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Predators (2010)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Mombasa (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
Carey Jones ...
Tracker Predator (as Carey L. Jones)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Predator 3  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,203,193 (UK) (9 July 2010)


$52,000,688 (USA) (8 October 2010)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Hanzo's name is a reference to Hattori Hanzo, a legendary Japanese samurai of the Sengoku era (1467-1573 AD). Hattori Hanzo is also the name of Shin'ichi Chiba's character in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), which was written and directed by Robert Rodriguez's good friend Quentin Tarantino. See more »


At the very beginning when Royce is talking to Nikolai for the first time, after the camera pans away, what appears to be a pacing counter on Nikolai's left shoulder disappears in the next shot and then reappears the shot after. See more »


[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 Predator (1987) See more »


Long Tall Sally
Written by Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell (as Robert Blackwell), Little Richard (as Richard W. Penniman) and Enotris Johnson
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User Reviews

Great Predator Film
11 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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