Michael Biehn Says ‘Aliens: Colonial Marines’ Was ‘Passionless’

Michael Biehn may have reprised his role as Corporal Dwayne Hicks in Gearbox Software’s first-person shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines, but he’s definitely not a fan of the game.

You’d be extremely hard pressed to find someone who thoroughly enjoyed the inherently flawed pseudo sequel to James Cameron’s classic 80s flick Aliens. Not only do fans of the franchise seem to hate the title with a passion, the guy who helped bring it to life isn’t pleased with the outcome.

During their in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the folks at Game Informer asked veteran actor Michael Biehn about his experience working on Aliens: Colonial Marines. Judging from his comments, he isn’t a big fan of the game either.

“[It] wasn’t fun at all. It seemed kind of passionless,” the actor said. “I think in movies, television, and the gaming world, you get some people that are really, really passionate, and some people that are just going through the paces.”

Biehn continued, “They think that because they have a brand name they’re going to get a hit game or hit movie out of it. That certainly was the situation on [Aliens: Colonial Marines].”

Joystiq points out that the Aliens star really seemed to enjoy his stint on the low-budget spin-off Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The game found the actor tackling the role of Rex “Power” Colt, a character that could have easily been pulled from any number of cheesy sci-fi flicks from the 80s.

“[Creative director Dean Evans] is such an interesting and creative presence. He has such energy and such passion. One of the things that I really, really enjoy working still in this business is finding people that have that kind of passion,” the actor explained.

What do you think about Michael Biehn’s comments regarding Aliens: Colonial Marines? Do you agree that the game was “passionless”?

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