Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem a.k.a. “AVP-R,” “AVPR,” “Alien vs. Predator 2,” “Alien vs. Predator: Survival of the Fittest,” “AvP2,” “AVP2: Eirianzu vs. Puredetâ,” “Alien protiv Predatora 2,” “Alien vs. Depredador 2”

MPAA Rating: R for violence, gore and language.
not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Adults, Teens
Genre:
Action, Horror, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Length:
1 hr. 26 min.
Year of Release:
2007
USA Release:
December 25, 2007 (wide)
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Director: Greg Strause, Colin Strause
Producer: John Davis, Paul Deason, David Giler, Wyck Godfrey, Walter Hill
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Movies in this series:
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Predator (1987)
Predator 2 (1990)
Alien³ (1992)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007)
Predators (2010)

“This Christmas there will be no peace on Earth.”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “In this follow-up to ‘Alien vs. Predator,’ the monsters wage their most brutal battle yet in an unsuspecting Colorado town.”

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Viewer Comments
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Positive
Positive—Another movie that has mixed reviews. From my Aliens/Predator fan-side this was way better then the first AVP which was so inaccurate I regretting seeing it (despite some inaccuracies in this).

From my christian view, I doubt most christians would like this movie. There’s a ton of gore, swearing and violence abound. But if you even see the picture or poster, you should know this before you seen it and should have in the first place. If you read the books and books about the Aliens or Predators you know how things work. Predators don’t kill humans unless they are in the way of them getting to the Aliens. Which they kill (long story). You could say they were doing us a favor, really, in the movie, even though they killed some humans, BUT they did let one guy live who wasn’t meaning any harm. Aliens, on the other hand, are just like cows (or cow zombies), they only know to kill… eat… whatever you want to call it.

The only reason I bring this up is to point out the movie is NOT about useless violence. They are both creatures that are doing what instinct tells them to. Yes, they aren’t real creatures, but if it was a movie about lions hunting gazelle, would we call that movie offensive? I do realize you see a kid get killed (really just a close up of his chest). Which I admit is a touchy subject. But the Alien is nothing more then a violent cow. It doesn’t care if you’re a kid or adult, it doesn’t know the difference (except the Queen, of course).

