Thursday, December 20, 2007
Posted by JPX
From cinemablend, If you’ve somehow deluded yourself into thinking the new Alien vs. Predator sequel will be better than the first one, you might want to reconsider. Fox confirmed to us today that Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem is not being screened for the press.
You’re probably thinking: Well who cares if those bloated, spoiled film critics get to see it early? You should actually. When a studio hides their film from reviewers, it means they don’t have any confidence in it. It almost means even they know it’s bad, and they’re hoping to leak it out into theaters and earn a massive opening box office before the ill wind starts blowing. If the studio releasing it doesn’t have any confidence in AVP-R, then perhaps you shouldn’t either.
But for those of you who refuse to be swayed from this ill-timed, holiday gore-fest, in lieu of letting anyone review it Fox will be sending AVP-R out to special midnight screenings the night/early morning before it’s release on Christmas Eve. That’s right, instead of staying home to dress up in a Santa suit and deliver presents, you can hop in your car, drive to a movie theater, and watch a predator decapitate someone. Much as I think the movie will suck, I’ve gotta say, that sounds like a pretty great way to celebrate Christmas.
Unfortunately, you can only be a part of it if you live in New York or Los Angeles. Here’s what Fox’s official press release has to say about the upcoming AVP-R “Christmas Eve Midnight Mass-Acre”:
This Christmas Eve, as millions around the globe raise their voices in praise at midnight masses, New York City and Los Angeles-based fans of the iconic Alien and Predator can experience a very different take on the ritual… at special Midnight Mass-acre showings of AVP-R.
The events follow on the heels of Twentieth Century Fox servicing to press a special holiday gift: an AVP-R Christmas ornament promising that “This Christmas, there will be no peace on Earth.”
There’ll be little peace – but much fan anticipation – at the two Midnight Mass-acre locations: Hollywood’s renowned Chinese Theatre and New York’s Regal Union Square Stadium 14. The first 100 diehards in line at each Midnight Mass-acre will get a special stocking stuffer – commemorative shirts emblazoned with “I Survived Midnight Mass-acre Christmas Eve 2007.”
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