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Alien versus Predator: Requiem

Author: Daemon January 11, 2008


Alien versus Predator: Requiem is awesome, and if you disagree with me you suck. I will explain to you why all of those bad reviews make no sense whatsoever, why movie actually rocks, and why should you see it in the cinema at least twice.

Most of “bad remarks”, and “plot holes” that people point out revolve around poor interaction between human characters, bad dialogs and cardboard characters that mean nothing. However, this move is named “Alien versus Predator”. Do you see any human related words in that name? No? Is it because this movie is about Predator, who is lead role in the movie, kicking ass to swarm of Aliens? Human characters in this movie are so trivial and so unimportant that it is a good they get killed all the time. I was actually cheering when human characters got killed because they were so bloody annoying! Alien destroyed your skull? Predator melted your head into vapor? AWESOME, because that is what this movie is all about.

Complaining about bad dialogs between humans in AVPR is like complaining about bad dialogs between Aliens in James Cameron’s legendary Aliens (Alien 2). They are non existent, not important, and just fill in the time between two brutal graphic deaths.

This goes into such extremes that directors (my personal heroes now that i saw AVPR) didn’t hesitate to chest burst a child, and before that that same kid watches his father being chest bursted and prior to that father’s arm being melted away by Alien’s acid. Can you spell out for me “human characers are not important in this movie”? I cannot even remember the name of a single human character in the movie, and i am proud of that. My mental capacity allows me not to blindly seek for human side in every movie, rather, see the move from a different (Alien or Predator) perspective.

If that wasn’t enough, this will surely tickle the devil inside you: Predalien deposits couple of eggs inside pregnant woman and from her stomach/uterus 5 Aliens explode and bathe in the blood of her unborn baby. Hello? Oh, but the dialog between humans makes this scene not so shiny! Oh no! The drama! Stupid movie critics …

Taking away human factor from the movie, movie instantly becomes 9 out of 10 rating, with only 1 small issue of human character getting impaled on Alien’s tail and surviving, but, ok, i can somehow live with that.

In one short sentence: AVP:R – movie that is not about humans.


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