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Paul W. S. Anderson

Författare till Alien vs. Predator [2004 film]

31 verk 2,415 medlemmar 18 recensioner

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Inkluderar namnet: Paul W.S. Anderson

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Verk av Paul W. S. Anderson

Alien vs. Predator [2004 film] (2004) — Director — 360 exemplar
Resident Evil [2002 film] (2002) — Director/Screenwriter — 254 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Resident Evil - Apocalypse (2004) — Författare — 228 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Resident Evil: Extinction [2007 film] (2007) — Screenwriter — 225 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Death Race [2008 film] (2008) — Regissör — 159 exemplar, 1 recension
Event Horizon [1997 film] (1997) — Regissör — 157 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Resident Evil: Afterlife [2010 Film] (2010) 155 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Mortal Kombat [1995 film] (1995) — Director — 124 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Three Musketeers [2011 film] (2011) — Director — 111 exemplar, 1 recension
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter [2017 film] (2016) — Regissör — 97 exemplar
Soldier [1998 film] (1998) — Regissör — 94 exemplar
Pompeii [2014 film] (2014) — Regissör — 75 exemplar
The Resident Evil Complete Collection: 1-6 (2015) — Regissör — 46 exemplar
Resident Evil Trilogy (2008) — Regissör — 44 exemplar
Monster Hunter [2020 film] (2021) — Regissör — 42 exemplar
The Resident Evil Collection: 1-4 (2012) — Regissör — 35 exemplar
4 Film Favorites: Blades & Battles Collection (2014) — Regissör — 3 exemplar
4 Film Favorites: Kurt Russell Collection (2014) — Regissör — 3 exemplar
Shopping (2007) 2 exemplar
The Sight — Regissör — 2 exemplar
The Three Musketeers and The Darkest Hour — Regissör — 1 exemplar
Super 8 / Event Horizon (1997) — Regissör — 1 exemplar
Death Race Trilogy (2017) 1 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Anderson, Paul William Scott
Födelsedag
1965-03-04
Kön
male
Nationalitet
UK
Födelseort
Wallsend, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK
Yrken
director
Relationer
Jovovich, Milla (wife)

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Disjointed and dull. Anderson continues his trend of pilfering bits and pieces from the games in order to make Alice into the perfect Mary Sue. The Axeman is pulled directly from the previous game (Resident Evil 5) just so Alice can have a slow-mo epic fight. Chris, Claire, and Wesker are only barely passable references to their in-game counterparts, with Alice getting every cool scene the previous two had and Wesker focused entirely on her rather than Chris, who he has history with.

In short, as a continuation of the movie-verse, it's a chaotic mess of an action movie. As Anderson continues to try pulling from the games to shore up his lagging ideas, if you are at all a fan of the games, it's utterly enraging.… (mer)
 
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MrKusabi | 2 andra recensioner | Mar 14, 2024 |
Seven years ago, the Event Horizon starship went on its first voyage and disappeared. It has now (in 2047), mysteriously reappeared, and a rescue crew has been sent to the source of its distress signal. As the rescue crew tries to figure out what happened to the ship and find potential survivors, they gradually begin to see and hear horrible things linked to their darkest thoughts and memories.

This one gets a content warning for: suicide, cannibalism, and mutilation.

I know I watched this before, but I remembered nothing about it except the flood of red near the end. I did recall that Younger Me found it to be very scary, to the point where I probably spent a good chunk of it with my eyes covered. Maybe that's why I didn't remember much.

Anyway, maybe all my recent horror movie-watching has gradually desensitized me, I'm less of a horror wimp now that I used to be, or the special effects and filming techniques just aren't as scary now, because this wasn't as horrifying as I remembered it being. The final stuff just felt...over the top? The entire time, instead of being scared witless I just found myself thinking "The only tension here is when and how horribly everyone will die." Modern torture porn has set the horribleness bar pretty high, which meant that many of the deaths here came across as mercifully quick and simple.

The initial tension was pretty good, and I wish the movie had done a better job working its psychological horror aspects. We had a mom who was experiencing visions of her son with awful injuries, and a captain getting flashbacks of a man he was once forced to leave behind to die - and instead of using those as starting points for their horror stories and building upon them, those things were the horror peak for both of them. The writer/director seemed to think that the gorier bits were the worst they could throw at the audience, but it was the psychological horror that could have had the most lasting effect.

This also had way too many scenes in which people screamed at each other to be calm. Yelling at someone to calm down is never going to calm them down, but that definitely didn't stop these characters from trying.

One of those times when my memories of a movie made it seem much worse than it actually was. One thing it did accomplish: I was left with a deep longing for the "space is creepy" sci-fi horror of the 1990s. The grungy, lived-in rescue ship gave me strong nostalgic feelings. I want more stuff like this movie...but better.

Extras:

Producer and director commentary I didn't listen to.

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)
… (mer)
½
 
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Familiar_Diversions | 2 andra recensioner | Mar 26, 2023 |
A secret lab has zombies in it.

1/4 (Bad)

About halfway through, there's one (1) action scene. It lasts two or three minutes. I don't know why the rest of the movie exists.

(Jul. 2021)
½
 
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comfypants | 2 andra recensioner | Aug 1, 2021 |
While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.
 
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IraTozer | 2 andra recensioner | Jan 22, 2020 |

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David Webb Peoples Screenwriter
Robert Towne Director
Chris Gorak Director
Oded Fehr Actor, Acteur
Ashanti Actor
Mike Epps Actor
Richard Bridgland Production designer
Sam Neill Actor
Kevin Droney Screenwriter
Talisa Soto Actress
Ruby Rose Actor
Jeremy Bolt Producer
Tony Jaa Actor
Iain Glen Actor

Statistik

Verk
31
Medlemmar
2,415
Popularitet
#10,616
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
18
ISBN
52

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