The first Alien vs Predator was pretty dire (it had its moments), but as you should know by now I’m a complete glutton for sci-fi / action punishment. I got Aliens vs Predator – Requiem on DVD and tried watching it today. I knew it wasn’t going to be good news when I had to ramp up the backlight, brightness and contrast before I could even see the predator in the first opening scenes.
Even regular scenes on earth, in the daytime, the shadows were too dark. It’s a technical nightmare, I just gave up.
I started fast forwarding through the dialog, hoping for some engaging action, but any action is in the pitch black and impossible to see. I’m sure if you stick with it you might find a character you want to empathise with (I didn’t) and worry about enough to watch through the murk, but it wasn’t for me.
I stopped watching and put another DVD in. Very poor movie, avoid at all costs.