Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

Morales: "You're not seriously considering this."
Dallas: "I'm considering whatever keeps us alive."

release year: 2004
genre: sci-fi/horror/action
viewing setting: home Bluray 6/3/15 and home DVD, 4/16/12 and theater, 12/25/07

synopsis: After the events of the previous movie, the Predators' ship crash-lands in a remote Colorado town, releasing various Aliens who stalk and kill townspeople until a big bad Predator shows up.

impressions: Entertaining; it's an immediate sequel to the last one, and basically answers the questions "what would happen if Aliens ran amok on Earth?" as well as "and how would the government try to stop them?" There's carnage and death galore here. My main complaint was the darkness, which led to an inability to really tell what was happening in most of the Predator vs Alien fight scenes.

something this movie has that no other movie has: Adult Aliens impregnating already-pregnant women in the hospital with eggs. It's gross.

acting: Reiko Aylesworth and Stephen Pasquale are the two tough protagonists. Johnny Lewis is a not-so-tough one, while Kristen Hager is his romantic interest and fellow survivor. John Ortiz is the town sheriff who can't control a rapidly-escalating crisis.

final word: It moves along and is watchable - a solid entry in this franchise.

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