Cast: Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Topher Grace
Producer: Nimrod Antal
Running time: 106 minutes (R)
I’ve been a fan of the Predator franchise since the mid 90s. Arnold schwa… swar….. shwar….. The governor of California did an absolutely amazing bang up job in the first movie released round about the same time I was born in the mid 80s. The second movie wasn’t bad either. The next two movies that included the generally terrifying creature from Aliens series, however, managed to single handedly destroy two of the greatest movie franchises though Alien vs. Predator and the subsequently pukeable AvP: Requiem which was quite aptly named for the funereal dirge that went with it!
The latest movie of the series is almost a reboot that I was fervently awaiting since I heard about it in 2007. Enter the most maniacal bad ass mercenaries there are. These mercenaries are dropped on an alien planet to be HUNTED. They are the game this time around. And the hunters? Improved Predators with only one goal: to hunt.
For those of you who haven’t followed the predator series, the predators are efficient killing machines with only one sole purpose in life: to hunt for game. Also, need I say “Please get your asses to the video store and rent Predator 1 and 2 right now or await my wrath which will shower on you like hellfire”.
Anyway, the movie is great by which I mean a ten fold improvement over the previous two disgraceful entrants viz., AvP and AvP:R. Adrien Brody does a great job as the protagonist without qualms in this movie and the rest of the cast does an even better job rallying around his character. It’s a no holds barred battle royale with only one party ruling the roost at the end!