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Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem [On DVD April 15, 2008]

 

The Diva's review of
Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem DVD(2007)

 

AvP Requiem
Rated Genre: Sci-Fi
Written by: Shane Salerno
Directed by: Colin Strause, Greg Strause
Cast: Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, Ariel Gade, Kristen Hager
Theatrical release Date: 12/25/07
DVD release Date: 04/15/08

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 15% - Rotten
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Theatrical Performance
Total US Gross $41,797,066
International Gross $87,038,019
Worldwide Gross $128,835,085

 

WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW.

The Digest

A space craft crash land in a small Colorado forest. A world away A predator packs up as much as he can in 5 minutes and then jumps into a ship and heads to the forest in question. A boy and his father are hunting in that forest and do not return. How does all of this intersect?

Well, the previous movie shows the Predator ship taking off for its home world, but the predator carries a face hugger within him and it hatches mid-flight and crashes. The crash releases all the face huggers that were inside the ship and they scramble out into open.

The Predators home base sees the situation and immediately sends off to what amounts to a cleaner. And well the boy and father are the first victim. The next victims are pretty much the entire town of nearly 5,000. Resident bad boy and ex-con, Dallas (Steven Pasquale) and his brother, Ricky (Johnny Lewis); Kelly (Rieko Aylesworth), a fierce soldier just home from Iraq; and Sheriff Eddie Morales (John Ortiz). This ragtag group of townspeople seem to be the best defense against these creatures that we know can kill anything. But what happens when the Predator lands? Do they become bait or allies and is it too late?

The Dish

I don’t know why this is called Alien Vs. Predator, quite honestly. There wasn’t much of that. You know the first Predator and first 2 Aliens were thoughtful movies. They had actual engage stories. They weren’t a set up just to kill humans in the most horrific way possible. And they certainly didn’t stoop to killing children and impregnating pregnant women. Yes, you read that right, women essentially in labor having face hugger eggs shoved down their throats. Gross. And this accelerated gestation period takes away one of the key elements of the suspense.

To say I was disappointed is an understatement. There was nothing in this movie to make me want to watch it. The shock value of it came and went when they killed the first 4 victims. Then removing the suspense and finally the interaction with the predator being minor, I was pretty much done with it.

The DVD

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

Rated / Unrated Single-Disc Version
• Commentary by directors Colin and Greg Strause and producer John Davis
• Commentary by creature effects designers/creators Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis
Two-Disc Extreme Unrated Special Edition
Includes all above single-disc content with the following extra material featured on the second disc:
• Digital Copy feature
• Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
° Prepare for War: The Making of AVP-R
° Fight to the Finish: The Making of AVP-R
° AVP-R: The Nightmare Returns – Creating the Aliens
° Crossbreed: The PredAlien
° Building the Predator Homeworld
• Still Design Galleries
° Designing the Predator
° Designing the Alien
° Designing the PredAlien
° On Set: The Rooftop
° On Set: The Sewer
° On Set: The Hive
° On Set: Cast & Crew
• Theatrical trailers (including Restricted Audience trailer) Subtitles
•Spanish, French, English

DVD SPECS Video Formats:

• widescreen and full screen versions
• English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Spanish/French Dolby Surround with English/Spanish subtitles.

The Directive
The extras were cool and makes this worth the rental, but I could do without the movie.

3BC Ratings

red

 

blech. What a waste.


Copyright Kamal "The Diva" Larsuel-Ulbricht, 2008
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