Another failed attempt at bringing these iconic monsters together on screen, but the film isnt without its merits. The human element is completely unnecessary and underdeveloped this round, with walking stereotypes only being built up to be knocked down. The throwaway characters and dialogue only exist as more excuses for the excessive bloodshed. The film offers call backs to both series through the costume designs, body language, sound effects, and music, then kicks up the gore for a hard R-rating. The action is interwoven more evenly with the character development than in the first film, and there are far more battles between the beasts to the satisfaction of most fans. The new Predator, Wolf, shares much more with the first two films than AVP, and has a sleeker design and far superior combat skills. He is met with the Predalien Alien-Predator hybrid spawned at the end of the first film, which is a fierce, unique, and powerful new villain. The biggest problem in all of this is that the film really serves no purpose and does not propagate any significant plot. Aliens break free in a small mountain town, and the Predator must destroy them. Period. I enjoy the film for the mindless action / horror sequences, but it is far from great filmmaking.