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So if you havent heard about it, Its true. They did make a sequel to Alien Vs. Predator, and Its been out since December 25th. Unfortunately there were no previews or advertisements for the film of any kind except for on IMDB.com or Youtube. It is unfortunate because although its predecessor flopped horribly, this sequel really lived up to both the Alien, and Predator franchises. It had all of the action you would expect from both movies, a developed storyline with characters worth watching, and it was extremely exciting.
The movie picks up exactly where the first one left off, the Predator species picked up their fallen comrade from Earth and were in orbit when trouble hits. Yes folks the movie does revolve around a chestburster ripping out of a predator, and becoming an Alien/Predator hybrid. Needless to say a skirmish ensues and the spaceship crashes right back to Earth releasing the "Predalien" and a small number of facehuggers that the Predators had in captivity. Now the movie spares no exspense in showing just how terrible the Alien species is. Nothing sugar coated in this movie, not an ounce of shame whatsoever. The Aliens killed everything; children, hobos, pregnant women, animals,and the national guard. If it breathed it became victim to: Decapitation, Facehugging, chest-bursting, and a very unorthodox form of Alien reproduction, Belly-bursting.
There were no surviving Predators on the craft but they did manage to send out a signal which brought a Hunter from the Predator Homeworld to Earth. It was cool to be able to see the Predator homeworld and get more depth on their technology and architecture. What also made this movie live up to its title was the fact that the predator did not team up with humans in that dramatic lets have a moment everytime we kill something sort of way. Just as inthe game, and comics it was an all out battle royale, Aliens eating everything, Predator doing all of the hunting, and humans just trying to survive.
All in all it was a great flick, that unfortunately wont bring in much profit, because not many people know the movie is out. SO hopefully this small review will intrigue enough of you to check this film out, because it made its predecessor look like a sci-fi version of titanic.
The format war has been raging for quite some time now, with HD-DVD supposedly taking a substantial lead with Paramount deciding to support it exclusively. However as much of a victory as this seemed to be, an even bigger giant, which has cast its shadow over just about every production company in the movie business, has decided to dabble in Blu-ray technology. We know them as the porn industry.
For awhile now the porn industry has been supporting HD-DVD exclusively due to low production costs, but more importantly its because the father's of Blu-ray have tried to keep the format "Decent". Apparantly they got over thier scruples when they noticed just how deep the pockets are on the flesh factories, and have decided to let them put their rowdy movies on the disc. So far only a few number of companies have actually published Blu-ray movies, Digital Playground has released Pirates, which is loosely based on Treasure Island from what I understand, I thought it might be a parody of Johny Depps movie, but I guess Im wrong. Also available from Vivid is "Debbie Does Dallas".
How this well affect PS3 Owners well only time will tell. Im sure Sony is already implementing firmware updates that will prevent such movies from being played on its celibate system.
Is this a slam against HD-DVD in favor of Blu-ray, well Im not too sure since the Industry did not choose one or the other. They are continuing to produce films for HD-DVD, and are just adapting the Blu-ray into their disfunctional family. So any thoughts?
Well Ive actually had Armored Core 4 for awhile now, but I figured Idsay something about it. I just finished the endmission a couple of weeks ago and I gotta say this game is awesome! Its definitely the best mech game Ive played next to ZOE the second runner. I suppose you could class me as an "Original" seeing how I played all of the armored cores prior to four, but man the new dash systems really make this game exciting. The only thing I found really dissapointing was the fact that the one on one battles were extremely short. The longest one I fought was against Amazigh and that was 45 seconds. The one on one battles were what really got me into Armored core in the first place and its a real shame they picked quantity over quality this time. I didnt even have to use different maps. Although I think the new dash and slash effects were really gratifying. Especially on the queens Lance mission when I had to dodge all the battle ships and just slice a hole in the main ship...yeah pretty sweet. All in all it was definitely worth the 49.99. A must have for mech fans.
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This michinima was written and directed by Ian Beckman. This is my favorite episode of the four that he created. If you want to see more visit http://www.azerothiansupervillains.com/episodes/asv3.htm
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Here is the six second render test I was talking about featuring the UMI's senate chamber. I was just working with the 3d software to see how it puts up with my modeling. Maya works great. I hope to get this game in to full production now.
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