Predators (2010)


Action, Horror, Sci-Fi


Nimród Antal




Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Topher Grace, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Mahershala Ali, Danny Trejo, Laurence Fishburne, Derek Mears, Carey Jones, Brian Steele


A group of killers parachute into a jungle and they soon become the prey of some merciless aliens.


I'm yet to see the crossovers, but I know who would win in an hypothetic Alien vs Predator match. Predator. And I'm not talking about the monster - that would require a lot of thinking. I'm talking about the franchise because Predators is a pretty good film which makes it three out of three.

Once again the story is kept pretty simple, it's a hunt or be hunted type of story, and it develops in a rather predictable way, mainly because basically every single plot point is the same of Predator and it feels more like watching a remake rather than a sequel. Actually, I'm still not sure if this is supposed to be a sequel or a remake. Despite this, the story still is interesting and engaging. Also, this time around there's a bit of backstory and development to the Predator universe. It's not much, but it's helpful to understand these aliens better.

Which brings me to me the characters. They are terrible. Paper thin, there's nothing resembling development, just like in the first film of the series, and yet they all have their own thing that makes them different from each other and eventually you care for them. Maybe not all of them, still, you get my point.

And sure, the dialogue is dumb and the monumental cast - I'm talking about Adrien Brody, Mahershala Ali and Laurence Fishburne - is completely wasted, but damn, the pacing is wonderful, there's some good tension, the action is exciting and the film is really fun to watch. And, to be honest, Adrien Brody kind of works as an action (anti)hero.

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