AVP: Alien vs. Predator

2004

Action / Adventure / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

198
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 21%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 39%
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 162827

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Cast

Tommy Flanagan as Mark Verheiden
Carsten Norgaard as Rusten Quinn
Sanaa Lathan as Alexa Woods
Colin Salmon as Maxwell Stafford
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701.10 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 41 min
P/S 6 / 47
1.60 GB
1920*1080
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 41 min
P/S 19 / 100

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by BrickNash 8 / 10

Good, solid action sci-fi.

It's so easy to jump on a bandwagon when your a sheep, and that's exactly what happened to this movie. AvP is a solid action sci-fi film, and there' just no getting away from that.

To start with, it looks great! Director Paul W.S. Anderson (the man who gave us the ONLY good video game film ever in Mortal Kombat) has a remarkable eye for visuals, and here is no exception. It's a pretty film with decent CGI and some really stunning set design.

The story is interesting as well, and to address the elephant in the room, yes the first third of this film is pretty much Identical to the start of Prometheus, only AvP got there first by nearly a decade. When things kick off the action is fantastic and it's just a well made and fun film all round, plus it's GREAT to see Lance Herikson back, and he does afar better job as a Weyland than Guy Pearce.

Is it perfect? No. It's not as good as any of the first three Alien films not is it as good as the first two Predator films. There's a real lack of character development and most people there are just meat sacks waiting to be killed. Some questionable representation of the gestation cycle of the Aliens is on show here and having the lead teaming up with a predator was just a bad idea. Another fault is that, even though the action is fantastic there's just not enough of it.

Still, these minor quibbles aside I found AvP to be a great and fun action sci-fi film, with plenty of thrills, spills and monster madness. Infinitely better than the atrocious sequel which followed.

Don't listen to the sheep. Something being "not as good as..." doesn't automatically = "Bad".

Reviewed by DylanW 4 / 10

No wonder it was in the discount bin...

Could the crossover of the "Alien" and the "Predator" franchises be stopped? Probably not; it was going to happen sooner or later, as was hinted in "Predator 2". The question is whether it 'should' have been stopped. The expectations for this movie were, frankly speaking, low. No intricate plot is expected, just a full-on action battle between two of the most world-renowned and iconic alien designs ever produced. Which is all we get; even a little plot development. A group put together by Charles Bishop Weyland (played by Lance Henriksen) must investigate an unknown pyramid underneath Antarctica. Firstly, if you have watched "Alien 3", which is set in the future, where a younger version of the same character (Charles BIshop Weyland) is present, just ignore the incontinuity, because there are plenty more. Such as the completely improbable costumes; for example, no beanies are worn (and the cast is plunged into the surface of Antarctica) and a single singlet for a top layer of clothing for one scene. Despite all of the flaws, there are scenes of suspense which can get you slightly anxious, but there is no connection to the characters; nothing for you to want them to survive (save for Ewen Bremmer, who plays Graeme Miller, father of two kids). Most of the characters you begin to discover and connect with, die within the next ten minutes (don't worry, that's not a spoiler)! As usual with these types of movies, there must always be the tough guy/girl who happens to hate the world for reasons unexplained, unfortunately, paired with a fine piece of overacting, the character just becomes worse and negatively affects the film. Another piece of nonsensical rubbish is located when, suddenly, these expeditioners pull out machine guns out of these huge cases... why would anybody have a gun? This pyramid is meant to originate from ancient civilisations, I imagine most of the people would be long dead! You can count the number of people who don't have a gun on one hand... (they must be the people who don't have foresight). As mentioned, there are some good scenes (like the costumes and occasionally CGI of the alien/xenomorph) which, are mostly (if only) the Predator vs. Alien scenes. There is some effective CGI which is present, but there are also poor, uneffective scenes, but nothing to take away any enjoyment. The film is watchable, but doesn't seem to affect the "Alien" or "Predator" universes (so far), so, unless you are eager enough to see this instalment, there are much better horror and action movies out there, just look a bit harder.

Reviewed by alexpop 10 / 10

Underrated classic.

This is not a Shakespearian tragedy, so don't expect emphasis on dialogue. But as a action sci-fi movie goes it excels in regards to fight scenes with Aliens and Predators. I have watched this repeatedly since viewing it in the cinema 2004. Great popcorn flick, a worthy entry into the Predator Alien universe.

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