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AvP2 Trailer Analysis

I have to admit, overall, I thought the trailer was great. Lots of cool things in it. I loved the blue thermal vision. If anything, the movie will have more action than AvP and especially gore. Some CGI effects were a bit iffy for me. Anyway, many of you may remember I did a Teaser Analysis for the first AvP back in 2004. True to form, here’s my analysis for the AvP2 trailer scene by scene. Check it out below. Some things may be wrong, some things may be right. It’s just my take on it.

First we see a small Predator ship heading towards Earth. Very reminiscent of the ship in Predator 2. It could very well be an escape ship from the ship in AvP. But as to how Facehuggers are on board as well as the Predalien is anybody’s guess.

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Here’s a father and son out hunting in the forest. They spot a Predator spacecraft crashing onto Earth. In the YouTube trailer, you’ll see a closer shot of the craft crashing into the forest. A little later, it cuts back to the father and son in the forest. They hear Facehuggers moving about and both of them are facehugged.

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Next up, we see a search party in the forest… most likely looking for the missing father and son. At some point, the Predator is cloaked in the forest and kills a police officer running.

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Just worth noting that I love the blue thermal vision. Looks great.

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Okay, here we see two Facehuggers escaping from stasis tubes that were on the downed Predator ship. Not exactly sure why Facehuggers held in stasis would be on an escape ship in the first place. (If that’s what the crashed ship is). Plus we know, that it’s not the ship in AvP that crashes onto Earth.

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A few shots of cast members. Kelly O’Brien (Reiko) with her daughter Molly (Ariel Gade). Another shot of Dallas (Steven Pasquale) and his younger brother Ricky (Johnny Lewis). They look as if they’re exploring the sewer. Then there’s a shot of two people running through the forest.

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Another scene featuring Sheriff Morales (John Ortiz) and another officer discovering a skinned body hanging from a tree.

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A shot of three of the actors. Think it’s Jesse (Kristen Hager) on the left, then Dale (David Paetkau) and Ricky (Johnny Lewis) in the front. Ricky tells his brother Dallas and Sheriff Morales that something attacked them.

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Quick shot of an Alien. Not sure where it could be with the green light.

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Shot of Kelly and her daughter Molly in a vehicle.

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Lovely shot of the lead Predator with its dual shoulder cannon.

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Cuts to inside a shop. An alien attacks Dale (David Paetkau), I think. The Predator is in the same room and spots the Alien. The Green Alien vision from AvP makes its return. A few seconds later, it cuts back to the shop and the Predator kills the alien causing the acid to burn Dale’s face off.

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Another shot with the Predator using its shoulder cannon as a gun.

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There’s a scene mentioned in the Trailer Description post here. Molly has a nightmare or something, her father, Tim O’Brien (Sam Trammell), and her mother Kelly are in her bedroom. Tim shines a torch towards the window and an Alien jumps through. Kelly and Molly escape.

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Looking up towards a firefight. Hive resin can be seen at the top so I’m guessing this is in the hospital.

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Shots involving lots of army people firing at aliens.

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Shot of the Predator holding a spear.

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Very confusing shot below. The Predator is on the left. On the right, it’s the Predalien. But on the second shot it turns and it looks like a young Queen. I hope it isn’t but it’s been suggested that it’s a Predalien Queen. A queen wouldn’t have the pipes on its back or only two arms. Looks a lot like a Praetorian from the games too.

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Predator is at the hospital (notice the hive resin and the signs) and throws its shuriken weapon at a girl and impales her to the wall. I think it’s Jesse (Kristen Hager). In the background we can see Ricky, Kelly and Molly. There’s also another guy right at the back. Can’t really make him out.

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The Predator is outside the Power Plant, I assume. Also has a new weapon, a whip that he uses to catch an Alien and then splits it in half.

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Shot of somebody in a clothes store with a cloaked Predator beside him who grabs him.

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Notice on the monitor, it says “Projected O.W.L.F Containment Levels”. Does OWLF sound familiar? It stands for Other World Life Forms and it’s a nod to Keyes’ team in Predator 2. OWLF was on one of the monitors (see second screenshot) in the scene where Keyes is explaining to Harrigan what’s happening outside the meat-locker.

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AvP Requiem

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Predator 2

Scene in the sewer, maybe. The Predator grabs two aliens at the same time. Notice the strange red lasers in the background. Looks like the Predator set up a trap. I know a lot of Alien fans are pissed at this scene but maybe the aliens break free.

