After the discovery of a heat source in the Arctic, an exploration
team becomes part of an eons-old war between two alien races.
Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Alien vs. Predator is not nearly as bad as you might think it is. While it does possess a PG-13 rating despite the fact that both the parent series are hard R's, the film remains watchable unlike its horrible sequel. If you can ignore the fact that this should have been a great horror gorefest but it totally isn't, AVP is actually a decent action/sci-fi flick.
Apart from the return of Lance Henriksen, the cast is nothing special. It's a host of C and D-list actors that are just here so the Aliens have something to pop out of. But let's be honest. Nobody's watching this movie because they're interested in the performances. We're here to see an Alien fight a Predator. While two out of the three Predators do get axed within five minutes of meeting the Aliens, the adventures of the third Predator do make for a mildly entertaining hour and a half.
Like I said, AVP is not a great film by any stretch of the imagination. It's one of those films that you put on in the background of a party and pay minimal attention to because it's good background noise. Paul W.S. Anderson has a terrible track record for adapting video games and other media, so it really isn't a surprise that this turned out the way it did. I'd be down for a piping hot series reboot, but in the meantime I am willing to settle for lukewarm.