Predators
20th Century Fox (7/9/2010)
Action, Adventure, Horror
In Collection
#443
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Seen ItNo
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IMDB   6.4
106 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1
Topher Grace Edwin
Adrien Brody Royce
Danny Trejo Cuchillo
Laurence Fishburne Noland
Alice Braga Isabelle
Derek Mears Predator
Brian Steele Predator
Walton Goggins Stans
Carey Jones Predator
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali Mombasa
Oleg Taktarov Nikolai
Louis Ozawa Changchien Hanzo
Director
Nimrod Antal
Producer John Davis
Robert Rodriguez
Alex Young
Elizabeth Avellan
Bill Scott
Writer Alex Litvak
Jim Thomas
Michael Finch
John Thomas
Robert Rodriguez
Cinematography Gyula Pados
Musician John Debney


Produced by Roger Rodriguez and directed by Nimrod Antal who did films like Kontroll, Vacancy and Armoured, Predators clearly met its objectives it set out to achieve without flashy fanfare, with Antal providing assured direction in the many set action pieces that don't rely on the hair-tearing quick MTV-styled cuts so just to let you know everything's kinetic and hyper. Some scenes will also get your eyebrows raised at how gory and violent this installment can get, with in-your-face dismemberment, and even one which shows how cruelly wicked the Predator can be with a move that closely resembles a "finish him" from Mortal Kombat.

The story is kept simple with one primary plot, and that is to witness how a band of para- military personnel get to outwit and outlast the Predators as they learn that they're prey and game for the alien beings, which are armed to the teeth in advanced weaponry, armour and various sensors like infra-red, with electromagnetic pulses ready to discharge and wreck havoc on human rifles. It's not a fair fight, especially when it comes to the famed cloaking camouflage that gives the Predators an advantage.
Edition Details
Release Date 7/9/2010
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Notes
Let's start with the best part of the movie, the acting. It's very rare for a sci-fi movie to contain good acting these days, all gone are the days of Alien/Aliens/Blade runner etc. where the acting used to get all the praise more than action. In Predators, every single character is very believable and delivers. It's astonishing to see the acting of Brody, he deserves an Oscar for his role as Royce more than he did in "The Pianist" as Szpilman. Rest of the cast did very well too, they perfectly fill in their boots as group of elite warriors. It would be fair to say that compared to the original Predator movie, this movie exceeds in the acting department.

Next comes the story line, it's pretty much based on "The Most Dangerous Game", the story itself is well written and not rushed, it takes time to unfold events, and ample time is given to develop characters. There is really a fear and eerie feeling in the story, and we don't get to see the hunters very often, which adds more thrill and suspense to the story; just like the original flick. To me an unseen threat is more scarier than seeing the perpetrator every minute.