the other hand the sequel had a little girl to gush over guns and bombs and shit so it should clearly be better.

I will say the directors cut of Aliens is a much, much better flick than the theatrical version.

Edit to add:
I also happen to be wearing a NOSTROMO crew shirt while I'm typing this...
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 4:15:57 AM EDT
Filmmaker: Scott > Cameron

Pop culture: Cameron > Scott

Alien > Aliens simply because I CANT STAND BILL PAXTON.
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Originally Posted By flyhack72:

Alien > Aliens simply because I CANT STAND BILL PAXTON.
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"I think this guy's a couple cans short of a six pack."


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Originally Posted By RarestRX:
I think ALIENS has had a larger cultural influence than ALIEN.

ALIEN had the chest burster, but ALIENS had the Colonial Marines which has been knocked off in tons of video games.
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Dunno about that. I was just nine when Alien was released, but I remember there was a metric truckload of buzz and horror over the film, much more so than Aliens ever had.

Just like you never forget your first girl or car, you never forget your first chest burster.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 5:06:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By saigamanTX:

.....I like Alien but for me it's Aliens.

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This.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 5:11:10 AM EDT
Alien is the only movie to ever scare me.

The premise, writing, directing, and shooting were better.



Aliens had some great elements, and it was a fast paced action flick. It was fun, but not the same caliber of film.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 5:23:06 AM EDT
Alien was a groundbreaking sci fi horror masterpiece directed by Ridley Scott.
Aliens was a great action sci fi masterpiece directed by James Cameron.

I find them both about equal as favorites.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 5:27:53 AM EDT
Both damn fine movies, I don't either is better than the other.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 5:32:55 AM EDT
Like many have already said. They really are two great, but very differnent movies. I remember the first time I saw Alien, it scared the shit out of me. It was and always will be, in my opinion, a horror movie. Aliens was an awesome action movie. Both were high quality flicks, that have stood the test of time.

Get both?


As for the rest in the series, meh.

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Aliens is the best movie of that universe. No question.
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Aliens is the best movie of that universe. No question.
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yup
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Originally Posted By I_am_Dan:
Alien is the only movie to ever scare me.

The premise, writing, directing, and shooting were better.



Aliens had some great elements, and it was a fast paced action flick. It was fun, but not the same caliber of film.
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Alien was a landmark in filmmaking. It had a tremendous effect on people in the theater, one could smell the stink of fear. I went with a bunch of friends to see it, in the midst of the chest bursting scene the guy sitting next to me stood straight up, groaned loudly, and passed out cold on his feet. It scared the crap out of the audience! LOL
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 5:56:20 AM EDT
Hard to say. Alien was a very good suspense movie. Aliens is a damn good action scifi movie and is one of very few movies that should be mandatory for those fucktards in Holywierd to have to study on how to make a sequel. T2 is another of those movies.

3 could have been so much better.
4 was meh.

I got the 4 pack on blu ray.
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:


There are no ALIEN movies after ALIENS.

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Originally Posted By AirRaceFan:
Didn't like the one after Aliens.


There are no ALIEN movies after ALIENS.



Amen to that.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 6:00:06 AM EDT
I vote for aliens on the sole fact that there isn't a little girls whining "RIIIIIPPPPLEEEEEY" for half the movie. Like the scene in Temple of Doom when Kate Capshaw is screaming "INDY" the whole time. It broke a part of that movie for me.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 6:10:18 AM EDT
I like the second one much better, the action was great, I remember seeing it in the theatre when it first came out and its was like wow.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 6:12:47 AM EDT
Stands the test of time? They're both timeless masterpieces and stand as equals as far as I'm concerned. One made in the heyday of slashers, the other action.


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Aliens
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 6:37:00 AM EDT
You really can't compare the two as they are if radically different genres. The original was a horror/suspense flick and the other was a rollicking action flick. Both are excellent in their own way.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 10:46:26 AM EDT
I recently downloaded Aliens Directors Cut version, made it even more my favorite,


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 10:52:31 AM EDT
The first gets the nod simply due to the originality in creating the premise, plus its influence in popularizing the semi-dystopian, grubby and run-down space travel concept.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 10:55:32 AM EDT
Watching the making of Aliens Sigourney went down a peg or two in my book

During the segment on how the weapons for Aliens were made she went on this derp fest about how she is very anti gun and so on.

Sigourney Weaver, during initial filming:

"It's actually hard for me morally to justify being in a film with so many guns.

"I just find it... very upsetting. And that's the biggest problem for me, is that I, reading the script, I had no idea how...martial the atmosphere would be, and how much emphasis that would have.

"I give money to anti-gun legislation, and..

"I mean, I never, I never even go to see movies about guns. Especially killing people. I can't, you know, I mean I just think... Oooh, I think it would be verydifficult for an actor. You'd really have to sort of, do a number on yourself, you know."

Sigourney Weaver, filmed during the original shooting of Aliens:

"I don't think Ripley is a gun person. At all. And I want to make sure that in those scenes, although I look like I'm handling it, I don't turn into a Marine. I'm not a soldier. I never wanna be a soldier.

"The thing that scares me about the guns is that after you've been using then a couple of days, you go 'Oh, well, you know, this is...' you know, it, you sort of get into it. And I think that's what happens to people with real guns, and I think, I think Jim Cameron's very anti-gun too, in his own way, but yet I think he's fascinated by them in a way that I'm not.

"I don't like that feeling you get after you've shot off a few rounds of "I'm Immortal" you know. It's just.. garbage."
So, familiarity breeds contempt. Or, in the case of some of the actors, love. For an "anti-gun" guy, Jim Cameron's made some hellacious gun advertisements blowup movies.


Sigourney Weaver, filmed for the 2003 special edition release:

"There were moments on Aliens where I had to shoot stunt dummies who were dressed as aliens. I would have to shoot stuntmen who were moving as aliens. And, um, I always thought it was amazing. We rehearse it, of course, in detail. But then they kinda left it to me. I mean I know they were blanks, but still the.. I mean, what if I'd flamed a real person, you know? They trusted me completely. And I have to say that once you start shooting, you get to lik... you know, the, the target practice alone was, you know, very, like (growls) you know. (With a smile.)

Link Posted: 4/27/2014 11:01:34 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 50DollarCheShirt:
Totally different films, totally different genres that share the same family. It's sort of asking comparing Heat and The Godfather. They're both crime flicks, but that's where it ends. Alien is horror, Aliens is action.
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This.
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:


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Originally Posted By flyhack72:

Alien > Aliens simply because I CANT STAND BILL PAXTON.


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"I think this guy's a couple cans short of a six pack."



Paxton managed to die like a bitch in at least two movies with Michael Biehn.

The guy who had his heart punched out has had a rather good career, too.
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Originally Posted By I_am_Dan:
Alien is the only movie to ever scare me.

The premise, writing, directing, and shooting were better.



Aliens had some great elements, and it was a fast paced action flick. It was fun, but not the same caliber of film.
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Alien is a genuinely scary movie. Even today.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 11:05:36 AM EDT
Aliens, Sigourney Weeaver waking up from hibernation was one of the best scenes.
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