Whatever you think this movie still probably isn’t for you if you don’t like violence, gore or swearing. But if you can handle it, then it is a good movie. It’s certainly less offensive then something like “Saw” or any slasher movie.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Matt, age 26
Positive—This was actually better then I thought it was going to be. NOW granted there is a good amount of violence, gore, and language, pretty much bout 85% of the violence isn’t until the last like half hour. Language was spread throughout the movie. Gore really came when the Predator started really killing the Aliens. Personally, I found the part with the pregnant women’s belly blowing open with Alien babies popping out was a bit creepy/disturbing. Overall, though, this movies storyline was more in depth then the first one. You learn so much more about the Predators way of life. YOU EVEN SEE THEIR HOME PLANET!!! That was a big bonus for me for I am a very big fan of the original Predator movies. Ending of the movie was kind of expected but movie still was enjoyable to me. If you can’t stand violence, gore, or some language. This movie isn’t for you.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Jon Edwards, age 18
Neutral
Neutral—Normally these days—I am not very interested in movies that only introduce characters long enough, to be the sole purpose of seeing them violated and destroyed. Perhaps, that explains the lack of big name superstars to thrill us, in this ultra violent; humans are expendable, installment of nightmarish entertainment. Being somewhat an enthusiast of the original movies that gave us 'the iconic monsters from two of the scariest film franchises ever', I endured through it, and pretty much knew some of what to expect. A lot of violence and gore, and many scary scenes. At certain points, it was difficult to remember who got killed and who was still alive. The movie didn’t challenge my imagination like the original predecessors; it was more of a hang on tight, and run for cover experience. Hands Down—the best line in the movie was, “The government doesn’t lie to us!”. Had the theatre audience laughing out loud!
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Dennis, age 53
Negative
Negative—I just saw this movie, and I found it not only very disappointing, but also very offensive. As a big fan of predator, I’m not stranger to violence, but this kind of violence was ridiculous. They broke the film code by taking out kids, babies and pregnant women in a gruesome fashion (i have to admit I turned away once they were taking out one of the women that was in labor). The plot was terrible. I saw alien vs. predator (AVP) the movie before this one, and thought that was terrible, but that was a blockbuster compared to this one. Spoiler warning: this is like Rambo but with predator, one lone predator takes on many alien, and its ridiculous, lots of poor plot lines and very little action, and then when the action takes place, its just not entertaining. There is one very inappropriate part: a scene (needless to the plot, and movie) where the girl is in a very see-through bra/bikini top, and they focus on her behind. I would have been upset had my husband not turned away. This is a worthless movie. I’m going to go rent the original predator and just enjoy the good old days with good plots and good action. The most offensive part to me (besides the kid being taken out in the beginning) is when the alien enters the maternity ward and takes out all the babies and pregnant women. Very disturbing. I should have walked out. I wanted to and am sorry I didn’t. Save your money and go see “National Treasure.”
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 1½
—Beks, age 27
Negative—I absolutely hated this movie. I was so disgusted by it, and not the disgusted that comes from blood and gore—I expected that, even though it was way too much. I was disgusted because of the serious boundaries this movie crossed. …when you include children, babies, and pregnant women that just goes too far. I was tempted so many times during this movie to just get up and leave, but I stayed because I am such a fan of both the Alien movies and the Predator. It also had a scene of sensuality that was totally unnecessary to the movie. The language in this movie was ridiculous. I felt like I was watching “Saving Private Ryan” or something. They used an innumerable amount of all kinds of four-letter words (a lot more than 5 f-words) and took God’s name in vain constantly. Even if it were not for the offensiveness of this movie I still would not have liked it because the story-line was awful, the acting was terrible, and the ending was just plain stupid. I thought it gave a bad name to its predecessors. I would definitely not recommend this movie to anyone no matter their age.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 2½
—Charles Crawford, age 20
Negative—“And God shall wipe away all TEARS from their eyes; and there shall be no more DEATH, neither SORROW, nor CRYING, neither shall there be any more PAIN: for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

You will find nothing but the above in this movie. There’s a reason that the first AVP was rated PG-13, and the main reason this one is rated R is because of the killing and gore. AVPR picks up where AVP left off, with the alien-predator hybrid emerging from the dead predator’s chest. But you will find only your typical cliched horror movie with senseless killing, lots of blood, and even the completely unnecessary erotica scene. Even the ending wasn’t well put together. Two thumbs way down.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
—Jason, age 25
Comments from young people
Negative—…there’s movies out there that have blood and violence and gore, but still manage to have a good plot, or morals, or characters. This movie is not one of them. If you want to see a movie where everyone—from army troops to pregnant women—dies in the most gruesome ways possible, and where you see those gruesome ways up close, and where there is seriously no other plot than “run away,” then this is the movie for you. And of course they had to throw in the scantily clad blonde teen—actually portrayed as a protagonist!—who strips to underwear for a guy she hardly knows. Not to mention the camera work in that scene was rather… up close and personal. There is not one redeeming aspect about this movie. It is horrible in every aspect, except for the incredible realism with which flesh decaying and ribs cracking open are depicted. It is definitely not worth the time and money. I’m sorry I wasted my Christmas day on it.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Rachael, age 15
Positive—this movie is action packed with a lot of killing and gore… there are 5 f-words, but not much of anything else. There is a lot of gore, like aliens shooting their mouths at people’s heads and alien blood. But that’s what I expected to be in this movie. They could of taken out the swearing like in the first one tho. This movie was great.…
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3½
—daniel, age 16
Positive—This movie is overall good. There was no need for the 13 f-words that I counted during this movie. The scene with the girl taking her clothes off shouldn’t have been in there; there was no need for it.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Good / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Matthew, age 14
Negative—The award must go to “AVP: Requiem,” for being one of the worst films in 2007, entertaining, only if you can get past how horrible it is, otherwise, literally laughable. Let us skip past the screenplay for a minuet and look at the tehnical aspect of the film, sure the creatures look cool, but what is the point of designing them if we can’t see past the really murky lighting, not to mention the fact that most of the film takes place at night so the lighting is even worse. The acting was sub-par, done almost entirely by unknowns and a women who some may recognize from a few seasons of “24.”

