Alien vs. Predator (2004)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Horror


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During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.


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31 December 2020 | Fella_shibby
7
| Good monster action flick.
I first saw in in a theatre in 2004. Revisited the 109 mins unrated version recently.

This is the first film installment of the Alien vs. Predator franchise, bringing together the creatures of the Alien and Predator series. In this one, scientists are caught in the crossfire of an ancient battle between Aliens and Predators as they attempt to escape a bygone pyramid. The film is fast paced with tons of action, aided by top notch special effects n amazing set design. Thankfully it doesnt have any shaky cam stuff, no flickering lights n none if the scene is shot in dark light. We can make out what is going on. Compared to most films where too much darkness takes away the fun, this one doesn't have bad lighting. They have toned down the human body count n reduced the gory moments. Nonetheless, it is a good monster action flick. Gore wise, it is nowhere close to the original Predator.

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Trivia

The Predators' iconic wrist-blades are much larger in this film than in previous iterations. This is likely because the Predators in prior films were hunting humans, whereas Xenomorphs are a far tougher game, and using larger weapons makes just as much sense as a human hunter using a larger caliber rifle to kill a lion than a deer.


Quotes

Technician: Hey. Hey, hey, come here, take a look at this.


Goofs

(at around 29 mins) When the expedition first reaches the hidden pyramid, one of the characters examines the wall markings after rubbing away the cobwebs from the stone. Are there any spiders that thrive 2000 feet below sea level in Antarctica? Spiders and other arachnids have been known to survive in extremely hostile environments, including at high altitudes, in climates of intense cold and where food supply appears to be scarce. The climate inside the pyramid was warm enough that the humans' breath did not condense. Other survival factors may have been present. Also, the material may have not been spider webs, but strings of dust and particles accumulated over time.


Crazy Credits

The end credits color and style (green computer text on black) are the same as the display of "Mother," the onboard computer in "Alien," right down to the underlining of important text (in this case, the department titles).


Alternate Versions

The "Unrated" home video version, released on DVD and Blu-Ray, contains numerous additional scenes, including an alternate opening set in 1904. As part of the "Unrated" feature, significant post-production changes were made to the film, most notably the addition of heavily edited CGI blood and gore. This change affected all human character deaths, as well as several creature deaths.


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Genres

Action | Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

13 August 2004

Language

English, Italian


Country of Origin

USA, UK, Czech Republic, Canada, Germany

Filming Locations

Mont-Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,291,056 15 August 2004

Gross USA:

$80,282,231

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,427,090

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