"Wound! We need a wound here!" "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?" note
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. Thats one of the biggest problems of trying to film Alien
for a family audience, you can generate the atmosphere but you cant pay it off with the carnage. As a result this story promises far more than it can ever deliver you cant massacre a submarine crew at 6.00 on a Saturday evening. A few spots of blood on a pass dont cut it.
"You know what I hate about these dinosaur movies for little kids? These creatures have massive jaws and huge teeth, and they barely use them
because that would lead to actual bleeding wounds and potential blood in our kids' movie. And even when they do
use them, the teeth don't puncture the neck? Do they even know the point of saber teeth?"