ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM

A Waste of Theater Space

Content -3
Quality
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Violence        
Sex        
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Release Date: December 25, 2007

Starring: Steven Pasquale, Reiko
Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny
Lewis, Ariel Gade, and Kristen
Hager

Genre: Science Fiction

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 86 minutes

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Director: Greg and Colin Strause

Executive Producer: Paul Deason

Producer: John Davis, David Giler and
Walter Hill

Writer: Shane Salerno

Address Comments To:

Rupert Murdoch, Chairman/CEO of News Corp.
Peter Chernin, President/COO of The Fox Group
Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos, Chairmen/CEO
Fox Filmed Entertainment
20th Century Fox Film Corp.
10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-1000
Website: www.fox.com

Content:

(B, LLL, VVV, S, N, A, DD, M) Light moral worldview about humans battling vicious predatory alien monsters from outer space; at least 35 obscenities, four strong profanities and seven or more light profanities; very strong graphic, gory violence includes baby alien monsters pop out of people’s chests, heads explode, lots of gunfire used to blast alien monsters, people impaled, fighting, explosions; a couple light verbal references to sex and two teenagers briefly kiss, with female scantily clothed, before they are interrupted; upper male nudity and woman strips down to bra and skimpy swimsuit bottom; alcohol use; no smoking but one reference to being stoned; and, three teenage boys bully another boy and U.S. military official lies to some townspeople.

Summary:

ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM takes the battle against the alien monsters to small-town America in a mildly entertaining, bloody, foul-mouthed sequel that should have gone straight to video.

Review:

ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM takes the battle against the alien monsters to small-town America.

The movie opens with the alien monster specimens on a Predator spaceship attacking the Predators on board, causing the spaceship to crash on Earth, in a forest near a small Colorado town. Another Predator on the Predator homeworld follows the crashed spacecraft to Earth, where he finds that the alien monsters have started attacking the people in the town.

As the Predator begins hunting and killing the alien monsters, the townspeople slowly awake to the fact that some kind of outer space monster has invaded their town. The local sheriff bands together with a recently released convict and a female soldier just returned from overseas. Meanwhile, the alien monsters multiply rapidly, leaving it questionable whether anyone can survive, including the Predator.

Too many main characters dilute the drama and the action in this movie. Thus, ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM is only mildly captivating. Of course, sensitive viewers must also cope with graphic, gory violence and lots of strong foul language. ALIEN movies haven’t been much good since the first two, and the PREDATOR series hasn’t been any good since the first one. The ALIENS and PREDATOR franchises deserve better treatment than this, but, then again, perhaps they don’t.

In Brief:

ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM takes the battle against the alien monsters to small-town America. The movie opens with the alien monster specimens on a Predator spaceship attacking the Predators on board, causing the spaceship to crash on Earth, in a forest near a small Colorado town. Another Predator on the Predator homeworld follows the crashed spacecraft to Earth, where he finds that the alien monsters have started attacking the people in the town. As the Predator begins hunting and killing the alien monsters, the townspeople slowly realize to the fact that some kind of outer space monster has invaded their town. The local sheriff bands together with a recently released convict and a female soldier just returned from overseas. The alien monsters multiply rapidly, leaving it questionable whether anyone can survive, including the Predator.

Too many main characters dilute the drama and the action in this movie. Thus, ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM is only mildly captivating. Of course, sensitive viewers must also cope with graphic, gory violence and lots of strong foul language. The ALIENS and PREDATOR franchises deserve better treatment than this, but, then again, perhaps they don’t.