Way back in 1997, DC and Dark Horse published the two-issue Batman/Aliens crossover. Issue #2 showed us that when a facehugger attaches itself to a crocodile, we don’t get a crocodilian xenomorph. No, we get a goddamned xenomorph T-rex. Why? Because comic books, that’s why. Anyway, over the years a few people have taken this concept and run with it. Here are a few of the results.
SPOILER ALERT: If you’re wondering how Batman subdues the Xenomorph-rex, he doesn’t. Faced with certain death, the Caped Crusader tricks the X-rex into a pool of lava, where it thrashes in excruciating torment as it is burned alive. Yay for happy endings!
Wolfen Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan 48 Hrs. Krull Star Trek III: The Search For Spock Cocoon Commando Aliens The Name Of The Rose An American Tail *batteries not included Willow Red Heat The Land Before Time Cocoon: The Return Field Of Dreams Honey, I Shrunk The Kids Glory Another 48 Hrs. The Rocketeer An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Thunderheart Sneakers Patriot Games Legends Of The Fall The Pagemaster Braveheart Casper Jade Apollo 13 Jumanji Titanic (best selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time) Deep Impact The Mask Of Zorro Bicentennial Man How The Grinch Stole Christmas Enemy At The Gates A Beautiful Mind Windtalkers Troy The Legend Of Zorro Apocalypto Avatar
And those are just the ones I’ve seen. What a huge loss…
Caught an advanced screening of Cowboys & Aliens last night. Totally dug it. Not once was my intelligence insulted. Sci-fi fans and fans of Westerns will love it. Huge thanks to Craig Binder for hooking me up with the pass.
Daniel Craig was great. No accent slips, no cheesiness. He was a great outlaw. And Harrison Ford almost redeemed himself for Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. But only almost.
Mrs. X, you need to see this film. Several times during the movie I thought, “This is exactly what Carrie’s been asking for.” It was sci-fi that actually takes place in the Old West. I think you’ll like it. For the most part it’s more Western than sci-fi, until the end. And it has a lot more comedy than I expected. Don’t rent it. It’s definitely an owner.
To the haters, allow me to address your most common complaint. Of course it’s far-fetched. It’s a movie about aliens. There’s no “x & Aliens” where x = anything that’s going to make the premise less unrealistic. And I thought the title sucked, too, but after seeing the movie I think it’s perfect. It tells you 100% of what you need to know without spoiling anything.
Head over to Google and do an image search for sci-fi Easter eggs. Go on, I’ll wait. Disappointing, isn’t it? THIS WILL NOT DO. I’m bringing the sci-fi to the internet’s Easter basket this year. Click the pic to crack open the first ever batch of Sci-Fi Guys Easter Eggs. Thank you, Easter Bunny! Bawk, bawk!