AVP: Alien vs. Predator MAG

By Ryan S., Glendale, AZ

     When it comes to hardcore alien and predator fight scenes, "AVP" is a great movie. No matter how impressive some scenes may be, though, the movie lacks a strong plot. Lasting only 87 minutes, there's barely time to understand and relate to the characters. By the time the viewer is finally introduced to the men and women on the expedition, they are either dead or have disappeared.

The movie begins with a satellite imaging report showing an increase in temperature over the Atlantic. After some study by Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) and his team, they are able to create 3D imaging of a great temple deep under the ice. With this find, they immediately create a team with archaeologist Sebastian De Rosa (Raoul Bova) to read hieroglyphics and Lex Woods (Sanaa Lathan), the guide in the voyage, and set off.

Unknown to the group, Predators use the temple as a ritual hunting ground and thaw it out every hundred years. As it thaws, the predators keep an eye on the unsuspecting humans. Once camp is set up and the team begins its descent into the temple, the Aliens arrive, and the battle begins.

All in all, the movie isn't as great as it could have been. Had it been longer, the plot deeper, and the characters better developed, this could have been a five-star film, but as is, I give it an average three stars.

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i love this so much!

on May. 10 2014 at 11:46 pm
Opticalillusion DIAMOND, Edenton, North Carolina
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I am an artist bound only for the poet's glory....But only achieve half of the success that my dreams aspire to find, And to what do the whispers tell me of this failure...To what end to they haunt my nightmares...my eternal dark dreams...

I agree completely with you brother, but still this movie was better than whatever the hell AVP-R was. I am an avid fan of the franchise but some movies were never meant to be made, and some if they are meant ot be made; should at least have the time and effort to make them beautiful. If you are a fan of the franchise I recommend the 2010 video game of AvP, The story line is great (Mainly for marine campain.) And multiplayer is great.  I play it on xbox  (Gamertag:UStripLeAAA) if you ever want to chill, but good article and congrats on getting in the mag!  Oh and if your a fan of just the alien franchise this is my new book, TeenInk.com/novels/fan_fiction/book/128923/Alien-Desolation/ The first chapter has one grammar mistake at the very last sentance please disregard it. IF you like it please rate and comment.

on Feb. 21 2013 at 4:04 pm
wolverines PLATINUM, Everett, Washington
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hey dude this movie is awesome  


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