Predators2010 | Nimród Antal
A bunch of different humans, with different skills in the art of killing, are kidnapped to another planet to be hunted by Predators.
Adrien Brody | Topher Grace | Alice Braga | Walton Goggins | Oleg Taktarov | Laurence Fishburne | Danny Trejo | Louis Ozawa Changchien | Mahershalalhashbaz Ali | Carey Jones | Brian Steele | Derek Mears
|Peter Buchardt 2014-01-20|
I think I've seen this one 3-4 times, so I must like it... As a big predator fan there's most definately things about it I do not like. But I think that after the two horrible horrible terrible Alien Vs. Predator films, this comes out as a nice and good movie.
You have to like sci-fi to enjoy it I think. And not the Alien type of sci-fi, which is mainly a horror film, but more the Alien 2 type of film =)
I like Adrien Brody as an acthor. He has always done a solid job. However in this movie the acting might actually be one of the worst things. But I blame the script for most of that.
I like the idea of taking different "predators" from Earth and making them compete against some of the universe's best predators. Just to see what they're actually worth. But then again it seems a bit too stero typed when actually put together.
There's a divine scene in this, which might actually be worth a star or two it self:
The Japanes member of the yakuza picks up a katana and fights a predator in the middle of a grass field. EPIC! It also seemed like a darling that was not slashed by the director =)
The movie is mainly about the individual encounters between humans and predators. And there's quite a few. All good. The over all flow of the story is not so good. But it works.
I wouldn't mind seeing this development of the predator "lore" taken a bit fruther in another movie. But I also wouldn't mind getting a true Predator 3, where some new guy in some new environment on earth gets to take a stb at the race of the Predators...
I think that you'd have to a little bit of a predator fan to really enjoy this. But I'm biased like hell on that statement.
Good action scifi none the less...
P.s. the movie also features some romance, which in my opinion should be kept out of these movies. I mean how great is it that Predator 1 and 2 worked prefectly with out it?
P.p.s. The references to Predator 1 with Anorld is also great btw. There's some solid ones where they talk about what happen in the jungle in the first film, but there's also just Royce's(Broddies) way of calling out to the predator:
"What are you waiting for? Come on! Kill me! I'm here!"
In Predator from 1987 it was Arnold like this:
"Come on... Come on! Do it! Do it! Come on! Kill me! I'm here! Come on! Do it now! Kill me!"
Beatiful, at least for a fan...