ALIEN vs PREDATOR NEGATIVE SCRIPT?
?Mr Beaks? took a look at the ?Aliens vs.Predator? script for Aint it Cool News, and unfortunately, the word ain?t good. Here?s a taste:
?The characterizations are beyond stock, with only Weyland resonating thanks to a subplot that has him hiding his rapidly deteriorating health from the rest of the team. Lex is just a standard tough chick, though Anderson nicely undercuts the character by giving her a romantic past with the repulsive Verheiden. Meanwhile, as I?ve alluded to above, the story is little more than a cobbling together of greatest hits from other, better films, sparing the writer(s) the horrible burden of conjuring up a halfway original idea.?
He continues, ?Though there?s no shortage of Alien and Predator throw-downs in the third act, what I think will piss off the fans is the way this script thoroughly ignores the lore of the previous films. This is particularly irksome with regards to the ALIEN franchise, though I guess we can just chalk it up as horribly ironic that ?The Company? had to go all that way into space to find an Alien when there was a well-preserved Queen just hanging out in Antarctica for reasons that I?ll avoid spoiling, but? Christ, what a stupid idea! That the script ends with the suggestion that Aliens might wind up stalking the Earth in what is supposed to be the present day...can you say ?goodbye series continuity???
Courtesy of Aint It Cool News