Alien Vs Predator details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner, Lance Henriksen, Sanaa Lathan/ Raoul Bova/ Ewen Bremner|
|Director:||Paul W.S. Anderson|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Alien Vs Predator
|Run time:||1 hour 37 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Enjoyable and InterestingBy Robert from Nottingham , 26 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I am a hard-core fan of both the Alien and the Predator films, so when I found out that hollywood were mixing the two, I desided to be optemistic, afterall, it had already been done with games and books.
The film doesn't follow on with the Alien of the Predator films, and alot of the diologue is stolen from other films (look out for the line from True Romance!), but I did enjoy the film.
The film is about a rich guy (who made the Bishop robot) who finds a pyramid under the ice in antartica. So he gathers a group of people (includeing the guy who played Spud in Trainspotting) and ventures towards the primid. When they get there, they acsidentally unfreeze a queen alien and the predators come down from the stars and, as the title would suggest, a big fight between Aliens and Predators kicks off. Some great bits, includeing an acid-blood spreying Alien.
The creatures are really well done and hold all of their original charatreistics, although the Preators no longer record snippets of conversation.
It is an enjoyable film, and the 'bullet-time' face-hugger leaps were pretty dam cool, and I would give it 3 1/2 stars, but I cant, so I'll just give it 3.
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Ahh, it could have been so goodBy TheWatchman (755 reviews) from Suburbia , 17 Oct 2013The Aliens versus Predator storyline has been with us ever since the Predator 2 when Danny Glover huffed and puffed his way across what looked like an aliens skull in the Predators trophy cabinet. This brief image sparked a storm among fans, whose dreams and wishes were subsequently realised by volumes of comics and graphic novels regarding the subject matter. And they were actually pretty good! Having read a fair few of them, it seemed no end to the possibilities of pitting two of the big screens most famous monsters against each other. With so many ideas as to what could be done, how could they possibly lose? The answer: they gave it to Paul W S Anderson. Now, Paul W S Anderson is a very competent director who can stylishly bring action scenes to life. However, his films major flaws all are that theyre almost great. Theyre not bad. Theyre watchable. And that is their major crime. They leave you thinking that if you were given $60 million to make a film (in this case one starring the aliens and the Predator) then you could do better than him. And theres a reason for this you could. And so could I. Aliens vs Predator sports the tagline Whoever wins we lose. Isnt that the truth? The film gets its rating taken down from an 18 to a watery 12A, removing all gore and much of the suspense with it. Instead of brutal tough Predators we have a trio of young, inexperienced ones who are quite frankly a bit rubbish at killing aliens. Instead of the gun-totting Colonial Marines from Aliens, we have a team of bland, disposable scientists who are there simply to increase the body count. At least the aliens perform on camera, but the battles you may expect between the two races are few and far between. Also, if you saw the trailer and witnessed a million aliens tearing towards some Predators on top of an weird and wonderful pyramid, thats only a flashback. Thats about the best bit of the film. It sort of tries to tie into both the Aliens and Predator mythology, but fans really dont want it to. Like I say, its not bad. I know Im making it sound terrible, but it really isnt. It has action, special effects and, um, thats about it. Its perfect for your average sci-fi monster-munching movie. However, when you have either an Aliens film or a Predator film, people expect a little more than something thats just okay. At least it was more understandable than Prometheus I suppose.
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A missed opportunityBy Bassman71 (701 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 10 Jan 2013Engineers and archaeologists head-hunted by corporation, sent to Antarctica, find underground pyramid, theyre not alone. Interesting idea but lacking all the things that made the individual franchises great. The fight scenes between both the Aliens and Predators are done well enough and the effects arent too bad but its the dialogue of the humans that spoils the whole thing. Usual turgid clichés are sprouted and its not long before youre hoping the beasties, especially the Predators, come out victorious.
Good movies, hopefully the sequel is just as good.By a customer , 31 Dec 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideGreat fight scenes, good setting in a pyramid in Antarctica and a good cliffhanger ending. Pity the sequel wasn't as good - it had potential.
If you are a fan of crap, mindless action, then this is your filmBy friedgold6899 (1 review) from Burgess Hill , 15 Oct 2012when I rented this film I had just watched the full Alien franchise. Although the latter films are awful, I hoped that the film would be a well deserved reboot of the alien and predator franchises. I was wrong. To be fair, there were some exciting and complex action scenes but they were ruined by the fact that the scenery was so dark you could see f**k all.
The idea of predator was also beaten to death with a sledgehammer as they thought it would be a clever idea to give the ruthless Predator, who's signature personality was having no mercy, feelings for the so called heroine (who is a pathetic excuse of a main character). I got to the end of this film with a frown on my face and then realised: 'oh s**t, I also ordered the 2nd one'
New Vs OldBy Elsy300 (16 reviews) from LONDON , 17 Jul 2012They got it wrong!
I love the Alien and the Predator movies and was waiting for this film to be made for years (the Alien vs Predator storyline has existed in Comic book land for a very long time).
There's action, good FX and you won't be disappointed watching this movie but the storyline is very weak.
Worth a watch but it is not a classic!