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Parents' Guide to

Alien vs. Predator

By Sherrice Perry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Horrid horror has lots of bloody violence, some cursing.

Movie PG-13 2004 90 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 13+

Common sense gave a pg 13 movie 17+? What?

I just make the review just to say this
2 people found this helpful.
age 12+

BBFC rating is accurate

Here in the UK the movie is rated a 12 and my wife and that's totally right. For the most part if anything violent happens and it does the classic "camera pans away / blood splat on the floor" etc etc. Female hero is presented very well as being both smart, knowing when the time to run and knowing when the time to fight.

This title has:

Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (110 ):

This movie is another failed attempt to create the ultimate horror film. Even with advanced graphics and special effects on its side, AVP: Alien vs. Predator only manages to completely gross out adult audiences and make teen audiences chuckle with laughter as Lex runs alongside the dread-locked Predator near the end of movie. While the battle between Alien and Predator has been in the works since the Alien skull appeared among the displayed trophies in the Predator space ship in Predator 2, no director has dared to initiate such an outrageous cockfight between the two creatures until Paul W.S. Anderson came along. Nevertheless, with the inability to gather the original cast or filmmakers of either flick, Anderson's brave attempt flopped.

Besides the creatures, the only aspects of this film that slightly resemble the original flicks are the Weyland Corporation and the fact that Lex is much like Sigourney Weaver's character in the Alien trilogy. Lex is not only the voice of reason and pure "common sense", but is also the one who figures out the core idea behind the Predator/Alien duel and, more importantly, how to survive it. While this movie displays incredible "girl power" by having a heroine, it simply falls short of a horror and/or thriller movie.

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