Alien vs. Predator vs. Firefox: Icon Requiem

There is a plot afoot. I don't yet know it's purpose, but the signs are upon us.

Seriously though, whose idea was it to make a poster for a movie about marauding monsters look like the icon for an internet browsing application.

While we're on the subject of AvP:R... Does anyone really care anymore? When I grew up the first AvP movie had been in the works for something like 15 ridiculous years. There were comics, books, and video games to tide us over, but what we really wanted was to see the two biggest uglies in all of Hollywood duke it out in the big screen. When the first movie was finally upon us, pretty much every film going male of appropriate age experienced a nerdgasm like never before. AvP was finally upon us and it was going to be AWESOME.

And then the movie sucked.

In my eyes at least, AvP pretty much killed any momentum either series still had going for it. Mind you, I'd already turned a mostly blind eye to Alien: Resurrection (Heck, part of me secretly LOVES parts of this movie. Underwater aliens? Hells yes!). It should come as no surprise, then, that when I heard that there would be a sequel to AvP, I greeted the news with a resounding 'Meh.'

And that was BEFORE I heard about the plot.


So get this, the aliens and the predators crash land on Earth...

Hold on a second. I'll let that sink in.

For those of you who might not have followed the Aliens series too closely, one of the huge, major, important plot points constantly brought up is how Ripley cannot UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES allow even one single alien to make it to Earth. The operating theory is that they will spread like wild fire and pretty much wipe out all life on our planet. Ripley goes to some pretty extreme measures to prevent that from happening, including taking her own life at the end of Alien 3.

Yeah, so, remember that huge, important plot point from the original series? Well guess what, AvP:R takes place hundreds of years BEFORE the original Aliens series. And the Aliens end up on Earth. And, apparently, we handled it just fine. Fuck you, Ripley.

Oh, and apparently fuck you, fans of the series.

The only thing I'll give AvP:R is the fact that the previews don't look terrible AND they got an R-rating for it, compared to the PG-13 slapped onto the first one. At the very least the 'R' convinces me that they're actually going to try to correct some of the errors made in the first movie.

Color me intrigued enough to consider seeing it.

But the poster is still silly.