Name: Billal Ahmed
Bio: I've been watching and re-watching movies all of my life.I consider movies to be my drug for escapism and as such I feel that I am easily immersed into the story and the better the movie,the more I am engaged in it on a different level.
I watched this movie not knowing what to expect. I thereafter watched it over and over again. It's very funny, even more so if you're British and being made in 1975 we can say that they had a better sense of humour back then. Its both clever and funny which makes it a movie you can watch repeatedly and talk about with friends.
I can watch this film so many times and not get bored and considering it was made in the year I was born is a testament to the brilliance of its film making. It did so well to be a sequel to such a brilliant film; it managed to move on and be different. Ripley evolved from the role of independent woman to caring mother. The alien evolved from being a monster to a separate race with a queen. It was more an action movie than a thriller and with a great bunch of cool characters, I would say this is better than the 1st even though they were very different films.
All I can say is that after watching this movie, I went out and stayed in the woods for 3 days with a only a bag of beef jerky,can of beans and half a bottle of water for sustenance. This film was always going to appeal to me because of my love for the wilderness, but after watching it, I felt like a part timer.
I could be rating this movie through my nostalgic lenses, but it was a great movie when I saw this repeatedly at age 12 and it remains a terrific movie now. It has a unique storyline and a brilliant view of the future; it bravely shies away from the dichotomous view of either a utopian or dystopian future and gives a future that we can understand and relate to. It really does take you away into a different world, with characters who are relateable and interesting. I can't see a reason to give this movie any less than 5/5.
Coming from someone who suffers from bipolar, Cooper depicts a sufferer quite accurately, especially the scenes when he was disappointed with Hemmingway and when he was looking for the video tape. On top of keeping it accurate (which provided for a unique protagonist), it also had a fun storyline and kept it lighthearted. I couldn't class this as a romantic comedy or a drama,but as with most unique films,accepting it for what it is makes it a good film.