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Predators

 (6,754)6.41 h 46 min2010X-RayR
Robert Rodriguez presents a bold new chapter in the Predator universe. The film stars Oscar-winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they've been brought together on an alien planet... as prey. With the exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers - mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members - human "predators" that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators.
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Nimrod Antal
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Adrien BrodyTopher GraceAlice Braga
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Walton GogginsLaurence Fishburne
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theotherotherWBReviewed in the United States on May 4, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Robert Rodriguez at his best
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This movie is my favorite predator movie easily. Robert Rodriguez is a pioneer, with his own style, his own music, and a very hands on guy. His films are all made with a little something special and quirky. Good quirky. A home grown touch that takes an actioner like this and humanizes it... The characters are a tad campy, but it's comic book screen at it's best. There's nothing to complain about it in this movie. If it's not your bag, you'll watch something else anyway. If it is, this is as good as it gets. Thanks Robert, I totally get it!
19 people found this helpful
Chris MilesReviewed in the United States on November 12, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Decent remake with some good new ideas that it largely fails to capitalize on
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Mehh?, the premise is strong, the execution is generally okay.
The movie suffers from being quite tightly shackled to the original, but with a lack of tension and mystery, whenever a question is presented the movie just immediately and directly spells out the answer, which makes it a fairly flat experience.

There are several times where the movie will introduce an interesting new element, but then it will then immediately resolve that element in a not particularly interesting way that has no real consequences for the larger story.

The action is decent, the movie doesn't really seem to understand guns very well.
The visual FX are largely okay, a few bad shots but whatever - the music is weak, largely awkward copy pastes from the original, and some of the audio effects are just down right bad - esp the gunfire.

The predators don't feel particularly dangerous, and they don't really pursue our heroes very efficiently, they seem to have very short attention spans, which contributes to the lack of tension.

The jungle looks good, predator style still holds up, definitely miss the sense of camaraderie from the original.

The movie suffers from both needing to do everything bigger and badder then they original - another big badder species of predators? *face palm*. As well as from staying way too close to the original - Adrien Brody just magically become shirtless and covered in mud at one point - and the movie repeats many of the classic shots and lines from the original, always in ways that are forced and out of place and makes you feel kind of sad for the movie.

That being said I didn't hate it, judging on the curve of other modern remakes this is one of the better ones. You'll definitely better appreciate what a masterpiece the original is after watching it.
9 people found this helpful
M. G WatsonReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
S'OK
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I wouldn't say the Predator franchise is the most mishandled in movie history: that dubious honor has too many claimaints to its sorry throne for any one of them to stand out. I would however state for the record that no film featuring the iconic alien hunter with the penchant for invisibility and human skull trophies has ever come close to matching the original in any way, shape, or form. PREDATOR 2 was two hours of entertaining mayhem without much resonance. AVP felt like above-average direct to video fare, and AVP 2 is one of the worst movies I can recall passing before my eyes. Nobody is singing hymns for THE PREDATOR, either. So where does that leave PREDATORS? Let's begin at the beginning.

PREDATORS starts with an American mercenary named Royce (Adrian Brody) regaining consciousness as he plunges through the atmosphere toward an unfamiliar jungle. Upon landing, he quickly meets up with seven other people of similarly scary backgrounds: all professional soldiers (Alice Braga, Oleg Taktarov, Mahershala Ali) or hardened criminals (Walton Goggins, Danny Trejo, Louis Ozawa) from around the world, the one seeming exception being a handsome American doctor (Topher Grace). None of them know where they are or how they got there. Before you can say "if it bleeds, we can kill it," they begin to grasp that they have been collected in this strange, alien place for the purpose of a hunt, except that it is they who are the prey. A group of Predators is stalking them, and since the Predators don't find hunting humans sporting unless the humans are armed, weapons have been provided. Fleeing into the deeps of the forest while fighting for their lives, the group soon stumbles into a survivor of previous hunts, the half-demented Noland (Laurence Fishburne), who reveals some of what he has learned about the Predators and the nature of the jungle they use as their unhappy hunting ground. Royce, though disinterested in leadership (he's the classic, one might say cliched, loner antihero), is nonetheless forced into the role and tries to guide his dwindling band to safety...a very difficult task indeed when he realizes he is not even on his own planet, much less his own neck of the woods.

PREDATORS is what I was refer to as a fairly well-crafted movie without any real resonance. That is to say, it holds your attention while you watch it, but a few hours later you've largely forgotten the experience. Unlike the original, none of the characters are particularly memorable, and even more damningly, none of the dialogue even approaches classic-quote status, a particularly egregious sin when you consider just how eminently quotable PREDTAOR was. The decision to cast Brody as the lead was bold and daring, but ultimately a mistake. Being an Oscar-winner does not confer upon you unlimited range, and Adrian is simply miscast here: his acting feels like acting. With the exception of Fishburne, who is his usual, effective self as the half-crazy survivor who doesn't even know how long he's been on the planet, there are no breakthrough performances. Taktarov is redoubtable as ever, but Trejo is wasted and Grace is giving nothing to do 'til the very end. Braga's performance is solid, but the character is written too rattled, too emotionally needy, to come across credibly as the Israeli sniper the actressis purporting to be.

The Predators themselves, being plural, are less effective for being so: there are four in the film (three "supers" and one "classic") and while the idea of having conflict within the Predator race is interesting, the idea is not explored and doesn't really do anything to advance the story. Indeed, while Nimrod Antal (director) and Robert Rodriguez (producer) went to great lengths insisting that this is a respectful continuation of the storyline rather than a mere remake...it feels like a remake all the same. Scrape away the bells and whistles, of which there are admittedly a number, and the story here is almost identical to the original, right down to the basic setting. What is lacking in this movie, simply put, is that one really decisive moment when it stands out from its progenitor and says "I am my own story!"

