Monday, January 14, 2008

movie review monday: alien vs. predator: requiem

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem

Visual effects specialists Greg and Colin Strause both make their feature directorial debut with this no-holds-barred monster mash that attempts to set itself apart from the 2004 Paul W.S. Anderson original by serving as a straight-up sci-fi horror scare-fest. The Aliens (and a Predator) have landed on planet Earth, and small town America is about to become the scene of an epic interstellar showdown. As these two breeds of cosmic killers clash in the small-town streets Gunnison, Colorado, the locals are sent running for their lives. From the murky sewers to the rain-soaked streets, Gunnison has become a total bloodbath. Nowhere is safe, especially from the unstoppable new hybrid known as the "Predalien." Now, as the once-quiet community of Gunnison is overrun by Aliens, the only hope for mankind is a fierce hunter from the deepest reaches of space. But this Predator is far from a benevolent savior of the human race, because he'll kill any man, woman, or child who gets in the way of his mission to destroy every last Alien under these stormy Colorado skies. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

It was K's turn to pick. I have seen Alien and Aliens but none of the Predator movies. This movie was okay though. Gory and a little supenseful but really dark. The power went out in the whole town so it got a little hard to see where the aliens were and where the predators were. It was also a little hard because I was having trouble keeping them straight anyway. Heh.

It was better than 30 Days of Night, but I think we should go see a nice chick flick next. :)

Oh, and I have to say that anytime you see a group of animals run past you, you should immediately turn around and run as fast as you can in the same direction as the animals. It always happens in the movies, but it happens in real life too. The animals ran up the beach right before that tsunami and dogs usually start barking right before an earthquake. So trust the animals.

Rating: 2 of 5 stars.

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