AVP had a bigger budget and a experienced director, zero excuses in other words!
Sure AVP had a creative ideas, but that doesn't matter because it was kind of boring at times, but since I'm such a fan of these two creatures, seeing them two both on screen is just so cool to watch. So in other words it's hard not to have a good time.
AVP was eye candy at best, the characters were so cardboard! lol, you knew nothing about them, nothing at all. The movie didn't have enough action scenes too and some of the characters didn't even have lines lol. They just stood there to die. When I saw this movie in theaters, there wasn't one moment people were reacting to anything, they should stood there with a confused look lol, and I saw two people leave.
It was painful to watch at times because of the pace/editing of the film, it didn't flow right from scene to scene. Especially when someone very violent was happening, it would cut away so on purpose so you didn't see any human blood and gore lol?
Entertaining, but thats as far as it goes. If it wasn't because it was about Aliens and Predators and it had great special effects I would rip on this movie all day, but thats very unnecessary. I'll leave all the bitching and crying for SiL to do.
AVP-R had a fast pace, straight to the point hardcore action! Theres a crisis and things are happening fast! Everything was moving along, it never got boring and at times it would slow down to build up tension for a moment and I liked the fact it was more about the Aliens and Predators and less about the human characters. Even though the film didn't have a lot of character development I still learned more about them than the characters in AVP.
You could in see in AVP-R some of the characters had a history together and it was very story telling at times. Kind of like when the little girl and the bed time story thing, and how the cop liked Dallas a lot but he was just a guy who would make bad choices and he would be forced to always bust him.
The score was perfect too, Brian Tyler nailed it! It helped the film a lot. Also the fact AVP-R was rated R and much more bloody made it more fun too, because you didn't get those werid cliche cut aways anymore when something violent happened, they showed it all, which was a huge plus!
I can keep going on and on about this. AVP-R is much better and much more fun! Also the fact that it had a smaller budget than AVP and it was still better, has my respect.