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Paul W. S. Anderson

Forfatter af Alien vs. Predator [2004 film]

31 Værker 2,421 Medlemmer 18 Anmeldelser

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Værker af Paul W. S. Anderson

Alien vs. Predator [2004 film] (2004) — Director — 360 eksemplarer
Resident Evil [2002 film] (2002) — Director/Screenwriter — 254 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Resident Evil: Apocalypse [2004 film] (2004) — Forfatter — 229 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Resident Evil: Extinction [2007 film] (2007) — Screenwriter — 226 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Death Race [2008 film] (2008) — Instruktør — 160 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Event Horizon [1997 film] (1998) — Instruktør — 158 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Resident Evil: Afterlife [2010 Film] (2010) 155 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Mortal Kombat [1995 film] (1995) — Director — 124 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Three Musketeers [2011 film] (2011) — Director — 112 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter [2017 film] (2016) — Instruktør — 97 eksemplarer
Soldier [1998 film] (1998) — Instruktør — 94 eksemplarer
Pompeii [2014 film] (2014) — Instruktør — 75 eksemplarer
The Resident Evil Complete Collection: 1-6 (2015) — Instruktør — 46 eksemplarer
Resident Evil Trilogy (2008) — Instruktør — 44 eksemplarer
Monster Hunter [2020 film] (2021) — Instruktør — 42 eksemplarer
The Resident Evil Collection: 1-4 (2015) — Instruktør — 35 eksemplarer
4 Film Favorites: Blades & Battles Collection (2014) — Instruktør — 3 eksemplarer
4 Film Favorites: Kurt Russell Collection (2014) — Instruktør — 3 eksemplarer
Shopping (2007) 2 eksemplarer
The Sight — Instruktør — 2 eksemplarer
The Three Musketeers and The Darkest Hour — Instruktør — 1 eksemplar
Super 8 / Event Horizon (1997) — Instruktør — 1 eksemplar
Death Race Trilogy (2017) 1 eksemplar

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Disjointed and dull. Anderson continues his trend of pilfering bits and pieces from the games in order to make Alice into the perfect Mary Sue. The Axeman is pulled directly from the previous game (Resident Evil 5) just so Alice can have a slow-mo epic fight. Chris, Claire, and Wesker are only barely passable references to their in-game counterparts, with Alice getting every cool scene the previous two had and Wesker focused entirely on her rather than Chris, who he has history with.

In short, as a continuation of the movie-verse, it's a chaotic mess of an action movie. As Anderson continues to try pulling from the games to shore up his lagging ideas, if you are at all a fan of the games, it's utterly enraging.… (mere)
 
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MrKusabi | 2 andre anmeldelser | Mar 14, 2024 |
Seven years ago, the Event Horizon starship went on its first voyage and disappeared. It has now (in 2047), mysteriously reappeared, and a rescue crew has been sent to the source of its distress signal. As the rescue crew tries to figure out what happened to the ship and find potential survivors, they gradually begin to see and hear horrible things linked to their darkest thoughts and memories.

This one gets a content warning for: suicide, cannibalism, and mutilation.

I know I watched this before, but I remembered nothing about it except the flood of red near the end. I did recall that Younger Me found it to be very scary, to the point where I probably spent a good chunk of it with my eyes covered. Maybe that's why I didn't remember much.

Anyway, maybe all my recent horror movie-watching has gradually desensitized me, I'm less of a horror wimp now that I used to be, or the special effects and filming techniques just aren't as scary now, because this wasn't as horrifying as I remembered it being. The final stuff just felt...over the top? The entire time, instead of being scared witless I just found myself thinking "The only tension here is when and how horribly everyone will die." Modern torture porn has set the horribleness bar pretty high, which meant that many of the deaths here came across as mercifully quick and simple.

The initial tension was pretty good, and I wish the movie had done a better job working its psychological horror aspects. We had a mom who was experiencing visions of her son with awful injuries, and a captain getting flashbacks of a man he was once forced to leave behind to die - and instead of using those as starting points for their horror stories and building upon them, those things were the horror peak for both of them. The writer/director seemed to think that the gorier bits were the worst they could throw at the audience, but it was the psychological horror that could have had the most lasting effect.

This also had way too many scenes in which people screamed at each other to be calm. Yelling at someone to calm down is never going to calm them down, but that definitely didn't stop these characters from trying.

One of those times when my memories of a movie made it seem much worse than it actually was. One thing it did accomplish: I was left with a deep longing for the "space is creepy" sci-fi horror of the 1990s. The grungy, lived-in rescue ship gave me strong nostalgic feelings. I want more stuff like this movie...but better.

Extras:

Producer and director commentary I didn't listen to.

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)
… (mere)
½
 
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Familiar_Diversions | 2 andre anmeldelser | Mar 26, 2023 |
A secret lab has zombies in it.

1/4 (Bad)

About halfway through, there's one (1) action scene. It lasts two or three minutes. I don't know why the rest of the movie exists.

(Jul. 2021)
½
 
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comfypants | 2 andre anmeldelser | Aug 1, 2021 |
While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.
 
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IraTozer | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2020 |

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Værker
31
Medlemmer
2,421
Popularitet
#10,588
Vurdering
½ 3.6
Anmeldelser
18
ISBN
52

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