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Scene involving a fighter jet flying and then a shot of it dropping a missile/bomb out of the hatch. I guess the military think the best way to deal with the aliens is to destroy the whole town.

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This scene is familiar. From the recent production still. An unmasked Predator impales the Predalien with its wristblades. Most likely takes place towards the end of the film. There’s another shot a little later showing the Predator getting impaled with an alien’s tail.

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Here’s Kelly O’Brien firing a machine gun at something.

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The Predalien can be seen below attacking a waitress (Carrie Adams – Gina Holden) in a back-kitchen.

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An Alien crawling down (or falling down) an elevator shaft.

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A construction worker is killed by an Alien.

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Someone is dragged through a window by an alien and killed. Somebody else is trying to help him.

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This one shows the Predator running from the crashed Predator ship. Looks as if it’s about to explode. The Predator has probably set it to explode to get rid of the evidence.

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Here’s the Predator in the Sporting Goods store showing off the dual shoulder cannons. On the left is Scotty (Juan Riedinger) and on the right is Earl (Rainbow Francks). Both are killed by plasma blasts to their heads.

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Another scene involving the Predator falling, most likely in the Power Plant.

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Some guy below getting a head-bite through the face. Think it’s in the hospital and it’s by the Predalien.

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Ricky (Johnny Lewis) gets impaled by an Alien’s tail in the hospital (?). Also notice that he drops a Predator shoulder cannon.

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Final scene of the trailer with somebody firing a Predator shoulder cannon at an Alien.

