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#1 Posted by BeachThunder (11943 posts) -


#2 Posted by AiurFlux (902 posts) -

Alien.

I just find it more terrifying. A single thing kills an entire ships crew by systematically hunting them. In the other one they have 12 Marines that kill hundreds of aliens. They are different films but I'm more in love with the psychological horror of Alien than the balls out action of Aliens.

#3 Posted by believer258 (11914 posts) -

Don't ask me to choose.

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#4 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1181 posts) -

I cant stand Alien. Most of the characters annoy the shit out of me, but at least they die so it has that going.
 
Aliens is fucking awesome, period.

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#5 Posted by RPGee (759 posts) -

I've only seen Aliens, so that can be my only choice. I plan to rectify that soon, however.

#6 Posted by Grimhild (723 posts) -

Alien. A damn masterpiece of tension and 35mm anamorphic lens cinematography.

Love Aliens, though.

#7 Posted by NTM (7381 posts) -

I chose C 'cause I love them both equally.

#8 Posted by NTM (7381 posts) -

@Icicle7x3 said:

I cant stand Alien. Most of the characters annoy the shit out of me, but at least they die so it has that going. Aliens is fucking awesome, period.

Whaaaat? No way. Those are great characters. In Prometheus, those are annoying characters.

#9 Posted by overjoyedpants (75 posts) -

Game over man, game over!!

#10 Posted by Trainer_Red (314 posts) -

@overjoyedpants said:

Game over man, game over!!

DAMMIT. Beat me to it.

#11 Posted by Giantstalker (1652 posts) -

Aliens, no contest. The first movie is eh

#12 Posted by GunstarRed (5189 posts) -

Aliens is my favourite movie ever, and has been since I was a child. I have seen it so many times I know almost every single line off by heart.

I really like Alien, but it just didn't have the same impact on me.

#13 Posted by beeftothetaco (425 posts) -

Alien is scarier.

#14 Posted by SargeGulp (240 posts) -

Alien holds up better for me. The characters from Aliens were more likable though.

#15 Posted by Ramone (2966 posts) -

Fuck. That's like choosing between my right testicle and my left. Alien is atmospheric as shit and the alien is a terrifying monster but Bill Paxton's performance in Aliens on it's own is enough to make me love that movie.

#16 Edited by FilipHolm (667 posts) -

Alien for me. Fantastic atmosphere and tension. And the camera work and cinematography is just amazing.

#17 Posted by TheRealMoot (382 posts) -

Like em both, but I can watch Aliens any day. Where as I can only watch Alien when I'm in the mood for horror.

#18 Posted by uniform (1835 posts) -

Alien. I do appreciate the balls to the wall action in Aliens, but Alien is just geared more towards my taste in film (Horror/Suspense). Also, as much as I love Super Ripley, Hicks, Hudson, Bishop, and the rest of the Aliens gang, I found the Alien cast to be more relatable as people next to the caricatures in Aliens.

#19 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1497 posts) -

They're not really comparable. Ones a horror film, ones an action film. I love them both.

#20 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

Aliens, though just barely. Also, it has to be the extended cut of Aliens.

#21 Posted by mordukai (7150 posts) -

Alien for sure. The camera work and atmosphere is much better in the first one not to mention that it deals with more horrific themes then Aliens.

#22 Posted by Landon (4143 posts) -

Alien is such a boring movie and I've only seen the first 10 minutes of so of Aliens.

#23 Posted by CatMeat (42 posts) -

Alien, it's one of the first movies I remember watching. Also, contrary to popular opinion, Aliens is not a good movie. It is horribly paced, the screenplay is typical James Cameron poop, and Newt has to be one of the most worthless and annoying characters in an action movie. I was so happy at the beginning of Alien 3 when her and Hicks were offed in the opening credits.

#24 Posted by Bane122 (789 posts) -

@thegoldencat7 said:

They're not really comparable. Ones a horror film, ones an action film. I love them both.

#25 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

im voting for aliens.

why? more watchable.

alien is a better movie, but i'd rather sit down and watch aliens though.

just like how There Will Be Blood is a MUCH better movie than, say.....the Pirates of the Caribbean. but i'd rather watch the pirates movie right now.

#26 Posted by believer258 (11914 posts) -

@CatMeat said:

Alien, it's one of the first movies I remember watching. Also, contrary to popular opinion, Aliens is not a good movie. It is horribly paced, the screenplay is typical James Cameron poop, and Newt has to be one of the most worthless and annoying characters in an action movie. I was so happy at the beginning of Alien 3 when her and Hicks were offed in the opening credits.

That's not what I heard...

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#27 Posted by Random45 (1212 posts) -

They are both great films, but if I was forced to choose which one I preferred, it would have to be Aliens.

#28 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

I like Alien better though Sgt. Johnson did a good job in Aliens!

