Monday, January 7, 2008
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Review
I'm surprised that I really didn't enjoy this all that much. It plays out like a highlight reel of memorable moments from the two series but for some reason it just doesn't really reach that sweet spot of guilty pleasure entertainment. The acting is ...(read more)absolutely putrid, especiallly Steven Pasquale (of Rescue Me) who is brutally miscast as the film's 'tough guy' lead. The only tolerable performance comes from Reiko Aylesworth of 24 fame...who, at least, tries to make something out of her character. At least the film is rated R this time and we get a number of nice action sequences. Alas it takes far too long to get to the action and by the time it arrived I just felt sort of worn out. It would have been nice if the action was spread throughout rather than focused in the last twenty minutes... Also the forced 'sequel-setup' ending is just ridiculous. Here's hoping the inevitable follow-up moves to the future and to space...no more of this present day Earth nonsense, oh yeah, get a real director next time too.
Overall Score: 5/10