GET TO DA CHOPPAH! The 80s actiontastic retro thread

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Re: GET TO DA CHOPPAH! The 80s actiontastic retro thread

Post by Strudel » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:07 pm

I think there are films that purposely hide the Big Bad for a long time (I'm thinking one of the Godzilla and King Kong remakes specifically, but I might be mis-remembering) but I think you're right in that those films made a point of hiding the monster because they wanted the big reveal and it was "artistic" (I'm not saying it was bad, just it was a conscious choice to hold back as long as possible) but Aliens just introduces the xenomorphs when it's appropriate to do so. They don't rush to use their big exciting McGuffin, and they don't hold it back to build up some tension; they just put it exactly where it should be for the story, without worrying about what audiences might want.

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