I am not a pushover when it comes to my high expectations for Alien and Predator movies, and there are some things I've seen in the AvP trailers and promo footage that makes me raise an eyebrow, but I am getting tired of reading so many negative posts. The fact that it seems there are more negative things being said about AvP:R than were said about AvP really appalls me.
So, in a totally different direction, I'd like to say what I'm really liking so far, or looking forward to seeing, or am thankful for, in AvP:R.
I hope others will mention what they are enjoying from the footage they've seen. If you want to post about what you dislike/hate/whatever, please don't derail this thread. Seriously, there are lots of other threads to mention those things in. I'm kind of just hoping to keep this positive.
-First and foremost, I am relieved this is rated R. I am thankful that I can expect some serious gore. Not for gores sake at all, but because it's is an ingrained part of Alien and Predator films, and we need to have this in an AvP film.
-I am very happy to see that the Predators appear agile and athletic again. One of the most frightening things about the Predator has always been how quickly they can kill you.
-I'm thrilled that the gaudy and cartoonish weapons from AvP have been toned back to normal again. I can't tell you how important it is to have semi-normal length wristblades, and shoulder cannons that don't look like they could be a blunderbuss.
-Disregarding any mandible issues, I am glad to see the unmasked predator appear mean again. Above all else, a Predator should ALWAYS look pissed off.
-I'm hoping/expecting to see some aliens get hit by machine gun fire. AvP did in fact have a cool firearm (The G-36), but I don't recall a single creature actually getting hit by a bullet. That was lame.
I don't want to go on and on, I'm just hoping to get the ball rolling.