When someone asks someone "what's their favorite space horror film" chances are they'll say one of the films from the legendary Alien, Predator, and Prometheus film series and hopefully not "Jason X".
So in celebration for Alien 5, Predator 4 and Prometheus 2, I thought it'd be fun to rank the films, so here we go. The Worst to Best films of the APP franchise!
10. Alien vs. Predator: Requiem
Oh god. So you know how I loved AvP just because of the badass fight scenes and action? Well get rid of most of the action in AvP and replace the action you just took away with the worst human characters in any of the APP films. The only thing that was actually cool about this film was the Predalien which actually didn't look that bad and the final fight scene wasn't terrible. Although yet again the final fight scene in AVPR wasn't nearly as badass as the final fight scene in AVP. Overall this movie is terrible and shouldn't be considered canon.
Wait are any of the AVP films canon to the main franchise?
9. Alien Resurrection
Oh god....that hybrid queen thing. "Alien Resurrection" is basically if "Aliens" was shit. It seemed that the odd number alien films were horror and the even were action. This film is so bad in so many ways I can't actually list them all so instead I'll just give you three things wrong with the movie. The first thing is that a lot of the scenes in this movie are just so uncomfortable to watch, not in a that's disgusting way but in a "wait is he about to makeout with the xenomorph" way. The second thing is that the humans in the movie are all terrible besides Ripley of co- oh wait no. Even Ripley sucked in this movie, how the hell do you do that? Oh and the third thing is that badass sacrifice ending in Alien 3 now means nothing.
Speaking of Alien 3...
8. Alien 3
You know what would be cool? If they made an Alien film in a prison. Oh wait I forgot they did that already and it sucked some serious balls. While not as bad as Alien 4, the film was way too dark and way too boring. Not to mention...
THEY KILL OFF EVERYONE THAT WAS ALIVE IN ALIENS BESIDES RIPLEY!
Sorry about that I just really fucking hate that. The only thing kinda cool in this movie and really the only reason to watch this movie is the Alien dog...or ox. Either way the Dog/Ox Xenomorph is very different then a Human Xenomorph and is very interesting to watch. Other then that, skip this movie.
This movie could've been amazing. I mean a Predator film that doesn't take place on Earth? Sign me up. But then they decided to make really unlikable characters and actors that weren't meant for this kinda role. I actually liked Predators the first time I saw it, but after watching it two more times, I realized this film is crap...but, enjoyable crap. This film has actually some cool scenes and the whole Predator vs Predator thing is amazing. Besides that the movie is just a mindless popcorn movie without the over the top badass characters to make you laugh at. I'd suggest you skip this movie unless you're with a couple of your friends and want to watch a popcorn movie.
6. Predator 2
Gary Busey in a Predator film. That's what this movie is at its core. However it's trying to be about a Predator in the city and that kinda sounded off to me, but you get my point. This movie is really forgettable besides Gary Busey being, well, Gary Busey. And just for Gary Busey this film is enjoyable I guess, at least more then Predators.
5. Alien vs. Predator
I've already discussed why I enjoy this film even though I know it's a bad movie. So just go check out my Hated Films blog. Advertising myself? Maybe. Kinda.
Before "Jurassic World" was the most 50/50ed film on the internet, there was Prometheus which was the most 50/50ed film on the internet for a while. Some praised it for its visuals and special effects. Some disliked how it wasn't really an Alien prequel and didn't really like the characters. I'm on the side that actually really liked this movie. The movie, while not a direct prequel to Alien, still has many things that are kinda setups for Alien and the overall plot was pretty entertaining. Also, gotta love the Engineer Xenom- wait, that wasn't a Xenomorph? Oh, well...Whatever it was still pretty cool.
A lot of people seem to forget that Arnold isn't just a member of the Terminator franchise but he's also a part of the APP franchise as the main protagonist of Predator. Now the film's plot isn't the best and most of the characters are just over the top badass soldiers but does that make it a bad film? I don't honestly know and I don't care because this movie is a blast to watch. If you want to watch a movie about Arnold battling an alien that wants nothing more then to just hunt humans down? Well this is...well obviously the movie for you considering there's no other film like that.
The perfect space horror film. Alien is nothing more then just a classic slasher film that puts Friday the 13th, Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street to shame. Every character in this movie is really great and has my favorite female protagonist in any movie, Ripley in it. What can I say that hasn't already been said before? This movie is a damn good movie and you need to see it.
Did anyone not see this coming? Aliens is a film everyone needs to see at one point of their lives. Why you may ask? Great characters, amazing action, one of the best final fight scenes in any movie I've seen, and is quotable as hell. Aliens is without a doubt the best film in the APP franchise.
Now I was going to review "Fantastic Four" for my next review...but since my last two reviews were quite negative (Minions and Terminator 5) I've decided to review the other superhero film released this summer. Ant-Man, so check back soon.
P.S Sorry about the picture for Predator, for some reason it won't load/show.