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  1. Yeah, it's pretty much explicitly stated at the end of the Norton Hulk film that he can control it, but he loses control in the Helicarrier due to the events that are unfolding. That's pretty easy to grasp isn't it?
  2. They also weren't directed by Ridley Scott. They're marketing bits. I doubt we'll see them anywhere but as DVD extras.
  3. That's what I thought. With Molly's help. And...
  4. It's magnificent. I'm a total sucker for films about old Hollywood set during that time period as well.
  5. I'm not defending the script at all. But there are a number of ways a script can be interpreted, and the buck stops with the director. The look and tone of it is very comic book and some of the casting is pretty questionable, none of which is to my taste in an Alien film really. I appreciate that each one has a distinct feel, but this is the only one of the 4 which doesn't sit with the rest tonally. There's an interesting article on this blog (again) detailing the changes in design of the Alien throughout the series: http://alienseries.blogspot.com/2011/06/alien-shape-throughout-series.html . I'm sure various people had good intentions on how the Aliens were represented, but for me Resurrection marks the turning point where they became a generic movie monster, and the stuff I found interesting was completely lost. That's partly down to the design of suit, and partly down to the way Jeunet chose to represent them.
  6. Whedon is a great writer, but this type of film isn't his thing. In the same way that Juenet is a great director, but completely ill-suited to a film of this type and ultimately the buck stops with him. Also, they totally screwed up the Alien design in Resurrection, moving further than ever before from the original Giger designs, losing the bio-mechanical elements completely. Unfortunately, a design decision that persisted into the AVP movies too.
  7. I agree with you. But ultimately, it's the parents call.
  8. I think it's fine. There is clearly a big difference in content between a 12A and a PG and there's fair warning to the parents at the beginning that responsibility for letting children see it lies with them. In an ideal world, there would be more responsibility with parents to police what media their kids are consuming with an advisory body there to provide the relevant info for them to make an informed decision rather than enforcing age ratings so stringently. But that's not going to happen any time in the foreseeable future. I don't think filmmakers should be forced to compromise on their films on the off-chance a parent doesn't read the relevant advice before allowing their kid to see it.
  9. What's the issue? It's not like they make a big thing of it or use it as any kind of padding - it's just a little humourous character thing. He does spend a lot of his time pretending to be a human after all, and it's interesting to see how his alien traits fit with that.
  10. I know what to look for and I didn't see any evidence of these problems at all. It's not uncommon for scripts to be scaled back from their original form, it's not about mismanagement, it's simply about there being a finite amount of cash available for each episode. That's the way it is for all TV shows and its especially problematic on a show of this type. Any tales of producer arguments etc have likely been exaggerated. Putting a TV show together is a pretty stressful business and heated discussions about budget aren't uncommon. I'd be surprised if any of them wanted to go back to the way things were in the RTD era (which was FAR from subtle and nuanced in it's story approach) as it's clearly a much better show now - certainly in terms of it's cinematography and style. It looks to me that they're making the budget stretch further than it ever has done. The viewing figures and the critical feedback don't bear out the theory that anyone has a problem with the way Steven Moffat approaches his stories.
  11. Indeed. A line cross is something that an audience can read perfectly well, and it's a general rule that doesn't need to be followed. Often, adhearing to it *can* make a scene flow better, but generally you can get away with ignoring it, especially as a lot of the time rigidly adhearing to is creatively stifling. It's important to be aware of it, especially for dialogue scenes, but it's not a hard and fast film-making law.
  12. I'm going to whore my wares too. Only 7 minutes worth of wares... On Shooting People: http://shootingpeople.org/watch/100853/Fingers On Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/23281574 http://facebook.com/fingersfilm
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