AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem

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1 out of 5 stars

Fans of the ‘Alien vs Predator’ sub-franchise will be relieved to learn that Colin and Greg Strause’s ‘AVPR’ is only nominally a sequel to Paul WS Anderson’s (un)original ‘AVP – Alien vs Predator’. Although it picks up where ‘AVP’ left off, this is not a toned-down futuristic action movie, but a gory sci-fi/horror film featuring new incarnations of the extra-terrestrial monsters. Sadly, this semi-sequel is even more spasmodic, boring and incoherent.

After a hybrid Predator-cum-Alien runs amok on a Predator spaceship, it crash-lands near a small American town. As the cross-fertilised ‘Predalien’ slimes its way through the sewers, a battle-scarred Predator is sent to clean up the mess. Caught in the cross-fire between the alien antagonists are the disposable, wooden townsfolk – played by second-string actors from TV shows such as ‘24’, ‘Rescue Me’ and ‘ER’ – whose sole function is to run around like headless chickens until they are gruesomely dispatched. The sheriff is ineffectual, so hopes rest with ex-con Dallas (Steve Pasquale), his semi-delinquent brother Ricky (Johnny Lewis), and an aggressively maternal Iraq War veteran, Kelly (Reiko Aylesworth) – a poor substitute for Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley.

Scriptwriter Shane Salerno’s dialogue is unspeakable, the visceral horror all too familiar, and the ideas distinctly second-hand. Cinematographer Daniel Pearl, who shot the original ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ and the recent re-make, occasionally generates scares by hiding the creatures in dark shadows. But the visual effects-trained Strause brothers know that it’s all about the last waltz. So the mayhem inevitably culminates in a dance of death featuring the mutant, dreadlocked Predalien and a leaner, smarter Predator.

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Director:
Colin Strause, Greg Strause
Screenwriter:
Shane Salerno
Cast:
Steven Pasquale
Reiko Aylesworth
John Ortiz
Johnny Lewis
Kristen Hager
Ariel Gade
Sam Trammell

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AVP-R one of the best movie, I like only the technology use by a Predator. All series of Predatir are excellent. I like to advise that keep continue of such movies parts like Predator, Predator 2, AVP & AVP-R.


Heres what i say. see the the film, if you dont like it thats fine, if you do like it thats fine too.despite the bad reviews I personaly liked this film. Sure it had alot of problems but i didnt pay to e a masterpeice i payed to see the two species tear each other apart which is what i thought i got. Just remember a reveiw is 1 persons opinion, so see the film for yourself.


i thouht it was fantastic all the fighting and the killing i like stuff like that but the fighting was mostly in the dark so i couldent realy see much of it


people dont like this film because they dont understand it 100% i found it so interesting seeing new pred tech and the predalien into action its really not a bad film. the directors beleived they could intoduce new pred tech and the did but people dont aphreciate i do they even showed you a bit of there planet which has not been done before.


The movie rocked! totally better than the first one. but i dont know why they redid the hybrid chestburster scene again? but the movie ROCKED! i recomened you see and it!


Oh come on people, lets face it, if you've gone to see AVP2 then you must have at least a partial interest in blood & gore, This is not intended to be a grammy winning screenplay. Its about pure unbridled destruction. This is an entertaining film purely for the brilliant stuff the predator has =D 300 was exactly the same type of film as this (Just an excuse to kill lots of stuff) And im not complaining, i thought it was great.


i'd love to get my hands on the dounut who wrote the time out review i'm sure he was still watching avp1!!(avp1 was shocking bye the way) i'm a huge fan of the alien and predator films and this one was top draw, very different than the others but in a good way. really entertaining. dont think people who arn't into the previous films will like it alot though. hope this helps


Well, after getting my hopes up for this film due to the excellent trailers. I was very disappointed. It was just a load of crap. The idea of 'Alien VS Preditor' could generate so many fantastic scripts for movies but they always seem to come out with a load of crap. Maybe it was just never meant to be. The best thing about this film is the excitment as you go to the cinema to watch it.


Hang on a minute how come wen an egg is in predetor it become half predetor and half alien yet wen it goes in a human its just alien no human at all .... answer that oh and its a messed up film rubbish as said by bradley very well put


I loved alien versus predetor but i must say the new one was the biggest pile off rubbish ever it looked amature made the start was rushed the ending was awfull and rushed probs the worst film i have seen in a long time and ilove all the aliens and predetors ...... sorry guys but it was a major let down just stupid ideas throughout the film ... i give it 1 star but it deserves 0 :)


The Predator is the best thing about the film. I laughed out loud when he throws the alien to the ground and gives it a right-hander to the gut... no messin' The aliens, as always are formidible, but the more we see of them, the less affect they will have on us, although there were a couple of uncomfortable moments as they surprise the humans. The Predalien laying eggs through it's mouth straight into the humans mouths was a horrible cheat and should've have had more thought put into it. The humans are clichéd and predictable. The audience is not stupid- put more thought into the next one and give us a stronger protagonist human. The gore got trite after the deaths started, but in a way i suppose it was essential for the effect. Despite it's flaws, it is a success for us fans.


