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Jul. 9, 2010by:

PREDATORS might be the very definition of mixed reviews. While both Chris Bumbray and The Arrow liked it, I've gotten more than a fair share of e-mails from people who said they were wildly disappointed. Right now the film stands strong on Rotten Tomatoes with a surprising 71% fresh rating. But the most important question is what did YOU think?

As we do every weekend over the summer, we'll be leaving the Strike Backs open all weekend and encourage everyone to post their reviews below or on their MovieFanCentral page. Please keep spoilers to a minimum and remember, no insulting people who disagree with your opinion on the film. You can also cast your vote as to whether Schwarzenegger should've returned for a cameo in the film.

I leave you with a classic clip from the original film that started it all...

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9:30PM on 07/12/2010
It was an OK movie. At least Adrian was able to escape the shackles of "Full Retard" from The Village". i wish he could have stabbed one of the Predators all nice and calm like he did to Joachim Phoenix
It was an OK movie. At least Adrian was able to escape the shackles of "Full Retard" from The Village". i wish he could have stabbed one of the Predators all nice and calm like he did to Joachim Phoenix
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7:02PM on 07/12/2010

Hate It!!!!!!

I think it is so funny that a major studio in the year 2010 can NOT make a kick ass original movie based on a great character like the Predator!!! The future sucks!!!! At least the fans have Predator 2!!
I think it is so funny that a major studio in the year 2010 can NOT make a kick ass original movie based on a great character like the Predator!!! The future sucks!!!! At least the fans have Predator 2!!
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8:11PM on 07/12/2010
Completely agree with you, some people act like predator 2 wasn't a good sequel.
Completely agree with you, some people act like predator 2 wasn't a good sequel.
1:54PM on 07/12/2010
Predators, huh? well, i think i'm the earliest to watch this as its up to cinema more earlier than U.S. 1 thing for sure, most ridiculous movie ever watched this year...all i can see is they copy the original Predator & modify it..very illogical when an Israelli sniper knows predator history more than an american black ops
Predators, huh? well, i think i'm the earliest to watch this as its up to cinema more earlier than U.S. 1 thing for sure, most ridiculous movie ever watched this year...all i can see is they copy the original Predator & modify it..very illogical when an Israelli sniper knows predator history more than an american black ops
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8:43AM on 07/12/2010

boring

found it extremely boring and it didn't live up to any potential that the first 15 minutes set up. could have been great. unfortunately, it wasn't. and was it just me, or did Adrian Brody sound like he was channeling Christian Bale's Batman when he spoke?
found it extremely boring and it didn't live up to any potential that the first 15 minutes set up. could have been great. unfortunately, it wasn't. and was it just me, or did Adrian Brody sound like he was channeling Christian Bale's Batman when he spoke?
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7:00AM on 07/12/2010

Unfortunately...

...it's an average movie.
...it's an average movie.
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4:51AM on 07/12/2010
The movie was okay, the last predator was my favorite and I feel that he should have killed adrian brody and the girl and move on to becoming a better more skillful predator so he can be the antagonist in the second film. Why does every scary movie need to have a happy ending nowadays. And people really need to acting as if predator 2 wasn't a good sequel.
The movie was okay, the last predator was my favorite and I feel that he should have killed adrian brody and the girl and move on to becoming a better more skillful predator so he can be the antagonist in the second film. Why does every scary movie need to have a happy ending nowadays. And people really need to acting as if predator 2 wasn't a good sequel.
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1:33AM on 07/12/2010

very split

I really dug almost the twilight zone vibe that this film put across and on that same note Nimrod antal did a fantastic job shooting the thing, visually it was stunning. But I am afraid i felt it was too cliche, the dialog was stale, and the action scenes didnt really pay off with all of the fantastic build up, which im really suprised since robert rodriguez tends to be a master when it comes to action
I really dug almost the twilight zone vibe that this film put across and on that same note Nimrod antal did a fantastic job shooting the thing, visually it was stunning. But I am afraid i felt it was too cliche, the dialog was stale, and the action scenes didnt really pay off with all of the fantastic build up, which im really suprised since robert rodriguez tends to be a master when it comes to action
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11:30PM on 07/11/2010
It was okay. It was slow a bit around the middle with Larry Fishburne's part, but all in all it's a lot better than some of the crap that's come out this summer.
It was okay. It was slow a bit around the middle with Larry Fishburne's part, but all in all it's a lot better than some of the crap that's come out this summer.
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10:04PM on 07/11/2010

Saw it and LOVED IT!

Throughout the entire movie, I could feel the pulse of the original movie and PREDATORS was the one and true sequel it deserved. Can't wait for another sequel from the same group.

I loved the build up of tension, the group trying to figure out what's going on, who they're dealing with, etc. It was a smart flick and absolutely gruesome as well.

BTW, Fishburne's character was very cool. I think a lot of people missed the point of why his character survived and I liked the fact that they
Throughout the entire movie, I could feel the pulse of the original movie and PREDATORS was the one and true sequel it deserved. Can't wait for another sequel from the same group.

I loved the build up of tension, the group trying to figure out what's going on, who they're dealing with, etc. It was a smart flick and absolutely gruesome as well.

BTW, Fishburne's character was very cool. I think a lot of people missed the point of why his character survived and I liked the fact that they wrote him as being crazy. You'd be fucking nuts too if you had to stay there as long as he did.
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6:34PM on 07/11/2010

not that great

I saw Predators last night and let me start off by saying that is wasn't a bad movie, with all the garbage that has come out this summer it was above average. I just expected more. It took too long for anything to really happen. We got a lot of Adrian Brody talking a big and being quite annoying to be honest. Fishburn was pretty mucha a waste in this film. I wanted more predators and less talky.
I saw Predators last night and let me start off by saying that is wasn't a bad movie, with all the garbage that has come out this summer it was above average. I just expected more. It took too long for anything to really happen. We got a lot of Adrian Brody talking a big and being quite annoying to be honest. Fishburn was pretty mucha a waste in this film. I wanted more predators and less talky.
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4:39PM on 07/11/2010
"Predators" was very forgettable. Watchable, but another disappointment of 2010. It's just "Saw" in space.
"Predators" was very forgettable. Watchable, but another disappointment of 2010. It's just "Saw" in space.
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10:03PM on 07/11/2010
You sure you saw PREDATORS? Cause that's the most inaccurate description I've heard yet.
You sure you saw PREDATORS? Cause that's the most inaccurate description I've heard yet.
10:49PM on 07/11/2010
No, the most inaccurate description I've ever heard is: This movie is good.
No, the most inaccurate description I've ever heard is: This movie is good.
12:12AM on 07/12/2010
Gotta agree it was basically just watchable but no where near the first film.
Gotta agree it was basically just watchable but no where near the first film.
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4:15PM on 07/11/2010

My Review

Just saw it today. Here's the review:

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Just saw it today. Here's the review:

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3:24PM on 07/11/2010

5/10

Count me mostly disappointed. I wish I had just waited for it on Netflix. Started out strong and slid downhill. Fishburne's role? Bad. Topher Grace's role? Bad.
(((((SPOILER))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) I love how Brody sets the fire to mess up the heat vision and THEN puts mud on. Wouldn't that make him stick out like a sore thumb?
Count me mostly disappointed. I wish I had just waited for it on Netflix. Started out strong and slid downhill. Fishburne's role? Bad. Topher Grace's role? Bad.
(((((SPOILER))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) I love how Brody sets the fire to mess up the heat vision and THEN puts mud on. Wouldn't that make him stick out like a sore thumb?
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3:35PM on 07/11/2010
re: the fire scene
Excellent point! I thought the exact same thing! That didn't make any sense at all. They should have had him not use the mud thus showing Royce doing something completely different/original from Dutch in the first film to win. Aye yi yi! Do these guys watch the film before they put it out there?
re: the fire scene
Excellent point! I thought the exact same thing! That didn't make any sense at all. They should have had him not use the mud thus showing Royce doing something completely different/original from Dutch in the first film to win. Aye yi yi! Do these guys watch the film before they put it out there?
2:24PM on 07/11/2010

Meh...6/10

Now this movie wasn't terrible like the AVP films by any means, it had many good things going for it.

Things I liked:
1. The predators, with the use of many practical effects.
2. Adrian Brody was cool.
3. The music was great, and very reminiscent of the 80's film.
4. The first 2/3 of the film.

Things I didn't like:
1. Lawrence Fishburnes character was fucking stupid.
2. Topher Grace's "twist"
3. Seemed more like a remake, especially towards the end.
4. Some weak
Now this movie wasn't terrible like the AVP films by any means, it had many good things going for it.

Things I liked:
1. The predators, with the use of many practical effects.
2. Adrian Brody was cool.
3. The music was great, and very reminiscent of the 80's film.
4. The first 2/3 of the film.

Things I didn't like:
1. Lawrence Fishburnes character was fucking stupid.
2. Topher Grace's "twist"
3. Seemed more like a remake, especially towards the end.
4. Some weak deaths.

Like I said though, it wasn't horrible, but I don't think it's GREAT or AMAZING.
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1:21PM on 07/11/2010

THUMBS UP ...

... I'm satisfied, perticulary after I realized this is a (sort of a) sequel. The goods: 1. The cast, especially Brody (best role since The Pianist) and Braga 2. the "dogs" chase sequence 3. final showdown. The Bad (and this is the only one): Trejo has to little screentime.
... I'm satisfied, perticulary after I realized this is a (sort of a) sequel. The goods: 1. The cast, especially Brody (best role since The Pianist) and Braga 2. the "dogs" chase sequence 3. final showdown. The Bad (and this is the only one): Trejo has to little screentime.
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9:01AM on 07/11/2010

Fishbourne's character NOT crazy

I've seen a lot of complaints about Larry's character, and they're wrong. He's a trapper, a scavenger, and he lures the weary humans into his trap. The Berserker Predators know where he is, and they're using him. That's why and how Royce can 'call in the calvary'. This film was intentionally realistic (gritty and low-key), and well thought out.
I've seen a lot of complaints about Larry's character, and they're wrong. He's a trapper, a scavenger, and he lures the weary humans into his trap. The Berserker Predators know where he is, and they're using him. That's why and how Royce can 'call in the calvary'. This film was intentionally realistic (gritty and low-key), and well thought out.
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9:00AM on 07/11/2010
I loved it.
I loved it.
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6:55AM on 07/11/2010

Doesn't hold a candle to the original film

It definitely started off promising but proved to be incredibly anti climactic as it "progressed". It seems like all they did was shoot the script (which really seems like the trend these days). Where's the moments of cinema? What happened to the chills down my spine? The original did a slow build but by the time the final act rolled around you're ready to stand up and cheer...here...not so much...
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The Good: Adrien Brody was very cool, the opening scene was very
It definitely started off promising but proved to be incredibly anti climactic as it "progressed". It seems like all they did was shoot the script (which really seems like the trend these days). Where's the moments of cinema? What happened to the chills down my spine? The original did a slow build but by the time the final act rolled around you're ready to stand up and cheer...here...not so much...
SPOILER ALERT (ISH)

The Good: Adrien Brody was very cool, the opening scene was very exciting, the score was fun (reminiscent of the original) and the predators looked bad ass.

