#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When a group of elite warriors find themselves in a jungle they realize that they are on a completely different planet and it’s home to a race of extraterrestrial hunters. The group consists of a mercenary known as Royce, an IDF sniper known as Isabelle, a Russian Spetsnaz known as Nikolai, a drug cartel enforcer known as Cuchillo, an RUF officer known as Mombasa, a death row inmate known as Stans, a Yakuza assassin known as Hanzo, and an American doctor known as Edwin. It’s up to these 8 individuals to stop their hunters and get off the planet.
Plot: A group of cold-blooded killers find themselves trapped on an alien planet to be hunted by extraterrestrial Predators.
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Disparate bunch of tough-guy types plucked from various dumb action sub-genres (a black-ops mercenary, a Spetsnaz operative, a drug cartel goon, a yakuza, a killer, a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker), all of whom get an opportunity to do their “thang” at some point during the movie, get picked off one by one in typical fashion, in a setting designed to evoke the 1987 original’s jungle shenanigans. Meh. Can’t say that I entirely buy into Adrian Brody as an action hero lead, either. Arguably the worst leading tough-guy since Danny Glover in, um, Predator 2.
Something else bugged me about it, too. It’s a petty quibble, but it irked me nonetheless:
Did you ever see the trailer for Predators? At the 1.23 mark is IMO the most effective shot in the trailer: Brody’s character has one of those iconic triangulated laser sights (from the predators’ shoulder-mounted guns) pointed at him. It moves up his body to his head. As it does, many more sights appear, all over him. More than a dozen. He has about fifteen predators all training their guns on him. How’s he going to get out of that? He’s fooked. Well, no, he’s not, because that scene DOESN’T HAPPEN in the film. The first laser sight happens, yes, from the ONE predator of three (?) that are chasing them, but fifteen? No. All those other sights are added in just for the trailer, to make the film look more Predator-filled than it is.
As I said, a rather petty quibble, but it’s one thing to edit the best bits of a movie together into a trailer to make it look more exiting than it maybe is over the course of two hours, and quite another to lie about what one can expect to see in said movie.
They can hear you. Smell you. They see you.
Predators is directed by Nimród Antal and stars Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne, Oleg Taktarov & Danny Trejo. It’s co-produced out of 20th Century Fox by Robert Rodriguez, John Davis & Elizabeth Avellan, with writing credits going to Michael Finch, Alex Litvak and Jim & John Thomas. It’s shot on location in the Hawaiian jungle with Gyula Pados on cinematography, while John Debney reworks Alan Silvestri’s score from the 1987 film Predator.
The plot sees eight former members of Earth – mercenaries, soldiers, criminals and a doctor, who are literally dropped into a jungle on an alien planet. Why or how they got there is not known, but pretty soon it is apparent they must work together for they are being hunted by an unseen enemy. Hunted, it seems, for sport.
In 1987 John McTierrnan gave the movie world Predator, a ballsy Vietnam allegory that pitted Arnold Schwarzenegger and a host of other considerably sized beefcakes against one bad ass mandible wearing alien hunter. Since then the franchise has steadily got worse (though the Danny Glover led sequel is far from a disaster), reaching a crushingly bad nadir with Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem in 2007. Enter Robert Rodriguez who in the mid 90s had done a treatment for a Predator sequel – with Schwarzenegger in mind to return. However, it didn’t happen and it’s only now, with the franchise at rock bottom, that his script has been reworked and funded to give us Predators, the sequel to McTiernan’s 87 ball buster.
The set up is a little different but in truth the formula is exactly the same as the original movie. Macho guys and a girl in the jungle are being hunted by something very bad. Alpha male, though, is not going to take it lying down, cue deaths, explosions and much macho posturing. Here in is the main problem with Antal’ s movie, it’s ticking the same boxes whilst homaging for all it’s worth, which is fine since it’s hugely entertaining in that Saturday night popcorn way. But there’s little to no braveness in the writing. Sure there’s some bonuses in the form of alien pets, a predator feud arc and a bonkers midsection with the introduction of another character. Yet as the carnage unfolds, the plot doesn’t go anywhere other than where we expect it to go, while there’s a huge character misstep in the final third that is more laughable than being the twister it’s obviously meant to be.
