Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Penny Thoughts ‘14—Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) *

UR, 102 min.
Directors: The Brothers Strause
Writers: Shane Salerno, Dan O’Bannon (“Alien” characters), Ronald Shusett (“Alien” characters), Jim Thomas (“Predator” characters), John Thomas (“Predator” characters)
Starring: Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, Ariel Gade, Kristen Hager, Sam Trammell, Robert Joy, David Paetkau, Tom Woodruff Jr., Ian Whyte

I really don’t know why I torture myself with these terrible entries to franchises I love, but for some reason I seem to return to them even more often than I do the good ones. “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem” is probably the worst entry of both the “Alien” and “Predator” franchises. It doesn’t speak well that even the studio didn’t feel it was worth referring to this movie with its full title and generally referred to it as “AvPR” even in its advertising. It’s like they were saying, “Why bother?” before they even released it. Fair warning, I guess.

So, what really inspired this particular screening? I’ve been watching “24” seasons 2 and 3 recently and I wanted to see Reiko Aylesworth kick some butt instead of just looking worried in the CTU headquarters while men did crazy things for the sake of freedom. After watching it I remembered one of the reasons I hated it so much—not enough Reiko Aylesworth.

Read my original review here

1 comment:

Emily Caswell said...

Such a crappy movie. And so dark you can barely tell what the hell is going on. I'm not sure if that's a good thing.