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Even though we have two of the absolutely coolest creatures in cinema history, Alien VS Predator has been largely forgotten by audiences and will soon be leaving its streaming home.
Combining an alien and a predator and forcing them to fight each other with the horror of Alien and the action-packed mayhem of Predator should make for an appealing action film, but not everything goes as it should. Enter that Alien VS Predator duology.
Both Alien VS Predator and its unbelievably bad sequel Alien vs Predator: Requiem will soon be leaving its native Hulu, which means you only have two weeks left to enjoy such memorable moments as Cricket from Always sunny in Philadelphia Fighting a Predalien in requiem.
The development story of the two films is far more interesting than the films themselves, as the series started after the inclusion of a xenomorph skull in Predator 2 in a trophy room. From there, Dark Horse released several crossover comics, with diminishing quality, and one movie exec thought, “Hey, why not?”
somewhat surprising, AVP was made with a focus on practical effects and real sets. Filmed in the Czech Republic for budget reasons, a real giant pyramid and several corridors for alien ships were built. If it were done nowadays, they’d probably throw a bunch of actors in front of a green screen and add it all later.
The first film was also directed by Paul WS Anderson, known for his films resident Evil film series. Similar to AVP, it’s also extremely mediocre, but with some strong ideas. As for requiemmeanwhile almost nothing happens and the film is lit so dimly that you think you are watching house of the dragon.
That AVP Pair will be available on Hulu through October 31.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/one-of-the-most-successful-crossover-franchises-ever-will-be-leaving-hulu-this-month/ One of the most successful crossover franchises of all time, Alien vs. Predator is leaving Hulu this month