Oct 242015

Aliens SEWatched the director’s cut of Aliens, which I’d never seen. Realized two things.

First, the story of the longer version was really engaging. I realize length is an issue with feature releases, but sometimes it is worth letting a film’s story breath.

Second, Sigourney Weaver was acting this movie to pieces. I think the genre of the film makes that easy to discount, but her performance is very, very good.

Oct 232015

Alien 3I disliked Alien 3 when it came out and had never watched it a second time. My brother convinced me to give the director’s cut a try.

It is like a different movie, and Sigourney Weaver is drop-dead amazing. Her performance invents layers beneath and between the lines of the action-horror script, recreating the film as both sensible and engaging.

A new favourite instalment in the series.