'Alien Vs. Predator - Requiem'
(Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Ariel Gade, et al / R / 91 mins / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: A small Colorado town becomes the site for the rematch between the battling E.T. clans.
Review: Aliens fight Predator. In small-town Colorado. I know, the trailer says, "This Christmas there will be no peace on earth." And the poster makes it look like this is going to be the final showdown on a global scale. So here I was, thinking maybe this would be a sort of Destroy All Monsters '07 with serious worldwide apocalypse and puny humans succumbing to superior alien battle techniques. But no. Small-town Colorado. And that's kind of it. I'm glad I waited until the day after Christmas to see this or the total disappointment I feel now would have ruined my holiday!
There's always gore. And you get some. A guy gets skinned alive. A pregnant woman gets double-pregnant when the aliens come along. Kids get their faces eaten. So, you know, that's fine and all, when it happens. But it doesn't even happen all that much. So there ... you've been warned!