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  1. Nimrod
    After watching the trailer for the first time all I can say is; HOLY MOTHER f**kING SHIT!!!! I knew it was going to be bloody and awsome, but nothing like that. This movie is going to basicly combine the two franchises as they should've been in the first one. A meld of intense horror, and extremely bloody action. The brothers knew what they were doing and I pray to god if this one is a huge hit that they come back for a third.
  2. WarMachine
    I was wondering the same thing, Thantos. I never saw her with a weapon, and yeah that would be dishonorable for a Pred.  But I think, BM Hunter, that the whip contracted or something and cut the Alien before he pulled it back. Could be wrong though.
  3. Bio Mech Hunter
    lol Wolf's shuriken pinning her to the wall is pretty hard to beleive. In reality, it would've sliced right through her. Alos, as awesome as the new razor whip is, it being able to slice an alien warrior in half with a good hearty, predator pumped, yank is really pushing reality, too.   :D     ;)  
  4. Predator_88
    I think the Trailer is great. I think its cool that the peradtor empaled that girl to the wall but I didnt see a weapon on her so why would he do that isnt it dis honorable or something. Any thoughts?
  5. ALIEN WARRIOR
    i love the idea of this predator being a badass killer for the new Aliens vs Predator movie. i've always wanted to see this kind of predator killing everything from humans to aliens. i am so glad that there is no human/predator teamups like in the last one. i just wish this was the first avp movie and not counting the last one which is pointless with bad acting, bad director, and a sucky PG-13 rating. i do love the predator's duel cannons and using the US military to face the aliens which i did a drawing in my sketchbook of Aliens/Predator of our military taking on the aliens in the white house lol. but other than that the previews still rock and i just cant wait for christmas. who ever wants to email me just click on my link to xenomorphaliens@aol.com.
  6. Predator
    so...is that predalien the offspring from the predator in AVP....  .because if so itll most likely be a pussy like the predator it chose to facehugg and the thing never had a chance..
  7. zen
    Well Jango1201,it does sound similar,but its not,otherwise youd have to say the same for 28 weaks later.And keap in mind,P1 and P2 where very much alike,as was A2.and as for the whip:cultures have been using whips for thousands of years.But dont get mad at me!.Im just the messenger!   ;D  .
  8. zen
    I think most of the preds are at the beginning.Every things going fine,the ship is on course,a pred does a routine check on facehuggers & eggs,but when he thinks the one is dead he anylizes it and sees that its dead,so he opens the chamber and FWOOSH!!.Its actualy alive!,and because hes not wearing a helmut,BOOM!,he falls over and a few hours later the predalien bursts out!.it climbs towards a vent,gets inside,and reaps havoc on the ship,it then crashes on earth,the nearest planet,killing most of the preds,and the predalien breakes the other chambers releasing the facehuggers and trys to start a new hive!.But thats just my idea.I might be wrong.
  9. Jango1201
    Im liking this movie very much already, however a few things bother me. This movie reminds me too much of Resident Evil Apocolypes. REA was a good movie, but i feel AVP2 copied off of it. The nuclear bomb, the "airlift" and trying to containe this whole mess. And the predator whip is very cool, took a lottle while to warm up to because i thought wolf was going a little Ghost Rider... anyone else share my thoughts?
  10. carnalien
    how mad would it be if those two face huggers made 2 queens which eventially mated and produced a super duper king/queen! lmao jk  but yer serz i would throw my shoe at the screen if that happened.   :D  
  11. JetSqueak
    Just learned of the trailer today and this is TOTALLY awesome.  I've been longing for a mix of some darkness of Alien and the intensity from Aliens. I'm a big Aliens fan and I'm warming up to the idea of having these two sci-fi horror titans duke it out in these movies but it's awesome seeing another movies created with Aliens.  This movie certainly looks WAY BETTER than the first AVP movie and I'm SO wanting it to be Christmas time already!!!
  12. Bio Mech Hunter
    Regarding the seen where wolf is holding the two warriors by the neck and judging by everything else we've seen so far, I wouldn't by surprised if the Strause Bros. orchestrated the scene to play out where both warriors try to impale wolf with their tails at the same time and he "deftly" dodges them both and they impale each other.    ::)   :undecided.  That'd be a another kick to the groin.   :P  
  13. Bio Mech Hunter
    Guys, it's definately the pred-alien.   ;)   I must have watched the HD trailer about 40 times now. lol Frame-by-frame, normal, etc.   :D    J, what I meant by comparing it the the comics, novels, etc. being a fatal flaw is that they've greatly skewed the abilities of both species. Personally, they differ from the films they're based so much that I dislike them for the most part.  I''ve been wanting a match up between the two species ever since I saw Predator back in '87 before the comics were even launched, but even then I knew that the encounter between the two species would require the predator to greatly change his tactics. Combating aliens would be completely different than humans. The problem is when the AVP comics were first released the authors tried to retain the feel of both Predator and Aliens (to a fault), and the only way they could do that was by dumbing down the aliens and suping-up the preds. Accurately speaking based on what we've seen in the Alien & Predator films, physically the preds would be outmatched, but technologically and intelligently the aliens would be outmatched.
  14. [CaM]Spoon
    THat very last shot in trailer the guy is using the predators shoulder canon to blow up that alien above his head.  Its clearly a predator weapon.  I noticed it first day and dont know if anyone noticed that.
  15. Commander Griker
    if you read the book they sent off these millitary dudes called Beserkers that were on this drug called Fire that made them super stong and smart they had these giant mecs that were acid proof and indestructible thats what they thought  they went deep in to the hive and they ended up going  geting all killed by Praetorians the one Alien calls they did not know about
  16. carnalien
    i really like like the idea of a predqueen that was mentioned earlier. but i would think that the aliens need a base queen to keep the species "pure" if u know wat i mean. people who ahve played "extinction" on ps2 will know wat im talking bout
