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Movie Review: Predators

Predators

Basic Premise
Eight strangers — ex-military, special ops, Yakuza, African death squad, death row convict, cartel enforcer, Russian soldier and a doctor — have been stranded in the middle of a jungle on a foreign planet to endure the most dangerous game predators-style.

Review

I LOVED THIS MOVIE!!!

Let’s hear it for going back to the basics. I thought it would be a repeat of the first movie. It so wasn’t. This movie was fantastic and stand alone. It had endearing characters and twists and turns and the unexpected.

The predators were badass and didn’t go down like the bunch of punks in AVP. The humans weren’t half bad themselves. These are highly trained, killing machines pitted against the universes greatest hunters. It doesn’t get much better than that.

They even gave a nod to the original. This movie felt more like a sequel to Predator than Predator 2 did. My husband pointed out the similarity in naming styles between this and Alien since the sequel was called Aliens. I don’t know if Predators is a retcon on Predator 2 but I wouldn’t mind it if it was. 😀

If you are a fan of Predator, then most definitely go see Predators. You will absolutely LOVE it. There’s even a must-not-be-missed twist that opens up a whole new level of storytelling for this franchise.

Parents this is not a movie for kids. There is cursing. There is gun play and lots and lots of bloody/gory violence.

Previews
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – I never saw the first one and I have no inclination to see the first one just to see this movie.

Machete – Looks waaaaaaaay over done. Fans of Grindhouse should like this movie, which explains why the hubby is seeing this all on his own. I wish they hadn’t shown this trailer before the movie simply because the star of this is in Predators (probably why they showed it) and I kept thinking of him as Machete through the whole movie.

The rest were same old same old. I’m only listing them:
Step Up 3D
The Lottery Ticket
Resident Evil: Afterlife
The American
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

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2 thoughts on “Movie Review: Predators

  • The big surprise for me after watching Predators was Adrian Brody. The weedy thin actor turned out to be an inspired choice for the lead. Rather than the muscles and brute force of Arnie, we've got a hero who is lithe, athletic and relies on intelligence rather than brute force. The guy also commands screen presence and brings acting gravitas and depth to something that could have been paper thin. Kudos to you, Mr. Brody.

  • YES! Adrian Brody was fantastic. He did the hero'ing thing in King Kong, but that was just a toe in the water compared to this role. I didn't know what to expect when I saw that he was in this but he TOTALLY pulled it off.

    Half an hour into the movie, I was more scared of him than the predators. 😀