Aliens vs Predator Requiem Unrated DVD Review
Written by: Meh
Its been a good month for me. Normally I get alot of crap and a few highlights to my time playing 'film critic' and this month has been pretty good accept for the fact I am watching HorrorFest and wishing I was not at this point. I got sent a really early copy of Alien vs Predator the Unrated Edition and let me say Thank You Fox! You listened to fans who freaked out about all the things that were wrong in Alien vs Predator and made a serious course correction to deliver what fans want.
The science fiction-action-thriller captures the magic of the “Alien vs. Predator” comics, novels and videogames that established the “AVP” brand – while paying homage to the hallmarks of the film series that preceded it: Ridley Scott’s seminal work of science fiction and horror, “Alien”; James Cameron’s masterpiece of intense action, “Aliens”; and John McTiernan’s thriller about an extra-terrestrial warrior wreaking havoc in the jungle, “Predator.” At the same time AVP-R, introduces an intriguing element new to the franchise, by having the Aliens and Predator wage war in a small American town.
Unlike the previous film which we will all just pretend didnt happen this is not a campy watered down sci-fi action flick. This go around we have on our hands a glorious scifi horror film. The plot? Its weak. Aliens and Predators come to earth, they go to war with a human town caught in the middle. Very little background, very little character development or story telling. The characters? Shallow at best. You will have 0 attachment to anyone in the film, their is no attempt to personalize the characters. The movie? It kicks serious ass. About now your probly wondering, well why? You just said the story was limited and the characters hardly fetching. Alien vs Predator 2 is an ass kicking scifi horror movie that goes from A to Z in MACH speed.
There is death, destruction, carnage and more blood and body parts then you can tabulate. Alien vs Predator is a mindless action flick with gore, gore and a side order of gore which is EXACTLY what this movie should be. If you like ALIENS then you will enjoy this movie. Is it scary? Not really. Is it graphic? Hell yes it is. Is it worth buying? Hell yes it is. You see this movie because you want to see the Aliens fight a Predator and you want to see the Predalien. You dont want the fluffy dynamic, you dont want the cute kid and you dont want the cliche characters. This movie although it does have the cliche characters ( who die graphicly ) and the cute kid ( who also dies ) is an action horror film that is fast paced, entertaining and fun! Buy it!