I was in the car with my coworker sometime recently and we began talking about the subject of movies. Someone began talking about the upcoming film Aliens vs. Predator, and I commented that I really expected it to suck. Then I began thinking about it, and it really is completely doomed to suck:
- First off, while there have been a handful of recent successes in this department, overall, Movies based on Comic Books Suck. For every Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Tank Girl, and X-Men, there is a Fantastic Four, The Punisher, Spawn, The Shadow, Dick Tracy, Superman IV, The Rocketeer, Road to Perdition, The Hulk, dot dot dot. The genre just doesn’t have alot going for it.
- It’s a sequel to TWO films that have already had awful sequels. I mean Aliens 4 and Predator 2 are some of the worst films ever, who would even think about Captain Planeting them up?
- Not only is this film based on a Comic Book, but there is also a Video Game. And as we know, movies based on video games just suck. They always do. I don’t even need to list them here, because they ALL suck.
So there you have it. AvP is going to BLOW. It is a doomed film, and the more I think about it the more doomed it gets.