You should know that I’m a HUGE fan of the Aliens universe and have been looking forward to this movie since I first heard about its production. I didn’t think the movie was OMG fantastic but I wasn’t disappointed. And I’m looking forward to watching it a few more times. I have the feeling that I’m going to like it more and more as time goes on.
A few miscellaneous thoughts:
– I know it looks like the previews gave away everything important. They didn’t. There’s still lots of important plot lines to discover.
– I saw it in 2D because it’s painful trying to watch a 3D movie and do peetimes. But from what I saw it looks like there would be some amazing scenes for the 3D version.
– I think if anyone other than Ridley Scott had directed this then fans may have been infuriated by many of the revelations in this movie. But fortunately it was directed by Ridley Scott so pretty much whatever he says is Alien Cannon to me.
– The movie is rated R for a reason and it isn’t because of any nudity. ( Personal note: I don’t know why they wasted the opportunity to have at least one nude scene with Charlize Theron. It isn’t like the rating was going to get worse. )
I could review the acting, cinematography, story, etc. but all I really need to do is remind you that it’s a Ridley Scott movie. It was an extremely well made movie on all points. That said I’m giving the movie a B because I didn’t love any of the characters. I didn’t care who lived or died. I think if that aspect could have been improved then the overall enjoyment of the movie would have gone up dramatically. Ultimately I think the movie needed another 20-30 minutes of character development to really let us get to know the crew as individuals.
Note: In the scene when David – Michael Fassbender – looks at his fingertip and says, “Big things have small beginnings.” Keep an eye on his finger prints. Really cool.