On Earth, it Won’t Matter

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem is hands down the worst thing to come out of the Alien and Predator franchises. Although I was still pretty young, I wanted to go see the movie since I saw Alien vs. Predator. But while AVP had an overly sanitized PG-13 rating, AVP: R has an overly graphic hard R rating. It’s like they can’t get the tone right. Seeing the red band trailer and offensive tagline (“This Christmas, there will be no peace on Earth”) was enough to turn me off seeing it.

My first attempt to watch it ended after 10 minutes. When I finally watched it I realized that was a good decision. AVP: R is practically a slasher film. It’s dark, has no actors you’d recognize, the plot is meaningless, and the violence is too gruesome. When I say it’s dark, I mean you can barely make things out half the time. AVP: R takes place immediately after AVP. The chestburster grows into a Predalien. A hybrid of both creatures. It’s pursued by a predator named Wolf that’s tasked with cleaning up all evidence of Xenomorphs.

The setting is Colorado and the only crew/cast is townspeople. There’s something very off about aliens roaming a residential area. Things are taken way too far due to the people caught in the crossfire. A kid is facehugged, a girl’s father is killed in front of her, a love interest dies, and I don’t even want to mention the tasteless hospital scene. In the end, the entire city is nuked leaving only a handful of survivors. Then they try to have a plot by introducing Ms. Yutani. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem crosses a line that effectively killed the crossover franchise.

12. aliens vs. predator requiem

Wolf faces the Predalien (I think?)

Crossover of: The Alien and Predator franchises & Preceded by: Alien vs. Predator

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