|Alien Vs Predator|
|Alien Vs Predator - Review|
premises and weaves them into a back-story that explains the appearance of the pyramid structure all over the surface of the earth in many differing cultures. The fact that they revealed to be elaborate mazes of death designed to train young Predators in the art of killing, (Aliens bred especially for this purpose) surely only adds to the mystique and glamour of these ancient structures.
The film builds the tension slowly before things go horribly wrong for the human team who inadvertently kick off the gory proceedings before the young Predators have had chance to properly tool-up. Hopelessly outnumbered by Alien spawn the Predators have the bothersome task of retrieving their famously deadly shoulder guns from the blundering humans which leads to a strange alliance being formed between one Predator and born survivor Lex. This relationship is, as with Danny Glover, designed to show that humans can be hard enough to earn the respect of galactic big game hunters but also at one-point verges on the romantic.
AVP does what it says on the can, lacking the class and horror of Alien and without the macho glory of Predator it is almost equal to both Aliens and Predator 2, which manage to keep their noses in front of this new offering through sheer weight of shells fired if nothing else. On the other hand what made Danny Glover the hardest man on the planet?
This film is dumb fun and a great spectacle. It lacks horror and it isn't that jumpy but you do get to see Predators acting really cool and killing Aliens in a pyramid beneath Antarctica , how can you say that isn't worth a look?
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