AVP - Alien Vs. Predator Reviews

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June 24, 2006
The title alone betrays an entire Hollywood mindset of rehash, reheat, recombine. Re-please.
October 19, 2004
What's not to love?
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.
August 20, 2004
Expensive claptrap.
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.
August 16, 2004
AVP will probably satisfy its fans' most basic desires. But, like most sugar rushes, it won't satisfy them for long.
August 16, 2004
Take a wretched premise. Imagine the worst picture that could be made from it. Then imagine something even worse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 16, 2004
Though sometimes marred by murky lighting and quick-cut incoherence, the action is sudden and sensational.
August 16, 2004
In the battle of the ugly syrup creatures with teeth, can anyone really be declared a winner?
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.
August 16, 2004
Anderson has some strengths, but he borrows too much from other movies.
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.
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.
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