Aliens, Predators… and Governors?! Oh, my!

Let’s face it. You’d be hard pressed to find more die-hard fans of a genre than sci-fi and horror buffs. Combine science fiction film connoisseurs with comic book fans, and you’ve got potential to bank beaucoup bucks at the box-office.

Due out December 25th in movie theatres, “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem” boasts the tagline “This Christmas, there will be no peace on earth.” The sequel to 2004’s combination of the two cult film franchises initially got its start as a comic book. Affectionately known as “AvP” to fanboys (and fangirls), Dark Horse released this dream-team crossover in 1989 as a prelude to the then-forthcoming “Predator 2.” AvP was later made into a regular Dark Horse title in 1992, and finally into a feature film in 2004.

The story’s basic premise pit Predator against Alien, hunting them as part of an initiation ritual. The warrior Predator aliens are downright cuddly compared to the exoskeletal, acid-hissing Aliens.

Once again, this round has the Predators taking on the Aliens on planet earth with all humans in the vicinity scrambling to get out of their way. Effects-wise, this one promises to eclipse the original.

If you’re a fan, show your allegiance to your favorite species of alien and rock a mask or costume to the box office. Or, kick it old school and show them all who’s boss with an Arnold Schwarzenegger mask, a homage to the hero of the first “Predator” flick and later, Governor of California. (As a side note of trivia, who ever thought that a science fiction film would ever feature not one, but two governors? Both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Governor of Minnesota appeared in the original “Predator” movie. The question remains, when is Carl Weathers going to get elected to office and make it a trifecta?!)

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