Written December 27, 2007
I was a fan of the first two Alien movies(Everything after was just sad)and both of the Predator flicks...even the first AVP.So naturally I looked forward to this installment.Boy was I disappointed and even disturbed!AVPR picks up right where the first left off.An alien/pred hybrid bursts from the chest of a pred aboard the mothership subsequently causing it to crash.But werent there like 30 preds aboard this ship?Now there are only 2??On to the effects, the alien blood is still acid,but only seems effective when its convenient.Creature effects were good although they were shot dark.The only recognizable and competent actor,is Reiko Aylesworth of 24 fame.The story is very predictable and unfortunately,takes a dark,disturbing turn.Newcomer directors"The Strause Bros"thought it would be neat to"shock"the audience and cross the lines.But killing children,pregnant women,and babies,is just sick!!! Instead of making a name for themselves,they single handedly killed the franchise! -DJ
Written January 28, 2008
If you're looking for an action sci-fi movie, there's a lot of action in the sci-fi vein, and if you're looking for ignorant violence to children, it's in here, too. Why have a young boy's chest burst open with an alien? Why have a pregnant woman's belly burst open with several of these things? Why have a hungry alien enter the newborns' ward of a hospital, showing us the children in cribs? Oh, to be fair, we don't see the eating of the newborns; that'll probably be in the deleted scenes on the DVD when it comes out. I rate it So-So because the action with the predator and adult humans v. all those aliens was sci-fi entertainment, but there was no entertainment in violence to innocents. I'm sure the writers will proudly claim they were breaking new ground, but this isn't reporting reality for the NY Times or the Associated Press; they were supposed to write a screenplay for a sci-fi movie. Cut out the violence to children, and then you've got a Go movie.
Written December 26, 2007
I actually enjoyed about 4 seconds of this movie, watching the alien spacecraft crash, after that it was all down hill. the movie SUCKED, you could never get a good look at the alien or predator, it was always lit so dark, and was continually raining, and - oh how original, they have to go down into the sewer system where its dark and scary and encounter the aliens. the ingredients on a cereal box has more creative writing than the script of this movie, the dialog was hideous, you felt no empathy with any character, the audience burst into laughter at serious moments..."Mommy is the monster gone' frikkin LAME
Written December 29, 2007
The cast is hardly A-list, barely B-list, but the quality of acting is soon dealt with as most townspeople are killed. With the focus on the Predator hunting the Aliens, the cast is secondary anyhow, and chances are that you’ll root for the Predator to wipe everyone and everything out. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem is such an improvement over the first movie, Alien vs. Predator, that it should really be considered the first. AVP is rated PG-13, most likely to draw a larger audience, and as a result somewhat suffers the blood lust quality the respective series’ are known for. AVP:R, on the other hand, is rated R and has plenty of blood and action. One positive aspect of the first movie is that it sets up the second movie – it gives the background on the Predators breeding and hunting the Aliens, and of course a Predalien is born. The door for a continuance in this second movie is somewhat left open, not that the series needs one since there’s no timeline or story that must be in check.
Written January 13, 2008
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE WOULD GET A REFUND OR NOT FINISH THIS MOVIE. THEY ARE EITHER OLD AND VERY BORING OR LIKES TO GET REFUNDS. THIS IS THE BEST AVP MOVIE EVER AND I LOVE EVERY BIT OF THIS MOVIE. CERTAINLY A MUST GO, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A TRUE ALIEN/PREDATOR FAN. IVE BEEN WATCHING THE ALIEN/PREDATOR SERIES AS A CHILD, AND I LOVED EVERY BIT OF THIS MOVIE. LOOKING FORWARD FOR THE DVD.