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Predators (2010)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  9 July 2010 (USA)
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A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators.

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A sequel to the 1987 sci-fi film, "Predator."

Director: Shane Black
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The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone 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. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The most dangerous killers on the planet... but this is not our planet. See more »


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Rated R for strong creature violence and gore, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Predator 3  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,203,193 (UK) (9 July 2010)

Gross:

$52,000,688 (USA) (8 October 2010)
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The writing on the back of Stans' prison jumpsuit identifies him as an inmate of California's San Quentin State Prison. San Quentin has the largest prison death row population in the United States. See more »

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Right at the start of the film, Royce drops through the forest canopy after detaching from his parachute, however the next overhead shot shows his parachute lying a few feet away on the ground - this seems unlikely as the parachute would have tangled in the branches above. See more »

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[first lines]
Royce: [as Cuchillo holds him at gunpoint] Don't. Calm down.
Cuchillo: Hey, fuck you.
Royce: Calm down.
Cuchillo: Fuck you!
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Written by Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell (as Robert Blackwell), Little Richard (as Richard W. Penniman) and Enotris Johnson
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Courtesy of Tree Productions
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Great mix of old and new.
18 July 2010 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

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.


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