I liked the first one, but this blew that shit away.
It started right after the first one ended, which is a surprise. The hardcore fans, as I remember didn't like it all that much so you'd think thay'd have put some distance between them.
The audience was quite vocal for this and the theater was packed. The first two showings sold out so I'm guessing this is gonna make some decent bank. The R Rating helps a lot, I think.
Holy cow, how did they get away with killing a dozen little new born babies? The audience was split between laughing and I heard some females saying "They better not kill those babies!" but then when you see multiple Aliens walking around them... you know what's up! We also got to see an Alien impregnate a pregnant womans baby with an alien, which was completely bizzare, disgusting, and totally awesome all at the same time.
There was so much about this film that you could say was wrong and nasty and totally uncalled for... and those things are exactly what this series needs to help get it on the right track. The kid friendly PG13 rating failed them the first time, so they go balls out and basicly kills everything that moves in beautifully rendered, blood soaked, CGI glory. The computer effects were not crappy at all and if they insist on using them instead of the od fashioned rubber suit effects, this was a good showing of what they're capable of.
I remember with the old Dark Horse Comics series, all people ever wanted was to see the Aliens Homeworld. In this one, we get a small glimpse of the Predator Homeworld, which I never even thought of. I'd like to see more of it in a future movie.
There was a quite excellent trailer for HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY before the film which maked me drool.
Well of course she died. The promiscuous girl always dies in crappy action movies. And man was this a crappy action movie. Do people forget that the first two Alien(s) and the first Predator were actually, like, good movies? Now both franchises have devolved into schlockfests. The 'Brothers Strause' should never direct a movie again --- the action was so poorly shot that you could barely tell which was the Predator and which was the Alien (or the PredAlien).
Have you seen it yet? I am a big fan of the short story that the film is based on (I'll admit it is the only book that has ever made me cry...what?)and it is my most anticipated film of the new year. I actually am attending a press screening tonight.