Here's another example on how hype can corrupt a young kid who likes to watch kick-ass action films. I remember when this one came out, and man I loved the trailers, I even said it would kick Twister's ass. And looks like it did, since it was years #1 hit. Congrats, or not? And I made the mistake that any arrogant kid could do; I bought it, and loved it. I loved the big-ass spaceships and shit, but soon, my likeness for the film started to wear out due to one single thing that happened to me: I got bigger. Then that's when I realized that it was spectacular, and at the same time spectacularly stupid, and I smashed my face against the wall angry with myself, and lamenting why I bought such drek. It is, tell me it isn't so, and furthermore it's insulting.So, aliens come to the earth, with their weird-ass spaceship and, and interestingly enough, the Americans are the first ones to know, their the first ones to be in alert, they're the first ones to be shown their cities blown to hell, the first to counterattack, the first to...shit, isn't this boring? People involved: the president of the USA (Bill Pullman), a USA general, a USA air pilot, and lots of USA residents. And the USA people have to destroy the fucking ship to disable it or some shit like that, and they do with the most ridiculous thing imaginable. Oh, and it’s done by a USA citizen.
"I liked it, I regretted it, I hated it, and I FUCKING hated it"
Isn't that a coincidence that everybody that does the key stuff is from the USA? Believe me it isn't. In fact, I couldn't just understand, why in the FUCK, could somebody come up with some blatant BULLSHIT PRO-AMERICANISM, especially from a German team (Devlin & Emmerich)?
I just wonder what the hell is it with American people? This reminds me of the pro-Americanism during WWII, that was kind of angering but it was acceptable, but THIS? WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS??!! Were we in war at that time with somebody? What does the United States has that the other nations don't have? What makes the United States so important than the rest of the world? And why in the name of FUCKING ST. ASSHOLE doesn't this film, which supposedly is a world conflict Aliens vs. man, show the rest of humanity fighting against the Alien Invaders???!!! Or is the conflict only between Aliens vs. AMERICAN humanity? And if it was, then how in the hell the aliens would know where’s the US, since the only thing they know is to kill ALL humans and occupy the planet, and nothing more?
I sure as hell don't think that's the way the film goes, otherwise we wouldn't get the screenshots of other nations in awe of the ships, nor how they fight back. Now tell me something, why in the fuck doesn't this film shows what's going on with the rest of the world, in detail? Isn't the fight between the aliens vs. the rest of the world important? Yeah, fuck you Mexico, fuck you England, Fuck you France, and Fuck you Russia. You're not important, your sufferings aren’t important, you're just another fucking country that doesn't know shit, and furthermore, you're not going to be the first to figure out what kills the aliens since WE AMERICANS have the technology, WE have the balls, WE have everything, AMERICANS RULE, THE REST OF THE WORLD IS SHIT, WE KNOW WHAT CAN BRING DOWN THE ALIENS BECAUSE WE RULE!!! What a bad sight, what a sack of dung, I can't even believe the exaggerating and bullshitty patriotism that this film has. Again the factor of balance within the world is not used for a single minute, instead they place the American flag first and foremost, and the rest of the world is not portrayed for shit.
The aliens and their spaceships are even grotesque, stupid looking and ridiculous. The spaceships look like big holes in the sky, and look ugly, sure, some FX was cool and realistic, but still the spaceships left a lot to be desired. Ok, the aliens, I want to see them badly and see how they look like, and what do I get? A fucking rip-off from both Alien and Predator, and besides, I don't get to see a single still camera shot that focuses on the alien. Just watch that fucking scene and tell me if you can decipher an alien amongst the shaky cam, and all that twirly shit. The damn alien and the way they shot it were laughable, annoying, and totally disappointing. And now to finish it up, the filmmakers bring up one more major insult. The AMERICANS, come up with a way to defeat the aliens, -FUCK THE SPOILERS, because this is absurd- they will kill the alien craft's shield with nothing more than a computer virus. Don't the fucking aliens have like Anti-virus or something? Are they trying to say that Aliens are dumb? And if they are, how in the hell do they have such advanced technology? Wait, on a simpler note, how is it that a computer virus can infect Alien software, since logically it is not the same software AT ALL used on a regular computer? Yeah, I guess Aliens also use Windows, or Macs, or even surf the net. Oh my, who in this stinking world came up with this type of shit? Do they think people are stupid or what? That probably was some dumb FOX executive’s idea; because it's the dumbest-ass shit I've ever seen and heard.
The film is horrible, in every possible way, and it's hard to believe that this fucking pile of shit grossed like fucking hundreds of millions, when it should have sunk without a trace the very first moment it came out. The acting was okay, but it wasn't like ass kicking, no way. It was passable, and unfortunately they don't make up for the rest of the film.In the end, don't waste your time in this movie, unless of course, you're one of those pro-American racist people that like to make fun of somebody else’s nationality, because that's what this fucking trash is doing. And Dean, Roland, go back to screenwriting school, no, go back to be your kindergarten teacher's bitch. You'll learn a hell of a lot more not to disrespect someone else's nationality and yours, since you're both Germans, though you don't sound like it. The rest of you people avoid this film at all costs, fuck the explosions, and fuck the entertainment, FUCK IT!!! Avoid it like a plague!!!
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originally posted: 07/28/01 09:18:25