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AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Horror, 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alexa Woods
... Sebastian de Rosa
... Charles Bishop Weyland
... Graeme Miller
... Maxwell Stafford
... Mark Verheiden
... Joe Connors
... Adele Rousseau
... Rusten Quinn
... Thomas Parks
... Stone
Pavel Bezdek ... Bass
... Klaus
Carsten Voigt ... Mikkel
Jan Filipenský ... Boris (as Jan Filipensky)
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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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Rated PG-13 for violence, language, horror images, slime and gore | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,291,056, 15 August 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,282,231

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,544,654
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The character of Verheiden was named after comic book writer Mark Verheiden, creator of the first Alien Vs. Predator comic series, and the first story involving both species. Contrary to popular belief, the comic was released prior to the infamous shot of the alien "skull" in Predator 2 (1990). See more »

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The film justifies the existence of a pyramid in Antarctica by saying that the continent once had a warmer climate with a lush ecosystem. This is true, but that was millions of years ago, not during human history. See more »

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Unjustly panned by critics and fans
9 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

A team assembled by a billionaire investigate a heat signal that reveals a pyramid below the surface of a whaling station in Antarctic. However, the pyramid is a hunting ground for Predators who kill Aliens as a rite of passage and the team find themselves caught in the middle of their hunt.

It shouldn't have been mixed, Paul W.S. Anderson's AVP: Alien vs. Predator was more so unjustly panned by critics and fans due to the hype and anticipation. It has the feeling of an Alien film, a great premise, good cinematography, some amazing effects and a fine score.

Paul W.S. Anderson is successful in bringing the franchises together, respecting ideas from both Alien and Predator movies. I haven't seen a bad film that he's made and I'm not sure why there is such a geek gang hatred against the mans work. The ever-improving Uwe Boll he is not! The strong leads include Sanaa Lathan as the heroine and Raoul Bova. However, unfortunately actors Carsten Norgaard as Rusten Quinn and Tommy Flanagan as Mark Verheiden disappear far too early. Overall the acting is good, Lance Henrikson shows up as the 'real' Bishop but some of the characters lack development and the editing feels choppy in places.

The Predators and Aliens look great apart from some badly executed CGI. It not Ridley Scott or John McTiernan, but Paul Anderson pulls off the almost impossible task of putting these to aliens together on screen.

If there was not an Alien or Predator film prior to this it may have been haled as a science fiction adventure classic, but alas that's not the case.


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