Chris (gangrel_83) wrote in avp_themovie,

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Two Cents

Well, just dropping a line one the movie. It was good, but it wasn't great. I'm like one of the other fans who have followed the movie since it came out and adored the Predator and Alien respectively in all their horror/badass glory. This movie did it shame. The Alien chestburster took less than 30 minutes to do its job, whereas in the first Alien movie it took about two hours. Aliens are suspenseful creatures that inspire those moments in theatres when you jump because they pop out of nowhere or are intimidating. This movie didn't feel that way. Although, it did have nice references to the tunnel syndrome with all the mazes.

The Predators seemed keen, save for the fact that as compared to the ones in Predator and Predator 2 they took MAJOR steroids to look that buff. Especially since they were teenagers, by comparison. Upon Scar de-masking itself, the face was horrible! It lookd a little too humane as compared to the other Predators and I almost felt like he would've made out with Lex. That would've been an ultimate slap to the face to those that follow the Yautja closely. Also disappointed that the Celtic Predator got his ass kicked by the Grid Alien. He should've spent no time and just defeated the Kainde Amedha (Alien). I could've lived with the first Predator being dispatched so quickly, but two of them? That just made the movie shorter.

The humans were...well...laughable. I mean, sure that Predator had a couple of cheesy one-liners, but they made movie history. These were just pathetic. You couldn't feel bad about the people getting picked off left and right. I agree with a couple of critics in that Lex was no Ellen Riply. She tried too hard to be badass without earning it, but oh well.

Finally, the movie was too short. It wasn't enough Alien vs. Predator. It was everything else but that. The action scenes that actually involved battles between the two species were less than 15 minutes at most. An Alien wouldn't have attacked another creature with an Alien within it (see Alien: 3) and the pred-alien would've probably been crushed by an entire clan of Yautja onboard. I liked the movie, simply because it took that long to come out and because fans wanted it, but I wished they hadn't disgraced it as such. Here's to hoping they make a better version of it, or at least let someone else direct the sequel with a better script. Stick to the comics, they worked.

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I completely agree with your review on the film. The only hope we have is the Special Edition DVD. I was reading an artical about it, and apperantly they edited out A LOT from the film (thus explaining the shortened chestburster sequence), and the film was originally supposed to be rated R. They wanted the film to be cut down to 87 min, and they wanted it to be PG-13 (I guess to rank in every last teenage dollar).

The article also stated how the effects team didn't have enough time to complete all the effects. So maybe there were some more Alien vs Predator that we haven't seen, I can only hope.
yeah i have to agree with what you said about the film
except where you said, "It was good, but it wasn't great."
i dont think it came anywhere near being "good"
Predator was great, Predator 2 was good, but AVP was not even close to either

Paul Anderson just boofed the fuck out of it
AND the story could have been better, but i blame this 100% on Paul effing Anderson for making it to colorful, too ridiculous, and just plain dumb

don't get me wrong, i love Predator 1 and 2, and the Alien series (minus resurrection) and i was really looking forward to AVP...but damn... Paul Anderson you idiot
Gah, you don't like Resurrection?! Well . . . yeah, okay, I only liked the Xenomorphs in that one.

Yes, I agree with all that you have said and even though the Predators are ugly anyway, Scar was even uglier in the movie. ((I mean, they're pretty cool and maybe even attractive as long as they have their masks on . . .)) I prefered them from the other movies. And I wouldn't have minded if Lex and Scar had started making out. *laughs* I'd have loved to see that.

And the Aliens. *cries in anguish* What is with these people?! They did everything WRONG! Xx I'm sorely offended because I adore the Xenomorphs . . .