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Aliens VS Predator: Not The Movie, The Game

So, long before there was an utlimately forgettable pair of AVP movies, there was a comic published by Darkhorse comics, who held the license for the Aliens and Predator comic properties. The concept took off like wild fire, two of the biggest alien baddies from 80s cinema meeting on a battlefield with humanity in the crossfire. I have no idea how many crossover comics there have been at this point, but I'm pretty sure they come out with a new one every few years.

The premise is that the Predators have a surprisingly ritualistic hunter culture, and one of their traditional prey is the Aliens.

Rebellion first made an AVP first person shooter for the PC back in the 90s, I'm fairly certain it wasn't the first AVP game, but it was the first that let you play as any of the three races in the universe, and this game is Rebellion coming back and doing their thing for a second round. With some success.

I only tried out playing the human and Predator campaigns before I'd decid…

Kick-Ass: The movie

I think I watched this movie under the ideal reviewing conditions. I, having read the comic, sat down and watched it with my wife, who hasn't read it.

First and foremost, this movie is an adaptation that take some liberties, so don't go into it expecting the panel by panel reproduction of the book that we got with Watchmen, 300 and Sin City. There are a lot of concessions made to the story to make it fit more in theme with a traditional Hollywood movie, like... I'm trying to dance around giving any spoilers away if you haven't seen the movie and/or read the book. It's really hard.

Okay, so, background. Our hero is just some schmo high school comic nerd, he lives in a world without any form of costumed heroes, and one day, he has the epiphany that why hasn't someone just put on a costume and gone out and fought crime? Is it that far beyond belief that someone would get tired of seeing bad things happen, and put on a costume and do something about it?

So, he b…