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.
I love this film as a campy B action movie, I can exclude myself from the canon of the original and it does at least not try to be the original but it's own thing. The fact that it takes a character or creature from a film and does something a little different with it. It basis it's idea on a previous idea and goes in a different direction, like well written fan fiction.
Now it has serious flaws, like fat Laurence Fishbourne, a skinny guy would have made more sense, he looked well fed and a little crazy to have survived that long and yeah Adrien Brody is a little hard to believe as the hero but for me it just works (at least they got another girl I was expecting Michelle Rodriguez for that role).
I can honestly say this is my favourite entry in the Alien/Predator franchise since the original Predator in 1987. It completely restored validity to the Predator series that was called into question with the release of Alien VS Predator and Requiem.
Predators touches on some Grindhouse conventions without slipping into the cheesiness of it. I can only imagine what good it would have done for the franchise if this had been the sequel to Predator, and Predator 2, AVP and Requiem all faded away like a bad dream, then the time wasted on those was put to better use continuing the vein of this and the original. (Let it be known that I actually like the AVP films more than…
Verrassend goeie film. Beter dan verwacht met Brody in de voor hem ongewone rol van actieheld. Een goeie combinatie van de originele Predator en Aliens.
Although it successfully recaptured the lean, mean spirit of John McTiernan's 1987 classic Predator, this reboot still pales by comparison in some areas. For example, some of the characters aren't as well developed as those in the original, and while the action is exciting, the surprises are limited. It is, however, very nice to see Adrien Brody, Alice Braga and Laurence Fishburne get their hands dirty on the predator planet.
A pretty ok remake of the first movie.
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.
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