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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.
Originally published in 2010
While admittedly, it would have been awesome to have been old enough to see the big violent action sci-fi fests like 'Aliens' and 'Rambo' in the cinema when they came out, I was lucky enough to be at the age where these films were cause of legends for years to come. By the early 90s, when I was able to finally get my adolescent mitts on such cinematical gems, I'd seen the boxes on the shelves of rental stores for years and kids lucky enough to have older brothers sneak them a copy would spin exaggerated tales in the playground. 'Predator' was definitely amongst these films, and was a legitimate step up from the other alien…
This movie is almost a perfect mix of new and old, combining some of the best parts of the original predator movie with brand new elements that update the franchise to a modern setting.
The score is excellent, combing the core iconic elements of the first movie's with slight changes here and there that, in my opinion, might make the original score EVEN BETTER. Also a heavy metal guitar added in to the main theme is PERFECT.
While the cgi and green screen is certainly really rough to look at in most of the shots they're used in, the practical effects for sure make up for it, because I was literally shot back five years in the past when…
Adrien Brody and Laurence Fishburne come face to face with those ugly mother fudders in this excellent action thriller, Predators is nicely old school and moves at a brisk pace.
Eight Earth people, mostly professional soldiers and criminals are abducted and parachuted into a jungle on an alien world. As they try to co-operate to ensure their survival, an unseen enemy stalks them for sport. A pretty good movie with a solid cast and a captivating script. Starts good building tension but then the pacing slows and the movie becomes dull. Luckily, it picks up in the third act. Seems like a character driven movie, so the lack of characterization doesn't help. With more work on the script it could have been great. All in all, Predators is a decent sequel to the 80s classic.
Fantastic concept, poor execution. Why is Adrian Brody playing the 'bad ass' main role? I'm not saying he didn't do well in it, it's just strange to see.
Durch die Bank fehlbesetzt und seelenlos.
fun but doesn't hold a candle to the original. I even like the second one more but this will do.
Thst Michelle Rodriguez knockoff doe
Help me out with this one guys.
"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.
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