Census Rate the AVP Films

Discussion in 'Community' started by Lazy Storm Trooper, Oct 15, 2013.

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Pick Your Favorite

Predator 5 vote(s) 14.7%
Predator 2 0 vote(s) 0.0%
AVP: Alien vs. Predator 1 vote(s) 2.9%
AVPR: Alien vs. Predator: Requiem 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Prometheus 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Alien 15 vote(s) 44.1%
Aliens 13 vote(s) 38.2%
Alien 3 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Aliens: Resurrection 0 vote(s) 0.0%
  1. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 18, 2012
    star 4
    Let's see peoples views on the AVP series. Rate the films and pick your favorite. Have fun.

    Here is my list:
    1) Predators
    2) Aliens
    3) AVP
    4) Alien
    5) Predator
    6) Prometheus
    7) Alien 3
    8) Predator 2
    9) Aliens: Resurrection
    10) AVPR
  2. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 18, 2012
    star 4
    Oh. Can a mod add Predators to the poll after AVPR and before Prometheus. Thanks
  3. VadersLaMent Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2002
    star 9
    Predator, Alien, or Aliens, decisions decisions.
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  4. 07jonesj Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 16, 2010
    star 4
    I'm not a Predator fan, though I do like the Aliens franchise, so I'm only including the Aliens films.

    1) Aliens
    2) Alien
    3) Prometheus
    4) Alien: Resurrection
    ...
    ...
    5) Alien 3
    6) AVP

    Never seen the second AVP.
    Last edited by 07jonesj, Oct 15, 2013
  5. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2012
    star 6
    Aliens
    Alien
    Prometheus
    Predator
    Alien vs Predator
    Alien vs Predator: Requiem
    Alien 3
    Alien Resurrection
    Predator 2

    Haven't seen Predators yet
    Last edited by Legolas Skywalker, Oct 15, 2013
  6. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 25, 2004
    star 5
    Only watched the first AvP, and then only because it was sitting in my library's DVD shelf and got my curiosity. Wouldn't call myself a fan, though.
  7. VadersLaMent Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2002
    star 9
    The only thing that sucked about AVPR was the human stories. All the Yautja hunting scenes and xenomorphs and the predalien were good. I could have watched two hours of Predator hunting.
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  8. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

    Member Since:
    Aug 20, 2003
    star 7
    How did you put avp above alien.
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  9. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    Predators at #1? lol
  10. VadersLaMent Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2002
    star 9
    Aliens
    Alien
    Predator
    Alien 3
    Prometheus
    Alien Ressurrection
    Predator 2
    AvPR
    AvP

    The first three I could flip flop at any time.
  11. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    What? How can you rate Alien Res over Predator 2?

    Predator 2 had:

    1) Danny Glover
    2) Danny Glover
    3) "want some candy?"
    4) DANNY GLOVER.

    Dear god man... The above doesn't factor in GARY FREAKIN' BUSEY and Bill Goddam Paxton!
    Last edited by Ender Sai, Oct 15, 2013
  12. VadersLaMent Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2002
    star 9
    Predator 2 was a bad movie with a great ending.
    Alien Ressurrection was awesome right up until the pirate captain got killed and I like the underwater scene. It does however have the worst movie monster ever. But yes, I put it a tad above P2.
  13. TX-20 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 21, 2013
    star 4
    The Alien Saga:
    1. Alien
    2. Alien 3
    3. Aliens
    4. Alien Resurrection
    The Predator Saga
    1. Predator
    2. Predator 2
    3. Predators
    The AVP Saga
    1. Alien vs. Predator: Requiem
    2. Alien vs. Predator
  14. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    I don't remember Glover, Busey or Paxton being in A:R. [face_plain]
  15. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2008
    star 5
    Predators gives off so many hints that it's actually AVP3. And the only good AVP film.

    1. The Preds in the movie are actively taking tropies. Yet Royce and the others find a dead soldier in the middle of his booby traps. The Preds didn't attempt to get his skull.
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    2. The dead soldier also has a gaping hole in his chest....and it looks exploded outwards.
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    Granted, we never see the guy's back, so there might be an even bigger exit wound...but....
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    The actual prop did not have a hole in its chest. It was CG'd on in post production.

    3. When they find the dropped cages, containing various nasties, including the Hounds and the Proto-Predator (aka the big mantis thing that was originally Jean Claude Van Damme's Predator costume), they also see a group of crates that are rather small. About the same size as cat carriers. You know what else is the size of a cat?

