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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 may contain 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…
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.
This felt a bit like the equivalent of a fanboy rant, shouting how much they love what they're paying homage to all the time, forgetting what they should be doing, namely making their own film.
It's not that this is a bad film at all, it just feels like it's trying too hard. The entire film had this feel of ' look how much attention we paid to the original first film, fellow Predator geeks!' which kept distracting me from the decent film that was unfolding in front of my eyes.
I liked some of the set pieces and there were some riveting action sequences, but nothing that really landed. This I blame…
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.
This is the exact same runtime as the first film, yet it feels twice as long. Where the '87 movie moves at a breakneck pace, this movie slows way down, even within its action set pieces. With a rape-joking convict, Scream inspired villain, and a chanbara style Predator duel, this movie is really dumb.
It's sad we live in a world with only one good Predator movie.
Ich war schon enttäuscht...!
Not since the movie Cube 2: Hypercube, have I seen a movie so much like Cube (1)! Seemingly random people wake up with no memory of how they got there; by the way, in general, they seem to all find themselves falling from a plane with a non-human devices on their parachutes. Pretty cool entrance. Movies like this usually have something crazy that goes on in the first 10,000 frames.
They find that they're all different, yet similar. Mostly different heavy duty military personnel from different outfits across the world, including the felon, and the mysteriously out of place doctor. Pretty sweet action though, cool weapons, diverse characters, some predictable, but it's okay, they're awesome iconoplasts. I assume this show…
Now I am a massive Predator fan, it's one of my favorite movies of all time. And this sequel, it's not bad. It's about a bunch of people brought onto a game preserve planet to be hunted by predators. First off, I'm going to give this movie some credit because the predators were practical, they were guys in makeup and suits because you can't have CGI predators.....YOU CANT. also there were some pretty cool moments in the movie. A predator sword fight, awesome. Predator vs another predator, awesome. However certain character motivations at times did not make any sense. Also Topher Grace's character, not necessary, I'll say that. Also some of the callbacks to the original don't quite feel right.…
A bad-ass assortment of the world's best mercenaries, soldiers, and killers find themselves dropped into the jungles of Planet Predator and quickly realize that they're the "game" in the aliens' "game preserve." Mucho violence and carnage ensues. Fun for a while, but runs out of steam by the end and was slightly disappointing overall.
The title says it all
is it bad that this is my favorite from the trilogy??
These predators are pretty weak compared to the ones Arnold fought in his heyday.
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