The bad: Anti climactic to a fault! ie/when Royce is supposedly dead he re emerges in a shot in the background and completely out of focus (snore). If they were going to do that why not have it in a suspenseful moment and have him return kicking ass with the thunder!?!

The fight scene between the predator and the yakuza. Yeah I get it, we want it to be like a sergio leone spaghetti western (tight close ups mixed with panoramic wide shots) but that fight was lame, slow and dull.

Topher Grace's character should have also had more of a twist. They were really building that up and then...nothing really...nothing of consequence.

Total missed opportunities with the characters. Wow, you have all these bad ass killers, each with their own specialty for killing on a team together, so why not show the audience why each of these people were selected? When they team up mix the sniper chick with the yakuza guy and Royce with the Russian!?! Awesome potential that went totally unused.

Where are the moments of cinema these days? Where are the visionaries? When I watch the original I get goosebumps at the opening shot of a silohuetted Dutch chomping on the cigar in the chopper. I practically jizz myself when Dutch becomes the "predator" (complete with 80's montage) and sets the traps and goes hand to hand with the monster. That's cool! That's what I go to these types of films for.

All in all I'd say it was only half way there. For the life of me I'm not sure how Nimrod ANtal got this gig. Did anybody see Armored? I saw it in the theater and it was the exact same thing as this film...very cool idea loaded with potential wasted by slow pacing, dull cinematography (weird ass steadicam shots) and ultimately poor direction.

If you liked it that's totally cool I can see a lot of people letting those types of things go. The original is just to endearing and if you're going to make a sequel to an 80's classic you better damn well make sure your film is twice as good otherwise what's the point...(other than $ of course).
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10:01AM on 07/11/2010
Amen.
Amen.
6:15AM on 07/11/2010

Fury 159

You said it yourself: "people are entitled to their own opinions."

Deal with it and sorry to depress you further.


You said it yourself: "people are entitled to their own opinions."

Deal with it and sorry to depress you further.


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10:38AM on 07/11/2010
Why don't you apologize to JohnLocke2342 while you're at it and stop taking your emotions out on a forum designed to offer opinions about film and not lashing out like some school yard bully...
Why don't you apologize to JohnLocke2342 while you're at it and stop taking your emotions out on a forum designed to offer opinions about film and not lashing out like some school yard bully...
5:22AM on 07/11/2010
I thought it was great . I liked how they just dove right in on the movie . No dicking around with corny stuff . Only draw back was the chic . She was really annoying and say dumb shit . Unfortunately that's what Hollywood always does . Put a women in a movie and make her say dumb shit .
I thought it was great . I liked how they just dove right in on the movie . No dicking around with corny stuff . Only draw back was the chic . She was really annoying and say dumb shit . Unfortunately that's what Hollywood always does . Put a women in a movie and make her say dumb shit .
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4:07AM on 07/11/2010

Great fun

It was a really good movie 'for what it was',i am happy it was a DIRECT sequel and NOT a remake. The cinema was packed and the reaction to it was great,it deserved the good reviews and i am looking forward to the next one. Btw that Brody can act!
It was a really good movie 'for what it was',i am happy it was a DIRECT sequel and NOT a remake. The cinema was packed and the reaction to it was great,it deserved the good reviews and i am looking forward to the next one. Btw that Brody can act!
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4:04AM on 07/11/2010

Great fun

It was a really good movie 'for what it was',i am happy it was a DIRECT sequel and NOT a remake. The cinema was packed and the reaction to it was great,it deserved the good reviews and i am looking forward to the next one. Btw that Brody can act!
It was a really good movie 'for what it was',i am happy it was a DIRECT sequel and NOT a remake. The cinema was packed and the reaction to it was great,it deserved the good reviews and i am looking forward to the next one. Btw that Brody can act!
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3:47AM on 07/11/2010

Nicholas @ngel

Be a man, people are entitled to their opinions. Picking fights on here is just about as much of coward as you can get. I paid my way through film school and have worked on sets if you must know, but in the grand scheme of things you don't care about that. The only goal you have is to get under someone's skin so you can feel better about yourself. It's depressing to see someone that regards themselves as professional act like a five year old. Good luck in life, you obviously need it.
Be a man, people are entitled to their opinions. Picking fights on here is just about as much of coward as you can get. I paid my way through film school and have worked on sets if you must know, but in the grand scheme of things you don't care about that. The only goal you have is to get under someone's skin so you can feel better about yourself. It's depressing to see someone that regards themselves as professional act like a five year old. Good luck in life, you obviously need it.
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3:53AM on 07/11/2010
you are so bad ass
you are so bad ass
10:42AM on 07/11/2010
Yeah, yeah, yeah,I know that's sarcasm, but thanks for making me realize how ridiculous it was I felt to need to defend myself.
Yeah, yeah, yeah,I know that's sarcasm, but thanks for making me realize how ridiculous it was I felt to need to defend myself.
1:19AM on 07/11/2010
Awesome movie. The original is a classic and I honestly don't expect it to ever really be toped by any sequel. What I did expect however was for an entry to the series that understood and respected the appeal of the original, and thats exactly what I felt we got here.

The action was brutal and well paced, and it still took the time to offer up enough new stuff to keep you interested
( the whole concept of the hunting as an evolutionary process and the tribal/race wars between the
Awesome movie. The original is a classic and I honestly don't expect it to ever really be toped by any sequel. What I did expect however was for an entry to the series that understood and respected the appeal of the original, and thats exactly what I felt we got here.

The action was brutal and well paced, and it still took the time to offer up enough new stuff to keep you interested
( the whole concept of the hunting as an evolutionary process and the tribal/race wars between the predators was very cool). Putting Adrien Brody in the lead was a different direction for sure, and I think he really stepped up.

Predator was one of the most defining action/sci-fi movies for me growing up, and I walked out of this one completely satisfied and hungry for more from Rodriguez and Antal.
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1:08AM on 07/11/2010

BADASSERY !!!!

The movie is up to all my expectation !! totally awesome I dig it. I have hope for a sequel ! :)
The movie is up to all my expectation !! totally awesome I dig it. I have hope for a sequel ! :)
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12:03AM on 07/11/2010

Yup, weak-ass trash...

Allow me to explain: PG-13 violence/gore, ZERO style, it lifted the entire score from the first one, took itself waaaaay to seriously, unoriginal, the pred's walked around like the 50's era Godzilla, zero suspense, bad CGI, Laurence Fishburn, zero chemistry from cast and a shitty script with equally bad direction. Overall, Predators almost knocked the fanboy right outta me.
Allow me to explain: PG-13 violence/gore, ZERO style, it lifted the entire score from the first one, took itself waaaaay to seriously, unoriginal, the pred's walked around like the 50's era Godzilla, zero suspense, bad CGI, Laurence Fishburn, zero chemistry from cast and a shitty script with equally bad direction. Overall, Predators almost knocked the fanboy right outta me.
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4:07AM on 07/11/2010
Wow,everyone to their own lol. I do find it amazing though what you said about the score,because of there was a massive movement by fans to get an updated version of the orignal score in there,i loved the film for what it was,and one of the best bets was the score.
Wow,everyone to their own lol. I do find it amazing though what you said about the score,because of there was a massive movement by fans to get an updated version of the orignal score in there,i loved the film for what it was,and one of the best bets was the score.
6:59AM on 07/11/2010
I totally agree! I did like the score though. I thought that and the gatling gun were nice throwbacks. But yeah big ass disappointment with this flick.
I totally agree! I did like the score though. I thought that and the gatling gun were nice throwbacks. But yeah big ass disappointment with this flick.
10:03AM on 07/11/2010
I agree too. alot of the people giving thumbs down or "loving it" are going to look back on this when it settles in and realized the hype got them.
I agree too. alot of the people giving thumbs down or "loving it" are going to look back on this when it settles in and realized the hype got them.
11:49PM on 07/10/2010
Really enjoyed the movie. The predators were pretty badass.
Really enjoyed the movie. The predators were pretty badass.
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10:47PM on 07/10/2010
At this point I don't think the reviews here are mixed, Mike. 135 comments and a 93% approval... pretty damn good.
At this point I don't think the reviews here are mixed, Mike. 135 comments and a 93% approval... pretty damn good.
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10:46PM on 07/10/2010

Right in Between 1 & 2.

I was shocked to see an 8/10 as there just weren't many Predators involved. I know they said they come in the threes, but I don't want to see 3! I want to see dozens & dozens of Predators. And for a film called "Predators" they barely had any screen time whatsoever either. I didn't hate it, but wouldn't ever watch it again either. I ruined my VCR watching the original.
I was shocked to see an 8/10 as there just weren't many Predators involved. I know they said they come in the threes, but I don't want to see 3! I want to see dozens & dozens of Predators. And for a film called "Predators" they barely had any screen time whatsoever either. I didn't hate it, but wouldn't ever watch it again either. I ruined my VCR watching the original.
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10:33PM on 07/10/2010

I thought it was solid

It was pretty good - when's the sequel?
It was pretty good - when's the sequel?
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9:38PM on 07/10/2010
It was awesome and bad ass, I had a lot of fun. This was the film that AvP needed to be.
It was awesome and bad ass, I had a lot of fun. This was the film that AvP needed to be.
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9:15PM on 07/10/2010
I enjoyed it. It most definitely had its flaws, the script was fairly weak in points and the one liner references to the 1987 movie felt somewhat forced and a little corny but as an all out actioner I had a good time. I get a little confused about how these Predators knew exactly who these guys were, their history, etc but all in all definitely a worthy sequel and it nicely takes the horrible taste of AVP and AVPR out of our mouths. Bring on the sequel.
I enjoyed it. It most definitely had its flaws, the script was fairly weak in points and the one liner references to the 1987 movie felt somewhat forced and a little corny but as an all out actioner I had a good time. I get a little confused about how these Predators knew exactly who these guys were, their history, etc but all in all definitely a worthy sequel and it nicely takes the horrible taste of AVP and AVPR out of our mouths. Bring on the sequel.
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7:28PM on 07/10/2010
Caught it last night and absolutely LOVED it. The supporting cast was great and Alice Braga is HOT. Walking in I didn't expect much from Adrian Brody and even LESS from Topher Grace, but they both surprised me. I loved where they took Grace's character but it happened so last-minute it felt kind of rushed. My only REAL complaint however is Fishburn... the trailers all promoted him like crazy but his actual role was very minimal. All in all though, I recommend checking this movie out. It'll wash
Caught it last night and absolutely LOVED it. The supporting cast was great and Alice Braga is HOT. Walking in I didn't expect much from Adrian Brody and even LESS from Topher Grace, but they both surprised me. I loved where they took Grace's character but it happened so last-minute it felt kind of rushed. My only REAL complaint however is Fishburn... the trailers all promoted him like crazy but his actual role was very minimal. All in all though, I recommend checking this movie out. It'll wash the bad taste of the AvP films out at the very least.
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6:50PM on 07/10/2010
I actually really enjoyed this movie. Adrien Brody completely redeemed himself for the terrible Splice movie I wasted $20 on. This was the best movie I've seen this summer, but as other posters have said...Inception is coming!!!
I actually really enjoyed this movie. Adrien Brody completely redeemed himself for the terrible Splice movie I wasted $20 on. This was the best movie I've seen this summer, but as other posters have said...Inception is coming!!!
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5:49PM on 07/10/2010

Tops of the Summer so far...though Incception is coming...

