AVP: Alien vs. Predator
(AVP: Alien vs. Predator)
A mysterious "heat bloom", emanes deep from Antartica's heart... To investigate this trouble, billionaire industrialist Charles Bishop Weyland gathers an international team of scientists and experts led by young environmentalist and adventurer Alexa “Lex” Woods...
What they witness 2000 feet below the frozen surface at first excites, and then terrifies them. They discover a pyramid bearing a mixture of Aztec, Egyptian and Cambodian cultures. Inside the pyramid they find a matrix of chambers so technologically advanced that it becomes obvious that an extraterrestrial influence has been at work there for thousands of years.
The chamber walls reconfigure unexpectedly, trapping members of the team and cutting them off from their colleagues. Moving from chamber to chamber, the horrific truth finally reveals itself: Predators have been keeping alive a captive Alien Queen. Young Predators warriors are tested by fighting the Alien offspring. The team stumbles into the middle of an incredible rite of passage – and a war between Aliens and Predators...
If you must quote two legendary extraterrestrial monsters of the cinema of science-fiction, without any doubt, they would be the alien and predator. 25 years after the beginnings of ALIEN (1979) by 20th Century Fox, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR joins the two most terrifying monsters in the cinema history. The story takes place on Earth, nowadays, between those of PREDATOR (1987) and ALIEN. ALIEN VS. PREDATOR leaves the postulate that Predators came on Earth thousands of years ago, there were venerated like gods and marked deeply some cultures, in particular the Aztec and Mayas's.
By the director of MORTAL KOMBAT (1995) and RESIDENT EVIL (2002), Paul W.S. Anderson, Hollywood specialist for adapting video games to screens, gives us the ultimate fight awaited by generations of fans. If the film has no connection with the two series, it adapts perfectly with their respective contexts. Better, Anderson builds his characters in a way that they integrate with the future series and that they brings new explanations to them. Thus, he creates a new key character : billionaire industrialist Charles Bishop Weyland, a role expressly given to actor Lance Henriksen.
The fans of the series will not fail to notice: "Bishop" was the name of the android interpreted by Henriksen in ALIENS (1986) and ALIEN 3 (1992), and "Weyland" is derived from very powerful Weyland-Yutani Corporation, sleeping partner of tragedy forwarding of the "Nostromo" in ALIEN. The idea clarified by Paul W.S. Anderson is simple: Weyland made fortune in the industry of high technology. He is the father of modern robotics, and his image will be later given, one century and half later, to then android Bishop.
Admittedly, for the studios, always avid of exploiting additional juicy themes, it was no question passing through such a production, allthemore that the subject was already quite present in the public mind. Thanks to many supports on which already the two cult monsters fight (comics, collection cards, video games), engouement for the ultimate fight on the large screen could only conquer the fans. About the others, the curiosity effect will certainly gain over their skepticism. So, ALIEN or PREDATOR?