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February 2, 2010 9:41 AM   Subscribe

The Anomalies are back, with a 10-minute rap summarizing Aliens (SLYT).
posted by Shepherd (35 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
(and Alien 3, too).
posted by Shepherd at 9:47 AM on February 2, 2010


Now that they've done both an Aliens rap and a Predator rap, I suppose an Alien vs. Predator rap is next.
posted by Joe Beese at 9:52 AM on February 2, 2010


The effort and precision is good, but after seeing the earlier ones, this just seems like work to get through.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:59 AM on February 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


The lyrics are here. Complete with many typos.

"Apones more effective than any alarm
"day on the marine cores like a day on the farm""

...
"the girl is cute but appears to be mute
but they get down to the root "my name is newt""


He even managed to rhyme "xenomorph". Sort of...

"the blocks the barricade as their banging ong thedoor
comes face to face with another xenomorphe
the marines are outnumbered while hudsons settling the score
they come from underneath him & pull him through the floor"

posted by zarq at 10:02 AM on February 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ha, this is so timely for me since I only first saw Aliens a couple weeks ago, and Alien a week before that. I've been putting off Alien^3 because of its reputation, and now this video totally spoiled it for me! Just kidding, for some reason I've known the plot of that movie since I was like 8 in 1992. Ripley-pregnant-with-alien-sacrifices-herself-in-fire must have had heavy pop cultural weight, or maybe the kid down the street who introduced me to R-rated movies with Terminator 2 had the Alien 3 VHS as well and I just forgot about it. It really does puzzle me how I've known the plot of that movie since forever, especially now that I've seen the first two and totally love them, I'll never experience the massive disappointment I should when I finally get around to the third.
posted by palidor at 10:04 AM on February 2, 2010


Ten Hilariously Awesome End-Credit Rap Songs, including the Maniac Cop II end credits which summarize the movie (to a degree).
posted by filthy light thief at 10:05 AM on February 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


palidor, I think Alien 3 is seriously underrated. Not as good as the first two, mind you, but nowhere near the train wreck it's considered by many to be.
posted by brundlefly at 10:09 AM on February 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


filthy light thief: "Ten Hilariously Awesome End-Credit Rap Songs"

No L.L. Cool J's "Deepest Bluest (Shark's Fin)"??

DO NOT WANT.
posted by Joe Beese at 10:11 AM on February 2, 2010


Wolverine: The musical
posted by Artw at 10:15 AM on February 2, 2010


Aliens Sentry Gun Program

Aliens Sentry Gun (deleted scene)

Saw Aliens as a kid, scared the %#$@#% out of me. I still think of it as a horror movie. Never understood why they deleted the scene above.

This rap is my least fave of the 3. Predator was great cos I'd never seen the movie & it made it so I didn't have to. Robocop was great cos it reminded me what an awesome movie Robocop was. This one didn't grab me, I think cos I'm already so familiar w/ the story, but more cos the music is really limp. I think it's the least catchy music of all 3.

Still, I can't hate on anything involving Aliens.

Does anybody else find Paul Reiser in Aliens indistinguishable from Evil Corporate Guy in Avatar? It's exactly the same guy right?
posted by jcruelty at 10:17 AM on February 2, 2010


Also, there was a period in the late 90's where me & my friend were saying (little girl voice) "They mostly come out at night... mostly" on a daily basis. Contagious
posted by jcruelty at 10:19 AM on February 2, 2010


I'd say Aliens has the better Corporate Weasel. Corporate Weasel in Avatar is a little weak and, TBH, probably should wave been more explicitly one-sided by Colonel Nutcase and at that point things could have gone into full on Kurtz mode.

Though, to be fair, weakly acquiescing to genocide probably does trump putting face bugs in peoples bunkbeds.
posted by Artw at 10:21 AM on February 2, 2010


"Ten Hilariously Awesome End-Credit Rap Songs"

They missed the exit theme from The Hours.
posted by Artw at 10:22 AM on February 2, 2010


brundlefly, my friend who suggested Alien and Aliens in the first place actually told me that Alien 3 is a decent film, but not that great of an Alien movie. So I guess my expectations aren't too low, though I was mad when I read the intro paragraph on Wikipedia and learned that it totally negates the end of Aliens. But apparently Resurrection is the undisputed stinker.

Maybe tonight I'll watch Alien 3 somewhere in between finishing Mass Effect and starting Mass Effect 2. SPACE NITE!!!!!!!
posted by palidor at 10:25 AM on February 2, 2010


Does anybody else find Paul Reiser in Aliens indistinguishable from Evil Corporate Guy in Avatar? It's exactly the same guy right?

It's a similar kind of archetype, but I wouldn't say they are the exact same. Reiser wasn't a jive talking cartoonish embodiment of capitalism like the Avatar guy was.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:29 AM on February 2, 2010


The thing that is now really annoying about Resurrection is that it could have been a really cool Firefly movie.

Hell, it could probably have been a really good City of Lost Children in space.

Instead, no, it just didn't work...

Basically what you want to do is pretend that no films after Aliens exist and read the Dark Horse comics instead.
posted by Artw at 10:32 AM on February 2, 2010


This is even cooler for those of us sci-fi junkies who grew up with this movie and can quote it verbatim. I watched it the other night (it happened to be on, and I can't really not watch it when its on . . . it's like the protagonist in Conspiracy Theory, who just has to go buy a copy of Catcher in the Rye every week or two) and annoyed my girlfriend by quietly speaking much of the dialogue over the performances.
posted by exlotuseater at 10:35 AM on February 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


You know what was on AMC a few weeks ago, when we flipped onto it after giving up in disgust on whatever it was we were watching? The end of Predator. You know what was on immediately after that? Aliens. It just needed Terminator, it would have been perfect*.

