Had to jump threw some hoops with copyright issues, but here it is ladies and gentlemen…Sean’s Humble Opinion LIVE!!!
In My Humble Opinion: Michael Biehn is forever etched in my memory as one of the best action stars of the 80’s. My geekiness stretches to extremes on a few subjects, there’s no argument there. I mean I could go into how much I love Star Wars and still have fond memories of sitting down as a child with my bowl of Count Chocula cereal and watching Return of the Jedi; which remains my favorite movie of the entire franchise. However, that seems a little too easy an example of my “geekiness” so I would rather share the story of when I met one of my favorite stars of the 80’s…Mr. Michael Biehn. Two of my favorite movies growing up were Aliens and The Terminator. I mean, who can honestly say they never played outside and pretended they were trying to evade Xenomorphs on LV-426 or rebelling against Skynet in the war against the machines (I’m still hoping a Plasma Rifle in the 40-watt range will be released in my lifetime). To this day, Sergeant Kyle Reese and Corporal Dwayne Hicks remain two of my favorite characters, not just from the 80’s but of all time! I got to meet Mr. Biehn at a Horror movie convention where he was promoting his new movie The Victim (I think he was little hung-over, but I didn’t care). I was so star struck that I couldn’t even think of anything to say when he asked how he should inscribe my Corporal Hicks action figure (yeah I collect various action figures okay!) Luckily he still had the capacity to come up with, “Sean, Stay Frosty…Michael Biehn.” Needless to say it was awesome meeting him and will remain one of those moments I will always remember whenever Aliens or The Terminator comes on television.
In My Humble Opinion: Prometheus was a an okay movie, but frankly I was expecting a little more from the director of Alien, Gladiator, and Blade Runner. The plot, was somewhat compelling…searching out those that created the human race naturally we would look to the stars right? What’s that you say? No? Yeah that was one aspect I had a hard time getting my head around too. Couldn’t it just have been the possible discovery of intelligent life on another planet? And…why did Guy Pearce’s character feel the need to decieve…anyone really? He’s financing the whole trip and lets people believe he died on earth some two years ago. Then he’s, SURPRISE still alive…to me this was supposed to be a “shocker” in the movie, but frankly I was underwhelmed. One more thing…this black ooze, that’s the best threat you can come up with….I mean The Blob already cornered the market on “scary” ooze if I remember correctly. Anyway, the biggest issue I had with the movie was the continuity between it and the original Alien. In this movie the expedition heads to LV-223, but in the movie Alien, the expedition heads to LV-426 (of course this isn’t established until the sequel Aliens came out…but you get the idea) Hopefully Ridley Scott did this intentionally with plans of a Prometheus sequel to take place on LV-426. I could see him actually making a trilogy out of this with the story line leading right up to when the Nostromo from the original Alien movie receives a transmission of unknown origin…neatly tieing all the movies together. Like I said, it wasn’t necessarily a bad movie, just wasn’t as good as I expected. Then again when director’s go back and try to jump-start a franchise that made him/her famous in the first place, does it ever live up to anyone’s expectations….Star Wars franchise anyone?