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^^^
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. big_smile

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@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.

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^^^
I'm even more blind. I LOVE it. Period. lol

I loved the guy in the wheel chair and boy the undewater scenes man, woah...

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I have always thought the original was very overrated
so I won't be seeing the remake anyway

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LoudLon wrote:

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.

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I still can't believe that film is a 15 cert in the UK
dumb to say the least

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Jake Scully wrote:

I have always thought the original was very overrated
so I won't be seeing the remake anyway

Yeah, I agree. It's not so good as some people say. But I like it anyway.

The point is that Poltergeist has one iconic scene and some memorable quotes, and is in everyone's mind.

I'm in favor of film remakes when the original one is a bad movie or no one remembers it, but this is not the case.

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Won't be seeing this cashgrab. From the looks of it, they tried to repaint the original premise with modern predictability and cliches. Poltergeist was very unique, this looks like every other ghost flick of the 2010's.

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I've read a few reviews.  None are favorable.  Shame Sam Raimi wasted his time producing this instead of a new Evil Dead, or maybe an update of Darkman.

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I was mildly interested in this, until the deal-breaker reared it's ugly head...

3D

Nope... I'm out. I will bend and watch a flick post converted to 3D (via nefarious means), but a flick SHOT in 3D? Fuck that. Never... ever ever ever. They ALL look like shit, and I won't give the movie or it's makers my time, let alone my money.

That and the original was a shitty movie. I remember loving it when I was younger. I picked up the BD, watched it again a year ago and came away with this,

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Wow a lot of hate for Poltergeist.   

I remember when it came out, everyone and critics were like "This is the movie Amityville should have been."  So in that regard, I guess it was great, but over all I agree.....over rated.  And kind of hokey.  Always thought so. 

And no need to remake it now.  And remake it badly to boot.  Nothing in the trailers makes me want to see it.