While some actors were horribly underused this, was just what I had hoped for from this film. Adrien Brody really stepped up and proved a very worthy successor to the likes of Arnie and Danny Glover. This has been the most fun I've had at theatres since District 9.
While some actors were horribly underused this, was just what I had hoped for from this film. Adrien Brody really stepped up and proved a very worthy successor to the likes of Arnie and Danny Glover. This has been the most fun I've had at theatres since District 9.
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1:38AM on 07/11/2010
Yeah it was awesome bro....but I think Inception will own this summer.(or winter here in Australia.) ;)
Yeah it was awesome bro....but I think Inception will own this summer.(or winter here in Australia.) ;)
5:44PM on 07/10/2010

Pleasantly surprised!

Wow. Just got back from the movie. I was going to wait for the DVD release on this one because I did not have high hopes. I didn't even really care for the trailers. I thought Adrian was a terrible choice as the lead. Boy was I WRONG! I LOVED this movie. It had the same feel as the original. This would have been the perfect sequel (even though I sort of enjoy Predator 2). I'm really looking forward to another one.
Wow. Just got back from the movie. I was going to wait for the DVD release on this one because I did not have high hopes. I didn't even really care for the trailers. I thought Adrian was a terrible choice as the lead. Boy was I WRONG! I LOVED this movie. It had the same feel as the original. This would have been the perfect sequel (even though I sort of enjoy Predator 2). I'm really looking forward to another one.
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5:09PM on 07/10/2010
Predator vs. Yakuza. 'Nuff said.
Predator vs. Yakuza. 'Nuff said.
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3:40PM on 07/10/2010

WHO CARES

Why are so many men writing, are you people virgins? Dude, it had blood and guts and gore and predators, good story, they mentioned dutch, sick film, cant wait for a sequel
Why are so many men writing, are you people virgins? Dude, it had blood and guts and gore and predators, good story, they mentioned dutch, sick film, cant wait for a sequel
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3:32PM on 07/10/2010
A total, complete and absolute plagiary of the original movie, with a few updated ideas and the most unlikable cast I've seen in the last 10 years. Even the humor was repulsive. I didn't know "bitch-raping time" was funny. As I said, very very unlikable characters, and 75% stolen from the 1987 film. I cannot believe one second that others fans of the original movie support this mess of a film. Heck, even the ending is a copy/paste job of the original (same mud, same lines "come on I'm here kill
A total, complete and absolute plagiary of the original movie, with a few updated ideas and the most unlikable cast I've seen in the last 10 years. Even the humor was repulsive. I didn't know "bitch-raping time" was funny. As I said, very very unlikable characters, and 75% stolen from the 1987 film. I cannot believe one second that others fans of the original movie support this mess of a film. Heck, even the ending is a copy/paste job of the original (same mud, same lines "come on I'm here kill me I'm here"). Unbelievable.
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4:24PM on 07/10/2010
The "bitch-raping time" line had me in stitches...funny 2 me!
The "bitch-raping time" line had me in stitches...funny 2 me!
4:54PM on 07/10/2010
Arrow, I love bitches as much as you do, but I thought this was really disturbing to have the audience laugh at this psycho's fantasies of rape and murder. As I said, just a bunch of unpleasant characters it is highly difficult to relate to.
Arrow, I love bitches as much as you do, but I thought this was really disturbing to have the audience laugh at this psycho's fantasies of rape and murder. As I said, just a bunch of unpleasant characters it is highly difficult to relate to.
1:35AM on 07/11/2010
I agree with arrow bro. As much as it seemed a really sick sense of humour, how it was delivered and Tophers reaction to the line made it really funny. Just making my statement :P
I agree with arrow bro. As much as it seemed a really sick sense of humour, how it was delivered and Tophers reaction to the line made it really funny. Just making my statement :P
3:26PM on 07/10/2010
Fun movie. Just what I was looking for. Wished for more predator action but was still fun.
Fun movie. Just what I was looking for. Wished for more predator action but was still fun.
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3:15PM on 07/10/2010
Robert Rodriguez produced, which already had me excited. Nimrod Antal directed, which had me interested. Then they announced the cast and I was entirely sold before I even saw it. So, did it meet my expectations?

Hell yeah, it did! Antal takes time, and allows the movie to breath a bit, before rushing headlong into explosions, chases, and damn good practical effects. While the characterizations aren't the strongest or deepest, there are some, and that's nice. Antal's camerawork continues to
Robert Rodriguez produced, which already had me excited. Nimrod Antal directed, which had me interested. Then they announced the cast and I was entirely sold before I even saw it. So, did it meet my expectations?

Hell yeah, it did! Antal takes time, and allows the movie to breath a bit, before rushing headlong into explosions, chases, and damn good practical effects. While the characterizations aren't the strongest or deepest, there are some, and that's nice. Antal's camerawork continues to improve, and here, it's probably his best to date.

When some Predator-dogs (Predadogs?) attack, he rolls right along the side running dogs, and it's exhilarating. The action doesn't stop there, hell, it never really stops, and it's all quite good, but the standout is the ending mano a mano, between Brody's mercenary Royce, and the baddest mama jamba Predator to date. Everything's on fire, and Brody is running in and out of view, but we focus on the confused Predator, whose heat vision is all screwy. It's quite exciting.

Brody is buff as hell in this movie. I'm not sure when this happened, but he looks the part, and sells it damn well. It's nothing more than a gruff ex-pat, basically, but he sells it, and does damn well in the action.

Alice Braga, whom was one-note in Repo Men, does a better job here, thank god! She handles the weapons and all quite well, all the time, being fit, and the few dramatic pauses she has are believable enough.

Topher Grace, who's playing a doctor, not a killing machine like the rest, does his usual Grace-isms, but is a lot of fun, and I liked him here.

The rest of the actors, including Danny Trejo, are all quite adept at within the action scenes, and not much more is required of them, which is fine.

The predators (should the 'p' be capitalized?) are guys in suits with kickass masks and all that. It's nice that the filmmakers didn't rely on CGI, and kept to the original designs. We are also treated to more of the history and culture of our sportsman hunters, which is very fun. Seeing their world, their buildings, their ships, is all quite awesome.

This brings me to the real reason this is such a damned good sequel- sportsmanship. As set-up in the original, the Predators are hunters, and see this as a sport, with rules and everything. The laughably bad second didn't take this into account, and turned him into more of a typical slasher killer, and let's not mention the AVP series. Here though, we get more of that sportsman like quality, and it's nice to see that sort of thing. Why else would our heroes be allowed to keep their guns and all?

A good action film, and fans of the original will not be disappointed.
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2:47PM on 07/10/2010

GO NOW!!

GET TO DA CHOPPA!! GOOO!!! btw this movie was sick! i'll be having another viewing.
GET TO DA CHOPPA!! GOOO!!! btw this movie was sick! i'll be having another viewing.
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2:11PM on 07/10/2010
I liked it. Didn't care for the new large predator species, but the cast more then made up for it. Great camera work, enjoyed hearing the classic Predator theme mixed in and out of the score, and the action was solid. Good stuff.
I liked it. Didn't care for the new large predator species, but the cast more then made up for it. Great camera work, enjoyed hearing the classic Predator theme mixed in and out of the score, and the action was solid. Good stuff.
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2:24PM on 07/10/2010
cheers!
cheers!
2:09PM on 07/10/2010
I thought the movie was phenomenal. I would say on par with the first. The only scene that made me squirm was the Predator/ Yakuza melee scene. I thought the Predator looked too boxy and unrealistic. However, they played it better with the Predator vs Predator melee scene. I thought the Nolan character was very underused and almost useless. Here we have a character who was able to convert Predator technology for human usage and they barely went into it. But I'm glad he clarified the tribal war
I thought the movie was phenomenal. I would say on par with the first. The only scene that made me squirm was the Predator/ Yakuza melee scene. I thought the Predator looked too boxy and unrealistic. However, they played it better with the Predator vs Predator melee scene. I thought the Nolan character was very underused and almost useless. Here we have a character who was able to convert Predator technology for human usage and they barely went into it. But I'm glad he clarified the tribal war between the Predators. Overall I really enjoyed the film.

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2:31PM on 07/10/2010
I must agree with a few readers, we were mislead with the 18+ Predator plasma sights on Brody but we never got that scene.
I must agree with a few readers, we were mislead with the 18+ Predator plasma sights on Brody but we never got that scene.
2:02PM on 07/10/2010

Not looking for a fight but you'll really find the time to dis Predators?

Love how no one with an actual icon challenges, much like myself, but i'm off the grid(like the poorly acted Fishburne)for a reason. :D
Love how no one with an actual icon challenges, much like myself, but i'm off the grid(like the poorly acted Fishburne)for a reason. :D
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1:56PM on 07/10/2010

pathetic....

"Goonies never say die!" That's for those who've actually set foot on a film set and worked! Come back Fury or whoever you are, whenever you need the advantage..., I miss you!
"Goonies never say die!" That's for those who've actually set foot on a film set and worked! Come back Fury or whoever you are, whenever you need the advantage..., I miss you!
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1:53PM on 07/10/2010

Hmm?

