Aliens vs Predator 2: Requiem is the second installment in the AVP series. It features Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, and John Ortiz. It continues where the first film left off.
Aliens vs Predator: Requiem is considered by many to be the worst entry in the series, which I feel is a shame. I consider the first movie to be much worse than AVP:R.
Warning: Spoilers ahead
I can understand why this would be considered a far worse movie than the first Alien vs Predator movie. One thing I noticed in contrast with Alien vs Predator, where it felt as if everything was being played safe, from the no real blood or gore in the movie, to the weird sounding Predators – it just sounded as if they used a lion’s roar to make the Predator’s sound – and some cringe inducing dialogue “The enemy of my enemy… is my friend” – this one is just the opposite. Aliens vs Predator: Requiem is littered with gore and violence, from Facehuggers attaching themselves to a child and the hotel room scene with the Predator Alien Queen hybrid.
The movie isn’t safe from the dreaded cringe inducing dialogue and from stupid characters, but even with its faults it feels more of a Predator / Aliens movie than the first one for me. The first one just felt way to clean with almost no blood in it. There are other reasons why I didn’t like the first one, but I can’t put my finger on it.
If I had to re-watch these two movies, it would be easy – let’s go with Aliens vs Predator: Requiem.
6 Fun facts from Alien vs Predator 2: Requim
- In the original script the Pred-Alien would have died when the Predator ship crashed. It was rewritten to be the main villain as the studio was very impressed by the concept.
- At the cemetery scene, the man with a gun stands in front of a tombstone with the name “HAWKINS”on it. Hawkins was one of the soldiers on the first Predator movie.
- This is the first movie in both the Predator and the AVP based movies that features scenes of the Predator’s home planet.
- It was decided at an early stage that this movie would be R-rated as “it is what the fans want from the series”.
- The Pred-Alien was nicknamed “Chet” on set and in the script. This was to avoid early spoilers of the nature of the creature.
- A voice actor was brought in to perform the various Predator noises after the directors realised that the audio samples and tapes containing the original sound effects had either been destroyed or of poor quality.