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Alien / Predator Movies Poll!

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Aar Gal, May 7, 2020.

  1. Chrome_Head

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    Was just reading in the IMDB trivia how the original Predator film couldn't get insured unless production paid for a bodyguard to accompany Sonny Landham on set--not for himself, but for other people, as Landham was known to have a severe temper. How’s that for real life badass?
     
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  2. Chrome_Head

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    This would be my rating of each as well, interesting how each successive installment was a diminishing return. Only thing that broke that up for me was that I put Covenant over Prometheus.
     
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  3. alexpop

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    AVP: Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to be involved, so said director Paul W.S Anderson if Arnie lost his governor’s job( apparently not). Another missed opportunity for fans of the genre.
     
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    Prometheus looked like it had a bigger budget.

    Yeah.. the series.

    Ever diminishing returns.
     
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    His character part American native could sense The Predator, but just with a big knife couldn’t take on The Pred, no doubt another skull trophy for the Predator’s collection. :D
     
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  6. alexpop

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    With The Predator ( and Alien ) now owned by Marvel Comics, Marvel have already got a poster up with top left Marvel logo depicting The Predator holding up Iron Man’s head/helmet with blood dripping from it. :)
     
  7. alexpop

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    Did anybody get the 3D Predator Blu Ray?
     
  8. alexpop

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    Strangely even though I seen Alien in the cinema in 1979, I don’t find I watch the film ( blu ray) much. Aliens more so, regardless of studio sets ala Gerry Anderson. Guess by adding CGI it would take away the eighties period charm.
     
  9. Chrome_Head

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    I also found this interesting in the IMDB trivia:

    I'm glad they didn't go this route--having the alien be a wispy shape shifter would entirely go against the great line of dialogue "If it bleeds, we can kill it"!

    Predator (1987) - Trivia - IMDb
     
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  10. alexpop

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    Thankfully they used Kevin Peter Hall as The Predator and not Jean -Claude Van Damme (there is footage as him as the Predator :)).
     
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  11. Chrome_Head

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    I also read that, post-Van Damme, they even suited up a monkey in the red "bluescreen" suit of the Predator to get some acrobatic footage, and the monkey kept tearing the suit off. :laugh:
     
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  12. Oatsdad

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    Ehh - being an asshole doesn't make you a badass! Sounds like Landham was more the former than the latter...
     
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  13. alexpop

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    Hilarious stuff indeed.
    Production wise the film got off to a bad start. Thankfully the finished product is imo the best film of the eighties.
     
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  14. Chrome_Head

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    I'd have to say Blade Runner is the greatest film of the 80's for me--Predator is not far behind, though. Certainly one of the greatest action thrillers ever made.
     
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  15. alexpop

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    Blade Runner looks a little dated, still a classic though. Least I prefer it to blade runner 2049, what a anticlimax that was.
     
  16. Chrome_Head

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    Ridley’s Blade Runner: The Final Cut looks incredible, and I for one adored 2049–fantastic film I thought.

    I would really love to see Ridley, or even Denis Villueve, make an Aliens Vs Predator movie.
     
  17. alexpop

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    Fat chance of Sigourney Weaver doing another Alien themed film, she’s lined up to do another 4 Avatar movies ... taking her up to 2027.
     
  18. AndrewK

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    the weak ones Predator 2 and The Predator (which had too much comedy in it and was not what I expected from a Predator movie)
    The best ones are the first Alien and the first Predator, Alien being the better of the two.
    But Aliens 2, 3, 4 (Resurrection) are also alright, and I would put them in that order of quality. Sigourney Weaver is in all of them, and she's good.
    All other ones are somewhere in the middle.

    Alien
    Predator
    Aliens
    Alien 3
     
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  19. alexpop

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    Ridley Scott ( 82) got 68 upcoming projects listed in IMDb, Alien prequel ( Scott director) in production.:righton:
     
  20. alexpop

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    Yeah ! The Predator ( highly original film title :D), sucked royal eggs.
     
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  22. Purple Jim

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    Alien
    Aliens
    Alien 3 (director's cut - though I prefer the ending with Ripley grabbing the baby alien as she descends into the fire)
    Alien Resurection
     
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  23. alexpop

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    Ventura /Blain had a spectacular death scene in the film.
     
  24. alexpop

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    Interestingly Sigourney Weaver never wanted to be involved in Alien Vs Predator or even Ridley Scott’s later Alien films in this century.
     
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  25. shug4476

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    Amazed that people have voted for Prometheus. I thought it was better than the hammering it got in the press but just nowhere near the level of the best in the list.

    Predator is a masterpiece.

    Left-of-field vote here for Predators.
     
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