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Old 11-03-09, 03:15 PM   #26
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Re: Joss Whedon wants to 'buy' the Terminator franchise...

I'm going to lose any bit of credibility I have on this forum (about this >< much), but Alien Resurrection is the movie I've watched the most of that series. I know it's not nearly as polished or atmospheric or even as "adult" as the the first two (or three for that matter), but there's just something about it that appeals to me. Not the least of which is the crew of Serenity is a near a carbon copy of the Betty crew.

I thought the letter was fairly amusing, not ROFL funny, but amusing.
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Old 11-03-09, 03:17 PM   #27
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Re: Joss Whedon wants to 'buy' the Terminator franchise...

That might be funny if he actually had a successful film franchise himself.
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Old 11-03-09, 03:37 PM   #28
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Re: Joss Whedon wants to 'buy' the Terminator franchise...

I forgot how successful Whedon was at making movies. My bad. For some reason I get him and Uwe Boll confused sometimes.
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Old 11-03-09, 03:46 PM   #29
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3) Can you say... musical? Well don't. Even I know that's an awful idea.
That was the funniest part of the letter.

I say we scrap more Terminator Movies and continue The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
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Old 11-03-09, 04:12 PM   #30
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Re: Joss Whedon wants to 'buy' the Terminator franchise...

Half you guys would lick his chest if it meant getting to say a one-liner in one of his shows.
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Old 11-03-09, 04:27 PM   #31
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Half you guys would lick his chest if it meant getting to say a one-liner in one of his shows.
If that line was "So long folks, we've been canceled!" I'd even lick Eliza Dushku's chest.
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Old 11-03-09, 06:59 PM   #32
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I'm going to lose any bit of credibility I have on this forum (about this >< much), but Alien Resurrection is the movie I've watched the most of that series. I know it's not nearly as polished or atmospheric or even as "adult" as the the first two (or three for that matter), but there's just something about it that appeals to me.
"Resurrection" (to me) was a generic late 90's sci-fi CG movie. And, as I quiped, it really plays out like fanfiction. I don't know if its Whedon or the director, but I can't really take any of the movie seriously. It's like two spit-takes from "Aliens: The Comedy".
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Old 11-03-09, 07:04 PM   #33
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"Resurrection" (to me) was a generic late 90's sci-fi CG movie. And, as I quiped, it really plays out like fanfiction. I don't know if its Whedon or the director, but I can't really take any of the movie seriously. It's like two spit-takes from "Aliens: The Comedy".
Brad Dourif's character is the perfect example of that. Although that movie did have that chick with a great body who bit it early.
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Old 11-03-09, 10:30 PM   #34
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Re: Joss Whedon wants to 'buy' the Terminator franchise...

I thought it was funny... I guess I'm one of the few here who got a good laugh out of it though.

I enjoyed Alien Resurrection as well.
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Old 11-03-09, 10:58 PM   #35
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Re: Joss Whedon wants to 'buy' the Terminator franchise...

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"Resurrection" (to me) was a generic late 90's sci-fi CG movie. And, as I quiped, it really plays out like fanfiction. I don't know if its Whedon or the director, but I can't really take any of the movie seriously. It's like two spit-takes from "Aliens: The Comedy".
Considering Jean-Pierre Jeunet (City of Lost Children, Amelie) spoke nearly no English at the time, I'm gonna have to say it was a mix of Whedon's script and a certain lost in translation aspect.
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Old 11-04-09, 02:27 AM   #36
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Brad Dourif's character is the perfect example of that.
The bit with his head talking about the alien "birth" was way over the top.

But the whole "birth" thing really was the moment where the movie went deep into "fanfiction" territory.
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Old 11-04-09, 02:43 AM   #37
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Re: Joss Whedon wants to 'buy' the Terminator franchise...

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I'm going to lose any bit of credibility I have on this forum (about this >< much), but Alien Resurrection is the movie I've watched the most of that series. I know it's not nearly as polished or atmospheric or even as "adult" as the the first two (or three for that matter), but there's just something about it that appeals to me. Not the least of which is the crew of Serenity is a near a carbon copy of the Betty crew.

