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By A Customer
This review is from: Alien Vs Predator (2 Disc Extreme Edition)  [DVD] (DVD)
I go along with the Amazon review of AVP, and the opinnions expressed in other reviews already point out my problems with it. Since Predator 2 I was looking forward to the prospect of getting both monster movie icons going toe to toe. After the time its taken to get it together and the status that both Alien and Predator films have, I would have liked AVP to contribute more than a derivative monster movie to the two universes.
Nevertheless thats all that AVP is. The fight scenes are good in a WWE Smackdown kind of way. The signature moves from the alien heavyweights are all there. The sole surviving female battles the female and calls it an uglymother******. I commend the director for going for blokes-in-costume and advanced puppetry instead of CGI. The sets and location are another highlight. I even grinned gleefuly when the chestburster chomps out of the European chick.
I am falling into prequel-sequel fatigue. I would still like to see a better use of Alien and predator in a film. If any one from Fox cares, the way I would rejuvenate the Alien francise would be to make a proper prequel-come-sequel that returns to the planet from Alien, explores the origins of the aliens that were storing the eggs and finds out what remained of the ship after the nuclear explosion at the end of Aliens. And a better respect for human characters and the intelligence and maturity of the earlier films.