It’s no secret that the first Predator was made based solely on the success of 20th Century Fox’s own Alien series. So when Stan Winston’s Creature shop unloaded the image of a xenomorph head on the ship of a departing Predator creature at the end of 1990’s Predator 2,it became readily apparent that the already existing series of comic books depicting the characters facing off against each other would see the big screen.
Non comic book readers were asking questions like how did he get it? Was it related to both film series, or a separate mission altogether? A series of video games didn’t really cut it. People wanted to see it portrayed in cinematic form. So in the early 2000s, 20th Century Fox, seeing the profitability of such a venture, set forth on developing a script that would depict the battle of the century.
This enraged James Cameron, who was working on an idea for Alien 5 with Ridley Scott and, seeing the lack of creativity behind what Fox was doing, walked from their project. Which is ironic given what he later says about the resulting film when it was released. What exactly did Mr Titanic and Avatar say? Listen to find out.
So, here we are. After Frankenstein Meets Wolfman, Godzilla vs King Kong, and Freddy vs Jason, we have Alien vs Predator. Join me and a couple enraged set of co-hosts named Johnny Moreno and Jack Valley as we try our best to dissect a set of films which quite frankly need no dissection. I mean, this isn’t Alien and Aliens here. Oh, and why are they enraged? Because I made them watch this ‘pair of fucking pieces of trash.’ Will I defend them? Listen below to find out.
Alien vs Predator (2004) (?/10, ?/10, ?/10)
Alien vs Predator: Requiem (2007) (?/10, ?/10, ?/10)
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