Predators

July 9, 2010 0 By Fans
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Plot

A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.5/10 (77,216 voted)

Critic's Score: 51/100

Director:
Nimród Antal

Stars: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace

Storyline
The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Serra Leoa militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they discover that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive.

Writers: Alex Litvak, Michael Finch

Cast:

Adrien Brody

Royce


Topher Grace

Edwin


Alice Braga

Isabelle


Walton Goggins

Stans


Oleg Taktarov

Nikolai


Laurence Fishburne

Noland


Danny Trejo

Cuchillo


Louis Ozawa Changchien

Hanzo


Mahershala Ali

Mombasa

(as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)


Carey Jones

Tracker Predator

(as Carey L. Jones)


Brian Steele

Berserker Predator
/
Falconer Predator


Derek Mears

Classic Predator

Taglines:
This summer, fear is reborn.



Details

Official Website:
20th Century Fox [United States]|
Official site [Japan]|

Release Date: 9 July 2010

Filming Locations: Bastrop, Texas, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $24,760,882
(USA)
(11 July 2010)
(2699 Screens)

Gross: $127,233,108
(Worldwide)
(14 October 2010)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

One of the mandates for the production team was that they only looked to the original _Predator (1987)_for reference points.

Goofs:

Incorrectly regarded as goofs:
In the beginning of the movie Royce observes that the sun "hasn't moved", but then later it is nighttime. This is not a goof. Several scenarios are plausible, such as a very slow planetary rotation or an eclipse by one of the system's many nearby planets.

Quotes:

[first lines]

[after they've parachuted on the planet, Cuchillo points his Uzis at Royce]

Royce:
Don't. Calm down.

Cuchillo:
Hey, fuck you.

Royce:
Calm down.

Cuchillo:
Fuck you.



User Review

Great mix of old and new.

Rating: 8/10


I'm surprised at the polarized opinions of Predators here on IMDb. From
fans of the original movie (like me), I would have expected a degree of
respect for this latest iteration; it seems to honor its predecessors
while still offering new twists and depth. Without presenting spoilers,
I would simply say that there were developments in Predators that
present some exciting opportunities for future films. I also always
appreciated Predator for its "gravitas", and Predators continues that
somber and grim tradition with arguably better acting.

For new viewers, I don't see what more could have been expected. It's
an old concept (The Most Dangerous Game, with hunted humans), but
Predators does a good job with it. The acting is great, the lines are
not successive groan-worthy quips, the cinematography is delicious, and
the soundtrack is fantastic (segments of the original with new score!).
Again, the overall plot isn't new, but at least it's not stupid. The
characters behave in a realistic manner, and I wasn't plagued by the
"why-didn't-they-just-do_____?" question for the entire movie.

Frankly, if you read a review from someone with a rating lower than
five, they're just not being fair. Predators AT LEAST deserved to be
watched and appreciated for what it offers.