Movies, Nerdery

Aliens vs. Predator vs. Low Budget Filmmaking


Armed with a few friends, some rendering software and a $500 budget, Alex Popov set out to pay tribute to two of his favorite movie franchise. It took him two years, but he recently completed Aliens vs. Predators: Redemption and made it available online. As far as fan films go, it is tremendously entertaining once you look past the lack of budget and sometimes rudimentary CGI. But after you are done watching the flick, you’ll slowly be struck by the realization of just how much Popov did with so little money. (He gets the nobility of the Predator especially right). Much like the thematically similiar fan film Batman: Dead End, Redemption is nothing more than an extended fight scene. As you’ll discover once the Predator squares off against the Alien Queen, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Plus, it’s only 22 minutes so there isn’t too much time spent on boring/disposable human characters. Check it out, cheesy fun awaits. (Via Kotaku)

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Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.