Predators

  • 15
  • Nimrod Antal (2010)
  • US
  • 102 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

The worst bad guys the Earth has to offer are transported to another planet as prey in director Nimrod Antal's back-to-basics reboot of the invisible-alien-hunter franchise. Tenuously linked to the 1987 classic, and produced by fan boy Robert Rodriguez, this human predator vs intergalactic predator battle royale is a serviceably solid sci-fi action thriller. Admittedly, there are few fresh tricks on display, or innovations in the design of the invisibility-cloaked, dreadlocked creatures. (Though notable additions include crazed survivor Laurence Fishburne, spiky CGI dogs used by the non-human hunters and a left-field serial-killer twist.) But despite the lack of visual originality, a crackling atmosphere of menace is well created and maintained, as the group of killers led by a buff Adrien Brody try to work out what's happening - or about to happen - to them. Which, as Alice Braga's impressive Israeli sniper alone seems to have worked out, will be very much trap-and-kill business as usual.

Plot Summary

Sci-fi action thriller starring Adrien Brody and featuring Laurence Fishburne. A disparate group of criminals and soldiers parachuted onto a strange jungle planet are embroiled in a fight for survival when they become the prey of unseen killers.

Cast and crew

Cast

Royce
Adrien Brody
Edwin
Topher Grace
Isabelle
Alice Braga
Stans
Walton Goggins
Nikolai
Oleg Taktarov
Noland
Laurence Fishburne
Cuchillo
Danny Trejo
Hanzo
Louis Ozawa Changchien
Mombasa
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
Predator
Derek Mears

Crew

Director
Nimrod Antal

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Fox
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and sexual references.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 9 Jul 2010
Certificate 15
Distributor:
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Categories
Drama