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The format really does elevate sequences even Transformers though I agree the films are not great, the third films last hour where Chicago is destroyed is the highlight of the series for me.
I was thinking the same I like Nolans work, and like it even more so because he embraces the technology.
Agree like 2001 before it Interstellar is a visual experience.
Agree it's so deliberately executed the docking scene Interstellar really does illustrate the vastness of space incredibly well, I love the scene when they fly past Saturn and the lead up toward the worm hole.
The sense of scale is phenomenal not done Justice by that clip.
Also the freakish tidal waves are eye popping, on first watch I recall thinking surely not... the audience realises just before the characters that they ain't mountains.
I have alot of Zimmer's score's some I know don't rate him though I find his recent work certainly for Nolan very cinematic, the run time I very rarely notice I think the film has good pacing and I really enjoyed the earth scenes and character building.
I've seen it many times but the highlight was seeing a 70mm print and it was magnificent. Even though I prefer watching 'A Clockwork Orange' or 'Dr Strangelove' - '2001' is Kubrick's crowning achievement - and considering his catalogue - that's saying something.
Swerving back on topic ;) from a interview from a few years ago... DEADLINE: So Ridley Scott’s Alien exists, thanks to Star Wars?
SCOTT: Thanks to Star Wars, and to Stanley Kubrick for the way he influenced George and definitely influenced me, with 2001. The design on 2001…that’s the threshold for everything being real. You look at 2001 and you look at Star Wars. Stanley’s design influenced everybody. I’ve never shaken it off; it influenced me even with Prometheus. Stanley really got it right. Stanley was like the Big Daddy, so I never got jealous of him. I watched his 18th Century film Barry Lyndon when I was about to do The Duellists and I’d go, wow Stanley, you did all that in one shot. Hmm. Stanley was like the godfather. There’s a certain level of director where we all feed off each other. It’s like a painter who looks at the work of a peer and goes, damn. The influences can come even from brand new work, because I look at everything. Everything. Most of it is not so good.
And it´s a good sign they didn´t use 3D. So there are indeed two good things about the film besides Fassbender.
Alien Covenant wasn't shot in 3D, and Ridley Scott wasn't a fan of post production rendering, which was why the latest Alien isn't being shown in 3D, apparently.
Memento is the single greatest film of all time
YEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!!! ( you get the picture )
2001 is an extraordinary film. In my top 3 of all time. I've seen it several times on the big screen including Kubrick's approved remastered print at the National Film Theatre, London in 2001 - and introduced by Arthur C. Clarke himself, then wheelchair bound but in great humour - he even did an impression of Dr. Strangelove's uncontrollable Nazi salute. Anyway, see 2001 on the biggest screen you can - and don't expect a traditional narrative structure, character arcs, or answers - just experience mans journey from apeman to modern man and to the stars and far beyond.
Oh, and re; Alien Covenant - it makes the mistake - which 2001 does not - of answering too many questions - forgetting that the answers are frequently far less interesting than the questions. What made the original Alien so good was, like 2001, it left things open - Who was the space jokey? Where did the aliens come from? I think they are making a mistake by answering those questions, especially because the answers so far are so unoriginal and obvious.
And @JamesBondKenya, if you honestly think that Momento is the single greatest film of all time, then you haven't watched very many films.
I don't care where the Space Jockey came from. I don't care who put the Alien eggs there. That's what makes Alien such a cool film. It's full of mystery and we as an audience are as much in the dark as the characters.
I have no interest in Alien Covenant and wish I could erase Prometheus from my memory. These films just cheapen the original masterpiece by taking all the mystery out of it.
Sometimes I wonder if Scott even understands his own films
I agree 100%. My daughter and I just watched Alien and Aliens. For me that is where the saga begins and ends. The mystery of the Space Jockey is part of the appeal.
Also, knowing what happens to Newt and Hicks in Alien3 cheapens the resolution of Aliens.
Blomkamp may not have gotten to produce his alternate sequel but in my mind's cinema Ripley, Hicks and Newt survive and make it back to Earth.
Same for me. Alien and Aliens. Everything else is pointless or worthless.
I don't mind watching 'Alien 3' and 'Resurrection' every now and then, but I'm pretty much in the same boat here, too: 'Alien' and 'Aliens' are the only two I truly focus on, love, and constantly rewatch.
They could've gone with what they had, sans Ripley crash-landing on the planet. I loved the idea of it, some desolate prison on a dilapidated planet, far from help.
Here's my Alien movie rankings
3. Alien Covenant
5. Alien 3
6. Alien Resurrection
3 Alien Covenant
4 Alien IV: Alien Resurrection
5 Alien 3