* Also the removal of adverts, annoying hosts, and the replacement of the swearing. But hey, this was drinking and chatting watching, not a purist watch.
posted by Artw at 10:41 AM on February 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well, his flows have gotten tighter since the first ones, but on this one the beat's crappy -- it doesn't really back him up when he gets all agitated. And it needs some editing.

But hell, I geekily love it anyway!
posted by Drexen at 10:47 AM on February 2, 2010


this is equal parts not so good and awesome.
posted by clarenceism at 11:58 AM on February 2, 2010


I don't know if it's just me but these guys are sounding very Goldie Lookin Chain.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:12 PM on February 2, 2010


Cameron's letter of apology to Giger
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:13 PM on February 2, 2010


Poltergeist II is pretty poor compensation...

And then there is Species...
posted by Artw at 12:18 PM on February 2, 2010


Alien is an amazing piece of art, Aliens is an awesome action flick, Alien 3 is a great psychological thriller, and Alien: Resurrection is a kickass subversive arthouse satire.

I WILL BROOK NO DISAGREEMENTS
posted by shakespeherian at 12:34 PM on February 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Aliens Vs Predator is $4.99 on Steam at the moment - it's still fucking sweet.
posted by Artw at 12:39 PM on February 2, 2010


(There are other Aliens based games and even Aliens Vs Predator games, and even a new AvP on the way, but the original AvP remains the king)
posted by Artw at 12:41 PM on February 2, 2010


The Aliens arcade game was cool too. I remember always getting killed in the part where you're going down on an elevator
posted by jcruelty at 1:05 PM on February 2, 2010


the original AvP remains the king

I agree, but not that many people had the Jaguar.
posted by The Bellman at 2:30 PM on February 2, 2010


brundlefly : I think Alien 3 is seriously underrated.

Oh totally. I think for a lot of people, seeing it in the theater pissed us off, because they basically undid all of the work of the second film by killing off the people we had come to care about.

But the thing is, I went back to it a few years later and watched it from a fresh perspective, and it was freaking great. I really think it might be the best looking of the three movies (tough call though) and the tension is brought to the third in a new way;

In the first movie, we didn't know the bad guy, and we learned what it could do as it killed the crew.

In the second we were well aware of what the enemy could do, and watched as it butchered a well armed group of close knit soldiers.

In the third, we knew exactly what they could do, and went back to just a single one terrorizing a group of people, but this time they were aware of how to stop it but are almost completely unarmed and fractured as a group.

It's actually a fairly brilliant storytelling arc across the first three films.
posted by quin at 3:53 PM on February 2, 2010


Ah yes, I forget that one... I didn't have a Jaguar but I understand that it and Tempest were the only reasons for getting one.
posted by Artw at 4:15 PM on February 2, 2010


I was 16, suddenly had SKY and a 'remote' which was basically an electric switch on the wall which could turn on and off my TV (but not change channels or volume)... So, there I am, in bed carelessly flicking that switch on when I can't sleep and SKY introduces me to Aliens. It starts off good, I'm not that scared... But I really should be sleeping it's late, and tomorrow is a school day and... uh-oh, I'm little scared *flicks switch*.. silence.. I gotta see what happens *flicks switch* [FREAKING ALIEN AAAAH!] *flicks switch* Man, that was freaky. What was that? *flicks switch* [Alien head and leotard body jump at me IIIH!] *flicks switch*... and so on.

I still can't watch it without closing my eyes repeatedly to relive my first impression of the film.
posted by dabitch at 5:41 PM on February 2, 2010


I took an English class at the University of Kansas--an excellent class actually--the syllabus for which required us to watch all three (at the time) Alien films. Even though I'd seen them all before, a classmate and I watched them back to back to back. That was a lot of fucking alien.

Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher, and J.P. Jeunet probably account for half of my Top 20 favorite films of all time (more for Fincher and Jeunet, but still).
posted by etc. at 6:29 PM on February 2, 2010


"Armed with a power loader and a class C rating"

Loved it. Especially his voice getting higher toward the end.
posted by Brocktoon at 6:45 PM on February 2, 2010


The best part of this post was going to the Aliens Sentry Gun Program link (above) and scrolling down to the comments and seeing this insane exchange:

SSJSasuke777 (4 weeks ago) Show Hide
Im Actually Intersted in this could you mail me a copy

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Send me an email and I'll get back to you. As mentioned above, my email address is on my website.

SSJSasuke777 (3 weeks ago) Show Hide
How do I email you im not good with that shit

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"How do I email"? Honestly? It's 2010 man. Email has been around for over 30 years. You need to educate yourself a.s.a.p.

SSJSasuke777 (2 weeks ago) Show Hide
Hey Jizzmoppper I know how to email but with my yahoo mail I just dont know how to use that outlook express shit because of all the POP3 and ISP Shit
posted by pwb503 at 9:31 PM on February 2, 2010


Aliens Sentry Gun (deleted scene)

Saw Aliens as a kid, scared the %#$@#% out of me. I still think of it as a horror movie. Never understood why they deleted the scene above.

Personally I hate the stupid sentry gun scene. It turns the aliens from cunning, devious, almost indestructible enemies into mindless drones. The film's better without it.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 1:07 AM on February 3, 2010


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