Aliens 5 & 6 ?!

PerlStalker writes, Zap2It has a story discussing story
lines for Aliens 5 and 6
. The third movie sucked so
bad that I didn’t even bother with 4. (I didn’t hear
anything good about 4 either.) I’m almost afraid to think
what the next two would be like. *shudder*
Given all the Alien talk lately, it might be a good time for me to review that Alien Legacy DVD set I’ve got. Hint: I’d have only bought the first two if the DVD set hadn’t been marked with the VHS price.

13 replies on “Aliens 5 & 6 ?!”

  1. strider37 says:

    sounds horrible
    I loved the first two, and although the third had issues I enjoyed it. The fourth movie was garbage in so many ways. And having read that article, this sounds painfully bad. The navigators are attacking earth using the aliens? Didn’t the aliens kill the navigator at the beginning of the first movie? I took the navigator to be just another species having problems with the aliens, not someone out to use them as weapons. Although that would explain the stasis field.

  2. y42 says:

    Ripley
    Considering that Ripley will be in them, they will suck. Bad.

    She was cool and all in the first two, but LET HER DIE ALLREADY!

    Message to Hollywood: The first movie was called “Alien”, not “Ripley the
    Alien Slayer”! Take a hint…

    • slackfive says:

      Re: Ripley

      Considering that Ripley will be in them, they will suck. Bad.

      She was cool and all in the first two, but LET HER DIE ALLREADY!

      Message to Hollywood: The first movie was called “Alien”, not “Ripley the
      Alien Slayer”! Take a hint…

      She is dead
      This is just her geneticly altered new form. If you think about it, the aliens did finally make it to Earth, through her. She is an alien in a more adaptible workable Ultimate-Killing-Machine ™ form, which has been a theme throughout all 4 movies.

  3. Trekkie says:

    God please no.
    Three was bad. Four was such utter terrible crap that it almost
    destroyed my respect for the first two.

    I can’t believe they’ll bring her back for five AND six. Good greif.

    • Mr. Vapor says:

      Re: God please no.

      Three was bad. Four was such utter terrible crap that it almost
      destroyed my respect for the first two.

      I can’t believe they’ll bring her back for five AND six. Good greif.

      I used to think that 4 was ok, but with a horrible, crappy ending. But
      then I caught it again on TV the other night, and I relized that the entire
      thing was horrible, crappy movie; but with an ending the was so
      supremely terrible that it made the rest of the movie seem alright.

      I have to agree here, what are they thinking with 5 & 6, and how can
      they possibly, plausibly have Ripley involved with every Alien incounter?

  4. Cymor says:

    What was so wrong with Alien 3?
    I thought it had a great story, good acting and actors, and good special effects. What more do you want?
    4 wasn’t too bad, but Winona Ryder ruined it. They should have left it with 3. Any other movies should have had a different main character.

    • y42 says:

      Re: What was so wrong with Alien 3?

      I thought it had a great story, good acting and actors, and good special
      effects. What more do you want?
      4 wasn’t too bad, but Winona Ryder ruined it. They should have left it
      with 3. Any other movies should have had a different main character.

      Yeah, 3 was’t the best of the bunch, but I don’t really understand why
      people loathe it so much. I found it enjoyable. I liked 4 about a much as
      3…but mostly because that alien hybrid at the end was SO CUUUUUTE! :
      )

      • slackfive says:

        Re: What was so wrong with Alien 3?

        Yeah, 3 was’t the best of the bunch, but I don’t really understand why
        people loathe it so much. I found it enjoyable. I liked 4 about a much as
        3…but mostly because that alien hybrid at the end was SO CUUUUUTE! :
        )

        It was a BEAUTIFUL BABY!! (said the Mentat)

        I liked 4 I actually think it was OK. I just wish they made the Aliens look consistent. The CG Aliens were glossy and the real aliens were all dull looking. Yeah the SCi in the Sci-Fi was bad but ehh, I still liked it.

      • The_Final_Aeon says:

        Re: What was so wrong with Alien 3?

