Back when Scott first announced that he was going to be entering the Alien universe once again, I didn’t know of a single fan who wasn’t overwhelmed by the news. Everyone knew, that if one person could make amends with fans, and make people forget about those horrible and ridiculously cheesy kiddies films AVP, then Sir Ridley Scott was the right man for the job.
Then Prometheus was released with a star-studded A-list cast. What could’ve possibly went wrong? Well, I just don’t know to tell you the truth. I enjoyed Prometheus but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I was thinking I did, I WANTED TO LOVE THIS MOVIE,I NEEDED TO LOVE THIS MOVIE. But it just lost the tension and claustrophobic feel. I thought he was going to be taking it back to the roots. As a huge fan, it’s sad to say but even with all the advancements in filmmaking and Visual FX, I still preferred a freakishly tall dude in a rubber Alien costume.
Also, as an avid fan of the franchise (well most of it) my wee heart broke In two when I first heard that Prometheus would not be getting an 18Cert ( R ). That’s when my alarm bells started to ring. You mean to tell me, we’ve waited so long for something so good, a horror film adored by millions, and has one of the biggest cult followings in film history… And you can take your kids to the cinema with you for a family day out. Well, that just sounds like he’s going all EXPENDABLES on our asses.
H.R Giger’s (rip) work was still very much alive in Prometheus but not enough. His worked seemed to have only one purpose, and that was the set itself. When we seen an alien, it reminded me more of Mac & Me than the Alien we have all grown to love and fear.
Now with the recent passing of Giger I feel it’s even more important to continue the mans legacy. Just bring back the fucking Xenamorphs already. In my opinion, without Giger’s strong influence, this franchise would cease to exsist.
In a recent interview with Yahoo,Scott said spilled some beans on Prometheus 2…
“I got lucky meeting [H.R.] Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it, and I said, ‘I want to do it; it’s fantastic’. But after four, I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start.”
Ok, the engineers were a good idea, but did you ever see that film Powder?, that’s all I kept thinking when I saw them, they looked like giant sinister versions of Powder.
He says it’s hard re-create Giger’s vision. And basically the Xenamorphs had their chance in the limelight. Yes, it might be hard to completely Re-create Giger’s vision, but let’s be honest, it ain’t that fucking hard to re-create a tall dude in an Alien rubber suit ,now is it?
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