MILD SPOILERS.... This isn't the cinematic atrocity that everyone is making it out to be. I've seen bad. Bad is Battlefield Earth, Catwoman and Species 2. AVP is flawed but it isn't a total failure. It is incredibly entertaining and even though it didn't live up to the original movies it's still better than I expected it to be. I agree that the Lex/Scar team-up was poorly done. Visually, it didn't have the impact I was hoping it would. Whenever the camera had to add Sanna Lathan in the same frame as the Predator he looked like a man in a suit, especially during the "running" scenes. It also happened too quickly and too easily and seemed way out of character for a Predator that just slaughtered many of her human comrades. Once they formed an alliance the movie kind of went downhill for me. Still, it wasn't a horrible movie (some of these reviews are getting savage) and at it's worst it is simply mediocre. The lamest parts to the movie were no worse than that of the Devlin/Emmerich sci-fi of Stargate or ID4. Entertaining but not a classic by any means.