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Plot: A mercenary 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.
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Disparate bunch of tough-guy types plucked from various dumb action sub-genres (a black-ops mercenary, a Spetsnaz operative, a drug cartel goon, a yakuza, a killer, a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker), all of whom get an opportunity to do their “thang” at some point during the movie, get picked off one by one in typical fashion, in a setting designed to evoke the 1987 original’s jungle shenanigans. Meh. Can’t say that I entirely buy into Adrian Brody as an action hero lead, either. Arguably the worst leading tough-guy since Danny Glover in, um, Predator 2.
Something else bugged me about it, too. It’s a petty quibble, but it irked me nonetheless:
Did you ever see the trailer for Predators? At the 1.23 mark is IMO the most effective shot in the trailer: Brody’s character has one of those iconic triangulated laser sights (from the predators’ shoulder-mounted guns) pointed at him. It moves up his body to his head. As it does, many more sights appear, all over him. More than a dozen. He has about fifteen predators all training their guns on him. How’s he going to get out of that? He’s fooked. Well, no, he’s not, because that scene DOESN’T HAPPEN in the film. The first laser sight happens, yes, from the ONE predator of three (?) that are chasing them, but fifteen? No. All those other sights are added in just for the trailer, to make the film look more Predator-filled than it is.
As I said, a rather petty quibble, but it’s one thing to edit the best bits of a movie together into a trailer to make it look more exiting than it maybe is over the course of two hours, and quite another to lie about what one can expect to see in said movie.
They can hear you. Smell you. They see you.
Predators is directed by Nimród Antal and stars Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne, Oleg Taktarov & Danny Trejo. It’s co-produced out of 20th Century Fox by Robert Rodriguez, John Davis & Elizabeth Avellan, with writing credits going to Michael Finch, Alex Litvak and Jim & John Thomas. It’s shot on location in the Hawaiian jungle with Gyula Pados on cinematography, while John Debney reworks Alan Silvestri’s score from the 1987 film Predator.
The plot sees eight former members of Earth – mercenaries, soldiers, criminals and a doctor, who are literally dropped into a jungle on an alien planet. Why or how they got there is not known, but pretty soon it is apparent they must work together for they are being hunted by an unseen enemy. Hunted, it seems, for sport.
In 1987 John McTierrnan gave the movie world Predator, a ballsy Vietnam allegory that pitted Arnold Schwarzenegger and a host of other considerably sized beefcakes against one bad ass mandible wearing alien hunter. Since then the franchise has steadily got worse (though the Danny Glover led sequel is far from a disaster), reaching a crushingly bad nadir with Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem in 2007. Enter Robert Rodriguez who in the mid 90s had done a treatment for a Predator sequel – with Schwarzenegger in mind to return. However, it didn’t happen and it’s only now, with the franchise at rock bottom, that his script has been reworked and funded to give us Predators, the sequel to McTiernan’s 87 ball buster.
The set up is a little different but in truth the formula is exactly the same as the original movie. Macho guys and a girl in the jungle are being hunted by something very bad. Alpha male, though, is not going to take it lying down, cue deaths, explosions and much macho posturing. Here in is the main problem with Antal’ s movie, it’s ticking the same boxes whilst homaging for all it’s worth, which is fine since it’s hugely entertaining in that Saturday night popcorn way. But there’s little to no braveness in the writing. Sure there’s some bonuses in the form of alien pets, a predator feud arc and a bonkers midsection with the introduction of another character. Yet as the carnage unfolds, the plot doesn’t go anywhere other than where we expect it to go, while there’s a huge character misstep in the final third that is more laughable than being the twister it’s obviously meant to be.
However, if taken purely as a piece of salted popcorn, the film delivers enough thrills and excitement to warrant the viewing because the action comes thick and fast. From the breathtaking opening as we are literally dropped into the jungle with Adrien Brody, to the inevitable face off for the finale, we have been treated to stabs, chops, thrusts, dismemberment’s, beheadings and everyones personal fave – spine ripping! All this and there’s barely any blood spilt, lest the green kind counts of course? While the new look predators are awesome, more meaner in tone, with new armour and devoid of the pointless characterisation that others in the franchise have tried to give them, these are unremitting killers, lets leave them like that please! And while it lacks the dark humour of McTiernan’s movie, it does have a wry sense of knowing, normally with the portrayal of Royce by Brody.
Brody is just fine, it’s a performance that shows that should he ever want to make the easy money available in action/adventure type movies? Then he will have no problem getting work. He’s buffed up, given himself a gruffer voice and more than shows a capable hand at punching, firing and sticking the tongue firmly in cheek. The others, unsurprisingly, are walking clichés, with some obviously only there to be deathly slotted more quickly than the others. The fun here is in waiting to see who gets it first/next and etc. It has to be said, though, that Topher Grace is not only annoying, he’s also very miscast, but in fairness he’s not exactly helped by the writing of his character either.
