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Author Topic: Fred Dekker On The Predator Fan Reception and The ...  (Read 16898 times)


Naginata
Jan 16, 2019, 11:47:34 PM
Reply #241 on: Jan 16, 2019, 11:47:34 PM
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^ Let's not get carried away here...





Huggs
Jan 17, 2019, 03:20:03 AM
Reply #245 on: Jan 17, 2019, 03:20:03 AM
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What you can't see in AVPR is still better than what you can see in The Predator.


XenoHunter99
Jan 17, 2019, 02:11:00 PM
Reply #246 on: Jan 17, 2019, 02:11:00 PM
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Maybe The Predator will seem better over time.

AVPR was a fun but dumb slasher popcorn movie with some really bad jokes, loads of clumsy fan service, and one memorable (but obvious) sightgag. It was never going to please people looking for a serious entry in the series. I didn't mind seeing it, but I don't revisit it. IIRC, the whole plot, including the ending, was in the commercial.

AVP is OK. There were some interesting ideas and RS recycled some of them for Prometheus. AVP has some good sequences, too. I don't think it deserves all the hate it gets. Maybe some of it...  ;D  I can still stand to watch it, and that's more than I can say for a lot of other movies.

Resurrection aged a little better than I thought. To me, it's a mediocre monster movie with beautiful production design and an underwhelming final monster. And loads of Glorious Door Reveals!  :laugh:

Covenant and maybe Prometheus could also be on this list.

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BigDaddyJohn
Jan 17, 2019, 06:07:19 PM
Reply #247 on: Jan 17, 2019, 06:07:19 PM
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The progressive rehabilitation of AVP is beyond me. It was the biggest insult to both franchises at the time, turning two legendary monsters into family friendly space pets...


Fiendishly Inventive
Jan 17, 2019, 06:13:08 PM
Reply #248 on: Jan 17, 2019, 06:13:08 PM
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Handing both franchises to one of the most mediocre and inoffensively bad Directors in the business whilst simultaneously torpedoing a Alien film written by James Cameron and Directed by Ridley Scott. Then spawning AVPR.
Yeah, AVP's great...


The Kurgan
Jan 17, 2019, 06:18:28 PM
Reply #249 on: Jan 17, 2019, 06:18:28 PM
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Handing both franchises to one of the most mediocre and inoffensively bad Directors in the business whilst simultaneously torpedoing a Alien film written by James Cameron and Directed by Ridley Scott. Then spawning AVPR.
Yeah, AVP's great...

That i will never get over.

I also agree with the choice of Paul W. S. Anderson for the project. He seems to be an alright bloke from what i have seen in interviews, but man he sucks at his profession.


Fiendishly Inventive
Jan 17, 2019, 06:28:08 PM
Reply #250 on: Jan 17, 2019, 06:28:08 PM
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And sorry, but Jean-Pierre Jeunet's trash
is better than Paul Anderson's Gold-
and by the extension, the Strauss Bros.

Resurrection > AVP >
AVPR = The Predator


XenoHunter99
Jan 17, 2019, 06:30:24 PM
Reply #251 on: Jan 17, 2019, 06:30:24 PM
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Could be.

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Voodoo Magic
Jan 17, 2019, 07:11:02 PM
Reply #252 on: Jan 17, 2019, 07:11:02 PM
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And sorry, but Jean-Pierre Jeunet's trash
is better than Paul Anderson's Gold-
and by the extension, the Strauss Bros.

No way, Resurrection is just the worst.  Why, why, why did Sigourney sign up to do that parody?  It's her equivalent to Arnold Schwarzenegger's Batman & Robin!




Fiendishly Inventive
Jan 17, 2019, 07:20:42 PM
Reply #254 on: Jan 17, 2019, 07:20:42 PM
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And sorry, but Jean-Pierre Jeunet's trash
is better than Paul Anderson's Gold-
and by the extension, the Strauss Bros.

No way, Resurrection is just the worst.  Why, why, why did Sigourney sign up to do that parody? 
It's her equivalent to Arnold Schwarzenegger's Batman & Robin!



I suppose it comes down to the fact that Resurrection's more interesting,
(and much better Directed) and when it comes to bad movies:

Interesting > "Good"

That's why, for instance- I find Batman Forever INFINITELY
more watchable than TDK Rises, because Rises is not only
bad; it's dull and bad- making Forever, more entertaining.


 

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