It seems like people are forgetting that the characters are what made the original films (Alien, Aliens, Predator to some extent) great. Even those who didn't like Alien 3 admitted that the acting was excellent and the characters of Clemens, Dillon, and Aaron were intriguing. Hell even AR had some fun characters like Johner and Dr. Wren.
But with AvP and AvP 2 it seems like the humans are just targets for the creatures. I know a lot of you find that "cool" or whatever, but seriously, why have filmmaking standards been set so low with AvP 2?
Just because this is a monster movie doesn't mean that the writers and directors can make the creatures cool and everything else shitty. Would Alien be the masterpiece its considered today if it didn't have any depth? No, it would have been forgotten after a month.
Paul Anderson was right when he said that actors sell the horror, but unfortunately, while he had good actors with AvP, none of the characters were all that interesting. Now with AvP 2 we have both a lame cast and a seemingly lamer cast of characters. Scotty? Ricky? *sigh*