The first review of AvPR is now up on MovieWeb. It’s not a bad review but it’s not overly positive either.
“Despite playing out more as homage, than a sequel, AVP:R is a lot of fun. Sure, there’s the blatant Ripley/Newt dynamic. Sure there’s the very familiar score by Brian Tyler, that’s more of a mash-up of James Horner and Alan Silvestri, than anything else. Sure we get and APC-type vehicle smashing through things, and Colonial Marine-looking Nation Guard getting over-taken by aliens. And sure there’s the Predator treating his injury, and even taking off his mask in the EXACT same way as the Pred in the 1st Predator film. There’s even the return of one of Arnold’s most quoted lines from Predator (much too my pleasure).”
They gave it 3.5/5 overall. So much for not having any Arnie quotes in the movie. Thanks to JK for the news.