  17. m206
    Hi guys, my thought:  In the first AVP the aliens were sort of "powered" with the initial electric shock at the queen (in fact she produced more eggs in less time, and they grown in very few hours instead of more like in other alien films). Connect this at the thing that the preds in AVP where youngs and without experience, and, i think, you'll have the preds "owned" by aliens in AVP.  In AVP2, the main pred seems to be fully adult and skilled, and the aliens seems to be the "normal" ones from ALIENS: Final Fight, stated that, i think that the pred taking the 2 aliens it's quite acceptable.  Byez
  18. Lee Yutani
    I watched it about 15 times and can't freaking wait to see the green-band.  However, I can safely say this movie will be far from the best of the franchise.  The main reason = predalien. I think predalien was "pretty much" the only thing wrong with AVP.  It's so unreasonable to have the alien all of a sudden(as far as the movies go) take on the physical characteristics of it's host.  I mean, in Alien3 it didn't come out and bark or moo at anyone or grow bull horns or floppy dog ears and don't even try to say it moved differently because it was just the same in the other movies.  The second reason = questionable cast.  I think someone that might have carried the movie would be (just spitballing) one of the old James Cameron movie/1980's actionish types like Brian Thompson otherwise known as one of the punks from Terminator or the villian from Cobra.
  19. ALIEN WARRIOR
    the previews rocked i've seen it so many times and it still looks so awesome. paul anderson's verison of avp 1 was so disappointing and also very bad acting and the special effects looked like crap. now this is what the fans of the alien and predator movies wanted a good die hard action pack roller coaster ride like in Aliens and Predator. i just hope that this movie does very well at the boxoffice. someone should show paul anderson how to direct a great movie such as Aliens vs Predator not is sissy verison of alien vs predator.
  20. NEWT
    I think yu might all be nuts!  The trailer is a MAJOR disappointment.  It take a whole lot more than gore and the F-word to make a great film.  They have taken anawesome franchise, brought it out in front of everyone and pissed on it!    >:(  
  21. NEWT
    I think all of you might be nuts!  The trailer is a MAJOR disappointment.  It takes a lot more than gore and the F-word to make a great movie.  They have taken an awesome franchise, brought it out in front of everyone, and pissed on it!   >:(  
  22. PredatorKing 2776
    Cool, Predalien molting Queen, not final showdown, dual plasma casters, hand-held casters, razor whip, more bad-ass Aliens, more experienced Predator, and possibly a glimpse at a Predator Mothership (BTW The ship in AVP was not a mothership, motherships for Pred's are supposedly HUGE!)
  23. EpsilonOrpheon777
    yeah what was up with the site being down anyways?  and about the Predalien molting... if it does indeed molt AFTER the tussel with the Wolf in the pic, then it's safe to say that Predator does use some form of med kit to heal himself and continue the hunt.  so yay it's not the end of the movie being depicted in that pic.
  24. SHREK
    im not sure about a predalien queen either but the thing is the predalien in the picture looks nothing like the predalien in the trailer so.....  who knows    ???  
  25. Jath
    So, there is going to be only 1 badass Predator and a horde of Aliens?  Doesn't seem very fair... to the Aliens.  I liked the trailer but I hope, like someone already mentioned, that it doesn't turn into some teen slasher flick.    Don't know if I like the idea of a predalien queen.
  26. SHREK
    @ jath yes there will b only 1 pred for the most of it anyway...he will be the main pred in the film if theres othere preds at the beggining or end is unknown. BTW i read somwhere that the predalien molts into a predalien queen..... not sure if this is true..
  27. Jath
    Hey guys, first time here. Enjoying what I've read.  Hope you don't mind if I give my .02  "Ricky (Johnny Lewis) gets impaled by an Alien’s tail in the hospital (?). Also notice that he drops a Predator shoulder cannon."  Looking at this scene frame by frame, it looks like he carrying a weapon. When the scene first stars, he is holding it as a weapon. What looks like a light when he is dropping it looks like a reflection of some outside light source. I'm pretty convinced it is a shoulder cannon.  Looking at the Pred vs. two Alien in the sewer, it looks like he is rising up from underwater. It's possible he took them by surprise and it takes the Aliens a few seconds to realize that trying to "jaw" their prey isn't working and switch to using thier tail.  Just thinking of Aliens towards the end of the movie.  If I remember correctly, when Ripley is in the exo-skeleton the Queen tries to "jaw" her. When she can't get her, she then starts using her tail to get at her.  Also, Ripley had the Queen by the throat and the Queen was having problems using her tail accurately.  Is this the same case?   ???    I haven't seen Aliens in about three months so I could be off in my analysis.  If I am, please let me know.  One last thing. Am I reading correctly that there is only going to be one Predator in this movie?
  28. yaujta
    they may be keeping the other preds as a backup for the end of the movie jk? if the bros hav confirmed other preds then im guessing its towards the end?
  29. chaz
    that pred holdin the aliens was a little much BUT the guy made a good point it could be he set them up in a trap and was just holding them up. not holding them in place. they make be unable to move.   nonetheless the pred deserves some f**kin merit. the 3 preds in avp 1 sucked. yes they were young but they all got rocked
  30. chaz
    you guys blind? those 2 pics are the same its a pred alien. if you watch the trailer slowly frame by frame the pred alien turns side ways and YES it loks different but its the same creature  and not that guy is not holding a flashlight. if you look closely they guy who says f**k YOU and kills the alien with a shoulder cannon is wearing what looks like a vest maybe kevlar or whatever and before that a guy holdin something gets a alien tail through his vest. its the same guy so its safe to say hes not holding a flashlight, but the shoulder cannon
  31. andus
    also during the montage at the end that person in the hospital getting nailed in the face is killed by the predalien, you can see the mandables awesomely in this shot(1:53)
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