Ever since I was a little kid, I have always loved Predator 1 & 2 (Predator 2 is fucking awesome, dammit! It doesn't deserve the shit it gets!), so I was intrigued by the thought of a new Predator film. But, for whatever reason, I never went to see it and I didn't watch it until four years after it came out. Thankfully, I got the chance to watch it after I found in stores and I finally gave in and bought it. Needless to say, as you can see, I was not disappointed with Predators.
The plot is simple: a ragtag group of people, mostly comprised of criminals, find themselves trapped on a planet and they have no idea why they're there. As they investigate and find more people, it turns out they're now the mice in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game against the formidable and iconic aliens from the Predator films and must find a way to survive this deadly game.
The plot while simple, doesn't play dress up and never gets in the way of the action. It's intriguing to keep you guessing in certain areas such as why the Predators would bring them to that planet, as well as interesting concepts like an internal war among the predators with different types fighting against each other. The characters aren't particularly memorable and just fall into their respective stereotypes of muscle men, hardened men, a strong female character who is badass, and a dipshit and whiny male character.
As far as action goes, Predators is splattery, action-packed fun from start to finish. The cat-and-mouse game the Predators play with the humans is intense and is practically nonstop excitement with just enough of a plot to keep it flowing. I was thrilled, I was satisfied as a gorehound, and I had a whole lot of fun with it as a whole.
If you're looking for a fun action film that doesn't try to add any frills to its story, Predators is for you, and it is also a worthy addition to the Predator franchise. If you like good gory, action-packed fun, this will give you the goods.