No it's not, more so off the cuff what I've been thinking about recently. I've watched Titanic more times than the women who post on OC.net have. There was just something about it that I had to repeat viewings. I never do this for films either, once I watch a film it will be years before I go back. Only Blade Runner I would watch again and again, however I always find something new.
A nut I met via amazon.com actually watched BR every single Sunday for the past what 20-30 years?
Anyway, I think ialmisry was on the right with his criticisms for Avatar and so was Zizek.
Frankly I saw it as nothing more than pure entertainment and a licensing device to sell McDonald's toys.
My problems with Aliens are more so with dialogue and how much better Alien is in comparison. It just felt like a shoddy film.
But I am a Rid Scott late 70s-80s fanboy. His attention to detail during that time period...wow. His 1492 film and Legend, absolutely loved both. He almost got me serious into pursuing cinematography.
It is amazing how BR, in its Final Cut, still holds up. Probably the greatest non-cg set/costume/ design ever in a film. It is crazy how it doesn't feel dated. Syd Mead nailed the look. Even PKD was blown away at a test screening before he passed away.
Some BR fans have interspliced the workprint edition with the Final Cut, Director's Cut and used the voice-overs in the Theatrical to make a film. I dunno, I guess I am a purist...I don't have time to watch fan remakes.