Aliens Vs. Predator - Requiem

A movie directed by Colin Strause and Greg Strause

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AVP:R Review

  • Feb 23, 2009
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This was one of those movies that I would have regretted spending ten bucks on at the movie theater, but was a lot of fun to watch at home on a big t.v. and a nice surround sound system. It had a lot of awesome action which included the Predator kicking a lot of alien ass. The however came the scenes with humans and an attempt at a plot. Ya, not so much. That was one thing I enjoyed about the original AVP; they didn't really pretend to have plot with that movie, it was a just a lot of awesome violence and explosions. AVP:R on the other hand tried to have a plot which included a brother coming back from somewhere (we never really find out) to find his younger bro is a delinquent who is getting beat up by his crushes boyfriend, a mom who comes home from the war whos daughter is afraid of her and a sheriff who isn't really liked by his towns people. Blah, Blah, Blah. I could care less. I was watching this film to see Rainbow Sun Francks get decapitated, not to watch a dude cry over his dead girlfriend, which common, we all knew was going to happen. In these kind of movies, when does the girlfriend ever live? So sadly, not a film for you folks who want a heart wrencher...

Now, take away the stupid plot, and you have yourself an awesome action movie. In my opinion, the hero and star of this film is the Predator. He was bad-ass right of the bat when he left the Predator homeworld, taking one of his hundred masks off the wall to go help out his Predator buddies. All throughout the film, he just messes any alien up that gets in his way. Whether he threw a spear through their head or blasted them with his amazing Predator shotgun. He was just sweet. Again, the "plot" aside the only other problem I had with this movie was the fact that there was this giant Alien/Predator hybrid walking around wreaking havoc, but we never really get a good look at him. That was a huge disappointment and a bit of a tease. Though the final battle between the two was pretty amazing.

As for the sound and visuals, they really didn't pull any punches. I think that's what most of the money went towards from this film because it sounded amazing and the visual effects were all good quality. All the creature makeup looked great too. So great action sequences and amazing sound and visuals half-way save this movie. Definitely tivo it or rent it if you like a good action flick, 2.5/5
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review by . February 23, 2010
Whats all that fuss about?
Man, good thing I don't read all the reviews for a movie before seeing it, because I may have skipped over this film altogether. What is all the complaining about? How is this film anything but good? Sure it does get a little cheesy at points, hence why I docked it a star, but for the most part I enjoyed this movie immensely. After the disaster that was AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (Widescreen Edition) I was really looking forward to seeing this film take a bad franchise that had promise and fulfill …
review by . December 14, 2009
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review by . May 21, 2008
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ALIEN VS. PREDATOR relegated its intergalactic grudge match to Antarctica, keeping most of humankind gleefully ignorant. This time around, though, the destruction takes place in suburban America, and those who have been waiting for it finally get to witness facehuggers, alien hybrids, and the dreadlocked Predator wreak some homeland havoc. Directors Colin and Greg Strause (billed as "The Brothers Strause") don't seem concerned with achieving the tension of the original ALIEN and PREDATOR films, instead using their visual effects backgrounds to create a steady stream of monsters, gore, and goo. Picking up where AVP ended, REQUIEM sees Predator on a homebound spacecraft when a baby alien/Predator hybrid bursts from his chest, causing the ship to crash in the Colorado woods. Several facehugger specimens escape, planting eggs down the throats of a hunter and his son. Soon, baby aliens emerge from their bodies and head for town, where ex-con Dallas (Steven Pasquale), Iraq War vet Kelly (Reiko Aylesworth), piz...

For those who found 2004'sAliens vs. Predatortoo lightweight in the gore-and-guns department,Aliens vs. Predator: Requiemoffers a marked improvement in both categories, as well as a respectable amount of rumbles between the title extraterrestrials. Set in the 21st century (which predates the story to all of theAlienfeatures),Requiemsends a crippled Predator ship crashing to Earth in a small Colorado town; unbeknownst to the locals, the craft is loaded ...
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Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: December 25, 2007
MPAA Rating: R
DVD Release Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (April 15, 2008)
Runtime: 1hr 40min
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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