Bio Mech Hunter... I REALLY don't think the gore in AVP-R was over the top... it just happened to be a lot gorier than any other Alien installment. Keep in mind that Alien Resurrection and Predator 2 are both very gory in their own right, whether you like those films or not. You need a lot more gore to label it "excessive" in my opinion. The only truly gory parts in AVP-R were the hospital and store scenes. Those are the only parts that I could even come close to labeling "excessive". And if you went into both AVP and AVPR without really enjoying the comics in the first place, well, then no wonder why you don't like them. As far as screwing with film lore... Anderson gave both creatures a background that pre-dates our own civilaztion... which in my opinion, totally demystifies the creatures. I dont think he did a BAD thing... I just cant use my imagination anymore when it comes to the origin Predator. And as far as screwing with canon, Anderson completely f**ked up the Alien life-cycle... unless we're supposed to think that their molting-speed was genetically enhanced by the Predators. My question for you: Did the Brothers demystify the creatures or screw up canon even more than Anderson... and how?? (keep in mind that the story and the Earth-setting WAS NOT their idea and they had no control over a lot of that stuff.