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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.
Ce n'est qu'à la moitié du film que je me suis souvenu l'avoir déjà vu, c'est dire s'il est marquant... La première séquence est très bien, puis le film s'enfonce lentement mais sûrement dans la médiocrité. 5.
Remake/sequel to the original film(s): A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators.
The source-material is not that bad: the original movie is one the finest examples of action sci-fi; the Predator is an iconic character from the 80's; and the script with an interesting approach to the Predator universe.
But on the other hand, the execution of Predators is bad, really bad. Editing, poor direction, caricatures instead of characters etc. The involvement of Robert Rodriguez probably explains a lot.
commentary with Casey Duncan and Harper Oliver
The first thirty minutes or so offer some promising setup that is never fulfilled. A group of badass killers from all around the world against 3 predators? How hard it can be to ruined that premise?! You even got your intergalactic Machete guy! And one of those Yakuzas that never say a word and uses a three-piece suit in a jungle because they know it's all about looking cool a lá smooth criminal to the other guys.
By the time the predators are finally introduced, about half way through, the plot, special effects and action sequences take a nose-dive, free-falling, and the end result is nothing but nefarious, even unintentionally hilarious at times.
By the way, anyone knows the time…
This is the best predator movie. Schwarzenegger who?
It wasn't that terrible of a movie. It was entertaining, not amazing, but entertaining.
Another stylish film from Nimrod Antal. In this film, a group of the toughest of tough are selected from Earth and dropped into an alien planet to become the prey. Just to be politically correct, they had to put a woman into the mix. I wish Hollywood would stop doing that. Anyways. Adrien Brody becomes the group's leader as they set off across the foreign planet. The predators chose the predators of Earth to hunt, giving them more of a challenge. Come to find out, they drop in other planetary beings to hunt as well. This film has an interesting take on the 80's original. Nimrod and Rodriguez could of made another basic predator movie, but instead they bring us…
Predators was mediocre, the battles with the humans were ridiculous. Some parts are unclear and they seemed out of place when compared to the previous predator movies. I would watch it again but it was disappointing...not a terrible movie, just disappointing!
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