        I thought it had a great story, good acting and actors, and good special
        effects. What more do you want?
        4 wasn’t too bad, but Winona Ryder ruined it. They should have left it
        with 3. Any other movies should have had a different main character.

        Yeah, 3 was’t the best of the bunch, but I don’t really understand why
        people loathe it so much. I found it enjoyable. I liked 4 about a much as
        3…but mostly because that alien hybrid at the end was SO CUUUUUTE! :
        )

        I think ALien 4 was a great movie. What better way to “end” and series then with a new “type” of alien. Maybe the actors weren’t that great, but the story line was good.

  5. dgswensen says:

    devil’s advocate
    I think the Aliens franchise is very interesting, in that each film has tried to bring something new to the table, at least to some degree.

    Alien was a terrific horror movie. Aliens was a great sequel because it kept what was good but went in a completely different direction; it was a terrific action movie with a few horror elements sprinkled in — but mostly just a great shoot-em-up.

    Alien 3 returned to a single alien instead of legions of them, but took away all the weapons in the process — and this time it was criminals instead of space marines fighting for their lives. And of course, you kill off the hero, which few franchise movies have the guts to do — of course, Alien 4 cheated its way out of that one too.

    I found Resurrection interesting, though I didn’t like it as much as the others. It is not a very sympathetic movie, and paints a picture of a much darker future than the one the original Ripley lived in. I liked the idea of the hybrid Alien, and the breeding of Aliens for weapons purposes — they finally got around to doing what had been hinted at for three movies — but I agree that the ending suffered too much from trying to have a “wow” finale that ended up being “ugh” instead.

    What I think is interesting about the Alien series is that they seem to have gone a different direction with the franchise. Most sequels have the “now you fight bigger, better, faster, more baddies” effect, until it’s just ridiculous — but the Aliens don’t really get meaner or more numerous past the first sequel — the conditions in which the heroes are fighting change instead.

    I also appreciate, even though the results have been far from perfect, that each movie has had a very different flavor from the others. I’m not a huge fan of Resurrection, but I think it has some great shots and some great scenes — the underwater fight especially. I like that the series isn’t afraid to go in new directions rather than just delivering a re-hash of the last movie.

    That said, I don’t think there’s enough in this article to really make a judgment. I still have faith they can make another great Aliens movie — hell, Trek has been going on for ten films now and there have been some great ones as well as some turkeys.

  6. is says:

    bad idea
    1,2, and 3 were good, (3 being worst). 4 started out ok, then got worse… the ending flat out sucked. I just saw it for the first time and could not believe that they brought ripley back. It’s just too much of the same. They need to end this while they still have some shred of respect. 1 and 2 are still some of the best old horror out there.

    • nkuzmik says:

      Re: bad idea
      Here’s a little something to chew on… I liked the paperback version of Ressurection but felt the film was was lacking something…

      Okay, one element that was lacking in the film, or amped in the book, was Riply’s connection to the Aliens. That helped the book out a lot.

      Now that I think about it, books make it easier for a reader to kind of blot out certain things. Like I always pictured the Aliens being the same one from “Aliens”, which happen to be my personal faves. And just didn’t like the movie’s portrayal of the wheelchair guy(I’m spazzing on the name right now). I didn’t like his chair design, and I didn’t care for the casting.

      Basically what I’m saying is that if I run with the book, which I read before I saw the movie anyway, I think I might pay money to see the 4th.

      Okay, I’ll stop talking… for now.

      1,2, and 3 were good, (3 being worst). 4 started out ok, then got worse… the ending flat out sucked. I just saw it for the first time and could not believe that they brought ripley back. It’s just too much of the same. They need to end this while they still have some shred of respect. 1 and 2 are still some of the best old horror out there.

      • VXTip556 says:

        Re: bad idea
        I think all the books were awsome but movies 3 and 4 were lacking like
        Hicks should have lived and the bullets in 4 shouldn’t have been slow
        enough to dodge
        If they make a 5 it shouls be like the 3rd book

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