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…
That is all.
B+ (89) - This is where the Predator series thrives, in the middle of a jungle.
Who needs a plot when you have space dogs?
So very dumb, but Nimrod Antal's direction keeps it moving and looking great. But so very very dumb.
The predator looks pretty cool but over than that i didnt care for the characters at all not one bit and at times I was hoping it would be over soon because i was just sssssooooo bored and honestly some may disagree now I'm about to type this but I thought Predator 2 (a bit underatted) was better than this film by about a star and a half.
A "by the numbers" bit of predictability in the monster-action thriller genre. I enjoyed Laurence Fishburne's appearance, which was much too short as it was the only original thing about the screenplay that I could see.
And I see that Adrian Brody did manage to get his shirt off. Another surprise was that it was worthwhile that he did. A pleasant surprise, I might add. I also enjoyed the way he channeled Stallone's voice which was surprisingly effective in turning that mild face with big soft eyes into a hard-as-nails mercenary.
One can't expect too much from these but it basically skimmed the surface. Good enough if you just wanna watch a shoot-em-up with aliens, but why bother with that when you could watch the real Aliens which has it all plus layers of depth?
this is one of those flicks that doesn't have much of anything, but the effects are cool, the action is taught, and the music is fun.
Brody holds his own, but pales in comparison to Schwarzenegger and Glover in the previous entries.
Admittedly, it took me too long to see the first two Predator films. I actually saw them both after Director Nimrod Antal and Producer Robert Rodriguez's sequel. This one is nothing compared to the first film, but it's a hell of a lot better than Predator 2 and the AVP films. It isn't anything to write home about, but I'd say Predators is decent entertainment. I looked forward to it since the day I heard it was in production, and since I didn't have anything to compare it to besides the AVPs, I didn't know just how much it had in common with the original classic. So with that being said, I'll just start off with what I didn't like.…
What a terrible night for T.V.
Went through my Bluray collection, smiled and pulled out, Predators.
Was I going to have a good night tonight.
Predators is a great action/scifi full of gripping and tense Predator action.
I love this film, it is one of my favourite Action movies, and dare I say, I even like it more than the original Arnie, Predator?
lots of little homages to the original in it. only disappointment was that they never followed it up with another movie. oh well, be happy with what you got, I say.
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