I thought the letter was fairly amusing, not ROFL funny, but amusing.
I do think that Alien Resurrection would have been a better movie without the inclusion of Ripley. And that corny "hybrid" thing at the end.

The whole idea of Ripley being cloned and retaining her identity and memories (and alien parasite!) was just wholly unbelievable. And that big white human/alien hybrid was stupid on a scale that boggles the imagination.

Alien 3 seemed to have been crafted as a franchise killer, with Sigourney wanting out of it, and someone should have told her tough shit when she wanted to do number four.
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Old 11-04-09, 03:28 AM   #38
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"Resurrection" (to me) was a generic late 90's sci-fi CG movie. And, as I quiped, it really plays out like fanfiction. I don't know if its Whedon or the director, but I can't really take any of the movie seriously. It's like two spit-takes from "Aliens: The Comedy".
You have to put yourself in the mindset that it was suppose to play out like that one episode of Buffy where Xander is out of the loop, the Zeppo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Zeppo


Aliens going on in the background and all that crazy shit.
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Old 11-04-09, 08:06 AM   #39
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Re: Joss Whedon wants to 'buy' the Terminator franchise...

I never even realized Joss did Alien Resurrection. I'll have to watch it again now knowing that.
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Old 11-04-09, 08:51 AM   #40
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Alien 3 seemed to have been crafted as a franchise killer, with Sigourney wanting out of it, and someone should have told her tough shit when she wanted to do number four.
This is why for my money Alien 3 is worse than Resurrection. You can sort of laugh at how bad Resurrection is. But Alien 3 makes me anry. Its like Godfather 3. In that it tells a completely unnecessary story and it shits on two brilliant previous films while doing it.
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Old 11-04-09, 10:29 AM   #41
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This is why for my money Alien 3 is worse than Resurrection. You can sort of laugh at how bad Resurrection is. But Alien 3 makes me anry. Its like Godfather 3. In that it tells a completely unnecessary story and it shits on two brilliant previous films while doing it.
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Old 11-04-09, 10:42 PM   #42
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Old 11-05-09, 11:01 AM   #43
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Old 11-05-09, 12:43 PM   #44
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You have to put yourself in the mindset that it was suppose to play out like that one episode of Buffy where Xander is out of the loop, the Zeppo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Zeppo


Aliens going on in the background and all that crazy shit.
So I'm really watching a 2 hour "Buffy" episode that happens to include spaceships, Winona Ryder, and Aliens?
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Old 11-05-09, 01:03 PM   #45
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All the big studios, with Sony leading the way, as well as Summit Entertainment and Media Rights Capital, are interested in bidding when the Terminator franchise is auctioned off this month. This news comes from the Financial Times' Matthew Garrahan who says the rights auction is for new Terminator films, TV program and other spin-offs. The sale is being conducted by FTI Capital Advisors for Halcyon which bought the Terminator rights 2 years ago for $25M from Mario Kassar. Halcyon recently filed for Chapter 11 after a dispute with Pacificor, a Santa Barbara-barbara based hedge fund that lent Halcyon the sum to buy the Terminator rights.
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Old 11-05-09, 01:20 PM   #46
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this is why for my money alien 3 is worse than resurrection. You can sort of laugh at how bad resurrection is. But alien 3 makes me anry. Its like godfather 3. In that it tells a completely unnecessary story and it shits on two brilliant previous films while doing it.
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Old 01-13-10, 11:10 PM   #47
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Joss should have offered more money. He might have won the rights after all.

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http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/th...ly-15-million/

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Old 01-13-10, 11:26 PM   #48
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The Terminator franchise is done. Put a fork in it already. T3 and Salvation were pretty boring flicks.
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Old 01-13-10, 11:41 PM   #49
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Re: Joss Whedon wants to 'buy' the Terminator franchise...

I didn't even know who Joss Whedon was til I looked him up. I never watched Buffy, or Angel, or any of that stuff.

Oh and I agree, not funny at all.
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Old 01-13-10, 11:42 PM   #50
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The Terminator franchise is done. Put a fork in it already. T3 and Salvation were pretty boring flicks.
Agreed, they just need to leave it alone.
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