Operation: Xenomorph

Posted: 02/28/2016 in Operation After Action Report
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Week two-oh-seven of Operation Graphite – theme: Xenomorph.

Shock - Pet Facehugger

Some of the best monsters in hollywood are so great, their franchises are run into the ground with substandard films to feed fans hunger for more of those creatures. I can’t think of a better example of this than both Aliens (Giger Xenomorphs) and Predators. These creatures had one or two great movies, then a shit ton of god awful crap. Granted, some of that god awful crap was so pretty, I didn’t even know how bad it was until the movie was over and I took the time to think about what the hell just happened. Yeah, I’m looking at you Prometheus. As someone who both loves movies, and movie monsters, it is a tough line to stratal. Some cool monsters are in bad movies, some great movies never want to show the monster. The moment when a great movie has a truly great creature is a rare and beautiful treat. Those first two Alien films are among some of the best examples where great filmmaking and great creature design come together.

Shock – Pet Facehugger


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