Beautiful, Haunting, Moving, yet Above All, HUMAN. The Alien films are in good hands
This film was astounding, an utter tour de force. Remember the scene in Brazil where Jonathon Pryce's mother gets the plastic surgery that literally stretches her face out? Remember the scene in Invasion of the Body Snatchers where Kevin McCarthy tries desperately to warn humanity, before succeeding? Remember the scene in End of Evangelion where Shinji, completely in despair, masturbates over the comatose body of his fallen comrade? Remember the scene in Walt Disney's The Sword in the Stone where Merlin defeats Madame Mimm in the Wizard's Duel by turning into a germ, thus proving that knowledge and wisdom is the real power? This film will make you remember all of these things and more, bringing back these tender emotions while still making us laugh. This is an utter triumph of the human spirit. Ingar Bergman would be proud. Joss Whedon is green with envy.
The master who directed this beautiful film, Carl Rinsch, has recently been tapped to direct a new Alien film. Judging by this film, his understanding of subtle humor and brilliant musical numbers make him the perfect match for the material. Kudos to him.
Yu mo gwai gui fi di zow.
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