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Alien vs. Predator & Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
Episode 127Bonus Episode29th November 2021 • Verbal Diorama • Verbal Diorama
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Welcome to the third Nanorama episode - episodes slightly shorter, but focusing on interesting titbits of information.

For this episode, I'm concluding the Alien franchise by talking a little about the saga's attempts at crossover events:

Alien vs Predator was conceived instead of James Cameron's Alien 5, and was going to be the crossover event to end all crossover events. An Alien and a Predator smackdown, set on Earth, given a very distinct Resident Evil vibe, thanks to its director Paul W.S. Anderson. While it didn't set the critics alight, it did decent enough box office to give us a sequel....

Aliens vs Predator: Requiem continued the story from the end of the first movie, with the inclusion of the Predalien. It's a shame the movie was so dark that the audience could barely see the creature. Directed by first-time directors, and experienced visual effects artists, the Brothers Strause; AvP: Requiem wanted to up the stakes, make it more personal AND more gory....