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Predators (2010)

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Critic Consensus: After a string of subpar sequels, this bloody, action-packed reboot takes the Predator franchise back to its testosterone-fueled roots.

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A group of hardened killers are hunted on an alien planet in producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimród Antal's entry into the popular sci-fi action franchise. Mercenaries, murderers, gangsters, and convicts, they were the most feared men on Earth. But now they're a long way from home, and when the predators become the prey, fearless mercenary Royce (Adrien Brody) prepares for the fight of his life. And he's not alone, because Mexican gangster Cuchillo (Danny Trejo), Israeli Defense Forces veteran Isabelle (Alice Braga), notorious mass murderer Stans (Walton Goggins), Russian Special Forces operative Nikolai (Oleg Taktarov), RUF death squad member Mombasa (Mahershalalhashbaz Ali), and sword-wielding Yakuza Hanzo (Louis Ozawa Changchien) are all armed to the teeth, and out for blood. The odd man out is Edwin (Topher Grace), a once-prominent physician whose career came to an end following a big scandal. When the motley crew encounters Noland (Laurence Fishburne), a resourceful human who has somehow managed to survive on the alien's hunting grounds for some time, they prepare to take the ultimate stand against the most powerful Predators yet. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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R (for strong creature violence and gore, and pervasive language)
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Action & Adventure , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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$52,000,688.00
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Cast

Alice Braga
as Isabelle
Oleg Taktarov
as Nikolai
Danny Trejo
as Cuchillo
Mahershala Ali
as Mombasa
Carey Jones
as Berserker Predator/Tracker Predator/Falconer Predator
Brian Steele
as Berserker Predator/Tracker Predator/Falconer Predator
Derek Mears
as Classic Predator
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Critic Reviews for Predators

All Critics (187) | Top Critics (31)

The odor of musty, late-'80s nostalgia may still hover around this already threadbare brand, but you simply don't see movies that leave both the curious and the fans who truly care this viscerally satisfied anymore.

Full Review… | July 14, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Antal is a good enough action director that some of the combat is pretty exciting.

July 12, 2010
At the Movies
Top Critic

At the midpoint... it got more and more confined, claustrophobic and flatter.

July 12, 2010
At the Movies
Top Critic

None of this is scary, and nothing makes sense.

Full Review… | July 9, 2010
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

There isn't anything as comically grisly as the exploding head or Carl Weathers' arm removal, both well-remembered moments from the original Predator.

Full Review… | July 9, 2010
Associated Press
Top Critic

Predators needed more predators.

Full Review… | July 9, 2010
Film.com
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Audience Reviews for Predators

½

An action-packed piece of uninspired escapism that doesn't come close to what made the original movie so suspenseful, and despite a few good scenes and twists, it is filled with pathetic dialogue, stereotypical characters and tedious moments in which nothing happens.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

After the very disappointing Predator 2, I had some concern when a new predator film was announced. However, after finally watching it,I felt not fully satisfied,but found a far more deserved sequel to the orginal monster masterpiece. Firstly, looking at the positives; Adrien Brody, who plays as Royce, a mercenary and the main character. I can truly say that Brody pulled off a rather impressive performance, along with Lawrence Fishburne and Alice Braga, they give a rather promising cast of actors. The story gave an interesting twist of humans being abducted and hunted, but prehaps used too much from before. I will say that the violence in this film was not up to the high standards left by the first film,but is at a level that has some violent elements that feel very much like the predator would do, such as violently ripping out a human's spine and skull and blowing up a human with a plasma cannon. Now to look at the negatives. It is fairly predictable to know which characters die and those that survive. Secondly, I remember the first film built up its tension by having the men staring into thin air, knowing something's there. However, this happens only once and the majority is mostly guns blazing action. Going to the intense fighting scenes, I felt disappointed of haw the last two kills are both the same technique of beheading, prehaps having different ideas would've made the fighting moments more interesting to watch. Finally, I kind of knew that Topher Graces character, who is supposedly a helpful doctor turns out to be a psychopath, as the quiet one usually are the violent ones. However,he did give a clever performance. Predators may not be a great satisfaction to those awaiting a decent sequel, it tops the spin-off franchise of AVP and puts in better effort in creating accuracy,action and violence. Plus, there are some decent references to the original, such as Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" during the credits. We can now easily forget the one that should never have been made.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer

½

A collection of heavily armed strangers find themselves in a remote jungle wilderness and stalked by an unseen assailant. Predators is so similar to the 1987 original it can almost be seen as a remake. It has the same jungle location, the same situations, even many of the same plot devices; the two things it is missing however, are Arnie in his prime and a sense of humour, which is something of a problem seeing as they were the very elements that made Predator work. The amusing banter between the group of friends from the original film not only provided laughs but also made you care what happened to them; quite why we are supposed to have empathy for what is essentially just a collection of assholes with big guns I have no idea. I would also have to say that although I am a fan of Ardien Brody, he's always been something of an intellectual hero and seeing him hiss macho platitudes through clenched teeth is a little hard to swallow. Things get a little more interesting when Laurence Fishburne makes an appearance but it's little more than a cameo and we're soon straight back to mindless violence. It's a shame because the idea behind Predator has a lot of potential but even after FIVE movies featuring them, we still know little more about them than they like hunting things. It's noisy and flashy enough to stave of boredom but not only is Predators not as good as the original, it's not even as good as the AVP films.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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