Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wide Tube 2.0: Predators

Due to power interruptions brought by Typhoon Basyang, I have decided to watch Predators instead of staying at home in the darkness. It was really a choice between a local horror film and Predators and we decided to watch the latter.

The movie was a direct sequel to the Predator (1987) featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Predator 2 (1990) with Danny Glover. As mentioned by the writers, the plot of this movie does not coincide with the Aliens Versus Predator movie series.

The movie starts with the main character Royce (Adrien Brody) falling from the sky and meeting 7 other individuals in the forest where they have dropped. All of them remember a white light before falling from the sky and most of them were currently in a battle or gunfight before falling except for the death row in mate and a doctor (Topher Grace). As they discover that they are in a different planet upon reaching the higher grounds, they are attacked by alien creatures. Royce concluded that they were in a game preserve and as soldiers they are the game of the Predator.

During their run-in with their hunters they met Noland (Lawrence Fishburne) as the lone survivor of the previous hunts. They learned that there are 2 races of Predators and it was the superior ones that are currently hunting them. As one by one of them is being killed, they must find a way to fight back and not become a prey and leave the planet.

The movie consists of well known actors such as Adrien Brody (King Kong), Lawrence Fishburne (more famous as Morpheus from the Matrix series) and Topher Grace (played Venom in Spiderman 3). The cast was able to compliment the movie with Robert Rodriguez on the story line.

The story shows that its not only teamwork that should be considered when you are being hunted. Sometimes sacrifices has to be made to be able to survive the hunting game. You also need to think like the predator so as not to become the prey.

As for my rating for this movie, I will give it a 8 out of 10 rating. You do not need to be a fan of the Predator series of movie to enjoy the film, although some parts was made as reference to the 1987 film featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger to give a continuity of the series. The film was good since it did not use excessive CGI effects for the battle scene.

All images came from Internet Movie Data Base

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