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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.
"What happened to you? What made you so fucked up?"
One of the better action-horror films to come out in the last six years.
THIS MOVIE IS SO GODDAMN FUCKING GOOD
ITS GOT BATMAN ADRIAN BRODY
THAT GIRL THAT MADE ME GAY
LAURENCE FISHBOURNE ON LSD
A DUDE THAT FUCKING KUNG FU KILLS A PREDATOR
AND DANNY TREJO
I LOVE THIS DAMN MOVIE
also it's better than the original which is just kinda meh
This 2010 American sci-fi action film, the 3rd in the ‘Predator’ franchise, is directed by Nimród Antal and stars Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Laurence Fishburne and Danny Trejo.
Royce (Brody), a mercenary, is parachuted into a strange jungle. Armed with a few weapons, he is soon joined by others such as Special Forces sniper Isabelle (Braga), a Mexican crime lord (Trejo), a US convict (Goggins) and a doctor (Grace).
As the strangers unite to traverse the unknown jungle, they encounter a number of strange animal hybrids and booby traps, leading Royce to guess they are nothing but prey in a game reserve and slowly being hunted.
When the group stumble upon a camp, they find a…
Very silly b movie that returns the action to the jungle setting of the original. It's a step up for the franchise coming off the bottom shelf alien vs predator flicks, but doesn't exactly movie anything forward, nor does it excite audiences for future installments.
I do not hate Predators but can see why its shit on. I like the idea of "the one that got away" and its setting is attractive. The action is competently directed and Adrian Brody was fine in my book. Its problem is that it rides that line of mimicking the components of the original so closely that it doesn't seem to have anywhere great to go. Similar to The Thing prequel or Star Wars: The Force Awakens, for me it seems like these are all too darn similar to their originals which feels lazy or pandering. Predators taps in to YET another jungle setting with YET another diverse team of unique characters stuck in the same situation (each YET…
Royce (Adrien Brody) while out getting his boy Scouts badge for dogging under fire is whisked off to an Alien planet and dumped ceremoniously in some hot sticky jungle,but luckily so have a bunch of other violent criminals and soldiers from all over the planet earth.Producer Robert Rodriguez makes sure that us the viewer knows that this is a re-imagining of the franchise and not a remake,I know this because I kept hearing the words re-imagining,like it was some sort of mantra.With its guns ,guts and muscles its not to far removed from the first two movies,and with a little bit of story tweaking and a some what massive bit of coincidence they even managed to make a…
75/100 - Mr White
A comprehensive, alphabetical list of films released in the United States that have been condemned by the Catholic Church since…