Predators: It’s Decent At Best?

Now I’ve talked about Shane Black’s dumpster fire of a sequel and the masterpiece of Prey.

Let’s discuss the 2010 film Predators.

The film starts with one of our main characters falling from the sky all while fumbling to find his parachute pull. We shortly find out that it happened to countless soldiers, prisoners, and a doctor. They form a reluctant team while exploring an unknown jungle. They soon learn that the hunters will be the hunted.

This is similar to the original film in terms of plot points. Bunch of unprepared and under-equipped soldiers against the threat of the Yautja. The only difference is that it’s on a hunting planet that gets stocked every few cycles.

It’s a good idea but it doesn’t go past more than that.

I like the cast that they choose. I mean, you really can’t go wrong with Danny Trejo. It’s a great comparison to the original gang we saw in the original. They’re villains. They’re criminals and hitmen. I found it to be rather difficult to root for their survival. I honestly don’t think they deal with enough in the film to form chemistry in the group.

I did dislike Adrien Brody in this role. I don’t think he fits the role. It felt like a dollar-store version of Arnold.

There were scenes in the movie where it started to come together before losing it. My favorite is the Yakuza fight. There was something about the lack of dialogue and the body movements that makes it all more glorious. Imagine what a samurai predator film could be like.

I did enjoy the weirder aspects of the film. I love the hunting hounds and I wish it was something we could see more of again. Also, I want to see more of the different races in the universe, such as the cargo creature.

The film does give us an interesting look into Yautja politics with fighting between the tribes. This can be seen with the super predators. These are often larger and more aggressive than the classical predator. It would be interesting to see how tribal conflicts are handled in later films.

The designs of the Yautja were honestly pretty decent in my opinion. There was nothing I wasn’t fond of.

This is honestly a very neutral film for me. There are ways that it could have been a lot worse and some areas of improvement are needed.

I give it a 6/10 at best. I wouldn’t complain if it was playing on TV but I wouldn’t pay to see it again.

I hope you found this post enjoyable. Have any questions or opinions? If so share them in the comments.

Happy Thursday everyone!


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