"Space Creatures United"
What You Need To Know:
The action scenes in this movie are scarce and poorly photographed. The screen is too dark to see much of what’s happening. The violence is gross sometimes, mostly because of goo and slime, but it’s muted to get a PG-13 rating. The concept of the alien Predators buys into New Age pagan theories of occult UFO cults about ancient pagan gods really being aliens from outer space. ALIEN VS. PREDATOR is dark both visually and in tone. It delivers little to the audience, not even good thrills.
(PaPa, OO, L, VV, M) Strong New Age pagan, occult worldview with alien creatures who desire to rule over humans and build temples for themselves; six obscenities and three profanities; strong, scary violence people are speared, hanged, thrown by creatures, man almost crushed, alien creatures fight each other with lots of slimy parts cut or split open, a large explosion, and friendly alien creature gives woman a tattoo of sorts; brief joke about contraceptives; and, people face danger because they broke rules set by leader.
GENRE: Science Fiction/Action
ALIEN VS. PREDATOR is a by-the-numbers alien action movie that borrows characters from the 1980s movie franchises. In it, a skilled group of excavators tunnels into the Antarctica ice to find a hidden temple that might reveal new information about mankind’s origins. Once there, they are attacked by Predators, who divide the humans and then pick them off one by one.
The twist, which is the best thing the movie has going for it, and one of the only tricks that works, is that the Predators stop chasing the humans and begin going after the aliens (the ones from the movie ALIEN). Now, the remaining humans have to choose a side and hope that the choice will allow them to get back to ground safely.
Action scenes are scarce and poorly photographed. The screen is too dark to allow the audience to see much of what’s happening. Also, the aliens sometimes move like animatronic figures in a theme park instead of the expensive computer graphics that they are.
Since the thin plot disappears once the Predators and Aliens face off, this movie is more like a video game than a story. The violence is gross sometimes, mostly because of goo and slime, but it’s muted so they could get the PG-13 rating and find a middle school audience. There is too much exposition, so the 100 minutes passes slowly. Additionally, the flashback scene which explains why the Aliens and Predators are at odds is framed clumsily and reveals the junior league effort behind this movie. The concept of the alien Predators is occult-based in that it buys into New Age pagan theories of occult UFO cults about ancient pagan gods being aliens from outer space worshipped by primitive humans.
ALIEN VS. PREDATOR is dark both visually and in tone. It delivers little to the audience, not even a good thrill.