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AVP - Alien Vs. Predator Reviews

June 24, 2006
The title alone betrays an entire Hollywood mindset of rehash, reheat, recombine. Re-please.
August 20, 2004
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 | Original Score: C+
August 20, 2004
Expensive claptrap.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
August 19, 2004
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 17, 2004
Perfunctory battle sequences, cardboard characters, and uncreative scare 'ems.
August 16, 2004
The film equivalent of a deep-fried Mars bar: an interesting combination that results in a gloppy mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 16, 2004
AVP will probably satisfy its fans' most basic desires. But, like most sugar rushes, it won't satisfy them for long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 16, 2004
Take a wretched premise. Imagine the worst picture that could be made from it. Then imagine something even worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
August 16, 2004
Anderson ... seems so pleased with the fact that he came up with a thinly plausible pretext for this clash of the popcorn titans that he didn't bother to develop the characters or fashion a plot with any suspense.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 16, 2004
This is a sad end for two profitable Hollywood franchises, which now seem to be at an end. The movie bills itself as some sort of ultimate hunt. Instead, it's merely a mercy killing.
August 16, 2004
One thing is certain: Nobody is going to be demanding a rematch.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
August 16, 2004
The actual fights between the predators and the serpents are too silly to contemplate. Both shiny and metallic, they look like kitchen appliances fighting it out.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
August 16, 2004
The movie had an opportunity to raise some broader philosophical questions about the nature of evil. Does it coil deep within us or come at us with a retractable spear? Anyway, it passed on that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 16, 2004
Though sometimes marred by murky lighting and quick-cut incoherence, the action is sudden and sensational.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2004
In the battle of the ugly syrup creatures with teeth, can anyone really be declared a winner?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 16, 2004
A movie based on a video game based on two entirely separate sci-fi horror series -- so whatever was interesting in the originals has long been bred out, like double-jointedness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 16, 2004
Anderson has some strengths, but he borrows too much from other movies.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2004
The Aliens are looking a little dogged, perhaps ready for the Alien Retirement Home. Meanwhile, the Predator warriors, who never achieved the artistic heights of their counterpart, look better invisible.
August 15, 2004
This is a dull, plodding, ultra-serious feature that has a lot more in common with a video game than a motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 14, 2004
Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. Elton John and Billy Joel. Alien vs. Predator is just another contrived combination of two former chartbusters who perform their greatest hits before coming together for a duet at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2004
Between the Predators' dripping their glow-in-the-dark green blood and the Aliens' getting their rubber cement mucous all over everything, this is certainly a very sticky movie, though not, ultimately, a very frightening or commanding one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 14, 2004
Unintentional laughs outnumber legitimate scares.
August 13, 2004
Going from the noisily routine to the ludicrous, AVP's final reel or so are likely to produce howls.
August 13, 2004
Anderson is terrible at giving us our bearings; and he's the only franchise director who fails to generate even a drop of empathy for screaming people who have aliens erupting from their chests.
August 13, 2004
Among the verbal howlers: 'This is like finding Moses' DVD collection' and, from Lathan's team leader, 'This is starting to make sense!'
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 13, 2004
Anderson (Resident Evil, Event Horizon, Mortal Kombat) has a thing for gamelike killing sprees. What he doesn't have is talent.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2004
It's a murky, empty-headed dive into the depths of the Antarctic and the heart of monster movie cliches that leaves you praying for most of the cast to get killed off fast, to put them (and us) out of our misery.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 13, 2004
A transparent attempt to jumpstart two run-down franchises.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 13, 2004
[AvP] is in desperate need of a bigger steel cage and a whole lot more smackdown.
Read More | Original Score: C-