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Well, I plan on seeing it when it comes out, but I'm not holding my breath. They had a TON of source material to work with and yet came up with the current BS plot. Oh well, maybe one day someone will do an Aliens and/or Predator movie that won't suck.

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^^^

I don't know, plot synopsis sounds decent enough. Predators have always known about aliens and always hunted them as a right of passage into adult-hood for the males. Predator temple is on Earth, aliens are in it. Predators come to earth to hunt them and earn their passage.

Explains why Predators came here in the first place (basicly explains why they were here in "Predator" and "Predator 2") and explains why the two races know about one another.

Also explains why in "Predator 2" there were alien exo-skeletons in some of the scenes...
 

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Here is a more detailed synopsis:


"Here's the idea in a nutshell: Predators have been using our planet for thousands of years as a training ground for their hunter-warriors. Aztec temples were the focii of this training, and Aliens were used as prey. The Aztec people saw the Predators as gods, and built many of their monuments for these hunters. The movie's choice of Aztecs seems strange, since their civilization only dates back a century before Columbus. If the producers wanted something old, why not the Olmecs, whose ancient civilization was the progenitor of later Meso-American empires? I guess Aztecs are just cooler.

At any rate, the Aztec Predators were wiped out by an out-of-control Alien infestation, and that was the end of that. But they also had an older, more secret temple buried under the icecap of Antarctica, where the training continued. Fast-forward to the present day.

The Main Plot

Charles Weyland, the billionaire industrialist, has discovered the Antarctic temple using thermal imaging satellites. Thinking that this could be the site of mankind's Master Culture, he assembles a crack team, Jurassic Park-style, to go take a look. What they find, instead of a manmade temple, is a Predator temple where five young hunters are about to conduct their first Alien hunt. The Predator weapon of choice is a six-bladed shuriken throwing star, while the Aliens use their trademark infest-and-impale method of fighting. The humans, of course, get caught in the middle of it. Movie tagline: "Whoever wins, we lose.""

From IGN.
 

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I think, after reading the detailed synopsis again, that the plot sounds good enough to make a pleasing action flick.
 

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All of that was explained in many, many books and comics. In the Avp comic (which was originally what the movie was going to be loosely based off of) you learn that the Predator race seeds planets with Alien eggs to later hunt them. I believe the planet was called Ryushi (or something like that) in the comics. Weyland Utani (sp?) the same corporation mentioned in the first 2 Aliens movies was colonizing the planet.
The hapless settlers start noticing things are amiss and discover the Alien infestation only then to discover that they are caught in the middle of the Predator's hunt. The Predator's came to Earth in the first 2 movies to hunt people, not Aliens.
This movie has been on the discussion plate for at least 10 years now. I'm going to go see it, I'm just saying they should have stuck with the "original" source material. Take Alien 3 for example. The original plot would have been much, much better than the piece of crap that made it to film.

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Samurai Jack said:
All of that was explained in many, many books and comics. In the Avp comic (which was originally what the movie was going to be loosely based off of) you learn that the Predator race seeds planets with Alien eggs to later hunt them. I believe the planet was called Ryushi (or something like that) in the comics. Weyland Utani (sp?) the same corporation mentioned in the first 2 Aliens movies was colonizing the planet.
The hapless settlers start noticing things are amiss and discover the Alien infestation only then to discover that they are caught in the middle of the Predator's hunt. The Predator's came to Earth in the first 2 movies to hunt people, not Aliens.
This movie has been on the discussion plate for at least 10 years now. I'm going to go see it, I'm just saying they should have stuck with the "original" source material. Take Alien 3 for example. The original plot would have been much, much better than the piece of crap that made it to film.

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What was the original plot of Alien3? :confused:
 

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I allways liked the universe of the alien and predator movies... even if it suxs, I wil go and watch it.
 

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I'll be in the theater the first day to see it.
 

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WOW, just watched trailers etc and that movie is gona kick ass, no mader if its got no story or what ever.
 

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What was the original plot of Alien3? :confused:

Okay, in a nutshell, the ship that Ripley, half of Bishop and Newt were on crashes. Ripley wakes up with a shaved head on a penal colony, full of quasi homo types. Either Newt was infected or an alien got aboard the ship. It kills lots of the prisoners and Ripley gets infected. At the end she jumps into boiling lead right as it busts from her chest. Overall a highly dissatisfying experience.

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