It was what it was ,but with a Story that I like't and Non of the Bad Acting to go with the Last one. So it wasn't all that BIG BOOM as the First or 2nd one had,but it was good and the Effect's (or what there was of them)..were done Good.. But Aside from that,its not one to say it Rank't Up there with the Classic. But will say that its Nice To Simply See the Any Predators on the Big Screen and its Good to See that there Keeping it Alive. So Love it..(as I Did) Or hate it,its there for Us to
It was what it was ,but with a Story that I like't and Non of the Bad Acting to go with the Last one. So it wasn't all that BIG BOOM as the First or 2nd one had,but it was good and the Effect's (or what there was of them)..were done Good.. But Aside from that,its not one to say it Rank't Up there with the Classic. But will say that its Nice To Simply See the Any Predators on the Big Screen and its Good to See that there Keeping it Alive. So Love it..(as I Did) Or hate it,its there for Us to Break down and Pick Apart. I for One will Leave it alone. An Stick with my Gut and Live with it.
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2:10PM on 07/10/2010
Your avatar speaks volumes!
Your avatar speaks volumes!
1:53PM on 07/10/2010

yeah..., I remember when I had my first indie film experience and had no social life.

wow.., just got my opinions booted 'cause they were pg-13 and accurrate? whatever folks, this site is as unreal and innaccurrate as the rest of them. Come at me with a falconer thru line.. You and I both know deep down it isn't right.., well but maybe for the longivity of your site.., yeah.., really?
wow.., just got my opinions booted 'cause they were pg-13 and accurrate? whatever folks, this site is as unreal and innaccurrate as the rest of them. Come at me with a falconer thru line.. You and I both know deep down it isn't right.., well but maybe for the longivity of your site.., yeah.., really?
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1:31PM on 07/10/2010
Didn't like it... was too much of a remake than a sequel. Anyone who doesn't believe me, go watch the original after watching this film.
Didn't like it... was too much of a remake than a sequel. Anyone who doesn't believe me, go watch the original after watching this film.
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1:06PM on 07/10/2010

Ummmm.... (spoiler alert....maybe)

First of all Predators was a good time at the movies. Probably not as good of a time as Inception will but but besides that!
I disliked the new "bigger" Predator breed. I kind of wish they stuck with the predator we knew the whole time. In the first 2 movies I think what made them better than Predators was the extra danger element which was in the first the guerillas and in the second the drug lords and their armies. This gave the Predator more of an alien feel like it was out of place
First of all Predators was a good time at the movies. Probably not as good of a time as Inception will but but besides that!
I disliked the new "bigger" Predator breed. I kind of wish they stuck with the predator we knew the whole time. In the first 2 movies I think what made them better than Predators was the extra danger element which was in the first the guerillas and in the second the drug lords and their armies. This gave the Predator more of an alien feel like it was out of place and I think it made it more scary.
I didn't have a problem with the acting and actually when Brody was screaming "RUNNN" in the first encounter with the predators I got chills bumps on my arms!
Another problem I had was it was a litte to sequential where only one person was dying at a time to maybe get more movie out of it I dont know.
Overall I did like Predators and I would probably buy it on blu ray when it comes out.
It kind of boils down to this it is a fun entertaining movie but where it lacks is only it wasn't filmed in the 80's (which is what I think makes us love the first movie!)

7/10
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1:02PM on 07/10/2010

wow!

I just got hit by two of the most insecure basement dwellers in existance or folks in disguise on the payroll..., like James Bond and s*&%.
I just got hit by two of the most insecure basement dwellers in existance or folks in disguise on the payroll..., like James Bond and s*&%.
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12:54PM on 07/10/2010

you are right...

...John Locke 2342.., what is any of this supposed to mean? Really? Read what the site posts.
...John Locke 2342.., what is any of this supposed to mean? Really? Read what the site posts.
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12:49PM on 07/10/2010

Operation: Salvo

Read the threads and quit trying to save yourself/selves. Much like the character Nolan in the title of this article. Just stop it!
Read the threads and quit trying to save yourself/selves. Much like the character Nolan in the title of this article. Just stop it!
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12:47PM on 07/10/2010

Jeff Knite

The Planet was a game preserve. That bit of info was established by Royce's dialogue. And the fact that it makes sense.

I enjoyed the film a little bit, but overall it was a disappointment. Better than the AVP movies, but not as good as Predator 2, or ofcourse, the original.
The Planet was a game preserve. That bit of info was established by Royce's dialogue. And the fact that it makes sense.

I enjoyed the film a little bit, but overall it was a disappointment. Better than the AVP movies, but not as good as Predator 2, or ofcourse, the original.
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2:24PM on 07/10/2010
Thanx.. I left the theatre a couple of times and missed that bit of info.. It makes sense now.. I guess the planet was sort of a giant coliseum like PLANET HULK.. cool thanx again
Thanx.. I left the theatre a couple of times and missed that bit of info.. It makes sense now.. I guess the planet was sort of a giant coliseum like PLANET HULK.. cool thanx again
2:31PM on 07/10/2010
really? film fans know the genesis(phil collins)of this script originated in the '90's.., you know the era of your film fave's Jeff Knite's. Pathetic Folks! Hopefully you get some degree of female interaction off these lies!
really? film fans know the genesis(phil collins)of this script originated in the '90's.., you know the era of your film fave's Jeff Knite's. Pathetic Folks! Hopefully you get some degree of female interaction off these lies!
12:30PM on 07/10/2010
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3:39AM on 07/11/2010
Do yourself a favor and suck on a shotgun...if you wanna take cheap shots at people that don't have time to crawl over these message boards because, oh, I don't know, they're earning a living? At least have the balls to look up my profile and send me a message directly, cocksucker.
Do yourself a favor and suck on a shotgun...if you wanna take cheap shots at people that don't have time to crawl over these message boards because, oh, I don't know, they're earning a living? At least have the balls to look up my profile and send me a message directly, cocksucker.
12:18PM on 07/10/2010
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12:26PM on 07/10/2010
I remember when I had my first beer.
I remember when I had my first beer.
12:32PM on 07/10/2010
what is this post supposed to mean?
what is this post supposed to mean?
1:05PM on 07/10/2010
both of you are f*&%'in pathetic. hit me back on the comments with this if you feel so just. time is short, much like Roy.., Fury, you piece of bloated pathetic (*&^. Actually you and John are the same paycheck!
both of you are f*&%'in pathetic. hit me back on the comments with this if you feel so just. time is short, much like Roy.., Fury, you piece of bloated pathetic (*&^. Actually you and John are the same paycheck!
1:44PM on 07/10/2010
Once again eat it JohnLocke2342 or fury 159!
Once again eat it JohnLocke2342 or fury 159!
3:14PM on 07/10/2010
lol... what did i do 2 cause this outburst
lol... what did i do 2 cause this outburst
3:35AM on 07/11/2010
Are you fucking kidding me, bro?
Are you fucking kidding me, bro?
10:40AM on 07/10/2010

Decent Film...

nothing less, nothing more.. I just want to know one thing. Were they on the Predators home planet? Because if they were, then why did they say that, they returned in three's every season to hunt new prey. Why would they have to leave their home planet? Why aren't their like millions of them living on the planet with homes and schools and shit? And why would humans just drop other humans on this planet? Do they have a deal with the Predators? Can somebody answer these questions for me?
nothing less, nothing more.. I just want to know one thing. Were they on the Predators home planet? Because if they were, then why did they say that, they returned in three's every season to hunt new prey. Why would they have to leave their home planet? Why aren't their like millions of them living on the planet with homes and schools and shit? And why would humans just drop other humans on this planet? Do they have a deal with the Predators? Can somebody answer these questions for me?
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10:50AM on 07/10/2010
I don't think it's the Predator's homeworld as the Predators themselves have to fly a ship to get there.

I do believe it is a world that the Predators "own" for a lack of a better word or use, purely for sport.
I don't think it's the Predator's homeworld as the Predators themselves have to fly a ship to get there.

I do believe it is a world that the Predators "own" for a lack of a better word or use, purely for sport.
10:59AM on 07/10/2010
That's a nice in house pic! At any rate, hunters do like to travel to a location to do their deeds. Would you hunt quail in your back yard? No. This movie was the best we could hope for! Oh yeah, as the "dark knight" influenced academy award winner said, "It's a game preserve."

Ya' know like takin' you fella's from Queens to Ohio for a remote hunting experience ta' regain 'der manhood.

Are you folks really not seeing this film? Guys I'm not saying it's genius but really? It's all
That's a nice in house pic! At any rate, hunters do like to travel to a location to do their deeds. Would you hunt quail in your back yard? No. This movie was the best we could hope for! Oh yeah, as the "dark knight" influenced academy award winner said, "It's a game preserve."

Ya' know like takin' you fella's from Queens to Ohio for a remote hunting experience ta' regain 'der manhood.

Are you folks really not seeing this film? Guys I'm not saying it's genius but really? It's all kinda' spelled out and if ya' don't get it you are working and angle or ____(you fill it in). No show required.
12:16PM on 07/10/2010
Moreno & Law! Tuesdays @10:00pm on USA!
Moreno & Law! Tuesdays @10:00pm on USA!
2:31PM on 07/10/2010
Thanx guys
Thanx guys
9:43AM on 07/10/2010

Perfect

Look we all know the original will not be touched. Its great. Predator is not the best film to make sequels to because the mystery is why we loved it, that being sad, we all wanted one anyways...AND PREDATORS was the best way to do it. The script has flaws and the film does too, but so does every movie ever made....go for the right reasons and you will LOVE this movie, go expecting too much, and ya, it will let ya down....My opinion is it was an amazing sequel to an amazing movie...great
Look we all know the original will not be touched. Its great. Predator is not the best film to make sequels to because the mystery is why we loved it, that being sad, we all wanted one anyways...AND PREDATORS was the best way to do it. The script has flaws and the film does too, but so does every movie ever made....go for the right reasons and you will LOVE this movie, go expecting too much, and ya, it will let ya down....My opinion is it was an amazing sequel to an amazing movie...great job....support this movie, not many movies these days amaze with the budget they used.....FUCK MICHAEL BAY
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9:51AM on 07/10/2010
Claudio.., you have been dissed(sometimes deservedly & sometimes unjustly)on this site for years, but I totally agree with everything you just said! Complaining about this movie is like saying the game winning homerun was a line shot barely clearing the fence. That baseball non-particpants in life. I really hate the fact Montreal no longer has a team! :D
Claudio.., you have been dissed(sometimes deservedly & sometimes unjustly)on this site for years, but I totally agree with everything you just said! Complaining about this movie is like saying the game winning homerun was a line shot barely clearing the fence. That baseball non-particpants in life. I really hate the fact Montreal no longer has a team! :D
10:09AM on 07/10/2010
I meant that as a positive bro, sincerely. This was a great action feature! Anyone want to argue.., come to me. Wow, i just felt like the Guido Sensation with that statement. :D
I meant that as a positive bro, sincerely. This was a great action feature! Anyone want to argue.., come to me. Wow, i just felt like the Guido Sensation with that statement. :D
12:22PM on 07/10/2010
I hear ya, thats this issue with speaking your mind, sometimes you sound right, and most times ya sound dumb...But yea, what did people expect from this movie? Other then cool predators and lots of blood....perfect
I hear ya, thats this issue with speaking your mind, sometimes you sound right, and most times ya sound dumb...But yea, what did people expect from this movie? Other then cool predators and lots of blood....perfect
1:39PM on 07/10/2010
Wow Claudio, I just had my hand with some submersive evil fu&6s! Never again will I post(I'll post the same for poserity)! Oh I'll be back to let these folks know though, when it counts. They should remember a great film from the '80's entitled: The Goonies! "Goonies never say die!" Here's my edit: "Gooonies never say day you sad in the pocket, can't be that way to keep the ball rollin' fake as f*&^ individuals!" I remember when I had my first beer? Really John
Wow Claudio, I just had my hand with some submersive evil fu&6s! Never again will I post(I'll post the same for poserity)! Oh I'll be back to let these folks know though, when it counts. They should remember a great film from the '80's entitled: The Goonies! "Goonies never say die!" Here's my edit: "Gooonies never say day you sad in the pocket, can't be that way to keep the ball rollin' fake as f*&^ individuals!" I remember when I had my first beer? Really John
9:12AM on 07/10/2010

yeah../.

