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.
200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she has brought along an unwelcome visitor.
Charles S. Dutton,
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Following the events of Alien vs. Predator, and the maturation of the chestburster that erupted from the body of Scar (the Predator that defeated the Alien Queen) into an adult Predalien, the Predator scout ship crashes in the woods of Gunnison County. A local, Buddy Benson, and his son, Sam, are hunting in the forest and witness the crash, but they are chased and are implanted with alien embryos by facehuggers along with several homeless people living in the sewers. Meanwhile another Predator lands seeking out the Alien and destroying evidence of their presence on Earth. The dwellers of the town find themselves in the middle of a battlefield between the two deadly extraterrestrial creatures, and the small group of survivors splits between the leadership of Sheriff Eddie Morales and the bad-boy Dallas Howard. Both have different opinions about the best means to escape from the beings.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
WARNING - SPOILERS I had very low hopes when I went to see this movie the other day.
I mean, a TV cast, inexperienced directors, Shane Salerno still onboard after that dreadful first draft he did reviewed by AICN...? Despite all that, I went in...
Oh boy... And I thought I had some issues with AVP... AVPR is nothing but issues....continuity, plot, script, special effects, camera work and angles, editing, pace, lighting (made worse by the blackout plot device), terrible line delivery and acting... Nothing survived...
AVP had problems, but it was mostly an enjoyable movie, with good VFX, cool production design, provided we didn't think too much about it... Now this sequel was so badly filmed and edited, made worse by the dull, wooden acting and the Predator's 'What the hell' incoherent MO and Aliens' 'mere cannon fodder-ish' portrayal...
It has a less budget than AVP and given the story and setting, it required two or three times that...
The movie falls more to the lower teen slasher movie genre, with gratuitous violence shown inflicted on pregnant women, newborn babies (though only implied) and a child, with a chestburster coming out of him... And even then, the fact that the scenes are so darkly lit, it doesn't show much of anything, neither the action sequences between Aliens and Predators, nor the gore, only seeing some dark substance which we assume is blood... So, even the gore is disguised by the low lighting, making everything very hard to see: every Alien-Predator or Predator-Predalien fight sequences, and I do mean EVERY...Not to mention considerate plot holes in all of them, namely the apparently un-acidic Alien blood and the poor, docile Xenomorphs' antagonistic display during their 'fights'(if we can call them that) with the too-detectivesque Predator...
So, this is a step backwards regarding AVP in every way, from script to technical issues, and not a good prognosis for an Alien 5 or Predator 3 at all...
The money this movie makes will be the judge of that...
Although, given the fact that since ALien 3, the movies have been decreasing in terms of quality, I find it difficult to believe that someday, down the road, we will be having any more movies featuring these two creatures on their own...which is how they work best...
Only time (together with a good script surfacing and an adequate budget with it) will tell...
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