"The MPAA are like bulls. They react to sight of red."
— Kurt Wimmer, explaining the use of powder squibs in Equilibrium
"It's kinda odd that these criminals are all having heart attacks at the same time."
"U GET CUT! Y U NO BLEED?"
Initially I found the idea of the icky Ice Warrior hands gripping the characters heads quite tense but once it had been done for the third or fourth time I was a little bored by the suggested violence and wanted to see some real violence. Thatís one of the biggest problems of trying to film Alien for a family audience, you can generate the atmosphere but you canít pay it off with the carnage. As a result this story promises far more than it can ever deliver Ė you canít massacre a submarine crew at 6.00 on a Saturday evening. A few spots of blood on a pass donít cut it.