However, if taken purely as a piece of salted popcorn, the film delivers enough thrills and excitement to warrant the viewing because the action comes thick and fast. From the breathtaking opening as we are literally dropped into the jungle with Adrien Brody, to the inevitable face off for the finale, we have been treated to stabs, chops, thrusts, dismemberment’s, beheadings and everyones personal fave – spine ripping! All this and there’s barely any blood spilt, lest the green kind counts of course? While the new look predators are awesome, more meaner in tone, with new armour and devoid of the pointless characterisation that others in the franchise have tried to give them, these are unremitting killers, lets leave them like that please! And while it lacks the dark humour of McTiernan’s movie, it does have a wry sense of knowing, normally with the portrayal of Royce by Brody.
Brody is just fine, it’s a performance that shows that should he ever want to make the easy money available in action/adventure type movies? Then he will have no problem getting work. He’s buffed up, given himself a gruffer voice and more than shows a capable hand at punching, firing and sticking the tongue firmly in cheek. The others, unsurprisingly, are walking clichés, with some obviously only there to be deathly slotted more quickly than the others. The fun here is in waiting to see who gets it first/next and etc. It has to be said, though, that Topher Grace is not only annoying, he’s also very miscast, but in fairness he’s not exactly helped by the writing of his character either.
Not great but hugely enjoyable popcorn fodder. A sequel would be welcome, but with Rodriguez directing and a new face on the writing panel. 7/10
Finally a worthy sequel to a great original
It’s clear they had a real long look at the original film and decided to keep the best pieces (the tension, the focus on group interaction, the music) but also try new things with it to attain the same feel of mystery the original was so good at.
The visuals are gorgeous, the acting solid, the writing exciting. And what I really love is the fact that there is very little use of CGI. What little there is, is convincing or subtle. Laurence Fishburn’s appearance was a complete surprise to me and I loved his character. Though it reminded me a bit of Pandorum.
Like Sade said: “Never as good as the first time,” but still a very well-crafted film.
an example of a good sequel, though not a great one
Nimrod Antal is a competent director of B movies. At least, that’s how he’s proved himself so far (last year’s little neo-noir Armored), and Predators continues his streak of work in that area. This time he takes an assignment from Robert Rodriguez, who only produces (and did an uncredited write of the script), and his work here is just… fine. Nothing too special, a good eye for action, and knows what made the original Predator work so well and translates that into this new film, which has a group of various mercenaries and criminals plopped into ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ with predators on an unknown planet.
What is so special about the film? Well, that may depend on how much of a fan you are of the original film (and whether or not you’re die-hard about one film or about those pesky sequels with the Aliens). I liked the original, and it pumpsup the blood of any masculine man’s heart when watching such guys like Arnold and Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura out in the jungle fighting a big beast a mask and heat-seeking goggles. That film, and to a lesser extent this one, just did what it needed to do for its audience: give some tense action and some characters who have no choice but to eat grit and fire guns for all they’re worth.
Where this film might falter is in some expectability, and some cliché in the script. Only one big misfire happens in the story, and its due in part to the writing of a character and its actor, Laurence Fishburne as “the one that got away”, a scavenger from a seasons-before ‘game’. He comes in and does a jerky little performance until he (spoilers) betrays everyone. But it doesn’t really have much consequence; you could take him out of the film and not really lose too much of the narrative (there’s also another double-cross, also expected, but at least it provides a few good scene-chewing scenes with the certain actor). On-screen Adrian Brody gets to do a solid Clint Eastwood impression, Alice Braga looks good to look at, Danny Trejo needed more screen time, and Topher Grace acts much the same as he did in Spiderman 3. How you like or dislike him the movie depends on what you think of Spiderman 3.
There’s also some silly scenes, but these actually help, not hurt, what is otherwise a nifty but routine sci-fi adventure meant mostly for the fans. One of which involves a Yakuza, who is the quiet one among the group of mercenaries, and his sword-wielding face-off against a Predator. It’s probably the one scene that really had me legitimately on the edge of my seat, even if I was knowing how it should be really stupid. Other silly moments like Brody none-too-subtly going “I’M HERE KILL ME! DO IT NOW!” covered in mud made me laugh, but I don’t think that was the intention. It’s a self-knowing B-movie blockbuster that is almost as tough as the original, but lacking a certain spark the original had in the script and the performance. The best one can say is it’s worth watching way before watching Predator 2 or the AVP movies.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Nimród Antal
Writer Alex Litvak, Michael Finch, Jim Thomas
Actors Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace
Country United States
Awards 2 wins & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color and prints), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,799 m (Portugal)
Negative Format Video (HDTV)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema