Sunday, July 11, 2010

Predator vs. Predator

The Verdict:

Adrien Brody as a mercenary?
Kicking alien butt?
In Predators, the third sequel in the Predator series, he does both.
And surprisingly he's believable.
Brody (The Pianist, Splice) plays Royce, a self-interested mercenary who falls from the sky and into a jungle.
He quickly finds out he's not alone. He's met by other people who have been brought to the jungle in the same way.
They soon find out that they are not on Earth but are on a alien planet and are hunted for game by inhumane aliens called Predators.
As personalities clash, the group struggles with leadership issues as they try to find a way off the alien planet.
Alice Braga (I Am Legend, Blindness) is great as Isabelle, the lone female, a sniper with heart.
Laurence Fisburne (What's Love Got to Do with it, The Matrix series) unexpectedly adds humor as Noland, a soldier who has managed to survive on the planet for years and as a result, has gone a little mad.
Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3, In Good Company) as Edwin the doctor, looks as out of place as Brody at first in an alien movie. His character is one to watch closely throughout the film.
The film has a dark feel to it and the alien world is so creepy, it makes you glad you're not one of the people trapped on it.
The aliens are merciless which is expected. They are huge, ugly and have some sort of glow in the dark vision where they can easily see and hunt their prey (humans). They can appear and disappear out of nowhere which makes them especially scary and have the ability to eradicate you if they mark one of their red dots on you.
By the unforeseen twist end of Predators, you will wonder who are the real predators, the Predators or the humans?
I call a tie.


*The Stars:
Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali

Nimrod Antal

Alan Silvestri & John Debney


~How Long:
1 hr. & 47 mins.


1 comment:

  1. Very short & to the point review, self explanatory, Brody was good as the tuff guy which was surprising, but i wanna c it again, the ending was a twist!