I love the idea of this movie two bad ass aliens come to earth and duke it out is cool. But why so much gore, it might as well of rained blood and body parts. I suppose when you haven't got any new ideas, throw in some flashy deaths for no reason, revolt the audience and lower the rating to a suitably unsuitable level and you might come away with some money. Shame on the people that made this a 15.


I wached the film it was ok not as good as the first one but i think that the film had a lot more gore in it and better acting in it thanks ..


I wached the film it was ok not as good as the first one but i think that the film had a lot more gore in it and better acting in it thanks ..


A enjoyable move for the most part. Except for the interesting ending and the one human female character the other humans were a waste of film. Very good special effects,fast pace. The effects look expensive. Worth watchin if you like the Aliens or PvA movies. Those of you looking for thought provoking or any form of mental gymnastics, its not really for you. As they are probably writing or filming thd sequal as i type, can i ask for more length and content in the future. For those of us who can read a little, maybe it can be based on the Preditor home world with subtitles. The rating is for the Preditor, the effects & the mother.


i didn't see the film as a horror i saw it as a gore, thriller. anyway i thought the film was awsome but te ting i dont understand is that when the predator 'wolf' is sitting in that huge chair looking thing on his home planet, before he goes to earth, is that the thing on alien when the astonaughts go into that alien spaceship so i hope someone could give me an answer.


i didn't see the film as a horror i saw it as a gore, thriller. anyway i thought the film was awsome but te ting i dont understand is that when the predator 'wolf' is sitting in that huge chair looking thing on his home planet, before he goes to earth, is that the thing on alien when the astonaughts go into that alien spaceship so i hope someone could give me an answer.


This film Rocks! Its no nonsense brainless sci-fi action at it's best. Yeah it has little story, but who cares. We just want to see this two heavy weights clash in slime drenching, blood splatting duals to the death. The films kicks off straight away, no build up, just straight into the action. After the Predator ship crashes to earth (just outside pieceful Gunnison. Colorado), you a get a brief instroduction yo the human (less significant) characters in the film. Then the Predator arrives and its not long before all f**kin hell breaks loose. Never have we seen the shear mayhem that the Aliens are capable of such a short period of time as they run riot through the streets and sewers of this sleepy little town. The Predator (named The Wolf) steals the show. The films seems to focus on him as the lead character. Armed with some very cool weapons and little charm he picks off the Aliens at the opportune moments. The fight scenes are superb with Predator fighting 2 or 3 Aliens at once in some scenes. Go and see this movie....take your brain out and be prepared for some great entertainment!!


This film Rocks! Its no nonsense brainless sci-fi action at it's best. Yeah it has little story, but who cares. We just want to see this two heavy weights clash in slime drenching, blood splatting duals to the death. The films kicks off straight away, no build up, just straight into the action. After the Predator ship crashes to earth (just outside pieceful Gunnison. Colorado), you a get a brief instroduction yo the human (less significant) characters in the film. Then the Predator arrives and its not long before all f**kin hell breaks loose. Never have we seen the shear mayhem that the Aliens are capable of such a short period of time as they run riot through the streets and sewers of this sleepy little town. The Predator (named The Wolf) steals the show. The films seems to focus on him as the lead character. Armed with some very cool weapons and little charm he picks off the Aliens at the opportune moments. The fight scenes are superb with Predator fighting 2 or 3 Aliens at once in some scenes. Go and see this movie....take your brain out and be prepared for some great entertainment!!


Saw this on Friday, am a HUGE Alien & Predator fan, thought the first one was good and bad but this was much better, I really enjoyed it right the way through. I glimpsed at a few critics reviews before watching and wasn't in the least bit surprised with "their" views. If you are a fan you'll love it, what a treat. Enjoy!


Saw this on Friday, am a HUGE Alien & Predator fan, thought the first one was good and bad but this was much better, I really enjoyed it right the way through. I glimpsed at a few critics reviews before watching and wasn't in the least bit surprised with "their" views. If you are a fan you'll love it, what a treat. Enjoy!


To all you people/ comic readers who are dissing the others who havent watched the film yet.. it seems to me that your the only sad ones with no lives, i mean come on, atleast they dnt spend about half an hour coming up with long paragraphs on how much more you know about aliens and things that dont excist, that have absolutley no meaning or purpose.. I mean get off there backs, watch the film an go out an do something intersesting... am i missing something like!


