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 the viewers with false advertisements, nobody in the film industry does it better 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 is 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. Fuck…
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.
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.
Good concept, but poor execution with squandered potentials. Nevertheless, it's a good step for the Predator franchise.
3/10: Feels like a remake despite being categorized as a sequel. The scenes are too similar to the then classic Predator (1987). Storyline doesn't make sense at all, and I can't begin to count the number of plot-holes. Plus, Adrien Brody is a total miscast! He is not an action hero!!!
A top-notch action flick.
The story is completely and utterly simple but this works to the film's credit. Instead of relying on twists and tricks, the film is carried by its likable ensemble and thrilling action sequences.
Adrian Brody plays a fantastically fun-to-watch bad-ass. The way he talks, the way he moves, the way he fights; his character never feels cheesy or too far-gone. He's just plain awesome. The entire supporting cast does their job just fine. No one else really stands out but no one is bad at all either.
Of course the highlight of Predators is within its action sequences, which are all high-caliber and well-shot with a huge amount of respectable practical effects and wonderfully real-looking CGI.…
It doesn't have the camp fun of the original, it has Adrian Brody as an action hero and Topher Grace as a villain. Says it all.
Nowhere near as bad as its reputation. Still prefer the first two films but this is miles ahead of those AVP turds. Adrien Brody is actually pretty decent in the badass soldier role and once this gets going it's actually a fun, action filled ride. The last 15 minutes with the Predator on Predator, Predator on Brody smackdowns are awesome.
After two AVP films it was nice to see the Predators get a solo film again, I believe they are very much worth it. I wish Robert Rodriguez would have directed also because I find Nimród Antal's work to be ok at best but this is his best film for sure. When I first caught this in theaters upon it's release I was very let down, it did not live up to what I thought it needed to be, upon a few rewatches I have come to respect it for what it is, a reintroduction to the Predators. It's the best version we have seen of them since the 90's at the very least. It does not live up to the original by any means but nothing Predator related really has. It's a solid film and that's good enough for me, next time I would like for them to knock it out of the park.
This wasn't bad, but I thought it could have been done a lot better. I should just shut up and be thankful it wasn't as bad as AVP or PREDATOR 2. But the kills in PREDATOR were far more creative than any kill in this film, which was the main reason I was disappointed. I was never really scared. The horror element seemed missing, replaced in full by a sci-fi action genre. Even so I do hope they make a sequel to this. And there is talk of it. But I wonder whether the $50M it made is enough to warrant one.
Szép próbálkozás hazánk fiától. A karakterekkel és a kinézettel még nem is lenne gond, mert mindenben vagy megállja a helyét vagy pedig hozza az elődök által felállított mércét. Amit hiányolok az az elnagyolt és lényegében céltalan történet. Nem vezet sehova és igazából egy bizonyos ponttól meg teljesen súlytalanná válik a dolgok kimenetele. A karakterek klisés mivolta viszont kellőképpen bájos.
A worthy sequel that has some good callbacks but also enough originality in the plot to make it feel fresh. Very nice looking blu ray.
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