Alien vs. Predator

Movie Reviews | Aug 13th, 2004

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Starring Predators, Aliens, Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon, Tommy Flanagan
Written By: Paul W.S. Anderson
Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson

One of the most anticipated flicks of the year, well, at least to me, turned out to be exactly what I expected. A silly action movie that was a lot of fun to watch. This movie had both ridiculously stupid parts, and “worth the long wait” parts. I think the thing I liked best was the back story on the aliens and predators.

So here’s the story: A team of expert archaeologists are sent to find an ancient pyramid buried beneath 2000 feet of ice. What they don’t know is that they’re being dropped into the middle of the predators hunting ground, where they train for battle by hunting the aliens. Now, you may wonder “what the hell?”. Well, apparently thousands of years ago, humans worshipped these predators as gods. The predators would take human sacrifice’s to breed aliens (they call them serpents) and hunt them. Still thinking what the fuck? Yeah me too. It’s all kind of silly, but hey, it’s Alien Vs. Predator and if you wanted a oscar winning performances and amazing plots go see The Notebook. This movie was exactly what it should have been: pure entertainment. Now, back to the movie….

The archaeologists get themselves into some hijinks and wind up fucking up the pyramid, pretty much pissing off the predators. I’m sure you can guess what happens next! That’s right! The predators attack, some of these folks get the pleasure of aliens bursting out of their chests and all of that good stuff.

Here’s what I loved about the movie: the fight scenes between the aliens and predators were awesome. These are what made the movie. I enjoyed the references to the older movies, especially the alien babies bursting out of chests. Absolutely amazing.

Now what I didn’t like….predator gets a heart and feels bad for the one survivor of this whole ordeal. There was one scene at the end where I thought the predator and human were going to fall in love, hold hands and ride into the sunset….ok snowfall since they were in Antarctica. And now, here’s what pissed me off the most. FALSE ADVERTISING. Do not say “Whoever doesn’t win, we lose forever” when you’re not going to kill off either one. This ended just like Freddy Vs. Jason with hopes of a sequel. OH BOY. See it for yourself to see what I mean.

The movie wasn’t BAD, but it wasn’t the greatest. It’s entertaining and I definitely recommend it to fans of the series.

Favorite Scenes: Every alien and predator fight scene, the end was kinda cool
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 87 minutes
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