I couldn’t face the horror I suspected was awaiting those who went to see Alien vs Predator: Requiem. I hoped Richie would succumb, just so I could read his critique, and he has now delivered:
Why “Requiem“? This isn’t a sombre, funereal production to mark the end of the series, it’s a bunch of action movie cliches with an ending that explicitly sets up a sequel. Alien 3, now that was a requiem. Presumably the original title Alien vs Predator: You Drooling Fanboy Idiots Will Watch Anything wasn’t commercial enough.
It sounds as though it was even worse than I feared. But will the inevitable box-office flop change the minds of any women-hating studio bosses who think that there should no longer be any films featuring women in leading parts? Hell, no.