If you are expecting anything other than solid action fun you are a tool bag! That is not a polite way of calling out fans of the great modern progressive rock band either! You are just a tool & probably own GooGoo Dolls cd's!
If you are expecting anything other than solid action fun you are a tool bag! That is not a polite way of calling out fans of the great modern progressive rock band either! You are just a tool & probably own GooGoo Dolls cd's!
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9:09AM on 07/10/2010

back in the '90's...

I remember reading in a book store in Cinescape about a Predator 3 that was to be helmed by the Desperado director Robert Rodriguez. Saw it on Friday. Guys & gals, what more do you want? Especially in this day and age.., and from f'in' Fox? This movie rocked. Loved the way the camera moved thru the jungle. Guys this film is legit. Go see it, have fun & enjoy the summer!
I remember reading in a book store in Cinescape about a Predator 3 that was to be helmed by the Desperado director Robert Rodriguez. Saw it on Friday. Guys & gals, what more do you want? Especially in this day and age.., and from f'in' Fox? This movie rocked. Loved the way the camera moved thru the jungle. Guys this film is legit. Go see it, have fun & enjoy the summer!
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10:13AM on 07/10/2010
By the way is anyone going to argue this? Alice Braga! Oh my god, since Red Belt I have had an erect penis for her! :D
By the way is anyone going to argue this? Alice Braga! Oh my god, since Red Belt I have had an erect penis for her! :D
10:15AM on 07/10/2010
Could they have picked a better actor for her role? No. Go see this movie.
Could they have picked a better actor for her role? No. Go see this movie.
7:45AM on 07/10/2010

good not great

pretty cool reboot...only thing i didn't really like was the was they brought in Lawrence Fishburne's character. I liked the choice for Topher Grace in his role as well. The action was pretty sick as well.
pretty cool reboot...only thing i didn't really like was the was they brought in Lawrence Fishburne's character. I liked the choice for Topher Grace in his role as well. The action was pretty sick as well.
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9:56AM on 07/10/2010
"only thing i didn't really like was the was"

that character was essential; my complaint was he needed to be more of Brody's frame and act a little more starved. Other than that, Nolan was totally acceptable. The sequel will explore how he activated the technology. Am I the only one thus far on that? Give it time. Like Nolan I'm talking to myself or other selfs. :D
"only thing i didn't really like was the was"

that character was essential; my complaint was he needed to be more of Brody's frame and act a little more starved. Other than that, Nolan was totally acceptable. The sequel will explore how he activated the technology. Am I the only one thus far on that? Give it time. Like Nolan I'm talking to myself or other selfs. :D
10:06AM on 07/10/2010
by the way this wasn't a reboot. go see it again. this is one fox feature that deserves dinero. by the way you are supporting Troublemaker Studios by seeing this a second time.
by the way this wasn't a reboot. go see it again. this is one fox feature that deserves dinero. by the way you are supporting Troublemaker Studios by seeing this a second time.
11:27AM on 07/10/2010
really quick nate(i'm sick of myself too)sorry to be so dismissive and quick with you! I'm still reeling over the non-Norton Avengers flick that just got proposed! Yeah the action is sick and Topher was actually good, even in his "over the top" sequence! Time will tell. The haters will rise this winter when there is nothing else to do but watch film in their mom's basements or whereever. This was a solid action flick and I would love to see the survivors on their quest with the new
really quick nate(i'm sick of myself too)sorry to be so dismissive and quick with you! I'm still reeling over the non-Norton Avengers flick that just got proposed! Yeah the action is sick and Topher was actually good, even in his "over the top" sequence! Time will tell. The haters will rise this winter when there is nothing else to do but watch film in their mom's basements or whereever. This was a solid action flick and I would love to see the survivors on their quest with the new huntees(word?)!
4:11AM on 07/10/2010
just saw it and it rocks!! Good ol' kick ass action movie. And to the dude that said the part with all the targets on Brody didnt happen..what movie did you see buddy? It happened...maybe you were taking a bathroom break and missed it.
just saw it and it rocks!! Good ol' kick ass action movie. And to the dude that said the part with all the targets on Brody didnt happen..what movie did you see buddy? It happened...maybe you were taking a bathroom break and missed it.
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4:59AM on 07/10/2010
There must be some different cuts going round, Arrow's review expressed annoyance at the absence of that scene as well. I'm off to see it tonight so shall be watching out for it now.
There must be some different cuts going round, Arrow's review expressed annoyance at the absence of that scene as well. I'm off to see it tonight so shall be watching out for it now.
5:48AM on 07/10/2010
it wasn't in my movie either...
it wasn't in my movie either...
5:50AM on 07/10/2010
Yea it didn't happen.

The shot itself happened, but all of the predator targets didn't happen, there was only one target...because there were only 3 predators overall.
Yea it didn't happen.

The shot itself happened, but all of the predator targets didn't happen, there was only one target...because there were only 3 predators overall.
10:01AM on 07/10/2010
Exactly. 3 predators, one laser sight on the jacked(he's so good)Brody. Who cares? If 18 predators showed up during that sequence the rest of the film would have been the predators taxidermying(is that a word?)the remaining characters to a soundtrack by sigur ros(great band by the way).
Exactly. 3 predators, one laser sight on the jacked(he's so good)Brody. Who cares? If 18 predators showed up during that sequence the rest of the film would have been the predators taxidermying(is that a word?)the remaining characters to a soundtrack by sigur ros(great band by the way).
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3:35AM on 07/10/2010
Saw it tonight and loved it. I saw Predator 2 a couple days ago because I remember hating it but it wasnt actually that bad. This one however felt like a closer sequel. The film starts out very slow and introduces the characters well. We get the feeling that they are dangerous but have no idea what they are dealing with. I like how they slowly introduced everything and how gory some of the scenes were. Some of the scenes were very tense like Topher waiting for the Predator in the dark and also
Saw it tonight and loved it. I saw Predator 2 a couple days ago because I remember hating it but it wasnt actually that bad. This one however felt like a closer sequel. The film starts out very slow and introduces the characters well. We get the feeling that they are dangerous but have no idea what they are dealing with. I like how they slowly introduced everything and how gory some of the scenes were. Some of the scenes were very tense like Topher waiting for the Predator in the dark and also the scene with him and Alice Braga at the end. I love that they didnt just throw out the Predators to the audience like they did in AVP and made them scary and lethal again. Royce was a nice leader but no where near as good as Arnold. I still think he is better than Danny Glover though. I loved that they brought the musical score back as it felt classic and the Yakuza confrontation felt almost identical to Billys in the original. If I had any complaints it was the lack of weapon variety of the Predators as I would of liked to have seen the spear, net gun, and disc.
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9:47AM on 07/10/2010
exactly! how badass was that scene in the clearing between him and the falconer predator? come on folks. that's like complaining about the newt sewer scene in aliens.
exactly! how badass was that scene in the clearing between him and the falconer predator? come on folks. that's like complaining about the newt sewer scene in aliens.
12:08PM on 07/10/2010
f&$# the gimmicks! That's what get's great works in those ridiculous situations that take decades to get out of. Someone actually answered their phone and talked throughout the first 5 minutes! I thought I was going to jail. The Yakuza was an obvious nod; did you fail to hear the score at that point?
f&$# the gimmicks! That's what get's great works in those ridiculous situations that take decades to get out of. Someone actually answered their phone and talked throughout the first 5 minutes! I thought I was going to jail. The Yakuza was an obvious nod; did you fail to hear the score at that point?
3:02PM on 07/10/2010
No I heard it and thats exactly why I said it was exactly like the Billy confrontation. I loved it.
No I heard it and thats exactly why I said it was exactly like the Billy confrontation. I loved it.
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3:12AM on 07/10/2010
All and all PREDATORS turned out to be pretty solid. I wasn't setting my expectations too too high with this one and I left the theater satisfied.

At points PREDATORS seemed like a PREDATOR remake, they even seemed like the same film, but PREDATORS did a good job of throwing references to the original here and there. And the build-up in this third film wasn't as suspenseful as the original.

It does deliver though. Classic moments, action, brutality, character development, gore... it's all
All and all PREDATORS turned out to be pretty solid. I wasn't setting my expectations too too high with this one and I left the theater satisfied.

At points PREDATORS seemed like a PREDATOR remake, they even seemed like the same film, but PREDATORS did a good job of throwing references to the original here and there. And the build-up in this third film wasn't as suspenseful as the original.

It does deliver though. Classic moments, action, brutality, character development, gore... it's all there and all awesome.
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9:45AM on 07/10/2010
Your review says it all & like you stated.., what more can you want?
Your review says it all & like you stated.., what more can you want?
11:35AM on 07/10/2010
11:39AM on 07/10/2010
Are you skellington? I have sometimes wanted to roast you on a grill whilst still alive(i kid, i kid)& sometimes wanted to drink with you in(can't say the name of the bar 'cause that's how Portland roles)a bar and discuss film. At any rate.., Let Me In? America. The O.G.(original)was awesome!
Are you skellington? I have sometimes wanted to roast you on a grill whilst still alive(i kid, i kid)& sometimes wanted to drink with you in(can't say the name of the bar 'cause that's how Portland roles)a bar and discuss film. At any rate.., Let Me In? America. The O.G.(original)was awesome!
11:54AM on 07/10/2010
Oh yeah, sorry! Your film page comes up error whenever I try to it. So you know.
Oh yeah, sorry! Your film page comes up error whenever I try to it. So you know.
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2:14AM on 07/10/2010
I was very plesantly surprised with this one. Wasn't too sure how the cast would turn out, but Brody pulls it off very well, and Topher Grace, who I hated when I heard he was cast, is actually a bright spot in the film for me. Didn't like the "new" Predators, the orginal looks so good, it's a shame they changed it, but I understand they were trying something new, so I can live with it. I hope this does well, I'd love to see another one and where they can take it.
I was very plesantly surprised with this one. Wasn't too sure how the cast would turn out, but Brody pulls it off very well, and Topher Grace, who I hated when I heard he was cast, is actually a bright spot in the film for me. Didn't like the "new" Predators, the orginal looks so good, it's a shame they changed it, but I understand they were trying something new, so I can live with it. I hope this does well, I'd love to see another one and where they can take it.
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9:15AM on 07/10/2010
You should be... Your avatar is JCVD from Universal Soldier; another underappreciated action flick.
You should be... Your avatar is JCVD from Universal Soldier; another underappreciated action flick.
9:17AM on 07/10/2010
Agreed. Topher is a surprise; let's keep it that way for folks.
Agreed. Topher is a surprise; let's keep it that way for folks.
2:09AM on 07/10/2010

AWESOME!

