Alien, Predator, AvP (news)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Admiral Jean-Luc Picard, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

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    So with all this talk about The Predator I realized I'm not sure if I've actually seen it or not. So it turns out Hulu has every Predator movie available except that one which is only on their extra premium tier so it must be good!
     
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  2. Turd Ferguson

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    Ummm.. no :lol:

    I mean, it's better than AvP and Requiem. It's entertaining, but nowhere near Predator 1-2, Predators level. It's pretty much the RoboCop 3 of Predator movies (it's co-written by Fred Dekker, who wrote and directed RoboCop 3)
     
  3. Foxhot

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    I'll give ROBCOP 3 this much: it ended.
     
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  4. Markonian

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    Agreed. I watched the movie after seeing Prey and I found it really good. Badass characters (Soldier, mercenary, drug cartel henchman, Yakuza killer!), drop immediately into the action - no need to establish the usual "protagonist dad separated from hot mother of their child(ren), getting together by end of movie when mom's new bf dies".

    It would be awesome as a modern-day Netflix series. Plenty of twists to cover in each episode. "This trap is doing xyz. I know that because I placed such traps myself." Shock ending!
    Ronald McNoland appears. Shock episode ending!
    Noland flashback episode.
    Noland betrayal - shock ending!
    The doctor is evil - shock ending!
    Etc.
     
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  5. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Commodore Commodore

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  6. Starbrow

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  7. wayoung

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    Ah yes, who can forget all those thrilling scenes between Space Marines and Aliens in the first movie. #BackToItsRoots
     
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  8. ashleytinger

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    Alien - Haunted House in Space
    Aliens - Zombie Horde
    Alien 3 - Depressive Victorian Horror
    Alien Resurrection - Proto-Firefly with Aliens
    Aliens Vs Predator - Resident Evil with Aliens and Predator but make it PG-13
    Aliens vs Predator Requiem - Ok, back to an R rating but we have no idea what we're doing but MAKE IT DARK
    Prometheus - Let's pretend the last two films don't exist, oh, and all our 'experts' are idiots to make the plot work
    Alien Covenant - Yeah you know all those wild theories about where the Xeno's come from? Yeah, the android did it.

    I would rather we went back to the Haunted House in Space.
     
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  9. Starbrow

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    If i rank them in order of my preferense it would be:
    Aliens
    Aliens vs Predator Requiem
    Prometheus
    Alien Covenant
    Alien Resurrection
    Aliens Vs Predator
    Alien
    Alien 3

    I prefure for Aliens to have a challengine enemy, like Space marines, it makes the movie more interesting, instead of weak enemies that just there for the slaughter.
     
  10. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Admiral Admiral

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    Requiem is your second favorite?!

    Well, you do you, I guess.
     
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  11. Starbrow

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    It's actually one of the most unique movies in an entire franchise, as you are no longer dealing with an Alien threat somewhere far off in the future, or in far off land, but right here at home, in the present.
     
  12. ashleytinger

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    I did like the concept, but the execution was lacking and I don't know how much of that was budget, studio messing with it or what.

    Still would have preferred a proper adaptation of the original comic series
     
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  13. JD

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    Wow, I think you are the first person I've seen who has anything good to say about Requiem.
     
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  14. Set Harth

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    At least that part's consistent with the real world.
     
  15. Foxhot

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    There's always one. Three if you count its directors.
     
  16. Starbrow

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    I was hoping this would become a trilogy, and we get a full earth invasion in the third movie.
    Still was very scary, specially with the kid saying "there is a monster outside the window" :eek: - that was memorable.
     
  17. Nombrecomun

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    It's not a big deal at all. It's barely a callback. Just a reference to Predator 2.
     
  18. Foxhot

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    They could start with one-----with the mass of the action in the daytime, for variety, perhaps in New York----but I'd follow that up in the second half with a full-blown destruction of the aliens' original planet....even if that doesn't jibe with PROMETHEUS, which I love anyway. Make it a three-hour AVENGERS ENDGAME-style franchise wrap-up to clear the way for the remake starring Ashton Kutchner {sic?}.
     
  19. Turd Ferguson

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    So, in the end, do the humans team up with the Engineers to fight the Xenomorphs, or do the humans team up with the Xenomorphs to fight the Engineers when they realize they have a common enemy and should join forces? :biggrin:
     
  20. Mage

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    As long as it ends with a marine looking down at a xeno with fatherly pride saying 'That'll do, bug. That'll do.'