#29 Posted by frankfartmouth (1018 posts) -

That's almost as bad as asking Godfather or Godfather Part II. I go back and forth. Depends on the day, the weather, my mood. They're very different films, which is what makes them so hard to compare for me. It would be easier if they both pretty much brought the same thing to the table, but they don't, so I really can't say. I've seen Aliens more times simply because it came out when I could remember and so was a bigger thing during my time. So I guess I'll fall back on that. But the first one is awesome.

#30 Posted by Grimhild (723 posts) -

@CatMeat:

Newt has to be one of the most worthless and annoying characters in an action movie. I was so happy at the beginning of Alien 3 when her and Hicks were offed in the opening credits.

Same. I still think Aliens is a fun movie, but it's biggest strength was that it was built on the shoulders of some of the most unique creature and set design concepts from H.R. Giger and Ron Cobb. Cameron didn't have to work very hard as long as he put forth a serviceable action movie underneath it all to get ticket sales.

I also like that Ridley Scott let Dan O'Bannon stay close to the project despite David Giler and Walter Hill's best efforts. They seem like your stereotypical dickbiscuit Hollywood producers.

#31 Posted by ripelivejam (3974 posts) -

aliens has paul reiser

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#32 Posted by NTM (7381 posts) -

@Trainer_Red said:

@overjoyedpants said:

Game over man, game over!!

DAMMIT. Beat me to it.

"Mostly."

#33 Posted by NTM (7381 posts) -

Does anyone here really think Alien is scary? I mean, the concept is quite scary, and if you're going to watch it as a kid, then maybe, but really, the actual picture on the screen doesn't scare. I don't really go to Alien for its horror though, I go to it because I love the hard sci-fi aspect; just like Dead Space.

#34 Posted by Trainer_Red (314 posts) -

@NTM said:

@Trainer_Red said:

@overjoyedpants said:

Game over man, game over!!

DAMMIT. Beat me to it.

"Mostly."

-_______-

#35 Posted by NTM (7381 posts) -

@Trainer_Red said:

@NTM said:

@Trainer_Red said:

@overjoyedpants said:

Game over man, game over!!

DAMMIT. Beat me to it.

"Mostly."

-_______-

:) Ha ha.

#36 Posted by Donkeycow (556 posts) -

Alien, because Ridley Scott > James Cameron

#37 Posted by benpicko (2008 posts) -

I like Alien more. Actually... Aliens? NO I CAN'T FUCKING CHOOSE!

#38 Posted by benpicko (2008 posts) -

@Landon said:

Alien is such a boring movie

How so? There isn't a second of it that's slightly boring.

#39 Posted by Redbullet685 (6044 posts) -

I want to say Aliens. I think I would have to watch them back to back again to be sure, though.

#40 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3154 posts) -

Alien 3

#41 Posted by Delta_Ass (3280 posts) -

@Apparatus_Unearth said:

Alien 3

This is wrong.

#42 Posted by Sackmanjones (4705 posts) -

This thread reminds me I didn't buy the blu ray collection for 20 bucks yesterday....

#43 Posted by uniform (1835 posts) -
@NTM said:

Does anyone here really think Alien is scary? I mean, the concept is quite scary, and if you're going to watch it as a kid, then maybe, but really, the actual picture on the screen doesn't scare.

I think it fits with any of the other early seventies-early eighties horror that constantly appear (often top 10) on "All time scariest films" lists. Whether it's The Exorcist, Halloween, The Shining, Alien, etc., you're going to have people with the "not scary" claims. I'm not going to assume your age, because that would be dumb, and it's quite possible you truly do not find it scary while considering other films of that time to be scary. That said, I find many of the "not scary" claims are said by a later generation having viewed the film too late. The reason for this being countless films have since used the same techniques to the point where they don't have the same impact. Basically the viewer has been desensitized to the scares having already seen them multiple times in newer films.
#44 Posted by ImaTreee (209 posts) -

@NTM: it was more scary back then because there were almost no movies like it.

#45 Posted by Kratch (367 posts) -

Love them both, but two reasons make Alien superior:

1) Harry Dean Stanton

2) Yaphet Kotto

I would watch a goddamn film trilogy following the adventures of those two space mechanics just doing their jobs.

#46 Posted by csl316 (8683 posts) -

Alien has Harry Dean Stanton.... so yeah, there's my choice.

But Aliens is one hell of a movie, despite my favorite section having next to no dialogue for a while there.

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#47 Posted by MyNiceIceLife (622 posts) -

I like Alien, I really do, but I don't understand why people are scared by it. Its got tension, but nothing that came close to being close to horror for me. Then again, most horror movies don't have much affect on me. I just find that Aliens was a funner film to watch.

#48 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2220 posts) -

Aliens, so much fun action throughout that film and the alien costumes were of better design than the first. The movie also helped illustrate what the aliens as a species was like when up against a marine force in their own nest.

#49 Posted by punkxblaze (2985 posts) -

If you count the special edition, I prefer Aliens. Alien is better than Aliens' theatrical release, but the special edition paces it out better to make it a more fleshed out film.

#50 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Alien was more like an art house horror movie. Aliens had Space Marines! Loved them both.