I just saw it, and it was wayyyy better than I expected. It made me feel like this was better than the original. It was kind of creepy at points. The music was great, and the twists and turns were great. My favorite part of this was Topher Grace. Especially in the end. I was hoping he wouldnt die until the end or close to it. So i left a happy camper :D 9 out of 10!
I just saw it, and it was wayyyy better than I expected. It made me feel like this was better than the original. It was kind of creepy at points. The music was great, and the twists and turns were great. My favorite part of this was Topher Grace. Especially in the end. I was hoping he wouldnt die until the end or close to it. So i left a happy camper :D 9 out of 10!
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9:21AM on 07/10/2010
Understand the enthusiasm but try to keep some mystery with your reply sir! Totally agree though. They could have had him turn before or after if you know what I mean & Royce would have dealt with him. Brody took his King Kong training and mopped the floor with this one!
Understand the enthusiasm but try to keep some mystery with your reply sir! Totally agree though. They could have had him turn before or after if you know what I mean & Royce would have dealt with him. Brody took his King Kong training and mopped the floor with this one!
1:47AM on 07/10/2010

Loved it but too many ?????

Fishoburne's characte not needed, could have easily been fixed in script. Too many ???s how they got there. If I had to figure it out I would say: The Predators brought them there. Watched them on Earth and realized they were a formidable foe so they knocked them out and dropped them on "their" game planet. That's the only explanation, that makes sense, that I can believe. Anyone feel me on that?
Fishoburne's characte not needed, could have easily been fixed in script. Too many ???s how they got there. If I had to figure it out I would say: The Predators brought them there. Watched them on Earth and realized they were a formidable foe so they knocked them out and dropped them on "their" game planet. That's the only explanation, that makes sense, that I can believe. Anyone feel me on that?
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9:24AM on 07/10/2010
actually his character was needed. what wasn't needed was an overweight over acted portrayal of said character. Since Apacolypse Now I've loved Fishburne but this was a role for a more talented & starving looking actor. Also, get those out of your ears whilst driving, it's not safe for you, me & my kids.
actually his character was needed. what wasn't needed was an overweight over acted portrayal of said character. Since Apacolypse Now I've loved Fishburne but this was a role for a more talented & starving looking actor. Also, get those out of your ears whilst driving, it's not safe for you, me & my kids.
12:25PM on 07/10/2010
Totally agreed. Fishbourne's only really there to convey a paragraph's worth of information. He's a great enough actor to work with what he had, but ultimately you could have had a scene of Brody spying on the Predators and learning the information for himself.
Totally agreed. Fishbourne's only really there to convey a paragraph's worth of information. He's a great enough actor to work with what he had, but ultimately you could have had a scene of Brody spying on the Predators and learning the information for himself.
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12:52AM on 07/10/2010
Probably the best action film I have seen this summer. I actually really liked the Predators who were in it and thought that the Pred battle was cool. Adrian Brody is no officially a bad ass and did a great job. That man can be anything he wants. I can't wait to see him in High School. The woman who played Isabella was also great. Loved a lot of nods to the original and though some of the scenes were really creative. I especially loved the moonlit fight between the Yakuza and the Predator.
Probably the best action film I have seen this summer. I actually really liked the Predators who were in it and thought that the Pred battle was cool. Adrian Brody is no officially a bad ass and did a great job. That man can be anything he wants. I can't wait to see him in High School. The woman who played Isabella was also great. Loved a lot of nods to the original and though some of the scenes were really creative. I especially loved the moonlit fight between the Yakuza and the Predator. Didn't care much for Fishburns character. He was there for too short a time and I was unimpressed with how badass he was supposed to be. Also, I did think that the doctor guy (forget his name) was an okay character, but his back story was a little weak. I understand what they were trying to do, but was just unimpressed. Overall though, very pleased with the film. Not really what I expected, but I like who they stuck to a lot of what the original did with slow reveals and making the audience feel more like being part of the prey than the predators. However, I would like to see another film that finds some more common ground between Predator 1 and 2, with more technology and maybe even some more Predators. Did miss the disc and the net gun. Oh well, great start to a hopefully awesome July.
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9:26AM on 07/10/2010
"Adrian Brody is no officially bad ass"

You said it.
"Adrian Brody is no officially bad ass"

You said it.
9:28AM on 07/10/2010
Sorry, I celebrated this release yesterday. He and the film delivers.
Sorry, I celebrated this release yesterday. He and the film delivers.
12:43AM on 07/10/2010

...

I liked some of it. I was mostly pissed off that the shot in the trailers of Brody being COVERED in predator sights was only in there to sell the movie - that doesn't even happen... Too bad.
You should never re-design a PERFECT design. When you see the original Predator on screen he looks SO good, the new ones are incredibly lame. I knew it ever since I heard the 'amazing' analogy of Cassette vs. iPod.
4/10.
I liked some of it. I was mostly pissed off that the shot in the trailers of Brody being COVERED in predator sights was only in there to sell the movie - that doesn't even happen... Too bad.
You should never re-design a PERFECT design. When you see the original Predator on screen he looks SO good, the new ones are incredibly lame. I knew it ever since I heard the 'amazing' analogy of Cassette vs. iPod.
4/10.
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9:41AM on 07/10/2010
You are ridiculous! You talk film and compare a cassette to an ipod? I get it, it's just ignorant. For one who understands evolution and reconstruction, ah-hem the ipod statement, you really make yourself stand out like a pickle on a spicy chicken sandwich. You are an idiot. So was Predator '87 a 5/10 for action films? Let me guess you were born in the '90's. Oh whatever.
You are ridiculous! You talk film and compare a cassette to an ipod? I get it, it's just ignorant. For one who understands evolution and reconstruction, ah-hem the ipod statement, you really make yourself stand out like a pickle on a spicy chicken sandwich. You are an idiot. So was Predator '87 a 5/10 for action films? Let me guess you were born in the '90's. Oh whatever.
12:36AM on 07/10/2010

Nimrod Antal

He killed the directing job. He's one of my favorites. Definitly a great Predator movie.
He killed the directing job. He's one of my favorites. Definitly a great Predator movie.
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9:37AM on 07/10/2010
Loved the moving camera on this project. It really worked.
Loved the moving camera on this project. It really worked.
12:16AM on 07/10/2010
I need some time to let to let this one sink in.
I need some time to let to let this one sink in.
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9:33AM on 07/10/2010
Love your avatar pic; that's not sarcasm. It will hold, it's f'in' Predators.
Love your avatar pic; that's not sarcasm. It will hold, it's f'in' Predators.
9:35AM on 07/10/2010
"there is a Harkonen among you..."

What a great under appreciated flick! Mr. Lynch's only AtoB film.
"there is a Harkonen among you..."

What a great under appreciated flick! Mr. Lynch's only AtoB film.
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12:13AM on 07/10/2010
first two acts were great, end was kind of blah. the climax was just a little too similar to the original after the rest of the movie was so different. enjoyed it, will buy it on blu-ray, but not quite what i was hoping for. maybe i built it up too much in my mind. 3.5 out of 5.
first two acts were great, end was kind of blah. the climax was just a little too similar to the original after the rest of the movie was so different. enjoyed it, will buy it on blu-ray, but not quite what i was hoping for. maybe i built it up too much in my mind. 3.5 out of 5.
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9:29AM on 07/10/2010
You are kinda' blah; look at your avatar... period.
You are kinda' blah; look at your avatar... period.
12:09AM on 07/10/2010

Great Flick!

I thought the movie was great! There were only some minor dilemmas that upset me. 1) Royce's voice: It was like they were re-creating Batmans voice from The Dark Knight. Im sorry, but its kinda annoying. 2) The stupid ass Oakley lenses the Predators were rocking. That kinda pissed me off cause I loved how the first movie the predator had more of a mesh look for the eyes. The lenses made it look as if they just came out of sunglasses hut. Other than that, the movie was a spectacle. The opening
I thought the movie was great! There were only some minor dilemmas that upset me. 1) Royce's voice: It was like they were re-creating Batmans voice from The Dark Knight. Im sorry, but its kinda annoying. 2) The stupid ass Oakley lenses the Predators were rocking. That kinda pissed me off cause I loved how the first movie the predator had more of a mesh look for the eyes. The lenses made it look as if they just came out of sunglasses hut. Other than that, the movie was a spectacle. The opening scene had me sitting jaw dropped and some of the minor humerous dialogue added to several scenes by the convict character were spread out perfectly. For a Predator movie, it was all I was looking for.(Edit: Ok, so I just saw a pic of the Predator from the first movie, and he doesnt have mesh for the eyes. But hey, I think in the new flick this factor was a bit to prominent. Just wanted to fix that up before I get commented on it) ;)
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With that ending, I cant wait for the next. ;) 8/10
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11:13PM on 07/09/2010

I believe I was promised 18 predators?

