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AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004)

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Average Rating: 4.1/10
Reviews Counted: 141
Fresh: 29 | Rotten: 112

Gore without scares and cardboard cut-out characters make this clash of the monsters a dull sit.

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Average Rating: 3.6/10
Critic Reviews: 28
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 26

Gore without scares and cardboard cut-out characters make this clash of the monsters a dull sit.

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Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, Alien vs. Predator follows billionaire Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) and his team of drillers, scientists, and archaeologists, to an obscure pyramid site in Antarctica. Among the icy ruins, allegedly, lies the proof of an empire predating humankind. Once there, however, the group finds more than ancient sarcophaguses and hieroglyphics; rather, their discovery consists of dismembered human skeletons and fossilized remains of the alien creatures that

Jan 25, 2005

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The title alone betrays an entire Hollywood mindset of rehash, reheat, recombine. Re-please.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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To ingest Alien vs. Predator on its own slimy, divertingly synthetic terms, it helps to forget everything previously known -- and loved -- about the franchise monster aliens who get star billing.

August 20, 2004 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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Expensive claptrap.

August 20, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Make sense? No, it doesn't. But if you manage to endure the exposition, you'll get what you paid for: popping chests. Invisible stalkers.

August 19, 2004 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Perfunctory battle sequences, cardboard characters, and uncreative scare 'ems.

August 17, 2004 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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The film equivalent of a deep-fried Mars bar: an interesting combination that results in a gloppy mess.

August 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bouva and Ewen Bremner are tragically underused due to their characters being cliched and forgettable.

December 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews

I spent a good portion of the time thinking about what could have been...

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

This spectacle-fueled Sci-Fi thriller is all bark and no bite.

April 19, 2009 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
ColeSmithey.com

un divertissement estival parmi tant d'autre qui n'a absolument rien de mythique n'est pas pour autant désagréable si on le prend pour ce qu'il est

August 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Panorama

It's exactly what you would expect it to be, as long as you don't expect too much.

July 9, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter
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lance is the man

July 5, 2008 | Comments (2)

In the end, we are left with a dull woman who is surrounded by puppets and voiceless actors covered in prosthetics -- and it's never a good sign when the special effects give more memorable performances than the hero.

September 1, 2006 | Comments (2)
Christianity Today

Sadly devoid of any real thrills.

April 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Just as the director sucked the soul and scares out of Resident Evil, he's torn every ounce of dread, tension and awe from Sigourney and Arnold's respective flagships

July 6, 2005 Full Review

I am very happy to report that Alien Vs. Predator is not a complete disaster.

June 17, 2005 Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony | Comment (1)

Unsurprisingly mediocre.

May 3, 2005 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

[Its] potentially Hawksian theme is ruined by inept horror scenes, staged with exactly the same setup and timing as thousands of other horror films.

April 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Took a premise rife with potential and created perhaps the most boring story possible to accomodate the two sci-fi races.

February 25, 2005 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies
Window to the Movies

[It's] a sour footnote to both franchises.

January 24, 2005 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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The once-promising project was doomed to disaster, going back to the very moment Paul W.S. Anderson was awarded directing and screenwriting duties.

January 15, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

AVP is like one of those video shoot-'em-ups that looks great on your computer screen but has no story to it.

December 30, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

A fright-filled ride that coalesces the stories of two very cool monster franchises, and it does it well.

December 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

It's marketing savvy that says making a movie people feel they have to see is reason to not bother making one people will want to see.

November 26, 2004 Full Review

Obligada para los fans (para quienes es un paraíso, a ratos), entretiene lo suficiente como para justificar el pago de la entrada.

November 19, 2004
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Audience Reviews for AVP - Alien Vs. Predator

A spit in the face to both franchises. AVP: Alien vs. Predator does both famed-sci-fi-antagonists no favors as it's nothing but a senseless crossover and unnecessary addition. 1/5
September 16, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

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Both 'Alien' and 'Predator' are classics with suspense and violence. This film doesn't even meet up to their standards. Aside from the most unlikely alliance, there are some good action moments.Featuring predictable scenarios and slightly obvious CGI, it easily loses its supposed realism. If you are a hardcore fan of 'Alien' or 'Predator', its best to give this a miss. If you are new with two of movie's greatest monsters, just stick with the originals.
August 11, 2012
Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

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Paul W.S. Mother Effing Anderson. Sick of the guy. He's the posterboy for rambunctiously stupid Hollywood movies that focus on "cool" action scenes and a completely disregarded plotline. Have you guys seen the Resident Evil movies? ...Freakin horrible. None of them have any merits of anything that is good about filmmaking other then the fact that it made it into theaters. Please Anderson... stop making movies. This is one of the worst movies to come out in this decade. Don't watch this garbage.
March 24, 2012
Albert Kim

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A research team investigating an ancient pyramid discovered beneath the Antarctic are caught in the middle of a battle between two hostile alien races. Paul W. S. Anderson is a damn hack, which makes it deeply annoying that I actually quite enjoyed this film. The action sequences are pretty damn good; the scene where a predator fights toe to toe with an alien is worth 3 stars on it's own. Unfortunately, the rest of the film doesn't quite measure up to its heritage. In a way it reminded me of Jurassic Park because it's a creature feature where the creatures are much more interesting than the people involved; characterisation is sketchy at best, a mistake too many writers make because it makes it impossible to care what happens to everyone. Even Sanaa Lathan is sexy and sassy, but at the same time completely uninteresting. On the other hand the set pieces are very well done and the effects are excellent; the predator technology in particular looks fantastic. As a whole it makes a far better Predator film than an Alien film because of the way it ignores the logical "rules" of that franchise (the absurdly accelerated gestation period being the prime example), preferring the big dumb fun of Arnie to the intelligence and gore of Alien, but if you keep your expectations low it's actually a rather enjoyable monster mash up.
March 7, 2012
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    1. Alexa Woods: How do you say 'scared shitless' in Italian?
    2. Sebastian De Rosa: "Non vedo l'ora di uscire da questa piramide con te, perché mi sto cagando addosso...More or less."
    – Submitted by russell b (14 months ago)
    1. Alexa Woods: You're one ugly mother(fucker)....
    – Submitted by russell b (14 months ago)
    1. Sebastian De Rosa: The enemy of my enemy... is my friend.
    – Submitted by Lucas M (2 years ago)
    1. Alexa Woods: It's a bomb. Well, I hope it kills every fucking one of 'em!
    – Submitted by Lucas M (2 years ago)
    1. Charles Bishop Weyland: [to the Predator] Don't turn your back on me!
    – Submitted by Lucas M (2 years ago)
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