Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of coldblooded warriors–Yakuza, convicts, death squad members—who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet to serve as prey in a hunt.
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The uncreative nature of America's film industry is getting more dire by the year, as a flood of remakes and sequels go into production. This was an unnecessary reboot of the Predator storyline, and frankly there isn't much of a story here. What was truly surprising was how gorgeous and lush many scenes were - filled with dense colours and wonderful set design. The design of the den was particularly chilling.
So the only tough Japanese people in the world are yakuza and somehow they're masters of swordplay. And given the choice between a chance at survival or dying pointlessly in an old school duel with a big-ass alien, Asians will pick stupid. Maybe because when he unsheaths a sword, cliched Asian music starts playing suggesting that he has some mystical powers from the Orient. What planet are you from, Nimrod?
Solid little Predator movie. At the end of the day, you know in the seventies it would have been on the upper-half of a drive-in double bill. It also, reinforces an idea I've had for awhile that Danny Trejo has become Warren Oates.
Decently entertaining, with a solid story, strong cast, and some well-done action sequences. It's not quite memorable enough to reach cult classic status like the original film, but in terms of the franchise, it's a marked improvement on 'Predator 2' and a worthy follow-up to the first film. John Debney's Alan Silvestri-clone score is interesting.
rating a B-movie is an absurdity and nimrod antal is a B-movie director in its classical sense, i would have given it a four for the charming red stripes shot by the predator but it is a bit boring if compared to antal's vacancy and even the original version
This is the sort of movie where the Japanese character will inexplicably know how to use a Samurai sword, by which I mean it's stupid as fuck, but there are some funny lines, cool deaths and decent cinematography. As far as dumbass action movies go you could do a lot worse.
I won't call Predators great, but its a hell of a lot better than I expected. The concept is pretty cool even if some of the performances (i.e. Adrien Brody and Topher Grace) were laughable. The Yakuza guy vs. Predator fight was pretty cool and it ends on an uplifting note for the Predator series that washed the nasty taste that Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem left out of my mouth. And that's good enough for me...
Cortesia de Robert Rodriguez, llega esta otra muestra de la nostalgia retro, en lo que se quiere una puesta al dia de la exitosa franquicia ochentera. Lleno de referecias al original de 1987, aunque entretenido, este nuevo episodio no ofrece ninguna novedad, al grado de resultar ser casi una copia del film de John Mc Tiernan. Ademàs ¿alguien se creyò realmente a Adrian Brody en su caracterizaciòn de "hard ass"?