During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter to blackmail him into starting a revolution and getting an exiled dictator back into power.
Mark L. Lester
Rae Dawn Chong,
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
The film's basic plot was conceived in 1994, when Robert Rodriguez was working on Desperado (1995). He presented a draft of the script to 20th Century Fox, but they turned it down because the budget required was too large. 15 years later, the studio decided to follow through with his script; in the end, an updated version of his script. See more »
When Royce runs to save Isabelle from the pit trap, he throws his shotgun to the side and dives the last several feet, which would put the gun behind him and out of reach. When he pulls her out of the pit, the shotgun is right beside him on the ground. See more »
I enjoyed this film largely because it makes no attempts to familiarize its audience with what is going on. We are instead thrust into the situation as blindly as the characters are, except how ever we know the films called Predators, so we do have a good idea of what the characters are up against. Additionally, the casting is fantastic. The film contains a large variety of characters that add a whole lot of flavor to the film. Whether its Danny Trejo's Mexican cartel background or the mystery surrounding Topher Grace's character, there is always something to keep you something to keep on your mind while the characters try to avoid falling prey to the Predators. Additionally,I really enjoy Adrien Brody in any role he is in, and his venture into the sci-fi action scene is no exception. After having seen this film and Splice I cant wait to see what he does next, I like seeing the added range of an already proved actor.
Now having said all this, the film isn't without its disappointments, I feel the film needed to spend a little time explaining how our characters got to this reserve planet. Further, the "Most Dangerous Game" theme has worn a little on me and I feel with the actors involved they could have added an additional thoughtful theme to lift this movie from B-movie fun to a complete more thought provoking film.
Bottom line: Predators is a very well made film, with likable characters and plenty of blood splattering fun. Just don't expect too anything too profound in way of plot or theme. But seriously, you are seeing a Predator movie, so I doubt you're expecting that.
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