Once again I must thank SiL for his amazing "walkthrough" of the original Shane Salerno draft. Still makes me laugh.
I was actually re-reading it, and one thing that I found sad is... Yeah the strause brothers really did make some improvements. One area they seemed to really weaken though was the treatment of the aliens. The fights in the script come off as far more brutal and meaningful.
If they had kept the crash more mysterious (Not showing the events that transpired aboard for one.) And had only four aliens to really cause all the chaos, having Wolf track and hunt down the aliens with diminishing results (Taking more injuries, each fight getting more brutal and desperate. Maybe having a big fight where he's being dogged and stalked by two aliens at once...) I think the film would have been much better in the AVP arena. Alas, we needed to have ten thousand aliens and a "badass" "unstoppable" Predator.
Improved? No. https://youtu.be/FTlgotBnW_A
I STILL LOVE IT JUST AS MUCH AS WHEN IT WAS FIRST RELEASED <3 <3 <3
I still have the special edition dvd with the embossed Chet cover. Love it.
I love the beautiful designs of the Aliens, Predalien, and Wolf. Mainly the aliens, they are some of my favorites.
Lots of love.
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