Alien vs. Predator Review
Written by: alex1176
Chalk this one up as a guilty pleasure. "Resident Evil" director Paul W.S. Anderson fills the screen with some decent action and special effects in this goofy b-movie popcorn flick. The most disappointing aspect of the film is the lack of fight scenes between the two infamous creatures. In this regard, the title is abit misleading. However, the movie is entertaining in a goofy way.
In Antartica, an expedition team composed of scientists and archeologists dig up a centuries-old pyramid temple. Unfortunately, the site happens to be an ancient battleground where the predators duke it out with the aliens as part of a seasonal hunting ritual. The humans get caught in the middle and soon get slayed by both creatures. The cornball segment finds the lone survivor siding with the predator in a fight to the death with the alien queen.
The film is is stuffed with great-looking visuals and the claustrophobic setting of the pyramid brings to mind the Canadian sci-fi classic "Cube". The acting is servicable and the special-effects are pretty good. You can say what you want about the kid-friendly "PG-13" rating, AVP is at least more entertaining than the last two "Alien" sequels. It can be a fun fright flick if you don't compare it to the quality of the original movies.