Friday, July 16, 2010

Predators (2010)

"Fear is reborn."

- Predators

I've been really looking forward to this film based on the original movie series.

Since it was produced by Robert Rodriquez and his production company "Troublemaker Studios," I knew this movie would have a lot of action - it definitely did. And, it was worth it.

From the very first scene, it was action all the way. The first scene was pretty crazy. I don't want to ruin it for you, but let's just say it felt like a roller coaster ride.

Throughout the movie, it's almost as if you have to be alert at all times. There are many scenes that really jilted and surprised me as if I were in the scene itself. You never know if something is going to come out of nowhere or not. Watching the film was definitely an experience.

Regarding the film itself, I liked how it played true to the original movie. From the music to the overall look of the film, it really brought me back to the original "Predator."

Like the original, this film was set in a jungle like atmosphere. Though, there's a slight twist regarding the setting of the film. I don't want to ruin it for you, but let's just say it's not what you expect.

Speaking of expectations, this film really had a lot of twists and turns. There were a few scenes where I expected something to happen or not happen, and the movie really went in another direction. At times, I was surprised though pleased with the outcome of some of the scenes - it really did feel like a roller coaster ride.

I think Adrien Brody (who played one of the main characters) gave a really good performance. His character was another one that had a bit of a surprise - I thought I had him figured out. Though, there was a point in the film where his actions really surprised me. The same goes for a few of the other characters (I won't ruin it for you).

(Note: I'm not going to go into too much detail on the plot and the storyline as I don't want to ruin the film for you. Usually, I try to be as less concrete as possible in my reviews and focus more on concepts (as opposed to overall plot and description) to give you a general idea of my thoughts and opinions without giving away too much. As a movie goer, I feel that a bt of mystery is all part of the movie watching experience).

Overall, I enjoyed the film. It was a mix of sci-fi with a lot of action. And, it played true to the original. The twists and turns really did throw me for a loop - I was entertained throughout. This movie did not disappoint.

If you're in the mood for a sci-fi type of film with a lot of action, I definitely recommend this one.

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Candice Frederick said...

hmmm...this may be a rental for me.

Film Gurl said...

It was really good, though I could be a bit biased as I do enjoy sci-fi type films. With all the movies playing this summer, there are so many films to choose from -thanks for stopping by! :)

Napier's News said...

We should have our duo review of this up on Movie Mobsters. I personally was not as impressed with this as I had hoped. The original is far superior to this. I had hoped for more intense action sequences but that was not the case.

Dan said...

I thought it did what it said it would on the tin and that's all you can ask for from this type of film. Predator is a classic but it didn't spend too much time concerning itself with character motivation and thematic depth. Predators riffs to the same tune. I love the way it pays homage to the original. I think they did a great job with it. It's much better than both the AvP films. Good review again!

Film Gurl said...

It's interesting to see the different viewpoints of the film. What I enjoyed about the movie was how it took the film back into the look and feel of the original - it was very nostalgic. While I do not consider myself a die hard fan of the movie series, it entertained me and I felt it somewhat played true to the original (unlike Predator 2). Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for stopping by!