Unnecessary Notes on Alien Vs Predator
I’m yet to get a better bargain than the one I found in spring 2009 for Alien/ Predator box series. It comprises a total of 8 movies of Alien, Predator and Alien Vs Predator series. I got them all for a grand total of 5 quid.
I often put it on in the background, especially, when I have a demanding set of papers to correct or a report to submit. So I did it, after a while today. I had never managed to rewatch Alien Vs Predator 2 in a long time. Watching it today, compared to the first movie I can’t help but notice what an utterly pathetic piece of work it is.
The first instalment of Alien V Predator worked because it was, in more than one way, so mysterious. The idea of two extra human species battling out deep in the remote Antarctica was, at least in the imagination of a parked mind, plausible. What more, it even had a suggestion of a plot. And, more importantly, the whole thing - including its USP - action - was balanced; the narration never got carried away.
In comparison, even for my half dozy mind, I can’t find a single thing to appreciate in the second film. It is trite in concept, plot and story. There is not a single thing original. It is made on the basis of kitschy idea to sell the concept inherited by the earlier film, and the execution is disgusting. It’s like porn without any imagination.