AVPR (15)

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The modish shortening – for Aliens vs Predator Requiem – is a hopeful attempt to align the franchise with the likes of T2 and MI:2, but it's nothing more than a tawdry cash-in. We are assured that the directors, Colin and Greg Strause, know the original movies inside out, "know the AVP comics and play the AVP videogames". Whether this qualifies them to make anything of the smallest originality is severely in doubt.

A spaceship crashes to earth – in smalltown USA, naturally – and disgorges a breed of those slimy chest-bursting monsters to terrify the locals. A predator goes after them, and a fair bit of squelchy mayhem ensues. "Are the monsters gone?" a girl asks her mom. "They're gone," she replies. Till the next one.