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the original is going for 3 pound/euro on steam, check it out if you like brutally killing things
can not wait for this. imma murder me some alien scum *plasma rifle sounds* *screams* *blood*
..because I'm one of those cool guys who has the Alien / Predator: TOTAL ANNIHILATION boxset.
It's just awful. It made me sad. The Predator seemed to spend most of its time looking at its own powerful claw in a melancholy fashion, wondering what it did to get mired in such a bag of shite. Films featuring Aliens and Predators should not have a subplot about whether the nice kid is going to end up with the hot girl whose boyfriend is a douche.
it should be solely about terrifyingly large bulky motherfuckers tearing peoples heads off and ball stamping slimy alien cocksuckers that are trying to lay eggs in your chest. with MAYBE a subplot of a facehugger trying to facefuck a cat or something
why they didnt base the AVP movies off this is beyond me
the only good bit of AVP2 is that at least when the dude's chest burts and his little kid is looking on in horror, the kid's chest explodes as well :D
I'd been reading some stuff about 'Predators' though, and I'm cautiously optimistic...
Bugger. Well it was Adrien Brody standing around in a cool looking forest set with the original designed Predator lurking in the background. And a gun. A big, motherfucken gun.
As much as Adrien Brody doesn't really fit, it's good in that a) he's a respected actor rather than a former WWE superstar or ultimate fighting champion, and 2) he apparently fought for the role, so it's no Edward-Norton-in-The-Italian-Job effort.
Is it wrong that I wanted every character to die in that film? I really don't get how some film makers could fuck up such an idea of putting two of the best sci-fi monsters together? Even at the end of AVP1 I thought the predator was going to try andget off with the girl.
shucks without even googling i know every single piece of (non erotic) fan fiction written about those films involves the gruesome deaths of those characters in the first few paragraphs.
screw those 'filmmakers' shucks, lets make our own AVP film.
*on some big industrial space ship, some scientists gays, some army gays. staff sergeant max ballpuncher walks marchs onto screen, shouts at the scientists, fights the admiral of the ship who has stolen his wife. while this is happening, the scientist gays who down to the surface of some hellworld (which will the alien homeworld. there will be all sorts of nasty cocksuckers that keep the xenomorph population in check. everyones killed in increasingly horrifying fashions apart from oen dude who makes it back to the ship*
THERE. RIGHT THERE IF HOW YOU FUCKING OPEN AN AVP MOVIE.
shucks did you know alien 3 was meant to be about a full blown alien infestation on EARTH. as in, them roaming the sewers, then bursting up swarming huge futuristic cities, just fuck man why didnt they do that?! WHY :(
imma blame it on the coffee ive been chugging to get me to finish this essay. doesnt bode well for the essay....
I knew Alien 3 had many different plots - the cut in the quadrololology set was much better than the video copy I used to have. Still inferior to the first two films though.
I think the AVP film should be like the game - you see it from 3 different perspectives - Alien, Human, Predator. Would be a massively long film though. Probably get a tv series out of it though. I dunno.
The one dude that makes it back should be Bill Paxton. "GAME OVER FOR YOU ALIEN MOTHERFUCKERS!"
from the boxset
the different version is a mess
BUT i suspect this was because apparently everyone in the cinema on that friday night had spent as much time in the pub beforehand as we had, so a poor action movie was transformed into a hilarious comedy.
This is going to be so, so, so, so, awesome. Playing as a marine is obviously going to be the scariest. Hope they balanced the Predator a bit, because in the older games he was so over-powered. (I just paused the vid where the predator owns some guy in the face. :D :D :D)
HMV are doing an exclusive boxset thingy of this as well with a scale model facehugger.
Just watched the video now I'm home, I thought maybe they were making an AVP3 from your title!!! Have you watched the gameplay videos as well? This looks fucking badass.
AVP2 is one of my favourite FPSs. it's got a decent comic book storyline, the action is pretty intense and it manages to capture the feel of the 'universe' pretty well (once you download a decent skin pack for the humans and preds)
the first one was great for tension and action and atmosphere but it looked pretty awful and it felt a bit all over the place at times
I find it strange / rubbish how obsessed people can be with those films. They're 3 great films (Alien, Aliens and Predator) but people's imaginations run a bit too wild on them for my liking.
I bet Ridley Scott tried to kill himself when he saw Alien 3, Alien 4 and Alienz Verzuz Predator etc. etc. etc. "What have I created?"
i guess we better go to the vintage store and outfit ourselves with 60's clothing and listen exclusivly to the beatles and plaster paul maccarrrtney posters with our semen.
no, im not taking this personally. *hugs scale replica alien*
avp2 is just way, way beyond any of the others though. It's just generic slasher stuff, only with a big movie licence that means it is more disappointing than it would be if it was about mutant squirrels or something. Actually, it would have been pretty awesome if it had been mutant squirrels.
did they really replace the aliens with a giant spider, and the predator with a guy in a hat? AWESOME
gotta love the Asylum, they know how to make a film.
There are some others too. I'll try and find them...
This is my new desktop wallpaper
I went twice last year, it was BADASS to the MAXIMUM. Total pant-cacking stuff. I hope they bring it back again :D
even if it scared the beejesus outta me.
My mate lost a shoe running away from an Alien that appeared in a lift.
