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Robert Rodriguez presents Predators, a bold new chapter in the Predator universe. Adrien Brody stars as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors mysteriously brought together on a jungle planet. But when these cold-blooded human “predators” find themselves in all-out war against a new breed of alien Predators, it’s the ultimate showdown between hunter and prey.
Executive producer Robert Rodriguez (Grindhouse, Spy Kids) is the driving force behind this energetic reboot of the popular Predator films, which pits the dreadlocked alien hunters against a rogues' gallery of human antiheroes, led by a bulked-up Adrien Brody. The Oscar winner acquits himself nicely in the role of a gritty mercenary who finds himself stranded on a jungle planet with a host of criminals and professional killers (among them such scene-stealers as Walton Goggins and Danny Trejo), as well as a seemingly innocent doctor, well played by Topher Grace. They've been deposited there to serve as living targets for a horde of Predators--whose looks, designed by Gregory Nicotero and Howard Berger, are impressively varied and sleek--that use the planet as their private hunting grounds. Laurence Fishburne is also on hand as a soldier who has managed to survive for years in the jungle; he, Brody, and Grace do much to make the pulpy dialogue by Alex Litvak and Michael Finch (adapting a premise penned by Rodriguez in the mid-'90s) palatable. Likewise, Hungarian director Nimrod Antal (Vacancy) lends a great deal of atmosphere and Rodriguez-style momentum to the picture--perhaps more than necessary, since the end result is, like the 1987 original with Arnold Schwarzenegger, a fun B-movie and nothing more, designed entirely to give moviegoers a slick, unchallenging roller-coaster ride. Having said that, it's a vast improvement over the 1990 sequel and the dreadful tie-ins with the Alien franchise, and should provide movie monster aficionados with an afternoon's worth of thrills. --Paul Gaita
the perfect off world sequel, great movie, will be an excellent segue in to a greater anthology.Published 2 days ago by b a blackwell
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|Problems playing Predators Blu ray?||
Wait a while. There is no loading screen, I believe. So you might just need to wait it out. If thats not the case, its a defective copy.
Apr 25, 2011 by Ryan | See all 6 posts
|Blu-ray +digital copy, the way to go?||
What would the point of waitng a decade be? So that they release decade old tech thats already outdated? Doesnt make any sense. And with the price of Bluray players being as low as $100 (for a panasonic, not some junk brand) you really cant complain about the price being too high. If you cant... Read More
Nov 8, 2010 by Ryan | See all 7 posts
|Is there an exteded cut?||
Lol, not yet but I am sure in a year or so after they soak everyone for the Blu-ray and DVD theatrical sales the "extended director's cut" will appear.
Oct 15, 2010 by John Graham | See all 4 posts
|Worth a Blind-Buy????||
i would say its up there with the best of the alien movies--i will wait for price to come down to complete my set--but if you like the story--this is a good one
Oct 1, 2010 by Robert S. Walterman | See all 13 posts
|Really? This is the price!?||
Hopefully we'll get a combo pack Dvd/Blu ray edition; it's just some much nicer to have both (in case some friends don't have blu ray yet), plus, at the asking price ($30.00), it should be a combo deal.
Aug 19, 2010 by Amazon Customer | See all 8 posts
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