11 years ago
To be honest, I don't know what point you're trying to make. Are you saying that because the effects were bad it was a bad movie? That they're still using the suits and such from 1979?
I think there's a little more to it than that.
AvPR is shitty because it had a shitty budget, was given a shitty shooting schedule, directed by shitty directors, on a shitty location with shitty actors and a shitty script. As a result, the effects, camerawork, lighting, and editing are all (you guessed it) shitty.
Sometimes a movie is good except for one fatal flaw. Sometimes an otherwise decent movie is ruined by a bad ending. Sometimes the lead is miscast. Sometimes there's a writer's strike mid-production.
That is not what happened with AvPR. I've never seen a movie where EVERY ASPECT is horrible. It didn't even have that goofy charm of Troll 2; it sucked even at sucking.
The reason it's a shitty movie is because the people behind it's production didn't give a shit. The original Alien suit from 1979 looked a hell of a lot mroe realistic than the ones from AvPR. Why? Because someone gave a shit about making it look good.
"Action and gore" aren't enough. I could film myself clanging pots and pans together while putting some roadkill in a blender, but I don't think it would make for a very entertaining movie.