Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem began its box-office battle yesterday amidst gift-unwrapping and all-day reruns of A Christmas Story on cable TV, and the hate has started pouring in. Although one maniac at io9 apparently liked this flick, AVPR is being eviscerated by film critics across the nation in a splatter-fest of ink and gore that is more brutal than the actual film. People love to hate this movie more than they love to hate Britney.
Moviehole says the movie is "a headache-inducing nightmare that thankfully only lasts a couple of hours", and Yahoo Movies calls it "a dull actioner that looks like a bad video game." Ouch, indeed. Hopefully polarized silicon and acid for blood means you really have a thick skin for these kinds of things.
However, that wasn't the worst of the bunch. Bloody Disgusting really didn't like the movie, and this is only a small part of their playa-hatah review: "Tonight I was left in shock, and still haven't gotten over how terrible Aliens vs Predator: Requiem was. Not only did I waste $47 (I took my family), but I have to go and edit my Top 10 Worst Films of 2007 list. Thanks. After the abysmal AVP I figured nothing could be worse, so I was pretty pumped to give this one a chance. Unfortunately when the film was over I was perplexed at how terrible the film was... it's almost as if it was done on purpose. How can a movie be this bad - AGAIN?... please, please, please save your money."
Double ouch, especially since this sort of movie is supposed to be right up their alley. The movie has only hit 14% on Rotten Tomatoes so far, although expect things to drop down once the tomatoes start hitting the fan. Let's stop the hate, people! Do you really think AVPR is worse than Fred Claus?