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I'm really feeling the Alien franchise right now. With Aliens: Colonial Marines dropping in a month I'm super psyched.


I'm confused. You mean you are watching the films as a build up for the video game that is releasing, not a new Aliens movie, right?
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
Caedus_16 wrote:
I'm really feeling the Alien franchise right now. With Aliens: Colonial Marines dropping in a month I'm super psyched.


I'm confused. You mean you are watching the films as a build up for the video game that is releasing, not a new Aliens movie, right?


Indeed.
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Are you going to watch Aliens Versus Predator?
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
Are you going to watch Aliens Versus Predator?


Is that even canon? I sure hope it's not...
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
Are you going to watch Aliens Versus Predator?


I have both of them. I will watch the first, the second is only good to those who are stoned, drunk, super into the "its so bad its good" thing, or those who just have to be in the outgroup so bad they'd get behind it. The second one is the perfect example of a bad movie.
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I actually liked the second AVP better than the first. Sad
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I actually liked the second AVP better than the first. Sad


I love the graphics, I love the pred-alien, but the acting is just so painful that I can't hardly make it through.

EDIT: Also not meant to insult anyone, but it is beyond not a movie I could get behind. I enjoyed the fourth Alien movie more.
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Re: AVP Canon.

It depends on who you ask. AVP comics are canon for the Aliens and Predator comics which are in continuity with the movies. Sort of the same arrangement as Lucasfilm.

Within the movies AVP does follow continuity with the other films. In Alien 3 Bishop II played by Lance Henriksen claims to be a robotics designer for Weyland Yutani corporation and the creator of the Bishop android from Aliens, played by the same actor. The movie keeps it a mystery whether he is actually a human or another android, since he was trying to trick Ripley for the purposes of acquiring an Alien for the Company. Lance also reprises the role in AVP as Charles Weyland, the companies founder. Mrs. Yutani plays a role in AVP: Requiem.

According to Alien director Ridley Scott, AVP and possibly none of the Alien sequels are in his canon and any future films in the franchise will not follow their continuity, although his Prometheus also features the Weyland corporation.
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
Re: AVP Canon.

It depends on who you ask. AVP comics are canon for the Aliens and Predator comics which are in continuity with the movies. Sort of the same arrangement as Lucasfilm.

Within the movies AVP does follow continuity with the other films. In Alien 3 Bishop II played by Lance Henriksen claims to be a robotics designer for Weyland Yutani corporation and the creator of the Bishop android from Aliens, played by the same actor. The movie keeps it a mystery whether he is actually a human or another android, since he was trying to trick Ripley for the purposes of acquiring an Alien for the Company. Lance also reprises the role in AVP as Charles Weyland, the companies founder. Mrs. Yutani plays a role in AVP: Requiem.

According to Alien director Ridley Scott, AVP and possibly none of the Alien sequels are in his canon and any future films in the franchise will not follow their continuity, although his Prometheus also features the Weyland corporation.


The problem with the film structure and continuities is that they have the same problem that Star Wars does. There are those that consider certain things canon above others, but with this franchise you have the perfect creature film that kicked it off and therefore it will all revolve around Scott. Aliens and Alien 3 are still in my canon with it, as is Prometheus, but everything else is so muddled and fanboyish that its hard to work with.

I think Scott kept Weyland because its just become so iconic. I think he'd keep Aliens in his continuity as well due to that same issue.
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Any idea how long it would take for the 2 disc edition of TDKR to drop to 19.99 on Amazon? It's clocking in at a whopping $35 right now and I don't want to pay that much for it.


Used page bro, or Ebay. Ebay gave me the 8-disc Harry Potter collection for 20 bucks.


Was a 2 disc edition of TDKR even released for Region 1 (US and Canada?) The Amazon page for the 2 disc set that I've been looking at now says that it's a Region 2 DVD. If a single disc DVD set was all the US and Canada got besides the Blu-Ray, then it's a huge disappointment and a waste of my time waiting for the price to drop. Grrr!


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Unfortunately all we got was the single disc. That's pretty much a thing these days, they're pudding for blu-ray to completely take over so they make anything worthwhile a blu-ray only feature.
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Oh, rats! Thanks anyway, Caedus. Guess I'll ask my mom to buy the DVD for me when she goes grocery shopping this week.


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I finally saw Super 8 today.

A wonderful film up until the climax. The ending felt very cheap and it seemed as if it was strapped on for the sake of having a happy ending. It reminded me of I Am Legend in that respect. But other than that, it had a great plot leading up to it with excellent special effects. Not your typical Hollywood film, which is a good thing.

I'm still skeptical about J.J. Abrams' ability to make a SW film. though. Wink
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I've watched TDKR several times and there's one thing I still can't figure out. How did Bane learn that Bruce was Batman before they met? It's obvious that Bane must have told Miranda/Talia later on before Bruce came back, did how did he find out?


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Alan Skywalker V wrote:
I've watched TDKR several times and there's one thing I still can't figure out. How did Bane learn that Bruce was Batman before they met? It's obvious that Bane must have told Miranda/Talia later on before Bruce came back, did how did he find out?


Other way around, Talia knew from the League (who always knew thanks to Ras) that Bruce was Batman, she was the one who told Bane. It was her plan all along.
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