This movie was like having a sex dream...and waking up with your dog sitting on your lap. How come the trailer shows Adrien Brody with like 18 predator lasers aimed on his chest and then there are a total of like 4 in the movie? Garbage. You can also film other scenes of Brody where he isn't standing with his leg spread telling everyone to follow him. You can...I swear. At least the movie isn't predictable at all. This is what straight to dvd is all about. Thanks for making something
This movie was like having a sex dream...and waking up with your dog sitting on your lap. How come the trailer shows Adrien Brody with like 18 predator lasers aimed on his chest and then there are a total of like 4 in the movie? Garbage. You can also film other scenes of Brody where he isn't standing with his leg spread telling everyone to follow him. You can...I swear. At least the movie isn't predictable at all. This is what straight to dvd is all about. Thanks for making something barely better than AVP.
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9:31AM on 07/10/2010
18 predators.., like 2 cocks in a porno? I can't even believe i replied to you.
18 predators.., like 2 cocks in a porno? I can't even believe i replied to you.
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10:55PM on 07/09/2010
Caught the midnight and dug it for what it was. The first hour was solid, but, without spoiling anything and we all know Laurence Fishburne is in it, but once he factors in, the movie shifts awkwardly and doesn't get its mojo back. It's still better than most everything else that's out right now which says something, but that last hour just felt rushed compared to the great set up it gave us. I had my doubts about Antal directing, but he really came through under Rodriguez's supervision. It was
Caught the midnight and dug it for what it was. The first hour was solid, but, without spoiling anything and we all know Laurence Fishburne is in it, but once he factors in, the movie shifts awkwardly and doesn't get its mojo back. It's still better than most everything else that's out right now which says something, but that last hour just felt rushed compared to the great set up it gave us. I had my doubts about Antal directing, but he really came through under Rodriguez's supervision. It was good to finally see the franchise done justice after 23 (!!!) years.
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10:23AM on 07/10/2010
Agreed that it slows down and that a more hungry(physically)looking actor would have been appropriate, but your avatar is my favourite film of all time and you are going to talk about a film slowing it's pace? Oh right you'll respond with it's a different film. Come on dude. Deckard B26354. "Move on, Move on."
Agreed that it slows down and that a more hungry(physically)looking actor would have been appropriate, but your avatar is my favourite film of all time and you are going to talk about a film slowing it's pace? Oh right you'll respond with it's a different film. Come on dude. Deckard B26354. "Move on, Move on."
12:21PM on 07/10/2010
I didn't say Predators slowed down at all, in fact, I said the last hour felt rushed. Reading the comment helps when you think you have a witty retort, bucko! But Blade Runner is great, huh?
I didn't say Predators slowed down at all, in fact, I said the last hour felt rushed. Reading the comment helps when you think you have a witty retort, bucko! But Blade Runner is great, huh?
10:19PM on 07/09/2010

7/10

despite not being able to hold a candle to the original, it was still pretty legit and enjoyable. and there were alot of elements that served no purpose other than to pay homage to the original. I couldve done with less plot twists & more predator action. But overall I liked it. definitely a dvd purchasable movie. and the song during the final credits - MONEY! that had me smiling on the way out the theater
despite not being able to hold a candle to the original, it was still pretty legit and enjoyable. and there were alot of elements that served no purpose other than to pay homage to the original. I couldve done with less plot twists & more predator action. But overall I liked it. definitely a dvd purchasable movie. and the song during the final credits - MONEY! that had me smiling on the way out the theater
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9:49PM on 07/09/2010
It was ok and a fun movie but kind of average and lacked some of the flare the first had, there's no lines like 'i aint got time to bleed!' lol.. and there was a nice homage at one point to old b&w samurai flicks that i liked even though the fight was rather weak.. It was a nice try but still doesn't compare to the first and there's a certain shot in the trailer that is ridiculous false advertizing and should not be allowed to happen again.
It was ok and a fun movie but kind of average and lacked some of the flare the first had, there's no lines like 'i aint got time to bleed!' lol.. and there was a nice homage at one point to old b&w samurai flicks that i liked even though the fight was rather weak.. It was a nice try but still doesn't compare to the first and there's a certain shot in the trailer that is ridiculous false advertizing and should not be allowed to happen again.
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9:45PM on 07/09/2010

Ain't Got Time to Bleed

This film was pretty damn good. I felt that Royce was kinda written for Schwarzeneggers Dutch character you know how he looses his whole squad and turns mercenary which would of be awesome!!! Also the idea of the two kinds of predators could really open up some cool stuff in the future films (fingers crossed for a good box office). The film was actually very slow to me and the action was cool but didnt blow me away even the fight scene at the end....I agree that Topher was not used
This film was pretty damn good. I felt that Royce was kinda written for Schwarzeneggers Dutch character you know how he looses his whole squad and turns mercenary which would of be awesome!!! Also the idea of the two kinds of predators could really open up some cool stuff in the future films (fingers crossed for a good box office). The film was actually very slow to me and the action was cool but didnt blow me away even the fight scene at the end....I agree that Topher was not used well....but it was a solid flick....They could make tons of these films with different times...WWII soldiers and Pirates like at the end of the Predator 2 would be cool to see where they go from here....
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9:34PM on 07/09/2010
I really loved this movie.. I dug the mood of this film and the characters as well.. it was hard to get behind such merciless killers but the Russian/Asian/Royce and Isabella were characters I loved and would have liked to seen explored more. This falls just short of the original but is in it's ballpark, unlike the AVP movies which were miles and miles away. Royce was a great lead character and kept the movie rolling.

The return of the original score was fantastic and really made me feel
I really loved this movie.. I dug the mood of this film and the characters as well.. it was hard to get behind such merciless killers but the Russian/Asian/Royce and Isabella were characters I loved and would have liked to seen explored more. This falls just short of the original but is in it's ballpark, unlike the AVP movies which were miles and miles away. Royce was a great lead character and kept the movie rolling.

The return of the original score was fantastic and really made me feel like this was a true Predator sequel.

My only minor complaint is the new Predators.. I'll always prefer the classic predator and the new ones seemed a bit too big and bulky and not as scary as the original.. the masks were too big and they lacked in the weapon and stalking area.. I felt like they stood around too much in this one and weren't in the trees where they belong.

Other then that.. loved it..and I REALLY WANT a sequel.. especially with Adrien Brody: 7.5/10


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Watching the two races of Predator fight was such a letdown.. punching each other in the face/spearing each other? Not as cool as I would have hoped.
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9:02PM on 07/09/2010
Meh.. caught it at midnight and thought it was just watchable really, i liked the characters and all but the story was kinda weak, the lame ass twist they relieved to late was almost pointless and thought the new predators lost a lot of scare that the old ones had brought to the table. I really expected more action to be honest. One of the scores made me LOL. But idk, just really expected better. 6.5/10 for me
Meh.. caught it at midnight and thought it was just watchable really, i liked the characters and all but the story was kinda weak, the lame ass twist they relieved to late was almost pointless and thought the new predators lost a lot of scare that the old ones had brought to the table. I really expected more action to be honest. One of the scores made me LOL. But idk, just really expected better. 6.5/10 for me
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12:00PM on 07/10/2010
Wow! Someone is looking after you! Prison break blows!
Wow! Someone is looking after you! Prison break blows!
7:41PM on 07/09/2010

double post

just because of a doulbe post - i'll give a little more feedback. the music was the weakest element for me. didn't help at all with the emotions of the film. seemed like they trimmed some of the budget there.
just because of a doulbe post - i'll give a little more feedback. the music was the weakest element for me. didn't help at all with the emotions of the film. seemed like they trimmed some of the budget there.
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1:49AM on 07/10/2010
the music did suck. i definitely agree on that.
the music did suck. i definitely agree on that.
7:40PM on 07/09/2010

I dug it as well

I throughly enjoyed this movie!!! It was one of the more enjoyable movies this summer, it not the most in my opinion. I really liked the homage that was paid to the first movie and I could have totally seen Danny Glover in Larry Fishburne's role. Too bad they couldn't get him. Two thumbs up!!!
I throughly enjoyed this movie!!! It was one of the more enjoyable movies this summer, it not the most in my opinion. I really liked the homage that was paid to the first movie and I could have totally seen Danny Glover in Larry Fishburne's role. Too bad they couldn't get him. Two thumbs up!!!
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7:39PM on 07/09/2010

middle of the road.

it held its own. so much better than anything with AVP in the title. but the original Predator still holds the torch. other comments below that point out missed opportunities I agree with. but the movie didn't leave a bad taste in my mouth.
it held its own. so much better than anything with AVP in the title. but the original Predator still holds the torch. other comments below that point out missed opportunities I agree with. but the movie didn't leave a bad taste in my mouth.
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10:44AM on 07/10/2010
"middle of the road"

your avatar is olyphant. don't get me wrong he's the bee's knees but really? if they do finally rape Escape from NY, he would be awesome as Plissken!
"middle of the road"

your avatar is olyphant. don't get me wrong he's the bee's knees but really? if they do finally rape Escape from NY, he would be awesome as Plissken!
7:22PM on 07/09/2010

Dug it!!!!

While not half as good as the original, this is the Predator sequel fans have been waiting for. It's also the best badass vs. monster movie since Pitch Black. My only complaints are that the world didn't look alien enough and Fishburn's character is useless. Besides that though, it's beautifully shot, well acted, especially by Brody, and it makes the Predator a badass again. Solid B+
While not half as good as the original, this is the Predator sequel fans have been waiting for. It's also the best badass vs. monster movie since Pitch Black. My only complaints are that the world didn't look alien enough and Fishburn's character is useless. Besides that though, it's beautifully shot, well acted, especially by Brody, and it makes the Predator a badass again. Solid B+
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6:21PM on 07/09/2010
Enjoyed it. Lots of cool stuff here for fans. And I liked the hounds.
Enjoyed it. Lots of cool stuff here for fans. And I liked the hounds.
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6:08PM on 07/09/2010

good fun in a weak year of blockbusters!

Good fun! and with the blockbusters we've been getting.....make that GREAT FUN then!!

oh, and love the homage, when I heard the credits i had to smile! :)

only downpoint.....not much explanation on the backstory.
Good fun! and with the blockbusters we've been getting.....make that GREAT FUN then!!

oh, and love the homage, when I heard the credits i had to smile! :)

only downpoint.....not much explanation on the backstory.
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5:55PM on 07/09/2010

hated it

i was extremly hyped for this movie but walked out thinking it was an abortion of modern cinema and raped everything I love about the Predator character.

I know the first can never be replicated but this film for me lacked all basic elements of the first. It had no tension, it was generic and predictable.

The Predators have been turned into faceless killers lacking any kind of character which even Predator 2 nailed.

The camera work was terrible and some of the score was laughable, at
i was extremly hyped for this movie but walked out thinking it was an abortion of modern cinema and raped everything I love about the Predator character.

I know the first can never be replicated but this film for me lacked all basic elements of the first. It had no tension, it was generic and predictable.

The Predators have been turned into faceless killers lacking any kind of character which even Predator 2 nailed.

The camera work was terrible and some of the score was laughable, at one point when they trudge across the jungle it went from the original score to a merry jaunty type of tune which was strange.

Version i saw at cinema didnt even some of the scenes from the trailer in it namely Danny talking about the group and all the cross hairs on Brody...WTF?

The predator series is now dead and buried.

You know a film is bad when you walk out of the cinema thinking "this really needed an ex wrestler in the cast".

Anyway...very dejected after seeing it :(

....and dont get me started on the fecking hounds!!
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7:40PM on 07/09/2010
I agree about the score. felt amateur.
I agree about the score. felt amateur.
12:48AM on 07/10/2010
Those hounds... SO shit. and that ball of fire? What is this, Fantasia?
Those hounds... SO shit. and that ball of fire? What is this, Fantasia?
5:52PM on 07/09/2010
It was a fine effort.

