After an overly ambitious businessman transports an 80-foot python to the United States, the beast escapes and starts to leave behind a trail of human victims. An FBI agent and a snake ... See full summary »
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Erin and sister Sarah travel to Japan to do interviews about global warming. However, on the 1st day of said interviews Tokyo suffers a horrendous earthquake and as they take cover, they ... See full summary »
Captain Nemo goes even deeper into insanity in this mesmerizing fantasy tale. Once again at the helm of his fearsome, wildly advanced vessel, the nautical madman endeavors to turn the world above the waves upside down.
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Survivors escape to a deserted atoll after a Semester at Sea ship is sunk by a mutated two-headed shark. But when the atoll starts flooding, no one is safe from the double jaws of the monster as it eats fresh delicious women and men.
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Down for this?
I'm actually more comfortable with a pen and paper.
I've seen you with a pen and paper. See how you do with a gun. This ain't the one-man army, though. You stay, you fight.
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Because Sci-Fi's "Showdown at Area 51" wasn't enough, The Asylum brings us another exciting rip-off in anticipation of "AVP R". Since the "Alien vs. Predator" sequel is set in a small American town, "Alien vs. Hunter" is set in a small American town. After some helicopter shots we're treated to a middle-aged man jogging, completely oblivious to a huge smoking object crashing behind him. From there we are introduced to an alien and a "hunter" and people die and run around and shoot at stuff.
This particular effort is punctuated by some nice derivative designs. The alien resembles Giger's "Alien" (except for the whole spider thing) and the hunter is a safe re-imagining of the "Predator". In this respect The Asylum have really outdone themselves. This kind of production design could really have helped them on movies like "Alien Abduction". A couple scenes, particularly the tunnel scene, make pretty good use of lighting and the wide aspect ratio. This scene suitably rips off "Alien 3".
The characters are a real low point, though. Our heroes have a few very superficial clichés that pass for character and they are played off one another in a way that makes you wish the monsters would win. There is some solace in watching people get killed off, but it was never the ones I really wanted dead. My favorite line is "Guys, we're on the ship and that totally sucks".
I'm almost used to these quirks by now, even the worst one of never quite getting everything in frame. It's odd watching these because the little flashes of competence give you the feeling that it would have been a solid movie if only they bothered to get the coverage. But down to brass tax, this thing advertises itself on its special effects and there really isn't anything wrong with those. Plus the film wisely avoids much reference to "Alien vs. Predator" and instead liberally rips off the original "Alien", "Predator" and "Aliens".
Without giving anything away, I do have to say the final twist is really irritating. Apart from this, "Alien vs. Hunter" is an essential for any fan of The Asylum.
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