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    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Take a wretched premise. Imagine the worst picture that could be made from it. Then imagine something even worse. That's Alien vs. Predator. show more

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    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Anderson gets style points for the pyramid, though. The building - a combination of Aztec, Egyptian and Cambodian elements loaded with sophisticated gadgetry - totally rocks. show more

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    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The actual fights between the predators and the serpents are too silly to contemplate. Both shiny and metallic, they look like kitchen appliances fighting it out. That's when you can see them. Writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson ("Resident Evil") has created the darkest, if not worst, sci-fi movie since "Battlefield Earth." show more

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    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The fifth outing for the slime-dripping, shape-changing creatures, the Aliens are looking a little dogged, perhaps ready for the Alien Retirement Home. Meanwhile, the Predator warriors, who never achieved the artistic heights of their counterpart, look better invisible. When visible, they resemble robotic can openers gone berserk. show more

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    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    This is one schlockfest that may be enjoyed more by casual viewers than by hard-core fans, since writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson breaks with the established mythology of both properties whenever he feels like it. Like it matters. show more

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    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's a murky, empty-headed dive into the depths of the Antarctic and the heart of monster movie cliches that leaves you praying for most of the cast to get killed off fast, to put them (and us) out of our misery. show more

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    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The film is critic-proof and it will find an audience, but it's hard to imagine even the film's target demographic (teenage boys) being overly enthusiastic about the product. It's disposable entertainment of the worst kind. show more

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    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    It’s often hard to figure out who’s winning, much less care about it. One thing is certain: Nobody is going to be demanding a rematch. show more

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    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A reductive spook show in which a bunch of puny humans get chased around by scary monsters. show more

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    Empire

    Fans beware - your fave two sci-fi franchises have been stripped of all their guile and maturity. show more

  • July 23, 2012 ux00000000127101
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    I am witing for both this one & the second. both of these movies is good as it is. both of them is very entertaning & cool. The cast did a good job in both movies. It has enough sci-fi action & visuals for any sci-fi fan. I like the original movies a little bit more. But I don\'t mind watching them again & again

  • July 06, 2012 ng00000000125422
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    What a cool movie. Seriously. West Anderson does cool. And not much else. If you look down the list of films he\'s participated in they are all \"cool.\" The funny thing is when I saw this movie in the theater I had no idea who this guy was. I just wanted to watch Aliens and Predators kicking each other\'s ass. And I was hoping not to leave the theater wanting to shoot myself, as I did after Alien Resurrection. This time around I was watching this on DVD and was well informed on the guy in charge. All the elements were there. Frankly, what better choice to film an ass kicking than the guy that dished it out in Resident Evil. Worse case scenario, he\'s gonna trade zombies for the creatures of choice and set the camera to his usual slow motion signature visuals. How bad can this be? ... It turns out, the movie is, as I said, pretty cool. The plot is well threaded with a thriller atmosphere. The distant town in no man\'s land. The historic references to a prophecy of sorts. Digging up the inevitable past. The rich guy that has enough money to push things too far. And the always required character that warns everyone not to embark in the adventure but embarks in the adventure herself regardless. All the fun contradictions that make for a well designed action flick. The events follow each other with just enough predictability to make you both anticipate and feel smart. Yet the repertoire remains fresh and exciting. The fights between Predators and Aliens are perfectly choreographed. In fact, I finished the movie wanting to see more. That\'s how an action movie is supposed to make you feel. Wanting to run back to the theater to see more of the same. Looking back on the Alien anthology, WS Anderson would have been the perfect call for Alien Resurrection. After the heavy delivery of Alien 3, there was a much needed return to the action of Aliens, but with just enough emotional content to deliver a good action thriller. Perhaps we can call this movie the 4th installment in the series instead. What do you think?

  • July 11, 2010 Honu919
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    when i watched this movie, i LOVED IT, it has great visuals, really great story and epic battle cuts for about 4 minutes, i watched all alien and predator movies, but when i saw this, this was better!

  • January 31, 2009 robbie61987
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    This was a real B-Movie. Rubber monsters, cheap CGI, and a waste of actors.

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