A 4 out of 5. Troublemaker Studios really pulled it out.
It was a fine effort.

A 4 out of 5. Troublemaker Studios really pulled it out.
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5:46PM on 07/09/2010

Also...

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Where are the spears, or discs, or slicy net cannon thing or ANYTHING other than Plasma cannons?

All I remember of the actual Predators themselves is their initial reveal and then each of their death scenes.

Shame, wasted potential.
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Where are the spears, or discs, or slicy net cannon thing or ANYTHING other than Plasma cannons?

All I remember of the actual Predators themselves is their initial reveal and then each of their death scenes.

Shame, wasted potential.
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5:33PM on 07/09/2010
sadly, i was let down. Mostly by Fishburn, Topher and the director. I'd say it was 'OK' but there are things in it that may make you shake your head in disapointment as it goes on... all leading to an ending that isnt even an ending at all.

I won't spoil it and I still recomend it but it is no where near the original Predator. Not by a mile.
sadly, i was let down. Mostly by Fishburn, Topher and the director. I'd say it was 'OK' but there are things in it that may make you shake your head in disapointment as it goes on... all leading to an ending that isnt even an ending at all.

I won't spoil it and I still recomend it but it is no where near the original Predator. Not by a mile.
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5:49PM on 07/09/2010
I actually didn't mind Topher and Fishburne. I think Topher played Topher fine, which made for some nice lighter moments (obviously before the conclusion of the movie) and Fishbourne played a decent enough hermit. Especially one that calmed everyone with his gentle nature for his own reasons.

I think the director did a decent enough job with the opening traps and dog scenes, but anything actually PREDATOR related was plodding and dull.
I actually didn't mind Topher and Fishburne. I think Topher played Topher fine, which made for some nice lighter moments (obviously before the conclusion of the movie) and Fishbourne played a decent enough hermit. Especially one that calmed everyone with his gentle nature for his own reasons.

I think the director did a decent enough job with the opening traps and dog scenes, but anything actually PREDATOR related was plodding and dull.
7:07AM on 07/10/2010
haha! Topher definitely played Topher (stuttering/nervous). I just didn't like how he flipped so quickly at the height of danger.
and I can't really explain my frustration with Fishbourne's character without spoiling it, but let's just say that this super resourceful guy who lived ten years on the hunting planet left the film very quickly and very easily.
haha! Topher definitely played Topher (stuttering/nervous). I just didn't like how he flipped so quickly at the height of danger.
and I can't really explain my frustration with Fishbourne's character without spoiling it, but let's just say that this super resourceful guy who lived ten years on the hunting planet left the film very quickly and very easily.
5:07PM on 07/09/2010
Just got back from seeing Predators and I gotta say someone finally got it right! It has been a long haul/wait from 1987 when Arnie first whupped some Predator @$$! Almost had the feel of a re-imagining/reboot and yet it really wasn't. Captured the feel of the original very well. Makes up for the disappointments that were the two predator vs aliens movies. They were OK, but NOT like this one. 2 Thumbs up.
Just got back from seeing Predators and I gotta say someone finally got it right! It has been a long haul/wait from 1987 when Arnie first whupped some Predator @$$! Almost had the feel of a re-imagining/reboot and yet it really wasn't. Captured the feel of the original very well. Makes up for the disappointments that were the two predator vs aliens movies. They were OK, but NOT like this one. 2 Thumbs up.
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2:50PM on 07/09/2010
The movie was badass. It was exactly what I wanted a Predators movie to be after the horrible AVP movies. It was tense, it was exciting, and it made the Predators scary again. 8/10
The movie was badass. It was exactly what I wanted a Predators movie to be after the horrible AVP movies. It was tense, it was exciting, and it made the Predators scary again. 8/10
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2:44PM on 07/09/2010

very disapointed!(SPOILER ALERT)

ok the first movie which I know can never be duplicated introduced one predator against 7 of the worlds most badass USA military guys! The predator kicked their butts and it took good old arny to come out on top!With this new movie Predators we have 3 predators going up against 6 wannabe badass people from earth now being hunted on an alien planet. Besides Adrian Brody (who was really the only badass) which of these characters was a tough kill to hunt?The mexican mafia guy? The death row
ok the first movie which I know can never be duplicated introduced one predator against 7 of the worlds most badass USA military guys! The predator kicked their butts and it took good old arny to come out on top!With this new movie Predators we have 3 predators going up against 6 wannabe badass people from earth now being hunted on an alien planet. Besides Adrian Brody (who was really the only badass) which of these characters was a tough kill to hunt?The mexican mafia guy? The death row convict? The docter? Half of the group didnt even have weapons!!!Why does it take 3 predators to hunt them down? Were is the fun in hunting on a world you are used to? Their was no sense of real threat in this movie like their was from the first. It took almost an hour to even show a predator and from that point they seemed week and not very good hunters at all using traps and (spoiler) hunting dogs to corral their prey. The Lawrence Fishbourne character was usless and Topher Grace was even more usless! They should of took a whole black ops team instead of this mixed bunch. Some of the effects were great but they made to much of a spectical with the Predators blaster cannon. I liked how in the first movie you never really saw the shot. Now its a flamming blue ball! Like i said the movie moved along very slow and didnt have very intresting moments until the predators came into action. It was nice to hear the original score from the first film but all it did was make me think about arnold and his crew! I kept hoping dutch would come out to save the day! That score was for the first movies military force and for this movie it didnt sound right with this rag tag group! All in all I did enjoy this movie way more then AVP and I do recomend it to see in the theater. Thank you for not making this 3D because it was nice to see something without glasses and I feel wouldnt of worked well. I dont know what it will take for these studios to make good movies for these Predator and Alien franchises but they are tarnishing the originals with all this crap. Lets hope the Alien pre. will be Great!
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2:27PM on 07/09/2010
as for the film, I sadly found it quite average at best.

The cast were great though, no doubt about that, everyone was charismatic and there were no weak points, which in such a large cast of characters is quite an achievement.

The rest of it however was very much a by the numbers slasher flick. Not really much "action" to speak of as opposed to characters being murdered in an obvious fashion.

I love the first Predator, even enjoy the second far more than people give credit for and
as for the film, I sadly found it quite average at best.

The cast were great though, no doubt about that, everyone was charismatic and there were no weak points, which in such a large cast of characters is quite an achievement.

The rest of it however was very much a by the numbers slasher flick. Not really much "action" to speak of as opposed to characters being murdered in an obvious fashion.

I love the first Predator, even enjoy the second far more than people give credit for and would say that this film is marginally better than Predator 2, if only for the dogs.
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5:40PM on 07/09/2010
my only problem with the cast is that Brody was the only legit badass. the rest of them were hardly more than random armed guys.
my only problem with the cast is that Brody was the only legit badass. the rest of them were hardly more than random armed guys.
11:09AM on 07/10/2010
wait a second, Brody was the only badass? Do you know what a Russian Spetsnaz(sorry for my ignorance on the spelling)have to go thru to get their title? Watch again or maybe eduacate before. I do not want to give to much away for those who have not seen yet, but really. What did you want? Jesse"the Body"Ventura spitting tobacco on a dead predator? You are definately in need of eduacation!
wait a second, Brody was the only badass? Do you know what a Russian Spetsnaz(sorry for my ignorance on the spelling)have to go thru to get their title? Watch again or maybe eduacate before. I do not want to give to much away for those who have not seen yet, but really. What did you want? Jesse"the Body"Ventura spitting tobacco on a dead predator? You are definately in need of eduacation!
11:48AM on 07/10/2010
Guy..., well said! I felt the best way to describe this to my gamer friends was that it's like the trophy chest from the end of Predator 2 gone wild on a preserve with seeded(spelling?)thesbieans. Folks, you will get your moneys worth and help talented filmmakers towards a brighter future in film for them and of course yourselves. I loved Planet Terror!
Guy..., well said! I felt the best way to describe this to my gamer friends was that it's like the trophy chest from the end of Predator 2 gone wild on a preserve with seeded(spelling?)thesbieans. Folks, you will get your moneys worth and help talented filmmakers towards a brighter future in film for them and of course yourselves. I loved Planet Terror!
2:51PM on 07/13/2010
hey @ngel, i happen to BE former military you ignorant dipshit. my point was in the MOVIE they weren't that badass. to the point where Brody had to explain to them what a booby trap is. to the point where the russian and all the rest of them followed brody around as the leader right from the jump. the only other baddass was Walt Goggins because he went hard with a shiv while others had gun. the rest were stock armed guys.
hey @ngel, i happen to BE former military you ignorant dipshit. my point was in the MOVIE they weren't that badass. to the point where Brody had to explain to them what a booby trap is. to the point where the russian and all the rest of them followed brody around as the leader right from the jump. the only other baddass was Walt Goggins because he went hard with a shiv while others had gun. the rest were stock armed guys.
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2:22PM on 07/09/2010

The review on this site..

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...Practically ruins the entire arc of one of the characters for anyone who hasn't seen the movie.

Luckily I saw the movie before reading the review, but I had no idea there was going to be any sort of twist until around about the time it happened. The review on this site pretty much lets that cat straight outta the bag which I feel is unfair for those looking for a simple review and not a description of events.
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...Practically ruins the entire arc of one of the characters for anyone who hasn't seen the movie.

Luckily I saw the movie before reading the review, but I had no idea there was going to be any sort of twist until around about the time it happened. The review on this site pretty much lets that cat straight outta the bag which I feel is unfair for those looking for a simple review and not a description of events.
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1:32PM on 07/09/2010

Bumbray gets it!

I just read the joblo review. I've been reading reviews all morning trying to find the one that understood this movie the best. After I saw it at midnight, I gotta say, joblo shines through yet again. Huffington Post was by far the worst review, suggesting that people "in the know" with the Predator franchise would be familiar with the same ol', same ol' concept of landing our heroes in the middle of the Predator homeworld, suggesting that true fans, like the reviewer, have seen this all before
I just read the joblo review. I've been reading reviews all morning trying to find the one that understood this movie the best. After I saw it at midnight, I gotta say, joblo shines through yet again. Huffington Post was by far the worst review, suggesting that people "in the know" with the Predator franchise would be familiar with the same ol', same ol' concept of landing our heroes in the middle of the Predator homeworld, suggesting that true fans, like the reviewer, have seen this all before in the other two Predator movies and that it TAKES PLACE ON THE PREDATOR HOMEWORLD!! Dumb, Huffington Post. Stick to politics. Movies is Joblo turritry. Predators was sickly sweet. I was exhausted after that movie because of the shock to my system. Fuckin' finally. Geez!
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10:51AM on 07/10/2010
A lot of people get this film but Hooray columnist!
A lot of people get this film but Hooray columnist!