Just returned from the midnight premiere. Alien vs. Predator is a difficult film to review. For me, films like this are hard to rate because I find I need to be reminded that this film is not trying to be Schindler's List. I loved the original Predator from 1987 with Ahnuld. It's become a sci-fi action classic for me. One of Ahnuld's best. I also loved Alien & Aliens. Those films were well made and scared the crap out of me too. For the most part those films had good dialogue and good enough characters to make you believe in the craziness going on screen. They also had top-notch effects even for 1979, 1986, & 1987. AvP is not nearly as good as the above mentioned films. But it's not bad either. I went in with hopes of liking it since I was a fan but deep inside wasn't expecting much. The best moments are when the Predators are fighting the Aliens. There are some really cool moments when they are both on screen. There are also some moments that were fairly cheezy too...When the Predator and female lead (can't remember her name) become partners there was some moments of serious cheez & groans. I kept thinking I would have gone in a different direction than that. But like I said, I enjoyed AvP more than I thought I would. At times, some bad dialogue and predictable moments. Other times though there are great scenes involving the creatures that are just cool. I haven't liked any of Anderson's films to date either. This is still hard to rate, but I give it a generous out of As expected, the sound mix was excellent.