Sunday, May 8, 2011

Alien vs. Predator - Paul W. S. Anderson

"And they use us like cattle"
-Sebastian de Rosa (Raoul Bova)

Alien vs Predator (AVP) was one of the most expected movies in the History of the sci-fi genre but it was disappointing. I mean, the movie is just a bunch of dark against dark on darkness, and scenes with humans take a lot of time. People would have liked to see the monsters fighting against each other. Alas, action scenes are actually scarce. The structural problem with the Alien and Predator movies in general is that they have to be shot with little light; otherwise, it would be obvious that the characters are just people in disguises. But then, the question arises: why are we still doing movies like this in the traditional way? Would not it be more effective to computerize everything, get rid of humans, and  have more action sequences?

Here is the trailer of DC Universe Online, a recently released video game. The game itself is really bad, but the trailer could be the basis for a good movie. And with better voices, nobody would miss human actors. 

Quite honestly, AVP could have been worse. The sequel, Alien vs. Predator: Requiem goes over the top with the gore scenes. The directors tried to use blood and guts as a substitute for action. I will not talk about it, in case you wonder...

Here is the trailer of AVP.

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