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.
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.
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…
The filmmakers seem keen here to emulate the original - dropping the audience into the action immediately, retaining the jungle environment and putting the focus back on the hunter/hunted theme. Part of the problem however is that so much of the film seems like a rehash of moments, characters and beats done much better in the original. Adrian Brody, whilst perfectly fine in the lead, seems like he is on a mission to out gravel Laurence Fishburne in who can project the most ominous bass into their voice and the constant conflict and bickering between largely forgettable characters makes it difficult to care as they get picked off one by one. Fishburne's cameo, whilst initially intriguing only serves to slow…
There's a moment (spoiler, I guess) in which Topher Grace (who doesn't even give the best performance of the film), says, through a heavily distorted view, "I'm a freak". That moment was pretty gloriously stupid.
You can skip the 5397, excruciatingly anonymous and stiff, other seconds.
Good for those who want to find out a bit more of the Predator franchise, but other then that, nothing more than a cheap thrill with all the classic stereotypes I'm afraid.
Hadnt watched this in a few years. I forgot how good it is. Great entry in the Predator series. I love the cast. People complain about Brody as a tough guy but I bought it. I liked everyone in this. Great action. Similar feel to it as the original. Good stuff.
Except for Walton Goggins delivering this line:
You know, man, if we ever make it home, I'm going to do so much fucking cocaine. I'm gonna rape so many fine bitches. I'll be like, "What time is it? After 5:00? Damn. Time to go rape me some fine bitches."
...Predators is the most boring film I've seen in months.
some excellent fan service, and shockingly sturdy given that Robert Rodriguez's name is on it.
Una tercera part que no em cansaré de defensar. Amb l'interessant esturctura de Ten Little Niggers, i amb més suspens que acció, només flaqueja quan es planteja desafiar i equiparar l'equip mestís d'assassins i soldats d'elit de Predators amb el de l'Arnold Schwarzenegger i companyia, que era però que molt més BARONIL, simpàtic i atractiu.
Proliferates the machismo to absurd levels - a Rodriguez trait for sure - and the screenplay is a throwback to Arnold's initial predicament, replete with Rodriguez's touches - more predators, more victims, more violence, more backstory - but Antal punctually charges through the excess with formal clarity, whittling down Rodriguez's usual carelessness. Dazzling visceral emptiness, and I nerd out on this franchise.
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- Perfumed Nightmare
- Paris, Texas
- The Princess Bride
- Press Start
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- The Thing
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- The Adversary
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