Tuesday, July 20, 2010


It's hard to watch a movie called Predators and walk away disappointed. I suppose if I went to see Predators and it had turned out to be a romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Mark Ruffalo, I'd be disappointed. But Predators was just a movie about Predators, so I came out satisfied.

It's strange to thing that such a thread-bare premise (Predators kill some people) has been stretched out over two decades, five films, and countless comicbooks and videogames, but it somehow happened. And why not? People like to watch movies about people getting killed off one by one, and nobody does that quite like a Predator.

Anyway: Predators. This movie had a fun story (Predators kill people), good actors, (Adrien Brody, Lawrence Fishburne, Topher Grace, etc), and lots of action, so I liked it. It was a good Predators movie. I really don't have much more to say about this movie than that. If you like Predator movies, you'll like this one. Adrien Brody's character was awesome, and even if he is a lightweight compared to anybody from any other Predator film, his character was still a bad ass. His big fight at the end with the main Predator was probably the best fight from any Predator film, the first film included.

Anyway, check it out. It's a good Predator movie.

1 comment:

Justin Garrett Blum said...

I want to see this, actually. I like that the premise has been boiled down to the sort of visceral efficiency of the first film: just a bunch of bad asses in the jungle getting hunted by Predators.

What I like about films like this is that you know pretty much exactly what to expect, so it's difficult to be disappointed.