OK, Aliens is my favourite film of all time. I've seen all the films from both franchises. I want to like this film, but ever since the first AVP, it seems they've smashed the two franchises together so that they can rot both of them into a crappy slasher pic. Sure, it's got R-rated violence, but so what? The whole thing's fallen so far from what it used to be. It used to be psychologically thrilling, intelligent, and the violence helped the story. Here, the violence is nothing but shock value.