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AVP: Alien vs. PredatorWriter-director Paul W.S. Anderson's beside-the-point setup AVP: Alien vs. Predator has billionaire Charles Bishop Weyland (AliensAVP: Alien vs. PredatorAction/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy, HorrorPT87MPG-13Writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson's beside-the-point setup AVP: Alien vs. Predator has billionaire Charles Bishop Weyland (Aliens2005-01-18Raoul BovaEwen BremnerRaoul Bova, Ewen Bremner20th Century Fox Film Corporation
AVP: Alien vs. Predator

(Alien Vs. Predator: Jurgen Vollmer)

AVP: Alien vs. Predator

Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy, Horror; Starring: Lance Henriksen, Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner; Director: Paul Anderson (Director), Bharat Nalluri; Author: Paul Anderson (Director), Shane Salerno; Producer (person): John Davis, David Giler, Lawrence Gordon, Walter Hill, Joel Silver; Release Date Wide: 08/13/2004; Runtime (in minutes): 87; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson’s beside-the-point setup AVP: Alien vs. Predator has billionaire Charles Bishop Weyland (Aliens alum Lance Henriksen) recruiting a team to explore an ancient pyramid beneath Antarctica — actually a cage match venue, as the poor simps learn, for Predators hunting Aliens as a rite of passage. Anderson (Resident Evil) won’t make anyone forget Ridley Scott or James Cameron, but he does deliver creature-on-creature action that will set your inner adolescent stirring, if not quite bursting out of your chest. EXTRAS Anderson’s commentary with his actors is its own sort of free-for-all, as he plays to fanboys by citing the film’s various acknowledgments of the two franchises, while requisite Alien-wranglin’ heroine Sanaa Lathan supplies the new-bie perspective by noting which effects look like ”flying vaginas.” Anderson also gives props to the ’90s AVP comics that catalyzed the crossover, with a thorough sampling of them in DVD-ROM materials.