The bad news is I did waste $3.50 seeing this cinematic turd on DVD.
Good God. It sucks. I mean really. It manages to pith both franchises in one fell swoop.
Here’s what I don’t get about AVP or any Alien movie after Aliens. There are hundreds of pages of comics out there to draw from – an entire library and history of alternative possibilities. Why not choose one of those? The Aliens comics were pretty damned good.
It is a movie where all the important people have dialects. Where the obvious is spelled out over and over again just in case there are any mentally incompetent viewers. Raoul Bova – for shame! We even have our dykish Vasquez/Dietrich character.
I think that Paul W. S. Anderson should be prevented from making another movie ever again. Yes, his movies look nice – but he couldn’t direct his way out of nut sack.
Bullet-time for a face-hugger flying through the air? Doesn’t anyone realize that bullet-time in any movie is going to look so awfully dated in about… well, already. Ugh.
Thank you Sigourney for staying away. Lance Henriksen – good gracious man, you should have stayed away!
It reminded me of Dungeons & Dragons where you go explore a dungeon that is centuries old and yet there’s little dust and all the traps manage to work correctly and perfectly on time.
And the coda – hinting at a hybrid? Ugh.