Alien vs. Predator

Alien vs. Predator
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson 
Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson 
Producers: Gordon Carroll/John Davis/David Giler/Walter Hill 
Starring: Sanaa Lathan/Lance Henriksen/Raoul Bova/Ewen Bremner/Colin Salmon
Year: 2004
Country: US
BBFC Certification: 15
Duration: 101 minutes

It may be our planet, but it’s their war! The deadliest creatures from the scariest sci-fi movies ever made face off for the first time on film beginning when the discovery of an ancient pyramid buried in Antarctica sends a team of scientists and adventurers to the frozen continent. There, they make an even more terrifying discovery: two unstoppable alien races engaged in the ultimate battle…

Whoever wins…we lose!

Alien vs. Predator is quite a tough one to review because, while admittedly it lacks plot and has a simple and basic story and average acting, it was still a bit fun to watch. The story is just too simple and doesn’t really grab you from the start, it takes a while before you could properly get into the movie. Also, it doesn’t delve more into how the war started between the two science-fiction monsters, it only showed you three minutes or so which was a little disappointing. You couldn’t care what happened to the characters, as there was absolutely no personality whatsoever and none of them stood out. They could have been sheep for all we know considering that all of them were the same. The direction wasn’t really good and neither was the writing however there were some cool action scenes in the movie. The acting was below average and this goes to the entire cast, sometimes they were good and sometimes they weren’t. To watch this movie, you’d have to turn your brain on in sleep mode for ninety minutes, as this movie doesn’t require you to think at all. It’s just a brain numbing, harmless movie that shouldn’t be taken seriously.

I have to say that even though I didn’t really like this movie, I can’t deny I didn’t have fun watching it. There were a couple of good fighting scenes with Alien and Predator but there were one or two scenes that were a little silly. I liked the background of the movie, a mysterious pyramid full of traps and Aliens, I thought it added a nice touch to the movie. The acting was just average and it didn’t aspire to try and be better but this is a movie that was destined for mediocrity so it’s something that you could forgive. Paul W.S Anderson didn’t do a terrible job of this movie but at the same time, there’s room for improvement. There were parts in the movie that had me bored but there were parts that were just fun and nothing more. This isn’t really a thinking movie, it doesn’t require you to do anything but have fun and so, if you are going to watch this movie, don’t use your brain. If you’re a fan of both Alien and Predator movies or you just like a good fiction fight, it’s likely you’ll enjoy this.

5/10
Just very mediocre and nothing more or nothing less. There were some good scenes in the movie but everything was just average, it wasn’t good or bad.

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4 responses to “Alien vs. Predator

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  2. Tim August 1, 2010 at 7:41 am

    do u have a twitter

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