Let me start by saying that I really wanted this to be the best film that I was going to see all year. I really wanted to say that all the reviews by the professional critics were wrong and that this is a 'must-see' film. I can't. The (human) acting was pretty wooden, the dialouge was too cheesy and as for the directing, don't get me started. Having said that, this is, after all, quite a watchable film if you are a fan of the Alien/Predator franchises. the fight scenes between the Predator and the Aliens and PredAlien are impressive, and there is blood and gore aplenty, as you would expect from an AvP movie. All in all, if you are a fan of the Alien, Predator and/or AvP franchis(es) or cheesey horror genre you'll probably love it. I for one can't wait for the DVD, if for no other reason than to complete my Alien/Predator collection.


ok, people, listen. FOR ALIEN AND PREDATOR FANS THIS FILM IS GOLDEN. its not tooooo great for those who dont know about the two creatures, but it is, ultimantly, a brilliant film. Another alien film will probaly follow this..


ok, people, listen. FOR ALIEN AND PREDATOR FANS THIS FILM IS GOLDEN. its not tooooo great for those who dont know about the two creatures, but it is, ultimantly, a brilliant film. Another alien film will probaly follow this..


Just watched the movie. It is Wwaaayyy much better than the first AVP. We know the Alien and Predator so well by now that we don't need a huge back story. So, what this film does is cut straight to the horror. Its gruesome and gory, has Facehuggers, acid blood and plenty chest bursting. It does a good job at connecting the first AvP to this and the Alien storyline (Weyland-Yutani anyone??). The Predators world is pretty amazing too and it's great to see a much broader Predator perspective this time too. This film does the best it can to satisfy your desire to watch these 2 iconic creatures and unlike the first AvP, this is made for a much more adult audience as they always should have been.


Just watched the movie. It is Wwaaayyy much better than the first AVP. We know the Alien and Predator so well by now that we don't need a huge back story. So, what this film does is cut straight to the horror. Its gruesome and gory, has Facehuggers, acid blood and plenty chest bursting. It does a good job at connecting the first AvP to this and the Alien storyline (Weyland-Yutani anyone??). The Predators world is pretty amazing too and it's great to see a much broader Predator perspective this time too. This film does the best it can to satisfy your desire to watch these 2 iconic creatures and unlike the first AvP, this is made for a much more adult audience as they always should have been.


To All the idiots posting reviews on here who haven't seen the film, (and the idiots who have "Danny" No, the original Predator wasn't based on a comic, the comic came out later) sorry to disappoint you! AVP2R is the steaming dead carcass that we all prayed it wouldn't be! Borrowing, sorry, plagarising heavily from Aliens, this film is less than the sum of its parts. Before you go slating me for not reading the comics, not being a fan etc...blah...blah...blah! I saw Aliens in the cinema twice the day it was released, I have the original Darkhorse Aliens & Predator comics from the 80's (1st prints) So I am perfectly positioned to vent my spleen on this oh-so derivative, seen it before sorry excuse. The brothers Strausse have produced a Frankenstiens monster of a movie, hacking huge sections from other Aliens/Predator movies and brutally stitching them together, hoping that it'll al be ok! Wrong!!! As a fan, I feel shortchanged and ripped-off, AVP2R is the "Aliens" storyline hacked-up up mixed up with liberal chunks of Predator and sprinkled with cliches!!! To Be fair, Nigel has a point when he says the acting isn't up to scratch, there are no Hicks, Hudson, Vasquez, Ripley, Brett, Parker levels of charisma here, we don't care about the characters! we laugh when they die! instead we get sections of dialogue and scenes from the original Aliens movies shoe-horned into the AVP2R storyline, this is not some fanboy "homage" to the original films but filled with lazy rip-offs and huge plot holes That's not to say the film doesn't have its moments, it entertains and rattles along at a decent pace, the last 20min delivers some thrills, and if you like dumb, loud, stoopid movies, you'll no doubt get a kick out of it, but it will not live on in our minds the way Aliens has. As Hudson said "How do I get out off this chicken-$hit outfit?!" "Get the F**k outta here!"


I saw the film today...i had high hopes...it was okay but hey i went in with high hopes, Good action film expessially for other Alien/Preditor fans (like me ;D ) but the director etc could have done more with the time given and believed just because of the famous franchises alone can make a mint in the box office they did not try as hard. But still, needed more alien and predator scenes expessially on the Pred-Alien. But make your own mind up and see it, we all have different expectations and view films in different ways. Thanks for reading.


Fans of AvP should enjoy this and entertainment values......perhaps we should feed Nigel to the Aliens instead of wasting writing rubbish reviews.


Fans of AvP should enjoy this and entertainment values......perhaps we should feed Nigel to the Aliens instead of wasting writing rubbish reviews.


