Predators (2010)

Predators (2010)
Director: Nimród Antal
Writer: Alex Litvak, Michael Finch
Cast: Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo
A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators.
Anyone like me who had expected this to do for Predator what Aliens did for the original Alien will be sadly let down, because what we get is a shameless Most Dangerous Game ripoff with Predators replacing the Count Zoroff role. 8 people are ripped from their lives and ported to a far away planet where they become the hunt for a group of Predators. For a film with so many good action moments they could of come up with a better plot. Also the characters are so one dimensional with next to no background what they did/was before falling out of the sky. You get a muscle bound Russian soldier, a yakuza/samurai type guy, African rebel soldier, a doctor (damn what is he gonna do heal people with twigs), a sexual deviant prisoner, a female army officer of some sort (she gives a brief comment on Arnie being only survivor cause he used mud to hide himself), Trejo seems to be just rehashing his Machete role for the few minutes hes onscreen then finally Brody as Royce the groups unofficial leader who Christ knows seems to be some brooding special ops soldier. Fishburne turns up halfway in as a scavenger who has managed to survive 8 maybe 10 seasons of these predator battles, he gives a little info on two types of Predator (big & smaller ones) that fight against each other almost as soon as he gets to say this he dies. Sure if your in the mood for a dumb action romp it'll be an adequate enough watch but I personally thought it was a total disaster. They successfully re-invented Batman & Startrek even the last Terminator was a step in the right direction after the piss poor 3rd sadly they've de-evolved the Predator franchise here, you get better plot and character development in video games than this.
(4½ out of 10)

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