Now the script, how do I say this… it stunk. The melodrama was uninteresting, the characters were shallow and we didn’t care about any of them, only how they would end up fodder for the aliens, and the dialog was some of the most ridicules and horrible I have come across in a LONG time, example… Cop: Are you high? *two stoner dudes who will die in about four minuets shake their heads up and down* Man: Grab some rifles. WHAT!! Another example (this one will go down in history as one of my favourites, fiy) Woman: That’s crazy, the government doesn’t lie to us! I almost rolled off the couch at that moment and time.

The sexual content was nearly non-existent (a rather small, interrupted scene), the language was so-so, but what was really bad was the violence. I would literally go as far as to call it sickening in some places, as a son watches his chest burster pop out of his stomach, then we watch the son suffer the same fate; and another scene in the pregnancy ward of a hospital that is downright disgusting. The film isn’t merely violent, it is sadistic, attempting to schlock the viewer for extra scares.

The film was so sloppily made that they even need to use a random, out of place deus ex machina for an ending that apparently somehow will be used to create a sequel, if the film lives up to its title name of Requiem, 'a solemn chant (as a dirge) for the repose of the dead', then the series will die here at this film. If I was you, I’d merely watch the red band trailer, for an extremely hilarious use of “Silent Night” set to images of a woman going crazy on a gun turrent, an aliens head exploding, etc. It is quite awesome (better then the movie).
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 2
—Joshua, age 14
Negative—I’ve got to admit, this movie was gross! I saw the previous movie (alien vs. predator), and it was good, but this one was just too gory, and violent, at the begining, it was allright, but as the movie began in earth, it was just GORE, the first scene, where it all begins in earth, a boy and his father are on a hunting trip, they see something crash, and go to investigate, then they hear wierd sounds and get frightened, so they start running, alien “spiders” catch up and jumps on the dad and he shoots it, but their blood is toxic, so then some alien blood falls on the dad’s arm, and it falls off! This and other scenes are extreme gore. I don’t recomend it. Note: the actors are terrible, they don’t seem frightened.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 2
—Marco Antonio, age 14
Negative—“AVP:R”—a movie I was looking forward to for a long time. I never got to see it in theaters, and I could only find the “Unrated” version on DVD. I just expected more violence, so I rented it anyway.

There have been many mixed reviews on this film, and some very misleading ones that say the film was good—it was NOT! Though the first “AVP” wasn’t all that great, it was better than this trash heap! “AVP:R” failed on many counts. The story started out fine, and a couple of actors do a good job, but other than that the plot takes a downfall, the script was weak and unreal—and what was the deal with one Predator against hundreds of Aliens???

The biggest compaint about this movie was about the violence. Are you all for real? There really wasn’t a great amount. The bloodiest scene was when Predator blasts two guys heads off—but the graphics are so fake it just isn’t worth counting.

There are hundreds of Aliens, along with the mutant Predalien, who all together manage to kill only a handfull of civilians. Not that killing is a good thing, but really—all those aliens and almost nil death?

The end is so disappointing *SPOILER WANRNING*—everybody dies when the government bombs the city.*END SPOILER*

This film could have been much better, the hopeful scary moments executed better, the script done over and an array of other things. Just don’t watch this—it’s not worth it at all. YAWN!
My Ratings: Moral rating: Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 1
—Ben Badger, age 17 (USA)