AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004)

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Critic Consensus: 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 appear to have violently burst out of their chests. Even more horrifying is the evidence suggesting that the aliens may still exist. Indeed, there are aliens below the pyramids, but an equal threat looms above: three Predators, all on the verge of manhood, are engaged in a gruesome rite of passage -- every hundred years, young Predators must travel to Earth and take on a hunting ritual in order to complete the transition to adulthood or die in the process. Before long, the humans find themselves battling for their own lives as the Predators and aliens continue their fight for superiority. The film also features Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremmer, Colin Salmon, and Agathe de la Boulaye.
Rating:
PG-13 (for violence, language, horror images, slime and gore)
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Action & Adventure , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

Sanaa Lathan
as Alexa Woods
Raoul Bova
as Sebastian De Rosa
Lance Henriksen
as Charles Bishop Weyland
Ewen Bremner
as Graeme Miller
Colin Salmon
as Maxwell Stafford
Tommy Flanagan
as Mark Verheiden
Joseph Rye
as Joe Connors
Agathe De La Boulaye
as Adele Rousseau
Carsten Norgaard
as Rusten Quinn
Sam Troughton
as Thomas Parks
Petr Jakl
as Stone
Kieran Bew
as Klaus
Carsten Voigt
as Mikkel
Andy Lucas
as Juan Ramirez
Liz May Brice
as Supervisor
Glenn Conroy
as Technician
Karima Adebibe
as Sacrificial Maiden
Ian Whyte
as Scar
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Critic Reviews for AVP - Alien Vs. Predator

All Critics (141) | Top Critics (29)

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Full Review… | February 26, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
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The title alone betrays an entire Hollywood mindset of rehash, reheat, recombine. Re-please.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 20, 2004
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Expensive claptrap.

Full Review… | August 20, 2004
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
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Perfunctory battle sequences, cardboard characters, and uncreative scare 'ems.

Full Review… | August 17, 2004
Village Voice
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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

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer

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.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

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