Alien vs. Predator (2004)


22 %
Reviews Counted: 132 Fresh: 29  Rotten:103 Average Rating: 4.1/10
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 1 hr 51 mins
Theatrical Release: Aug 13, 2004 Wide
Box Office: $80,218,314
Synopsis:
When audiences caught a glimpse of an alien skull mounted in the trophy cabinet of a Predator in the 1990 film PREDATOR 2, it seemed a franchise was about to be born. Sure enough, comic book artists immediately seized on the possibilities suggested by the brief scene, and a number of skirmishes... [More]


REVIEWS
21 - 40 (sorted by critic A-Z)
Arrange By: Name | Fresh | Rotten | Date | Source

Took a premise rife with potential and created perhaps the most boring story possible to accomodate the two sci-fi races. [More]
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. [More]
I am very happy to report that Alien Vs. Predator is not a complete disaster. [More]
After a garbled and jumpy opening this settles into a rather enjoyable action movie. [More]
Some movies are meant to have "R" ratings. This is one of them. [More]
"Ten Little Indians" meets "The Monster Mash" [More]
[It's] a sour footnote to both franchises. [More]
And you thought movies couldn’t get better than Freddy vs. Jason. [More]
The once-promising project was doomed to disaster, going back to the very moment Paul W.S. Anderson was awarded directing and screenwriting duties. [More]
Expensive claptrap. [More]
A transparent attempt to jumpstart two run-down franchises. [More]
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. [More]
Joining two previously independent monsters in one film signals the same desperation a sitcom producer feels when he sends his cast to Hawaii for an hour-long "special." [More]
According to the production notes on the official website, over 40 ideas were hurled around the offices of Fox. Out of 40 other ideas, this is the one they chose? [More]
For a matchup between two of the most fearsome creatures in moviemaking history, this movie is surprisingly tame. [More]
King of the video game movies, director Paul W.S. Anderson continues to meet and resist expectations. [More]
First, Van Helsing. Now, this. What's next - Indiana Jones vs. Lara Croft? [More]
AVP isn't very satisfying as a monster match-up, in that both the Aliens and the Predators are horde concepts rather than individualized creatures. [More]
Anderson clearly relished making this wonderful, utterly silly film; his heart shows in every drip of slime. [More]
Perfunctory battle sequences, cardboard characters, and uncreative scare 'ems. [More]
21 - 40 (sorted by critic A-Z)

Related Forums
MC.
Not that bad!
by: MC. 1/10


Bottom line
by: zac2347 12/19/07


Gareth
AVP 2 is confirmed
by: Gareth 3/11/07


Why did Predators go to Jungle?
by: icehockeyjoel 1/31/07
Buy This On DVD
Photos
Videos

News
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem -- See What A "Predalien" Looks Like!
posted by Jeff Giles October 26, 2007
According to USA Today, when you cross an Alien with a Predator, the result is "either a bad joke or a box-office hit."...


Paul W.S. Anderson Having a Long Good Friday
posted by Jeff Giles October 12, 2007
It isn't widely known to American audiences, but John Mackenzie's 1979 gangster drama The Long Good Friday is...


Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem to Go Into Space?
posted by Jeff Giles September 11, 2007
Early reports suggested it would take place in a "Midwestern town," but perhaps Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem won't be...


Alien vs. Predator 2 Gets Snazzy New Title
posted by Jeff Giles August 23, 2007
In a move that is certain to make millions of moviegoers more excited about seeing the film, 20th Century Fox has...