RLM Highlights: Alien Commentary Track

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EricScissorkick : Never noticed any of this. What the hell is wrong with me.

Marcelo Zuniga : "completely different in style, in tone..." Aliens: guns blazing, fire and action everywhere Alien: they're eating breakfast at a table

DaveDexterMusic : I ate breakfast at a table once, guess that means I'm a shot-for-shot remake of Alien

revolverswitch : I've always wondered why Aliens didn't seem as special to me as Alien. This segment in the commentary explained it to me perfectly. 

John Kuchta : Only one has Bill Paxton.

JuanOfaKind88 : They mostly come out at night mostly!

Khazuki : I'd like to add that Aliens had an infuriatingly contrived plot dependent on stupid people making incompetent decisions, and bad luck. They also turned a terrifying monster into cannon fodder.

section241 : Oh, no! Ohhh noooo! Now I understand why he spent so much time talking about Ring Theory! He's one of them!

Mr. Bump 2.0 : I love both films so much, I can't prefer one. It'd be like picking children.

Adam Hecht : f'n rich evan's laugh...

JohnStephenWalsh : Aliens is a comic book, and it's fine as that. Alien is one of the handful of SF movies with a genuinely original artistic sensibility.

EpictheEpicest : Alien is a ripoff of Planet of the Vampires. Terminator is a ripoff of Westworld. Everything's a ripoff.

will reznicek : The plot doesn't really mirror the first one though, the similarities are more of the backdrop variety. People waking up from a cryo sleep in their underwear is not a ripoff. That's called world building, its how transportation works in this universe. The entire first 10 minutes are completely different. - Alien, 1979 > ship is rerouted and the crew wakes up in their underwear to contemplate their new situation. - Aliens, 1986 > Ripley wakes from a dream and has to be convinced by the Company to be a guide of sorts on a rescue mission. Ripley and team THEN wake up in underwear and prepare to land. James Cameron also does more clever things than this makes it out to be. I love RLM, (and while I haven't listened to this whole commentary track,) I find sometimes they venture into being overly critical. Both Alien, and Aliens are fucking amazing movies, they pioneered ideas that have influenced generations of filmmakers and video-game developers.

Bryan JediKnight 97 : It's not a remake but it does use the same plot structure.

OneManTent : I noticed this for years but Mike left out something, in Alien Ripley goes back for the cat, in Aliens she goes back for Newt. I'm pretty sure Cameron took all the main elements of Alien, wrote them on flash-cards laid out on his living room floor and then re-arranged, changed the labels as he went along.

revolverswitch : Again, its like poetry so that it rhymes.

Robbie Clark : Aliens is Alien on coke, just like everything in the 80’s was a version of itself on coke.

MegaFat1 : I don't mind when movies or even a series has the same plot points, as long as its presented well.

Emidretrauqe : Both excellent movies that I'd still happily watch. They really are the same o_o

Daniel Dahl : Even though Aliens is among my top four favorite films of all time (the others being Oldboy (2003), Fight Club and Spirited Away), I hadn't noticed this lol

Nathan Snyder : Its like a voice in a hallway; it echoes.

britbloc123 : Aliens is a better film because it's about family. And that's what's so powerful about it.

zardox78 : Both movies have space ships in 'em. Both movies have people walking and talking. Both movies have people wearing shoes....

puuxexil : Save yourself 2 hours and watch this clip instead. Same material boiled down to 3 minutes and no Rich Laugh.

tylerdurden3891 : Mike's eye for detail is amazing. I hope he does this same thing for another James Cameron movie: Terminator 2. Which is also just a big budget remake of the part 1. Granted, Cameron actually made the first film, but still. Also, I've already listened to RLM's commentary for Terminator 1 (more than once), and *I don't think* they mention that T2 is a remake of T1.

King In The North : Both films are overrated The Thing for the win.

Emma Watson : Aliens is the worst sequel since Dark Souls II. Does what I just said make sense? NOPE.

James Browning : The fact that theyre the same story and yet so vastly different is exactly why I love both films. They set out to do different things, but both executions are perfect. That being said, I like the slow more horrorific atmosphere of the first movie better

Just Some Guy Ok : Alien is a perfect horror movie, Aliens is a perfect action movie. How many film franchises have done that?

D1agram : Space marines. Big difference. Anything with space marines is aromatically awesomer

Heredth : It's amazing how much this applies to the new Alien movie

Sharky McShark : Alien>>>>>>>>>>>>Aliens

jhon doe : Its so dense every scene has so much going on; thats why i give it an 8 out of 10

Schpungus McFlungus : Alien: Everything is grey and brown Aliens: Everything is blue

McSuperfly : Imagine if Aliens had come out in 2015...

Renegade Shep loves his M-6 Carnifex Hand Cannon : 1:38 Why does Jay laugh at fucking everything that's not funny?

Blackplastic : Need to get the Rich Evans laugh as my ringtone.

James Dean : I like how you did this.

Numinous20111 : I did notice some of these repeats back in 1986, but I took what I did notice as repeats to be Cameron building on what the audiences would have been familiar with for his own purposes. I didn't notice all of the points Mike Stoklosa made and it does seem completely obvious once someone that smart points it all out.

HangDeath : This was made Beautifully, and you can't help yourself but laugh with Rich..

CosmoDeus : Cameron, far as I know, didn't see the deleted scene. That's why the queen is in the second movie to begin with.

The HarkonnenScum : Aliens is also a remake of Them! which is where the ant elements and the little girl character come from.

Alex Bede : "then ripley sneaks away to another room and puts on a suit" i died

AH M : Jay for the win

Mr Moot : Alien was a horror film, while Aliens was an action flick.

0B ZEN : Basically the same movie.

Dr. Dude : This is such good trolling material.

Agent Bill Wilson : the motion tracker makes more sense in Aliens though, why would space truck drivers need a motion tracker? equipment like that makes more sense being in the hands of space marines

CaptainOmarful : i shod pay for this