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Films to See After You Die: #23 Aliens vs. Predator-Requiem

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Aliens vs. Predator – Requiem (2007)

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause

Cast: Steve Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis

Synopsis: Two Predators load several live Alien facehuggers and his dead comrade onto a ship, intending to return to the Predator homeworld. Unbeknown to him, the dead comrade was impregnated with an Alien before dying. The alien bursts from the corpse’s chest, then quickly grows into a Predator-Alien hybrid. The Pred-Alien attacks the crew, killing them and forcing the ship to crash land in Gunnison, Colorado. Before one of the Predators is killed, he sends a distress call to the homeworld. His message is received by a Predator warrior who immediately embarks on the journey to earth to rectify the situation. Meanwhile, the facehuggers escape from the crashed ship and impregnate a father and son hunting team and, later, two homeless men living in the sewer system. Dallas (Steven Pasquale) returns to Gunnison after a stint in the state penitentiary. He is picked up at the bus station by Morales (John Ortiz); Dallas and Morales used to be partners in crime, but Morales is now the county’s sheriff. Also arriving home is Kelly (Reiko Aylesworth), after a tour of duty in Iraq. Her husband, Tim is overjoyed to see her, but their daughter, Molly, is unsure of how to react to her mother’s return. She does, however, enjoy the night-vision goggles Kelly brought home as a souvenir. Meanwhile, Dallas’s younger brother Ricky (Johnny Lewis), loses his car keys while delivering pizzas. After people start disappearing throughout town it becomes clear that the remaining survivors need to get out before its too late.

Trivia: According to the DVD commentary, Robert Joy’s character Col. Stevens was originally written as Garber from Predator 2, who was the highest ranking survivor from Peter Keyes team hunting the predators. When the actor who played Garber (Adam Baldwin) couldn’t be scheduled, the character was changed to Col Stevens.

Why I think you shouldn’t see this: I am a huge fan of both the Alien and Predator series so I had high hopes for both AVP films but they just weren’t good enough. The Strause brothers are amateur filmmakers at best making what it barely above fanboy quality. The acting is terrible but the few scenes with no humans are pretty great though and they actually do nail the Predator but sadly it isn’t enough to save the film. If you have have a craving for Alien and Predator action just watch the standalone films.

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Hi my name is Trevor and this is my blog! Films are a passion of mine. I am a total film geek. I own over 700 films and the collection is ever growing. I studied Film Studies and Scriptwriting in College. What I have learned about films is mostly self taught.

4 responses to “Films to See After You Die: #23 Aliens vs. Predator-Requiem

  1. jmount43 ⋅

    This movie could have been so much better. Major disappointment.

  2. eyes Of Odysseus ⋅

    i agree. best parts were when humans were off screen. whole movie should have taken place on predator ship. with the predators.fighting an alien infestation and the alien hybrids in outer space. that would have been awesome. with maybe a few human captives on board for a added element.

  3. noa834 ⋅

    I think I will be dead when I see this! lol

  4. rochpikey ⋅

    The AVP fipms were both such disappointments, I too am a huge fan of both franchises so it pains me to say that but they just weren’t done right. I was very pleased with Robert Rodiguez’s Predators so if he decides to take a stab at an AVP film, there may be some hope.

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