I haven't seen AVP-R, except for a few clips. So this isn't a spoiler.
I've been thinking about these AVP movies, lately. Hard. The more I think about it, the more I realize it's probably true. The truth is that NONE of the AVP movies should've EVER taken place on Earth. I think I'm finally understanding why Sigourney Weaver herself, said the same thing for an Alien 5 movie. These kind of movies really needs to be in the future, in some abandoned, desolate Alien world or space station. And it should always be a situation where the Preds and Humans are entering into an already well-established Alien hive, or where they have one Alien on the loose in their space station or planetary residence. The Aliens need to have the same kind of suspense and ominous presence as in the first Alien. It should be futuristic, dark, gritty, and intense. That is what gives these movies the authenticity and the genuinely horrorific personality.
That's my rant for the day.