Director: Colin and Greg Strause
Stars: Steven Pasquale, John Ortiz, Reiko Aylesworth, Johnny Lewis, Sam Trammell, Kristen Hager
Whoever handled the budget for this abominable follow-up to 2004's passable fanboy-dream-collabo AVP: Aliens Vs. Predator should never work in the town of Hollywood again. Seemingly guided by the old, unwritten "more blood in a sequel" rule, the money-watchers handed over all of the dollars to the makeup effects department, resulting in a gruesome flick with a high body count and some inventive kills.
The problem, however, is that the payoffs are barely visible due to some of the darkest lighting in movie history. Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem, laughably pretentious title aside, is a hodgepodge of gory sequences that look like they're being conducted in the world's biggest unlit closet. On the plus side, the actors' SyFy-worthy acting is less noticeable in such pitch black lighting, but that just makes it more frustrating that you can't even clearly see their lame characters die off in grandiose fashion.