History YMMV / Species

6th Nov '17 5:27:06 PM igordebraga
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The ''Species'' films are mainly known for one thing: Natasha Hensridge taking her clothes off a lot.
* EvilIsSexy

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The ''Species'' films are mainly known for one thing: Natasha Hensridge taking her clothes off a lot.
lot. Or her equivalents in the third and fourth movies.
* EvilIsSexyEvilIsSexy: Downright enforced, as the deadly alien hybrids look like supermodels in their human forms.



** Take a real close look at the monster effects at the end of "Species II". The constant strobes are there to make you miss how terrible and awkward they look.

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** Take a real close look at the monster effects at the end of "Species II".''Species II''. The constant strobes are there to make you miss how terrible and awkward they look.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: There's no denying ''Species II'' had some pretty awesome scenes.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: There's no denying ''Species II'' had some pretty awesome scenes. The original has equally impressive prosthetics, and well done morphing effects (specially in contrast to the dodgy CG in the climax).
21st Jun '17 2:18:57 AM OlfinBedwere
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* HilariousInHindsight: One of Sil's victims in the first was named John F. Carey. The 2004 Presidential candidate was John F. ''Kerry'', who was a well-known senator at the time of the movie.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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One of Sil's victims in the first was named John F. Carey. The 2004 Presidential candidate was John F. ''Kerry'', who was a well-known senator at the time of the movie.movie.
** The second film has a male astronaut being infected by a black liquid, then impregnating a woman with a rapidly-growing alien lifeform. A near-identical scenario would play out several years later in ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''.
18th Jun '17 5:37:18 PM ErikModi
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* NightmareFuel: Many of the deaths are brutal (such as Sil ripping the spine of a woman), the alien transformations are as disgusting as the ones from ''Alien'', and even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4aydQSu7-E the first movie's soundtrack]] contributes to a creepy atmosphere.

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* NightmareFuel: Many of the deaths are brutal (such as Sil ripping the spine of a woman), the alien transformations are as disgusting as the ones from ''Alien'', and even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4aydQSu7-E the first movie's soundtrack]] contributes to a creepy atmosphere.atmosphere, while maintaining a sense of innocence and naievete that makes Sil such a relatable (and thus, all the more horrifying) villain.
7th Feb '17 8:26:29 PM NOYB
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* FoeYay: One sided, due to Sil's and Eve's natural instinct to mate, she seems to develop a minor attraction to Preston. However Preston sees them both as a monster that has to be destroyed.

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* FoeYay: One sided, One-sided; due to Sil's Sil and Eve's natural instinct to mate, she seems they seem to develop a minor attraction to Preston. However Preston sees them both as a monster that has to be destroyed.



* {{Sequelitis}}: The first film is generally regarded as most popular due the the various reasons mentioned on the main page. The second tries to make a bigger spectacle which worked for some and not for others.
** The third and fourth films came about by the two picture deal with Syfy. The third pretty much comes off more like you would expect a scifi tv show to. Which to some was a far cry from the first two, while others appreciated it. While the director of the third had plans for the fourth it instead tried to examine a different WhatHappenedToTheMouse and most would probably agree made a film that made the second and third less bothersome.
* SpecialEffectFailure: The aliens prosthetics in ''Species III'' are vastly inferior to what was seen in the two previous films. ''The Awakening'' has similarly bad effects, but for the most part it does a better job of working around them.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: The first film is generally regarded as most popular due the the various reasons mentioned on the main page. The second tries to make a bigger spectacle spectacle, which worked for some and not for others.
** The third and fourth films came about by the two picture two-picture deal with Syfy. The third pretty much comes off more like you would expect a scifi tv TV show to. Which to some was a far cry from the first two, while others appreciated it. While the director of the third had plans for the fourth fourth, it instead tried to examine a different WhatHappenedToTheMouse and most would probably agree made a film that made the second and third less bothersome.
* SpecialEffectFailure: The aliens aliens' prosthetics in ''Species III'' are vastly inferior to what was seen in the two previous films. ''The Awakening'' has similarly bad effects, but for the most part it does a better job of working around them.
7th Feb '17 8:22:31 PM NOYB
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The alien species which sent the message with the information to create Sil. Was it all an evil plan to exterminate the human population over the Earth and replace it with Sil's offspring as it looks, or it was a genuinely friendly attempt to share biotechnology which got screwed because Finch and company couldn't handle it the right way?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The alien species which that sent the message with the information to create Sil. Was it all an evil plan to exterminate the human population over the Earth and replace it with Sil's offspring as it looks, or it was a genuinely friendly attempt to share biotechnology which that got screwed because Finch and company couldn't handle it the right way?
12th Aug '16 9:34:12 AM k410ren
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Michelle Williams as the young Sil.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Michelle Williams Creator/MichelleWilliams as the young Sil.
12th Aug '16 9:33:18 AM k410ren
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Michelle Williams as the young Sil.
20th Jun '16 7:37:26 PM Homemaderat
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* {{Sequelitis}}: First film is considered either SoOkayItsAverage or SoBadItsGood. The following ones aren't so lucky. Only the third one has some not too negative reviews.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: First The first film is considered either SoOkayItsAverage or SoBadItsGood. generally regarded as most popular due the the various reasons mentioned on the main page. The following ones aren't so lucky. Only second tries to make a bigger spectacle which worked for some and not for others.
** The third and fourth films came about by the two picture deal with Syfy. The third pretty much comes off more like you would expect a scifi tv show to. Which to some was a far cry from the first two, while others appreciated it. While the director of
the third one has some not too negative reviews.had plans for the fourth it instead tried to examine a different WhatHappenedToTheMouse and most would probably agree made a film that made the second and third less bothersome.
15th May '16 3:44:23 AM SPBurke
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** Take a real close look at the monster effects at the end of "Species II". The constant strobes are there to make you miss how terrible and awkward they look.
13th Dec '15 9:50:35 AM Vi47
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** And considering what we see of the male hybrid in the first sequel, he turns out to be pretty close to being entirely accurate.
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