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Author Topic: AVP2: Survival of the novel?  (Read 3463 times)

innerchaos
Jan 18, 2007, 04:59:17 AM
Topic on: Jan 18, 2007, 04:59:17 AM
Upon reading the novel of the first AVP, I had high expectations for the film (I know, big mistake). Did you read that book? Or will you be checking out the one for this film?Assuming it will exist, of course. I'm just wondering if anyone's had success with reading a book based on a movie before seeing it, excluding books that later became movies of course, and were still satisfied?


Corporal Hicks
Jan 18, 2007, 04:24:24 PM
Reply #1 on: Jan 18, 2007, 04:24:24 PM
Should this be in the novels section?  ???

Ahh...yes. I remember the AvP1 novel...I stayed up all night reading it and was a happy fanboy...until I saw the film. I'll definately be getting the AvP2 novelization but I doubt it'll have an early release this time.


ian36015
Jan 19, 2007, 12:20:44 AM
Reply #2 on: Jan 19, 2007, 12:20:44 AM
How was the novel diffrent from the film? Guessing really diffrent


Corporal Hicks
Jan 19, 2007, 07:52:59 AM
Reply #3 on: Jan 19, 2007, 07:52:59 AM
Off the top of my head - character developement, the plot made sense and more Predators. But I haven't read it since last year so I might be forgetting something.


Mr. Weyland
Jan 19, 2007, 02:58:13 PM
Reply #4 on: Jan 19, 2007, 02:58:13 PM
It had a diffrent opening than the film, it was something 1000 years early and some Aztec type hunters are hunting an animal in a jungle next to the Predator pyramid, but they start to get killed by aliens in the night, and something else happens involving a Predator, i cant remember  ???


ian36015
Jan 19, 2007, 10:03:51 PM
Reply #5 on: Jan 19, 2007, 10:03:51 PM
Sound interesting and fun to watch. To bad it dident hit film.. Why do people do that?



Corporal Hicks
Jan 21, 2007, 11:06:59 AM
Reply #7 on: Jan 21, 2007, 11:06:59 AM
It really came down to Marc Ceresani(?) being able to do more with the novel than could be done in the film. He was able to get into their heads, let us know what they thought. That's what made the characters in novel more enjoyable for me.


bullethead
Jan 21, 2007, 05:36:39 PM
Reply #8 on: Jan 21, 2007, 05:36:39 PM
I agree with Corporal Hicks. All good novelizations expand on the movie's plot by explaining things the movie couldn't. Usually the novel is better than the movie, but that mostly depends on the author. With a movie novelization, there's going to push to stick closely to movie and some authors can't do it well. Other authors can do an astounding job.

Hopefully the novel will be based on the shooting script, not an early draft like AvP's seemed to be.


Corporal Hicks
Jan 21, 2007, 05:45:20 PM
Reply #9 on: Jan 21, 2007, 05:45:20 PM
Well I've already checked and Harper-Collins currently has no plans to do a novelization at the moment.


BrokenTusk
Jan 22, 2007, 06:46:35 PM
Reply #10 on: Jan 22, 2007, 06:46:35 PM
in the novelisation did any of the Pred teens survive ?!?!? or the changes weren't too significant ?


bullethead
Jan 24, 2007, 01:07:43 AM
Reply #11 on: Jan 24, 2007, 01:07:43 AM
None of the Pred teens survived. The novel added a second Predator being implanted with an embryo, an explanation why the ship couldn't get into the bay, another Pred that got shredded by lots of Aliens (I think), and a second Alpha Alien that was killed by Grid. Also, the Weyland team's guns were MP5s, not G36Cs and a Desert Eagle was mentioned some where.


SM
Jan 24, 2007, 01:23:02 AM
Reply #12 on: Jan 24, 2007, 01:23:02 AM
The AvP novelisation was worse than the film.  A remarkable achievement.


bullethead
Jan 25, 2007, 11:19:17 AM
Reply #13 on: Jan 25, 2007, 11:19:17 AM
It could have been worse, but it definitely could have been better. Then again, they (Fox) might not have given him lots of leeway with the novel.


BrokenTusk
Jan 26, 2007, 04:03:37 AM
Reply #14 on: Jan 26, 2007, 04:03:37 AM
thanks bullethead for the info, I thought it would be actually worth buying if a Pred survived. Seriously Fox who does a Pred have to kill just to survive a movie ? ;)


 

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