Not great but hugely enjoyable popcorn fodder. A sequel would be welcome, but with Rodriguez directing and a new face on the writing panel. 7/10
Not quite the original, but still good.
In a season of remakes, re-imagining’s and sequels, Predators certainly lives up to what’s expected of it. It’s a re-imagining of the classic 80’s action movie which had Arnie take the reigns as the leader of a super band of commando’s being hunted by an extra terrestrial in the middle of the (jungle), and ended up spawning quite a franchise, consisting of a sequel, and 2 movie mash ups, the Alien vs. Predator films. Fans of the original and followers of the franchise can be forgiven for being weary of this remake (after all, I was), but believe me, Predators is the best in the series since the original.
Predators, as the name suggests, features more than 1, which alone makes you wonder how true to the original this will be. Well, the movie approaches this question in a strange way. First, it takes the original premise of a band of elite warriors being hunted by an unstoppable alien menace, and gives quite a unique and refreshing twist, delivering another band of elite warriors, but this time being hunted by 3 Predators, and on THEIR planet, rather than Earth. Then on top of this, Predators takes much of what made the original great; the cheesy dialogue, the big guns, the crude humour, and even some of the same great moments, and adds them in to give Predators its own unique style, while still paying a worthy homage to the classic. There are some direct references to please the original fans, but it’s not spoiled by filling it with references that only the die-hard fans would understand like many other movies are. Most of the action scene’s deliver and the fire fights are well done. The scenery of the planet is beautiful (though it’s actually only Hawaii), and the movie generally has a good pace, despite some times where this falters. And I have to award bonus points for the movie’s opening: it was a unique way of introducing us to the situation, and without giving too much away, it sucks you in, even if it is a little far-fetched.
But don’t get too excited, the movie definitely has its problems. Some of the dialogue, especially of one character is just bad, and I’m still not sure whether or not it tried to do it purposely and just failed, or if the writers just scribbled down anything they could think of at the last minute. Then there’s also some back-story and deeper meaning to the entire Predator universe and their scenario, which is nice, but at times it really drags on and takes the rest of the movie down with it. There’s also one specific scene, which includes a homage to the original, but is ridiculous, and apart from the reference, it’s almost laughable. One of the biggest things that got me though, and it may not annoy others, is the amount of Predator screeches and screams. It seemed as though every 5 minutes, another Predator was screaming for some unknown reason. Maybe he didn’t hit what he was aiming for, maybe he trod on a sharp rock, or maybe his Predator wife left him and he’s not taking too well, but any way I don’t care what’s happened, so please stop screaming at me! The casting is strange to say the least. Adrien Brody, trying to channel the essence of Schwarzenegger, and who would have been my last pick as an action hero, pulls off the role surprising well. Most of the actors perform satisfyingly, and the brief appearances by Laurence Fishburne and Danny Trejo are a nice touch. My only queries with the casting are that of Topher Grace. He spends the entire movie seeming out of place, not quite fitting in to the situation, and at no point is he even slightly convincing as the character he is meant to portray.
Predators was released with some big shoes that it knew it had to fill, and so instead of trying to outdo the original or be new and fresh, it uses what made the original great to its advantage. I must say kudos to Nimrod Antal for directing, and kudos to the make-up department, because they definitely outdid themselves with this project. Predators is a refreshing shot in the arm to a nearly dead franchise, and stands out in the ocean of movie remakes and sequels that Hollywood is churning out. For what it’s designed to be, an action blockbuster popcorn flick, it definitely delivers.
Could watch it again and again.
Predators picks up where the last two great films left off hunting and killing. The predator is by far the greatest hunter in the alien fictional history. Unlike the last two movies where the predator was on earth in this movie the predator has abducted there victims and placed them on an uncharted planet. For me there are a ton of characters in this movie that I like, the cool samurai guy, the crazy guy in the ship who betrays the survivors. My favorite character was the big Russian guy. At first I was so caught up with all the great characters that I forgot till midway through that most of these characters if not all would die. My favorite thing about this movie though was the fact that there was two different type of predators the ones that we’ve seen from the other movies and the new ones who apparently are the stronger ones. When I found out that there were two different types of predators, that got me so pumped to see a showdown and sure enough we did. Of course the smaller predator died but it was a good effort. This movie is absolutely one that I can watch again and again and still be interested I loved it. Only problem was they didn’t really explain how the humans got on the planet, but still great movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Nimród Antal
Writer Alex Litvak, Michael Finch, Jim Thomas (characters), John Thomas (characters)
Actors Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins
Awards 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Troublemaker Studios
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color and prints), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,799 m (Portugal)
Negative Format Video (HDTV)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema