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Graphics in ‘AVP’ are out of this world


Zev Vallance, 13

Sabino High School

Grade: B+

Since the beginning of time, the Predators, the alien hunters, have to come Earth for one simple reason – to participate in a coming of age ritual. To become “men,” the “teenage” Predators are required to hunt down a nest of the reptilian Alien warriors and to defeat them to claim the alien’s skull as its trophy.

However, during one of these hunts, the Aliens fight back too well, which leads to the destruction of the two species and the Aztecs who worshiped the Predators as Gods.

Now, billionaire industrialist Charles Weyland (Lance Henriksen), with his network of satellites, rediscover a pyramid, buried over 2,000 feet under the Antarctic.

Knowing that he has discovered something important, he hurriedly gathers a team, led by Lex Woods (Sanaa Lathan) and heads to the Antarctic to uncover the pyramid and its mysteries. However upon their arrival, they wake up the enslaved “Queen Alien,” which results in new eggs and face-huggers being produced. Then the Predators arrive, ready to destroy whatever is in their way, including humans.

I think Alien Vs. Predator was a great movie that was both slightly funny and just enough to make you gasp. There were several parts of the movie that I would have made just a bit better, however the graphics were phenomenal and weren’t the focus of the movie. However, I am a huge fan of this genre so my personal opinion of the movie may differ significantly from someone else’s.

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