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AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  13 August 2004 (USA)
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During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.



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When a private satellite encounters an unidentified source of heat in Antarctica and it is found to be a pyramid buried deep underground , a search team comprising of top-of-the-line archaeologists and engineers is sent to Antarctica to find out more . Once there , the team comes across signs which indicate that the place is inhabited by an unknown alien species . It is not long before the aliens begin to hunt the team members . At the same time , a trio of coming-of-age Predators have arrived to collect the skulls of the aliens as trophies , and the humans are caught between a deadly battle between the two warring species . Written by Soumitra

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"The enemy of my enemy....is my friend." See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, language, horror images, slime and gore | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 August 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,291,056 (USA) (13 August 2004)


$4,775,890 (Japan) (21 January 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A very early script would have had the film take place in the same timespace as the Alien trilogy, complete with a Ripley-like character. See more »


During the first battle, when the Alien falls to the ground after the Predator kicks it through a pillar, a wire can be seen holding its tail up. See more »


[first lines]
Technician: Hey. Hey, hey, come here, take a look at this.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits color and style (green computer text on black) are the same as the display of "Mother," the onboard computer in "Alien," right down to the underlining of important text (in this case, the department titles). See more »


References Aliens (1986) See more »


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User Reviews

Not sure why it got such a bad mark from most people
2 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went into this expecting a horrible movie. From all the reviews that I read I thought it would be HORRIBLE! I've seen many, many worse movies than this.

A previous comment stated the movie went a bit too fast in explaining things and developing the characters. While I can certainly agree on the former, the latter, well, you just know most of the people are going to get wasted so character development isn't that necessary. We came to see Predators hunt and fight with Aliens.

One thing I didn't like was the movie showed the Aliens more powerful than the Predators. I believe the canon shows the Predators are much more powerful than the Aliens. Regardless, I liked this movie.

This movie surprised me because there were many things I didn't expect. Were some scenes over the top? Absolutely, but this is Hollywood and we're talking Aliens V Predator here :) IF you are a fan of these genres you really should give this movie a chance.

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