Alien vs. Predator (Arcade) Review

We reach the end of the “licensed games from Namco and CAPCOM” period of this marathon (ignoring the side-step last week) with one of the best of the lot: Alien vs. Predator from CAPCOM. It’s a game I never knew existed until the days of the ROM in the mid-2000s, and man oh man was I annoyed this never got a home release. Does it still hold up now? Silly question, but let’s have a good look anyway!

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Alien III (Audio Drama) Review

Alien III

It’s funny that I ended up getting a couple more free Audible downloads and so finally decided to give this a go, an audio drama performance of a “lost” script for an original Alien III film by William Gibson, at the same time I’m covering the Doctor Who lost stories range. I’m one of those people who doesn’t particularly like Alien3, as mentioned in my review of the film from a few years ago, so when I heard of this project I was interested to hear “what could’ve been”. Turns out Alien III is as much of a mish-mash mess as Alien3, just in a different way…

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Alien: Covenant Review

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The latest Alien movie has come to blu-ray (and other formats!) so I was finally able to watch it, and too my surprise… it might be my least favourite film in the franchise (Counting the AvP series as separate…). With the sole exception of David from Prometheus I just didn’t have any interest in the characters at all, and once again the Xenomorph stuff seemed tacked on to an otherwise well-plotted “A.I. gone rogue” storyline. Ah well, let’s have a closer look anyway!

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Prometheus Review


Prometheus is one of those films that had a huge marketing campaign and hype going into it (with a lot of the hype based around an incorrect idea that the film was a direct prequel to the original Alien film) and when it disappointed it created a large negative backlash. There are still people who put this on their “worst films” list, and that’s definitely too harsh, having finally watched the film for the sake of this Alien Week marathon, I can say that it’s … alright. It does some things well, other things poorly, but it’s far from terrible. Let’s take a closer look!

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Alien: Resurrection Review

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If Alien3 was a poor attempt to recreate the feel of Alien, then Alien Resurrection is at least a new viewpoint on the franchise. Resurrection is made to be a straight up action movie, with plenty of cheesy scenes, a bit of slapstick, and some straight up moments of “cool action”. There is at least something to be said about its honesty, and I definitely find it more enjoyable than the third entry, so let’s take a closer look at what is currently the end point of the known Alien timeline…

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Alien3 Review


Alien3 is an odd one. It went through hell during development, leading to filming starting before the script was even finished, and the end result was pretty poor. The alternate edit, known as “The Assembly Cut”, helps it a bit (apart from one scene which I’ll get to later) but it’s still a mess. Not a bad film, but not a particularly good one either. Let’s take a look at it anyway… because otherwise this would be a very short blog…

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Aliens Review


Aliens is always a tough one when it comes to “what are the best sequels”, because it’s hard to say if it’s better than the first because it’s pretty much in a whole new category. Alien is sci-fi horror, Aliens is sci-fi action (with some horror still) and therefore it’s really down to which kind of film you prefer. Either way, Aliens is a great film, and more than deserves its reputation as a great sequel, whether you prefer it over the original or not. Let’s take a closer look!

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Alien Review


“In space no one can hear you scream” is one of the best tag lines in movie history, and sure enough, it’s tagged on to one of the best sci-fi films in history… which is also a great horror movie! Kicking off Alien week with Alien, and although the sequel is great in its own category, I feel it’s personally safe to say that the series never reaches the heights this first film created. So let’s take a look at it!

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