|Posted on August 7, 2010 at 11:57 AM|
8 Headshots/ 10
Fear Is Reborn
Favorite Quote : "This Planet is a game preserve, and we're the game"
Directed By Nimrod Antal
Starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Walton Goggins, Danny Trejo, Alice Braga
Release Date 2010
Whats It About?
A group warriors wake up on a distant planet only to be hunted by an alien species known as Predators
The original Predator is a legend in the action/scifi/horror element genre. It shows exactly what makes the type of film work, and is just an overall great film. So naturally Predators, a sequeal to the film (that skips over predator 2 and the AVP's) has alot ot live up to. For the most part the film succeeds in capturing the first films charm, while doing some new things for itself. The movie centers on a group of bad people (bad meaning there's no clear cut heroes here, all of our characters were chosen by the Predators due to the fact that their cold blooded killers themselves) landing on a planet with whatever they had on them at a time and quickly figuring out their fucked. Theres alot of tension between our characters since all of them are from different walks of life. A mexican drug cartel enforcer, a Russian spetznaz soldier, a American private security contractor, and a convicted rapist/ murderer that was just on death row is just a few of them. So theres more then a couple scenes where characters butt heads. Theres also that necessary "discovery" portion of the film. Where our "hereos" piece together their situation through finding past dead game, traps set by other's for the preds, and even a crazy survivor played by Laurence Fishburn whos been on the planet for 10 seasons. Another good aspect to the film was that, like the original had its one liners, this one has some comedic releif from our convict. The guys just a shithead in general. The film does have its bad parts though. There were times where I was just bored. It seemed like they film was alot more tame then it should have been. Yeah we had some very violent parts but we didnt get any classic predator weapons. No spear, no really cool shoulder weapon hits like the original. Those things are just taste issues though. Another thing that was hit and miss for me was that the different predator classes were feuding. We dont know if its just a small planet side problem or their whole race, but there's really know way to know since the film is centered on this one game preserve planet. So it leaves a big question of why the fuck are they fighting and why does it matter to us humans? It seemed like they just used that as a plot device instead of fleshing it out. But anyway, for the most part the film delevierd and I'm glad its made over a $100 Million so far worldwide. Also, llike the original, we have some great quotes.
Alice Braga is cute enough but no nudity here. Unless you like Adrien Brody shirtless and pulling the classic Arnie mud trick.
We kid some stabs, skull/spine ripped through the back, some blood splat here and there. Tame for a predator film
Predators manages to live up to the original/ pay homage. While adding new aspects to the franchise/mythos of the predator universe. Tame on the violence but full of good characters and situations.