Paul W.S. Anderson’s Films Ranked From Worst To Best
12. AVP: Alien Vs Predator
Fans were clamouring for an Alien/Predator punch up ever since an alien skull showed up in a trophy case in Predator 2, but it took fourteen long years for it to happen. Unfortunately, it wasn’t worth the wait, with Anderson delivering a limp, forgettable PG-13 action film that just happens to have two sci-fi icons in it.
The rating is a big problem here since both franchises are inherently dark, violent affairs. AVP feels too clean and safe, robbing it of tension. The characters are a rather bland bunch too, featuring female scientist, blandly handsome scientist, Scottish bloke and Lance Henriksen in paycheck mode.
There a couple of decent fights and fancy visuals, but this long-awaited showdown was rightly panned by fans and critics alike, and is one of Anderson’s least entertaining efforts.
That being said, it’s a !*$% masterpiece compared to Alien Vs Predator: Requiem.