For all that, PREDATORS is not a bad flick. It has a strong opening, it held my interest while I was watching it, there is some arresting visual imagery, and there is enough acting wattage to lift it above the usual action fodder. It even hints at some exciting ideas, though it never does more than that. All in all, I'd recommend it for actions fans and fans of the franchise, but I'd advise against going in with any great expectations. Seeing a guy get his spine ripped out is just not as exciting the fourth or fifth time you see it.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 13, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Hilariously bad
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Pray and spray with no kills, chick kills one with a single shot because hollywood+women=super hero, Then after all the nonsense there's talk of conserving ammunition. You could go on and on with the nonsense. The funnies part is how clueless they are about how guns work.
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KING DVRReviewed in the United States on July 1, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Predators Movie Review
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Let me get straight to the point...

The supporting cast fall into the don’t-get-too-attached-because-they-won’t-be-here long category. The most interesting is the smart-suited, close-mouthed yakuza (Louis Ozawa Changchien), who slips off his shoes to wriggle his toes in offworld mud and performs the sword-moves in the best Earth vs Predatorworld duel scene.

The rest are walking clichés: a Russian hulk (Oleg Taktarov), a chatty serial murderer (Walton Goggins), an African Death Squad killer (Mahershalalhashbaz Ali) and a Danny Trejo-type cocaine cartel hatchet man (unsurprisingly, Danny Trejo). A guest star shows up mid-film, and delivers a funny monologue, but the biggest missed opportunity is that – again – the monsters are conceived solely in terms of how cool they’ll look as action figures.

Whatever characterization they once had, mostly in Predator 2 and AvP admittedly, is dropped: we still don’t know why a spacefaring civilization is so obsessed with big game hunting -- much less why they believe that hairstyle and those vests look better when not invisible.

A solidly okay Saturday night effort, but unambitious considering the talent involved. Maybe Rodriguez should direct Predator Resurrection, but get a science fiction writer to script it.
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DavesNotHereManReviewed in the United States on January 31, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Captures what made the original entertaining
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There was a certain X factor with the first Predator, that the second film sort of chased after fleetingly, making it a close second, literally. Predators harnesses that much more effectively, the music score, the characters, the script, dialogue, production and effects, the tense alliances formed to survive. It's all indeed here and breaks new ground in an inventive new direction. Which is more than I can say for the Aliens franchise it's sort of buddied up with. There's a couple issues with the film overall, but not enough to impede on the fun of the overall experience too much. One in particular that sort of took it down a notch for me was this: Ten frag grenades go off at once in a Predators face, he get's right up like somebody only through a firecracker at him...minutes later he is cut to ribbons...by one bullet and a guy with an axe. Because it's time for the climactic fight scene between man and evil alien that has to be in here. Sorry not buying that...sort of annoying this scene was pandered at all, ruins a bit of the story to make the nemesis selectively vulnerable when it's convenient, and some people notice this. It does not really have much relevance or point and could have pretty easily been rewritten or not written in at all. But heck, this is a Predator movie, and like so many with super powerful villains following this trend, dependable realism is not it's expected claim to fame. I was sort of disappointed the inevitable weakness wasn't more thought out though.
4 people found this helpful
SilkReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Deserved a sequel.
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This really is a rival to the original for best in the film franchise. It flips the script by taking the humans and putting them off of Earth which gives leeway for some great sets and scenes. It touches on the wider universe that exist in the comics with the hints at a more diverse species and civilization then one might imagine from the earlier films alone. Honestly wished it had a xenomorph or two in it though as they are used by the predators in the comics more on worlds like in this than in AVP. In fact predators in the comics are depicted as wiping out entire worlds by unleashing a queen xenomorph for their ultimate safari excursions. I like to imagine we may have seen them in a follow up to this if only.

The cast is solid, even the red shirts in the team are depicted enough to find something at least mildly interesting about them before they take their hits. Even the creepy death row convict who makes casual jokes about rape manages to show an attachment for his fellow humans when faced with an E.T. foe.

They even manage to be not too bad with the twist of the threat among their ranks though maybe he was too obvious and that was really why i dismissed it first watch thinking they must surely not be that blatant.

Yet literally nothing really keeps me from enjoying this movie, and Ive re watched it more times then the original by a fair margin as honestly the old 80s action flicks tend to bore me as I get older. It is almost like trying to watch 80s cartoons etc for this 40+ guy.

If you dont enjoy this then I can only imagine its because you have a hate on for one or more of the main cast and tend to dislike anything they are in, which i get, I am that way with a few actors.
Jenni DaVinCatReviewed in the United States on March 17, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend..
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I came across this while browsing Amazon and thought, why not? I liked the first Predator and I had remembered hearing about this one a few years ago but never got the chance to see it.

It was actually pretty good. I think they made a good call with casting Adrien Brody because if they had cast someone who was a well-known action star, this movie could have been seen as a re-make instead of an addition to the franchise. The predators are, of course, scary and aggressive. The effects are great and you'll be reminded of all of the things you loved from the first Predator.

The basic premise: A group of people wake up as they're being parachuted into some unknown land. They're from all over the world, and none of them know each other. They soon realize that they're not alone, and this may not be Earth.

I don't want to give too much away. Things heat up pretty quickly and it makes for a very exciting film. I am left with questions about the predators, of course, but I think the point is that we're supposed to know as much as the characters know instead of being omnipotent film-watchers. The characters know very little, and by the end of the movie, you still don't know very much about the terrain or the Predators themselves. If we knew everything about the Predators, they wouldn't be so mysterious and interesting, would they?

This is definitely worth a watch, especially if you enjoy any of the Predator series!
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