Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Fear is Reborn
A mercenary named Royce reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis. With the exception of a peculiar physician, they are all cold-blooded killers, convicts, death squad members...hunters who have now become the hunted.
When it comes to luring viewers in with false advertisements, nobody in the film industry does a better job than Robert Rodriguez. If one remembers the 'Extended, Recut & Unrated' version of Sin City, it was advertised to be about 20 minutes longer when it actually had only 7 minutes of new footage while the rest was covered by individual stories' end credits. Then in the trailer of this film, the highlight was one scene where the main character has multiple Predator laser targets on his body but guess what, that's not the case in the final film.
That very scene single-handedly made me go check it out on the big screen & to find yourself being deceived is no good feeling.…
Instead of hunting mankind on Earth, the predators now 'transport' professional soldiers/mercenaries/hitmen/enforcers etc to an alien planet and use them for hunting practices.
Predators aims to do homage to Predator whilst at the same time aim to present the audience with new twists.
Adrian Brody does surprisingly well as the leader of this rag tag gang, and Laurence Fishburne performs his version of Gollum as the lone survivor from previous groups.
Predators succeeds in kick starting the predator franchise back to life and has quite a few memorable scenes.
Whereas Predator had the iconic scene of Poncho taking on a Predator with a enormous machete, Predators has a yakuza enforcer taking on a predator with a katana.
All in all this movie fulfills its goal, as for me, it does honor the original quite well
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Gotta love its racist stereotypes:
- What a good idea to call Danny Trejo "Cuchillo". It's a Robert Rodriguez production after all, so why not add his face as a bad example of Tijuana?
- A black guy with a big gun. Gotta be an assassin from Sierra Leone.
- Look! A Jap! That's a yakuza, like, OBVIOUSLY.
- "Let's kill the Mexican first."
- "Let's kill the black guy second. I would normally prefer the black guy to die first, but Trejo loves his characters to die. Besides, we won't get lawsuits from black people complaining about the typical Hollywood racial cliché of them dying first."
- "Let's give the yakuza a samurai sword, you know, like in all…
Predators managed to add some mystery back into the equation by virtue of its surprising location, which in turn made this a less predictable film which ultimately heightens the excitement and suspense!
Missing far too many opportunities to be a better film than it is, "Predators" is a big, dumb, loud, yet highly enjoyable science fiction, action epic. An ark story that casts a disparate band of characters against a classic alien foe, the premise is interesting and the film is exciting and watchable fun. Adrien Brody as the alpha-hero is inspired casting and a nicely unhinged Laurence Fishburne steals the show. In the final analysis, however, "Predators" give its audience a little too much of what it has already seen, for better or for worse.
Alright, let's get this out of the way first - this film does not even come close to the sheer amounts of awesomeness that the first film contained.
However...that does not mean that this is a bad movie at all; it's actually pretty good. The action scenes are still about 80% better than most films, the new Predator designs actually look quite good, but mainly you've got one of the most awesome group of characters ever. I mean, there's a sharp-suited Yakuza enforcer with a katana, a minigun-wielding Russian special forces member, Danny 'May Haunt Nightmares' Trejo, an psychopathic prisoner and...Adrien Brody. Yeah, I was surprised too.
Despite using much of the same sound production, this 2010 reboot of John McTiernan's 80's classic has none of the suspense or verve of the original.
Quite amusing seeing Adrien Brody as a muscle-bound protagonist though.
Some good acting and the great visuals can't really save this film, but at least it's watchable. We are probably waiting for a sequel that may not come, but as a solo movie it's quite trivial and reckless. I still love the beasts!
So these guys can take on Super Predators like it's nothing while Dutch & co. had a lot of troubles with one low class warrior back in '87? Give me a break.
An off-beat action film with some remarkably beautiful shots, a great cast, and just a little bit of moral examination. It's remarkably low-key in its way, especially the ending, which ditches the triumphant pitch of most action conclusions for the muddy and bloody acknowledgment of survival.
Predators isn't a bad film. In fact, it's got some really great bits in it: the smash opening; the reveal they're on an alien planet; any time Walton Goggins is on the screen. In fact, it's a good enough film that you'll actually overlook the fact that they cast (lol) Adrien Brody (lol) as a badass soldier (lol).
But if there's a complaint to be made about the film, it's that it's just too goddamn bleak. For the entire 107 minute run-time, there's not a single moment of hope to be found in this film.
This could have been way worse.
Before watching this, I watched AVP: Requiem. It was terrible. The only good thing it did was make me appreciate Predators more, because AVP: R shows what happens when something isn't made with love.
Predators has a lot of love for its source material, probably a tad too much, but I just can't hold that against it when it's done such a good job of imbuing the tense atmosphere of the original.
I like Adrien Brody as the lead since he's a nice change from the usual human-shaped fridges who star in action movies. I also like the band of murderous misfits -- it takes the concept of the original Predator's team of badasses, but adds to it by making…
I'm on the hunt, I'm after you.
Predators vs the group led by a mercenary(the Pianist); bloody and promising reboot
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