I am sick of reading reviews about this film which continue to moan about the lack of plot & character development etc. What do critics truly expect from an Alien Vs Predator film. These guys just don't understand! This is not going to be a film that is going to win oscars. You have a bunch of Aliens that escape and cause a load of mayhem in a small American town, backed up by the PredAlien Hybrid who will no doubt cause even more death and destruction. After a fallen Predator sends a distress signal back to his home planet, the "Arnie" of Predators is sent in to clear up the "mess". This guy won't be on no safari trip, loaded with all the coolest weapons he carry, he is on a mission to rid the town of the Alien menace and anyone of the town folk stupid enough to take him on. I am glad to hear that they have brought back the best of the bombastic action score from Aliens and the first two Predator films. This is not going to be a slow, eerie, tension building film, but a faced pace sci-fi action flick which will no doubt entertain us fans and show us a little more of what this Alien & Predator universe could look like. We are set for a monster mash that certainly leave us waiting in anticipation for it's DVD release.


I am sick of reading reviews about this film which continue to moan about the lack of plot & character development etc. What do critics truly expect from an Alien Vs Predator film. These guys just don't understand! This is not going to be a film that is going to win oscars. You have a bunch of Aliens that escape and cause a load of mayhem in a small American town, backed up by the PredAlien Hybrid who will no doubt cause even more death and destruction. After a fallen Predator sends a distress signal back to his home planet, the "Arnie" of Predators is sent in to clear up the "mess". This guy won't be on no safari trip, loaded with all the coolest weapons he carry, he is on a mission to rid the town of the Alien menace and anyone of the town folk stupid enough to take him on. I am glad to hear that they have brought back the best of the bombastic action score from Aliens and the first two Predator films. This is not going to be a slow, eerie, tension building film, but a faced pace sci-fi action flick which will no doubt entertain us fans and show us a little more of what this Alien & Predator universe could look like. We are set for a monster mash that certainly leave us waiting in anticipation for it's DVD release.


Im a predator fan, aliens were kinda to scary 4 me to wtach even at this age of 17 that i am but the new avpr looks really good and i hope someone agrees with me. im going to watch it on friday the 18th and i will give my feedback buh 4 now, i'l giv it a 4 because i like these kind of films but that could change after the 18th.... Bye


oh no not another die hard geek that going to tell us all how he's seen the originals and this hasn't got nething to do with them, get a life just because you dont like a film doesnt meen you have to spend every waking hour bloging internet web sites giving your opinion that no-one cares or even values, as for ripping the comic books, as you havn't read them (obviously) or else you would know they have better stories than most of the films. shame alien3 wasn't scripted like the follow up comic book stories that followed aliens. as for avpr watch it for fun it's loads better than the last avp. shame fox continualy screws the fans, maybe one day.........


oh no not another die hard geek that going to tell us all how he's seen the originals and this hasn't got nething to do with them, get a life just because you dont like a film doesnt meen you have to spend every waking hour bloging internet web sites giving your opinion that no-one cares or even values, as for ripping the comic books, as you havn't read them (obviously) or else you would know they have better stories than most of the films. shame alien3 wasn't scripted like the follow up comic book stories that followed aliens. as for avpr watch it for fun it's loads better than the last avp. shame fox continualy screws the fans, maybe one day.........


to the writer of this nigel floyd what the hell do you know about this film ? nothing why because of this, do you even know why or what this film is about why it was made what its contains or even the ACTUAL plot that it is based on ? NO me thinks not simple reason is you have'nt played the games your have'nt read the orignal comics or book's about the alines or predator or even the aliens vs predator 1's wher ei as a fan have done so on all counts the plaot is based on a comic book just like the orginal 1st film while the story isnt exactly the same due to copy rights is a very close representaion of them so when you say this film is spasmodic and boring and incoherant you actually mean you no nothing about this film and you should sit in a corner and be quiet with your little note book and just leave the actual fan's to decide not your silly little jumped up ive got a degree mouth to spout on here. simple fact is if your a fan of the whole aliens and predator films this is a good film to watch nothe best in the world but its a good version of a good book !


to the writer of this nigel floyd what the hell do you know about this film ? nothing why because of this, do you even know why or what this film is about why it was made what its contains or even the ACTUAL plot that it is based on ? NO me thinks not simple reason is you have'nt played the games your have'nt read the orignal comics or book's about the alines or predator or even the aliens vs predator 1's wher ei as a fan have done so on all counts the plaot is based on a comic book just like the orginal 1st film while the story isnt exactly the same due to copy rights is a very close representaion of them so when you say this film is spasmodic and boring and incoherant you actually mean you no nothing about this film and you should sit in a corner and be quiet with your little note book and just leave the actual fan's to decide not your silly little jumped up ive got a degree mouth to spout on here. simple fact is if your a fan of the whole aliens and predator films this is a good film to watch nothe best in the world but its a good version of a good book !

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