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Movie Review: Alien Vs. Predator (AVP)

Rating: Buy it Used


OK I might have violated my sequel rule by watching this movie but I had already bought it used and it was in my collection. So when a friend came over and we were looking for a "guy movie" we picked this one. Beside since I did own it how could I not watch it that puts the sequel rule in conflict with the Cheap Dave rule. I will have to start enforcing the sequel rule at the DVD store.

Rating: Buy it Used


OK I might have violated my sequel rule by watching this movie but I had already bought it used and it was in my collection. So when a friend came over and we were looking for a "guy movie" we picked this one. Beside since I did own it how could I not watch it that puts the sequel rule in conflict with the Cheap Dave rule. I will have to start enforcing the sequel rule at the DVD store.

So my friend had already seen it and said it was "better than you think it was going to be". That was enough for me to load it up and strap my self in. I mean a movie that has Aliens and Predators, that sounds like a recipe for a great guy movie. Now if somehow we could get Denise Richards to star in it wearing only bikinis.

So the basic premise is that the Predators built a pyramid in Antarctica that is really a prison/breeding facility for the Aliens monsters. The Predators show up every 100 years and have a hunting party. That is the premise and as unlikely as it may be it just means that we have an excuse to pit two of the greatest hollywood movie creatures against each other. A few humans get caught in the middle which is really not a good place to be. The pyramid provides a Rubic's cube of a set that is impossibly complex (of course in the end when everything is about to SPLODE you can just run out).

So does it work? Yes. It is just over 90 minutes of mindless action. Not bad for a Saturday afternoon. So buy this one used, and sit back and enjoy the corrosive alien slime.