After watching the first Alien vs. Predator, I made myself forget the whole terrible experience. So, it isn't surprising that I can't remember the surprise appearance of a little Alien/Predator hybrid popping out at the end. But I guess if I'm going to try and enjoy the sequel (it is pushing for a harder rating ... ), then I need to recap what happened in the original (spinoff anyway). For now, I'm at least back up to speed on the hybrid, thanks entirely to the good people over at RopesofSilicon.com, who share with us some images of the grown 'Alienator' (what would you call it?). The pics they've got are of a model (technical term: maquette), presumably used for the film*, which they got off the site of a company called 3D Custom Foam Inc.
Personally, I'm a bit disappointed with the design, if only because it doesn't have enough Predator features. Yeah, that's probably what happens in the biology, but I don't care. If that is the case then have the hybrid mouth and lose the prickly spikes all over its body. I don't even get that. It makes me think there's some new-style Megatron genes mixed in there or something. I much prefer this photoshop, which I found while doing an image search. Don't you? Anyway, it isn't as bad as the Alien/Ripley hybrid from Alien: Resurrection, and since I actually kinda like that movie, there's a good chance that I can still enjoy AVP2 despite what I think of the creature design. I've always been a fan of alien invasion horror films set in small town America, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I won't have to erase my memory after watching this one, too. Alien vs. Predator: AVP2 comes out this Christmas; maybe it will be what I've always wanted.
*Update: According to JoBlo, this design was not the one used for the film after all.