    Either that or they swung by Isla Sorna and grabbed a few compies.
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    Which would be awesome.
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  16. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 18, 2012
    star 4
    AVPR was horrendous because of stale characters and only okay plot. AVP was a pretty good film and had a pretty good story (which Prometheus "accidentally" copied).
  17. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2008
    star 5
    AVP's only real problem was the fact that....it takes place in freakin Antarctica. Which does not mesh with the rest of the Alien/Predator mythos.
    1. In Alien, there is an emphasis on heat in the Nostromo. Steam vents, flashing orange and red light, the alien crawls through air ducts, and Brett is killed seeking relief from the heat by letting condensation from the equipment drip onto his head.

    2. Aliens follows the heat theme. Where does the queen make her lair? Under the colony's nuclear reactor.

    3. Alien 3. More heat! Fury 161 is a barren prison planet with a red sky. Funeral scene for Newt and Hicks is via cremation in the furnace. The inmates routinely travel through ventilation systems and use open flames for light. The climax? They lure the creature into the lead foundry and pour molten metal on it. Then Ripley tosses herself and little queenie into the molten lead to finish the movie.

    4. Alien Resurrection. More heat, mostly in the atmosphere just like the Nostromo.

    5. Predator: Anna says "Only in the hottest years this happens. And this year grows hot"

    6. Predator 2: News reporter talks of the Los Angeles heat wave. Speculation that the Haitians and Cubans' turf war is escalating because of the heat.


    AVP: Under Antarctica. Just because.
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  18. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 18, 2012
    star 4
    Just because they didn't want the xenomorphs escaping. ;)
  19. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2008
    star 5
    Also. AVPR didn't have a "plot"

    What it had was a collection of scenes lifted from the other movies. Among the most egregious:

    1. Tough Latina soldier character. (Vasquez in Aliens)
    2. Female character carries around a little girl through the whole movie (Ripley and Newt in Aliens)
    3. Guy yells "Get to the chopper!" to help his comrades escape ("GIT TO DA CHOPPAH!" in Predator)
    4. Doctor gets killed in a hospital room by an alien sneaking up from behind a curtain (Clemens' death in Alien 3)
    5. Panicking commander watches helplessly on a monitor as his soldiers are picked off by aliens (Gorman in Aliens during the first attack)
    6. Guy dies when his face melted when sprayed with acid from a blasted alien (Drake's death in Aliens)
    7. Yutani Corps' CEO is there. (Charles Bishop Weyland in AVP; Michael Weyland in Alien 3)
    8. Anonymous dead guy skinned and left hanging upside down in the middle of a forest. (Hopper's body in Predator)
  20. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2008
    star 5
    Ah. But how did they know that the aliens would even breed in Antarctica? The first pyramid segment shows them in Central America.

    And the queen went for a heat source when she was laying eggs in Aliens...as did the drone alien on the Nostromo when he decided to coccoon and morph Dallas and Brett.
  21. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    Sep 18, 2012
    star 4
  22. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jun 21, 1999
    star 5

    I disagree. I sincerely enjoy Pred 2 considerably more than its prequel, if only because we got to see a few more tantalizing details about their society and sense of honor. Though admittedly it did set the stage for the live action crossover with the xenomorphs and the suckage that followed.

    That said, OP, the AVP films only comprise said crossovers. When mentioning the Alien and Predator franchises, you just don't bundle them up together under the moniker "AVP".
  23. VadersLaMent Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2002
    star 9
    Predator had terrible performances, bad action, and I'll never get over a Yautja caught on a ledge and inside of 10 seconds decides to detonate its nuclear device because the film maker decided that such a powerful creature can't do a pull up.
    Predator was a cool, slick, suspensful, badass flick. Predator 2 is what happens when the wrong writers and directors get hold of a good idea.
  24. beezel26 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 11, 2003
    star 7
    The predators had their training facility in Anartica to keep the aliens from escaping. The first pyramid you see is the predators actually being worshipped by the people. Thus the willing sacrifices. One more thing, about P2, Its hard to do a pull up when you get shot twice with a shotgun. It was a FU moment to Danny Glover.
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  25. CloneUncleOwen Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 30, 2009
    star 4
    1. Alien

    2. Aliens

    3. Miley Cyrus Twerking

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    4. Alien Resurrection

    5. Natalie Portman vs Mila Kunis

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    Oh, and key lime ice cream with Sambuca poured over it.
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