As long as *we* is construed as referring to the hapless cinema-going public, then you have to give the promoters of this witless film credit for at least being honest.
For the huge problem this film has (leaving aside small matters such as a lousy script, complete lack of originality etc.) is precisely the point that the tag line - wrongly - addresses: No matter who wins, we (the human race, that is) WIN. For surely it would be better to have just one set of genocidal bad guys roaming the antarctic wastes, and not two.
As they're slugging away at each other *we* just don't care a jot who wins. As is evidenced by the box office returns on this turkey.
I just watched AVP on DVD (saw it in the theatre also) and really, it's not nearly as bad as quite a few reviewers make it sound. I say this as a fan of the Alien franchise from the time I saw the first movie in the theatre at its original release. Are there some errors and lack of continuity problems between the originals and this one? Sure. But there always are with sequels. I think a lot of people conveniently forget that there were story inconsistencies and problems … more
In delivering PG-13-rated excitement,Alien vs. Predatoris an acceptably average science-fiction action thriller with some noteworthy highlights, even if it squanders its opportunity to intelligently combine two popular and R-rated franchises. Rabid fans can justifiably ask "Is that all there is?" after a decade of development hell and eager anticipation, but we're compensated by reasonably logical connections to theAlien legacyand the still-kickingPredatorfranchise (which hinted atAVPrivalry at the end ofPredator 2); some cleverly claustrophobic sets, tense atmosphere and impressive digital effects; and a climacticAVPsmackdown that's not half bad. This disposable junk should've been better, but nobody who's seenMortal KombatorResident Evilshould be surprised by writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson's lack of imagination. As a brisk, 90-minute exercise in generic thrills, however, Anderson's work is occasionally impressive... right up to his shameless opening for yet another sequel.--Jeff Shannon