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Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:39 am
by shawn
Originally posted by Latte Thunder
Jeez, Reem. For a second I thought I was reading a Shawn review.

Ha! I still have yet to see it, I was in Baltimore MD for HorrorFind when it opened up and since I got back into town I've been sick... I'm gonna try to get out to see it this weekend. I know its shit but I have to see for myself.

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:39 pm
by I am 138
Originally posted by DylanDog
You mean just like with Bad Taste?!

Hey, now, the only denial 'round these parts regarding Bad Taste is your denial of its greatness.

I mean, come on, he gets "born again!"

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:11 pm
by {DeAdGuY}
I'll buy a 4th copy of BAD TASTE before I'd watch avp
for free.

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:15 pm
by Latte Thunder
I just bought Bad Taste. Word around these parts is that it's the best movie ever.

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 4:58 pm
by I am 138
Word 'round these parts is correct.

Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:12 am
by shawn
Some spoilers...

Finally dragged my ass out to see this train wreck. It does suck, but not quite as bad as I expected. By no means is this movie what is should/could have been. Not even close. This movie could have been so cool. Instead its just sort of there. Some of the action and fight scenes are pretty cool, and some of the back ground shit on the predator's and aliens is cool too. I wasn't bored or anything, in fact I was pretty entertained for the most part.

The first problem is the PG 13 rating. Most of the human death is off screen. But the Alien vs predator footage is pretty juicy... I'm keeping my fingers crossed for an R-rated Dvd, I've read that that is indeed happening. And the other thing that really sucks; the sub-plot with the Predator befriending one of the humans... This was fucking stupid.

And the scary thing is, the audience fucking applauded when it was over! Packed house too... I don't get it...

PS: I thought it was much better than Freddy vs Jason, but that ain't saying much now is it...

Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:39 am
by Remo D
And the scary thing is, the audience fucking applauded when it was over! Packed house too... I don't get it...


When they broke out the stretcher towards the end, my paltry audience tried to laugh it off the screen.

PS: I thought it was much better than Freddy vs Jason, but that ain't saying much now is it...

Hmmm... well, FREDDY VS. JASON hit my year's worst list last time around, too, but I thought the final fight was rather entertaining and a bit more satisfying than what we got in AvP. Script/stupidity-wise, they're on a par with each other.

Okay... ALIEN VS. PREDATOR isn't THE worst film of the year--I'd rather sit through something like this than something that BORES me into physical pain. And I was, admittedly, never a huge PREDATOR aficionado to begin with.

But the ALIEN series was doing so well for me. Four completely different films, no sense of repetition--and to my (possibly warped) perception, the weird and wacky RESURRECTION was the best of the sequels (the SEQUELS, not the whole series, okay?). There was always some sense of wonder and imagination that was sorely lacking here.

And then there's Anderson. I'm no video game fan, either, but I'll make a confession... I thought in the fantasy/martial arts arena, MORTAL KOMBAT was harmless cable fun (didn't bother on the big screen, and never saw the sequel). EVENT HORIZON was the best surprise of its year. Then came SOLDIER... well... nice try, but try again, okay? And RESIDENT EVIL? Had its moments at the very least, and I can always say that I've seen worse video-game-derived zombie movies. But still nothing special.

I still hoped--truly HOPED--that Anderson would pull his bag of deep-space horror tricks out one more time and keep the ALIEN track record going... even without Sigourney Weaver.

Then I saw the PG-13 rating.

Then I saw the movie.

It's not without its amusement value, and I must admit again that I've suffered through far worse. But it still hit me like a double slap. And I simply don't consider it part of the ALIEN series. If they try to sell me a "Quintology" down the line? FORGET IT!

Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 5:57 pm
by Latte Thunder
I used my free ticket from the Predator DVD to see this this afternoon, and while I didn't think it was as bad as I thought it would be, it certainly didn't make for a good movie.

I liked the Alien v. Predator fight scenes, but that's about all I liked.

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 7:50 am
by impetigo-on-the-brain
All i have to say about AvP i'm glad they didn't use rap for the soundtrack.

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