Quote from: Master on Nov 06, 2021, 05:58:57 PM
I think I'm getting older but my favorite part of AvP nowadays is this whole setup before first A/P encounter. I love whole first part of the movie and generally believe second half is much weaker even though have much more monster action.
Agreed. In fact I'd say it has a solid first two acts, and really only falters in the third, which feels rushed and overly reliant on suits that don't hold up to the level of exposure they're given. The fight with the queen on the surface redeems it somewhat though.
I've never been troubled by how quickly the first two predators bit the dust either. This was their first encounter with the aliens, and between having their shoulder cannons stolen and the usual measure of arrogance in their behaviour, the odds were against them. If things went too far the other way the aliens would be reduced to fodder, which is also not a good thing. Scar demonstrated how well a predator can hold its own against a hive when it keeps it wits about it (opportunistic facehugging aside).
The idea that the design is somehow "wasted" is nonsense anyway. Future instalments are free to reuse the mask and/or arm blades and use them however they like.