Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

The Brothers Strause direct Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth and John Ortiz in this extra-terrestrials from warring franchises crashland in a small town U.S.A. sequel.

Pathetically mean spirited. Pregnant women are pumped full of chest busters, families are torn apart in front of each other, facile characters are introduced so they can just die the next scene. You can get away with one shock like that in a Dark Horse trade paperback but an entire movie of them? Ugh! No actor really lands a memorable or human performance. The whole thing is aggressively underexposed and difficult to decipher. The Predator / Alien hybrid looks like a reject toy line that got laughed out of the focus group. The sheer amount of casual gore and glimmers of the familiar production designs from entries past stops this being a complete write-off.

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