^^^ Yeah I prefer Aliens too, With Resurrection, these 2 are my favorites of the series. Newt in it is too freaking amazing. Oh AND IT'S CAMERON!!! Why Resurrection??? Winona as an Android, enough said.
@Steve - It might have been a processing issue indeed:)) It took me years and many views to realise why "Alien" terrified me the way it did. @Punk - I've watched "Resurrection" too many times to still be able to recognise its faults. For me it's a very enjoyable watch and the last film that truly belongs to the Alien universe, event though it doesn't rise to the level of the first two. I remember Toad recently pointing out spot on some of the major issues about it and I was really surprised how blind I am regarding this film.
Tastes vary. I saw the Poltergeist during its initial run on cable in '82, at the age of 11 or so, and it didn't do anything for me. And I wasn't even really into horror at that age, aside from the old Universal stuff. The only part I batted an eye at was when the dude peels off his own face. The rest of it was just a lot of noise, light and wind machines. To this day I don't see what's the big deal about that flick.
A piece of advice: don't get bent out of shape whenever someone disses a movie you (quite obviously) love. One man's trash, etc.
My first time watching it was in '82 on cable as well, except I was 4 and it was the beginning of a life long love affair.