Alien or Predator?

Started by War Wager, Mar 26, 2007, 11:25:00 PM

Which species do you prefer and why?

Aliens
657 (50.1%)
Predators
654 (49.9%)

Total Members Voted: 1199

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City Hunter Yautja

City Hunter Yautja

#3915
As an antagonist I prefer the Xenomorph, as a anti-hero The Predator.

Acid_Reign161

Acid_Reign161

#3916
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 19, 2023, 07:14:22 AMI still stand by Anderson's AvP's portrayal. I felt like both species were represented to their strengths. Grid takes out Chopper to its own ability to sneaky. Celtic loses to Grid because of its own arrogance (can't get more Predator than that). Scar dominates at range when he gets the plasma caster. etc, etc. It's one of the film's own strengths imho.

I still feel like there's a better way to handle it on screen. Myself, I love both franchises, but their crossover always leaves a sour taste in all media but the games (for me). I think *because* I'm not keen on the two universes mixing, I'd like to see it done differently. I'd like to see it go the horror route as opposed to action (I know that may sound weird when one thinks of AvP) but I often picture something like the setting of 'Alien' - dark, claustrophobic, space a vast, empty, silent place. One xeno, one predator, and a ships crew. The predator would be kitted out with less technology, similar to seen in 'Prey' so the xeno wouldn't have to be nerfed. Rather than having the two beasts constantly duelling it out, it'd be more opportunist encounters between the two, with each knowing when to retreat.(and a crew slowly piecing together what is going on/figuring out they are dealing with two very different threats) Basically, 'Alien Isolation' with a feral in the mix. I like to picture scenes like we saw with Dallas in the ducts, except instead of the alien, the creepiness of seeing the outline of a cloaked predator in front of a strobing fan... that sort of aesthetic. Drop the AvP title to lose the association with action and simply retitle it 'Alien: Prey' (I feel a fan fiction brewing 😂)

xenotaris

xenotaris

#3917
Quote from: Acid_Reign161 on Jun 04, 2023, 10:30:47 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 19, 2023, 07:14:22 AMI still stand by Anderson's AvP's portrayal. I felt like both species were represented to their strengths. Grid takes out Chopper to its own ability to sneaky. Celtic loses to Grid because of its own arrogance (can't get more Predator than that). Scar dominates at range when he gets the plasma caster. etc, etc. It's one of the film's own strengths imho.

I still feel like there's a better way to handle it on screen. Myself, I love both franchises, but their crossover always leaves a sour taste in all media but the games (for me). I think *because* I'm not keen on the two universes mixing, I'd like to see it done differently. I'd like to see it go the horror route as opposed to action (I know that may sound weird when one thinks of AvP) but I often picture something like the setting of 'Alien' - dark, claustrophobic, space a vast, empty, silent place. One xeno, one predator, and a ships crew. The predator would be kitted out with less technology, similar to seen in 'Prey' so the xeno wouldn't have to be nerfed. Rather than having the two beasts constantly duelling it out, it'd be more opportunist encounters between the two, with each knowing when to retreat.(and a crew slowly piecing together what is going on/figuring out they are dealing with two very different threats) Basically, 'Alien Isolation' with a feral in the mix. I like to picture scenes like we saw with Dallas in the ducts, except instead of the alien, the creepiness of seeing the outline of a cloaked predator in front of a strobing fan... that sort of aesthetic. Drop the AvP title to lose the association with action and simply retitle it 'Alien: Prey' (I feel a fan fiction brewing 😂)

That actually sounds very cool

Master Chief

Master Chief

#3918
Look at that tie.   8)

City Hunter Yautja

City Hunter Yautja

#3919
Quote from: Master Chief on Jun 08, 2023, 04:12:49 PMLook at that tie.   8)

Proving this truly is a AVP forum! :)

littlesprout

littlesprout

#3920
Wow dead even on the votes!

ralfy

ralfy

#3921
Like human beings, predators have nukes.

PAS Spinelli

PAS Spinelli

#3922
Quote from: ralfy on Jun 23, 2023, 12:16:51 AMLike human beings, predators have nukes.

Okay?

Nightmare Asylum

Nightmare Asylum

#3923
Like human beings, Aliens have tiny inner mouths.

Kradan

Kradan

#3924
Quote from: PAS Spinelli on Jun 23, 2023, 01:05:56 AM
Quote from: ralfy on Jun 23, 2023, 12:16:51 AMLike human beings, predators have nukes.

Okay?

I guess, ralfy likes nukes. Or Predators. Or both

jacobo1122

jacobo1122

#3925
I like more Cosmic horror, mysterious threat that we don't completely Understand its reasons. That's why I prefer Aliens. For me, they are more interesting to discuss, still crowded with Mystery and more unnerving because of it. Predators as sentient beings are more understanable, They have different Culture, but it's still culture, some construct of order, we know their goals, and therefore they are less interesting for me. But they're cool  :)

Wweyland

Wweyland

#3926
I like the perfect 50-50 here

Huntsman

Huntsman

#3927
Quote from: ralfy on Nov 20, 2022, 02:30:46 AMThe Predators as, like humans, they can develop technology to increase their abilities.

Any Predator, no matter how big and strong, isn't going to survive a facehugger. That's got to count for something.

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