My mate did some impressive squealing, and my girlfriend pushed an old lady out of the way because she wasn't going fast enough :D
I'm going to be one of those awful people who takes the day off work and buys it the minute the shop opens, plays it all day and then talks about it in their sleep. And I MUST have the useless, expensive special edition with a facehugger, if only to scare my girlfriend shitless with it.
I want this game and I want the facehugger but my salary is getting chopped in half the month this comes out :'(
The story by Vincent Ward and the screenplay with co-writer John Fasano had Ripley's escape pod crash landing on a monastery-like satellite, which had parts of its interior, both wooden and archaic in design. The Alien³ special features disc set, Alien Quadrilogy explains how Ward came about creating the story for this partially wooden satellite also as a place of refuge for Luddite-like monks. The story begins with a monk who sees a "star in the East” (Ripley's escape pod) and at first believes this to be a good sign. Upon arrival of Ripley, and with increasing suggestions of the Alien presence, the monk inhabitants believe it to be some sort of religious trial for their misdemeanors, punishable by the creature that haunts them. By having a woman in their monastery, they wonder if their trial is partially caused by sexual temptation, as Ripley is the only woman to be amongst an all male community in ten years. To avoid this and (hopefully) the much grimmer reality of what she has brought with her, the Monks of the "wooden satellite" lock Ripley into a dungeon-like sewer and ignore her advice on the true nature of the beast. The monks believe that the Alien is in fact the Devil. Primarily though, this story was about Ripley's own soul searching complicated by the seeding of the Alien within her and further hampered her largely solo attempts to defeat it. The Alien Quadrilogy DVD set features scenes and illustrations that show this ‘Wooden Planet’. Aspects of the monastery and monks of these drafts were later utilised in the final production of the film by having the male inmates participating in an apocalyptic religion that forbid sexual relations. Primarily it was the plot of Alien 3 that was borrowed from this story but little of this world remained in the film. Despite his credit , Ward noted that the things he liked best about the story and those that he believed would have made it work were not used. The screenplay featured scenes set in different locations on the one-mile wide wooden planetoid, ranging from wheat fields, through a grisly but darkly comic scene in the monks’ communal toilets, to furnaces and a glass works (also used in the finished film). Empire Magazine described Ward’s ‘Wooden Planet’ concept as ‘undeniably attractive – it would have been visually arresting and at the very least, could have made for some astonishing action sequences. In the same article, Norman Reynolds - Production Designer originally hired by Ward, remembers an early design idea for “a wooden library shaft. You looked at the books on this wooden platform that went up and down”. ‘Imagine the kind of vertical jeopardy sequence that could have been staged here – the Alien clambering up these impossibly high bookshelves as desperate monks work the platform’. Sigourney Weaver described Ward’s overall concept as “very original and arresting.” Former London Times journalist David Hughes included Ward’s version of Alien III amongst ‘The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made’ in his book of this title. Since Ward’s vision for the film was never borne out into the arena of public scrutiny, this is obviously reserved for those who have taken a particular interest in the Alien project. However, Ward’s proposed version of Alien III has gained a certain following with the 2009 article in Empire Magazine and an extensive section dedicated to Ward’s vision in the Alien Quadrilogy box set.
'Biehn, upon learning of Corporal Dwayne Hicks' demise, demanded and received almost as much money for the use of his likeness in one scene as he had been paid for his role in Aliens'
I can't remember her name. But because they had a full face cast or maybe body cast, they were able to make a perfect replica of her dead.
She's presumably in her 30s now but 20th Fox have a copy of her at the age she was in 1985/6. That must be weird.
as for Hicks, i don't remember his likeness being in it at all! maybe the opening credits?
My conclusion was that the wooden planet idea was utterly shit.
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us 360 owners are getting ripped off.
NEED THAT POINTLESS YET AWESOME FACEHUGGER REPLICA. This is like the half-life headcrab thing I wanted all over again...
there was a very strong implication of another Alien Wars being set up in the Trocadero in London, a real possibility of them opening it again, how undeniably cool would that be? The original only closed due to a huge flood that destroyed the sets apparently...
I actually really enjoyed it, it's a pretty decent action film with little touches of tongue-in-cheek humour, although it does go plain batshit mental after Ripley gets carried off to see the alien queen. The whole humanoid alien thing is a bit lame (plus the effects kind of go to pot around that point), and I was a little confused as to why some dude suddenly decided to start narrating from his position in the hive, but still.. yeah. I watched the director's cut of Alien 3 recently as well and I thought that was decent as well - these two have been somewhat unfairly maligned, unsurprising that they didn't live up to the first two films in the series as they were fucking AWESOME, but they're not as bad as is often made out.
alien resurrection is actually great entertainment, with some pretty brilliant action sequences - but there's no mistaking the sheer daftness of it (the bit where your man takes out his brain and looks at it? wtf??) - and i don't think daftness has any place in Alien films. still a very good film in its own right, but i refuse to recognise it as a part of the saga
It's just trying to separate these things out. The brain section is really the first indicator that you have to take the film a little differently than the others. I might give T3 another shot soon. I know it's crap (although the ending is good), but I think that a lot of the reason for me hating it is due to little bits of daftness like Arnie putting on flowery sunglasses and I'm sitting there going NO NO THERE IS NO ROOM FOR THIS IN THE TERMINATOR FILMS THEY SHOULD BE SERIOUS WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS ARRGH
Also, after watching AVP2: Requiem, I think I really have new standards with which to define how crap a film is.