I had the chance to check out The Robert Rodriguez produced Predators directed by Nimrod Antal (Armored-2009, Vacancy 2007, Kontrol (Hungary)-2003). Without giving away too much or over selling it, I would say if you were a fan of the first Predator directed by John McTiernan starring Arnold, you will come away from this one feeling satisfied. Adrien Brody is great, playing against type and nailing the role. The whole cast is great even when no lines are being spoken.
The visuals are top notch and the effects are there, even if some small parts of the CG looked rushed(most likely to meet the release date). The gore level is high, as it should be for a movie of this type. Lots of well done blood effects. the characters are all pretty much anti-heroes but the director Antal seems to get you to care about them even as you are waiting to see the action involving the Predators. There were good surprises for fans of the series, tying more stuff together about the Predator universe. I didn’t find myself once looking at my watch, like I did at least 10 times in each of the Alien vs Predator films. I read another review that summed it up in the head line “Predators is the sequel the original Predator deserves”. So really the only thing left to say is go give Predators a look. You’ll at least feel like you got your moneys worth. Which now a days is a lot to ask from the studios apparently. At least they got this one right.
Till Next Time.