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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


Alice Braga
as Isabelle
Danny Trejo
as Cuchillo
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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  • Sep 19, 2018
    Predators offers up a fresh concept with a solid cast, unique narrative and its conventional violence and suspense. Though some plot holes stand out, the film clings and makes for an interesting entry in the lore of this franchise. 4/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 25, 2015
    A sequel and partial reboot of the franchise, I was expecting futuristic soldiers fighting predator aliens but the use of a game hunt setting worked quite well too. It featured an ensemble of big names like Brody and Grace. The plot however was not entirely intelligent due to the many nonsensical choices and terrible character development.It was too predictable for it to be fun to watch (as well as the lack of gore).
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2013
    I can honestly say this is my favourite entry in the Alien/Predator franchise since the original Predator in 1987. It completely restored validity to the Predator series that was called into question with the release of Alien VS Predator and Requiem. Predators touches on some Grindhouse conventions without slipping into the cheesiness of it. I can only imagine what good it would have done for the franchise if this had been the sequel to Predator, and Predator 2, AVP and Requiem all faded away like a bad dream, then the time wasted on those was put to better use continuing the vein of this and the original. (Let it be known that I actually like the AVP films more than most people). There's plenty of actors to take note of; Adrien Brody (The Pianist, King Kong, Splice) as Ex-Black Ops Mercenary Royce, whom both emulates Schwarzenegger and takes the lead in a new direction; Danny Trejo (Machete, Death Race 2) as Chuchillo who's a brutal enforcer from the Los Zetas drug cartel in Mexico; Oleg Taktarov (Rollerball, Righteous Kill) as Nikolai, Russian Heavy Weapons Spetsnaz Alpha Group commander (whom my friend Calum introduced me to, he's a fan of the guy from his UFC days); Laurence Fishburne (Apocalypse Now, The Matrix) as Noland, a US Air Cav. soldier who's survived for a long time before the others even arrive, and has already killed at least two predators, and Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3, That 70's Show) as Edwin, a doctor whom doesn't seem to fit in with the band of elite killers that have dropped from the sky. All these kids are always worth watching, but I was also introduced to Walton Goggins (House of 1000 Corpses, The World's Fastest Indian) I've watched movies he's been in before, but never really took note of him until Predators in which he played death-row mass-murderer Stans, and he was fucking brilliant, and hilarious to boot. Though there were some obvious problems with character relations and developments, that can be a problem with the set-'em-up-and-knock-'em-down type of film that Predators had to have. Unfortunately the major issue I have with Predators just plain plays it too safe. Though I majorly enjoyed it, Predators could have been even better if it took further in the directions it was looking in. They took some great steps, and hopefully we'll see director Nimrod Antal (Armored, Vacancy) and Producer Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk till Dawn, Sin City) come back and take the Predator franchise in the direction that it deserves to be taken. Everything old about Predators is right, everything new about Predators is amazing, there's room for improvement to be sure, but I don't think I'll ever get sick of Predators, which is the absolute most impressive thing I can hope to get from a movie. Ever. 81% -Gimly
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 06, 2013
    Gotta love its racist stereotypes: - What a good idea to call Danny Trejo "Cuchillo". It's a Robert Rodriguez production after all, so why not add his face as a bad example of Tijuana? - A black guy with a big gun. Gotta be an assassin from Sierra Leone. - Look! A Jap! That's a yakuza, like, OBVIOUSLY. - "Let's kill the Mexican first." - "Let's kill the black guy second. I would normally prefer the black guy to die first, but Trejo loves his characters to die. Besides, we won't get lawsuits from black people complaining about the typical Hollywood racial cliché of them dying first." - "Let's give the yakuza a samurai sword, you know, like in all those Jap films in which they have samurai duels with swords and all in the middle of grassy landscapes and they are so tough and all. Let's make him have a tie with a predator because they are so badass!" Props for the #1 most shockingly bad choice for a closing credits song ever. 48/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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