I have been experiencing flashbacks involving Brandon Routh flying around in tights and a cape. The blame for this has to sit squarely with Neill Blomkamp and his plans for a fifth Alien film that won’t be Alien 5, but will instead be a kind of sequel to Alien and Aliens, ignoring parts three and four. Didn’t Bryan Singer do exactly the same thing with Superman Returns? Let’s hope that unlike Singer’s take on Superman the belated Alien instalment will be more than just a homage to a much- liked film series before the wheels came off.
Simon Hood, North Yorkshire
lord knows we’re overdue a good Alien film, but I’m not sure this is the right way to go about it. the series has resurrected characters before, and look how that turned out.