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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5

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Time Out says

Tue Jul 20 2010

This is the sequel that John McTiernan and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1987 original deserved, as director Nimrod Antal delivers enough hard core sci-fi, explosive action and monster mayhem to justify its  belated arrival. Forget the official sequel and the lame ‘Alien vs Predator’ spin-offs, this ‘Predator’ sequel deserves one of its own. Armed to the teeth but unknown to one another, a multiracial group of military/criminal killers (plus Topher Grace’s anomalous wimpy doctor) find themselves on a Predator hunting planet where they are the game. Faced with an evolved  generation of super-Predators, Adrien Brody’s Hemingway-quoting, self-appointed leader (“There is no hunting like the hunting of men . . . “) insists that their survival depends upon pooling their own killer instincts. Alice Braga’s svelte sniper is a tough yet tender foil for the buff, brainy Brody; with one notable exception, the remaining ‘dirty half-dozen’ are merely disposable. Channelling Brando’s unhinged Colonel Kurtz, a well-padded Laurence Fishburne pops up halfway through as a surprise sole survivor, a striking cameo that nods to his youthful debut in ‘Apocalypse Now’.
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15

UK release:

Thu Jul 8, 2010

Duration:

107 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Nimród Antal

Screenwriter:

Alex Litvak, Michael Finch

Cast:

Adrien Brody, Danny Trejo

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scott

My god,, Noctor !!!! Finally, after several years, and over many films, under many various guises- we finally agree-- I am pleased, it confirms what I've always said.. Movies are objective-- now I just need to sort out that clown truthteller and that damn yank wayne s--- I'd enjoy a sequel---

scott

My god,, Noctor !!!! Finally, after several years, and over many films, under many various guises- we finally agree-- I am pleased, it confirms what I've always said.. Movies are objective-- now I just need to sort out that clown truthteller and that damn yank wayne s--- I'd enjoy a sequel---

Thomas Noctor

Excellent sequel, watched the original right after it and laughed, this is way better. This movie begins in the deep end and, great effects and great Predators, people have to remember that these werte only training, unlike the Predator in part one (who went down just as easy!). One of last years best movies, action packed and full of gore! A must for real 'Predator' fans. Teeny boppers who like Transformers, stay away! Excellent movie! 5 Stars!

Thomas Noctor

Excellent sequel, watched the original right after it and laughed, this is way better. This movie begins in the deep end and, great effects and great Predators, people have to remember that these werte only training, unlike the Predator in part one (who went down just as easy!). One of last years best movies, action packed and full of gore! A must for real 'Predator' fans. Teeny boppers who like Transformers, stay away! Excellent movie! 5 Stars!

jules

How can the reviewer get this SO wrong? It is typical Hollywood mindless action nonsense think along the lines of Halloween h20 or something equally ridiculous with tacy cheesy dialogue, Predators are just guys in suits that can't move very gracefully just not scary or intimadating if anything they are humerous. Then to mention apocalypse nowin the same review is tantamount to blasphamy. This dosn't bevn deserve a star.

jules

How can the reviewer get this SO wrong? It is typical Hollywood mindless action nonsense think along the lines of Halloween h20 or something equally ridiculous with tacy cheesy dialogue, Predators are just guys in suits that can't move very gracefully just not scary or intimadating if anything they are humerous. Then to mention apocalypse nowin the same review is tantamount to blasphamy. This dosn't bevn deserve a star.

patrick,went

I seriously question any review Nigel Floyd has to write in the future if he gave this terrible film 4 stars. What a huge waste of a great opportunity to finally bring such a great franchise back. Very dissapointing. If you like the original don't watch this film, it will only tarnish the memory of the first, and also ignore any more reviews from timeout.

patrick,went

I seriously question any review Nigel Floyd has to write in the future if he gave this terrible film 4 stars. What a huge waste of a great opportunity to finally bring such a great franchise back. Very dissapointing. If you like the original don't watch this film, it will only tarnish the memory of the first, and also ignore any more reviews from timeout.

Dan

Not amazing but was still an alright film, I don't know why everyone hates it so much.

Dan

Not amazing but was still an alright film, I don't know why everyone hates it so much.

Pete

Who gave this film 4 stars? It sucks. The story, acting and dialogs were diabolical and the action entirely predictable.

Pete

Who gave this film 4 stars? It sucks. The story, acting and dialogs were diabolical and the action entirely predictable.

Yanos

This film really does not deserve a single star. Dismal orgy of the ridiculous and the unscary antics of morons. I thought Adrien Brody was superb in the Pianist, and I actually enjoyed the Aliens-v-Predator spin-off, but there is nothing enjoyable about this film at all. Horrible. It seems to be a recruiting advert for the Israeli army interspersed with all the negative stereotypes of a rainbow coalition - except of course the certain religious community of Israel who come off best. A bit like Borat in space. I think our Jewish friends would love this film, but I left the cinema wondering who funded this piece of ****?

Yanos

This film really does not deserve a single star. Dismal orgy of the ridiculous and the unscary antics of morons. I thought Adrien Brody was superb in the Pianist, and I actually enjoyed the Aliens-v-Predator spin-off, but there is nothing enjoyable about this film at all. Horrible. It seems to be a recruiting advert for the Israeli army interspersed with all the negative stereotypes of a rainbow coalition - except of course the certain religious community of Israel who come off best. A bit like Borat in space. I think our Jewish friends would love this film, but I left the cinema wondering who funded this piece of ****?

mike

yes film absolutely riddled with stupidity......... they head for high ground and notice the sun has not moved... then they clear some trees and notice more moons than expected....why where these not visible from the high grounnd ? Has anyone picked up a gun, well it weighs a hell of a lot, add the amunition plus all the other kit and you will sink like a stone and yet they all managed to swim even after a fall from a cliff ! Why did they run from the final preditor as it was wrestling with the convict and not just blow it to pieces with all the guns they where carrying ..... I could go on and on and on.....

mike

yes film absolutely riddled with stupidity......... they head for high ground and notice the sun has not moved... then they clear some trees and notice more moons than expected....why where these not visible from the high grounnd ? Has anyone picked up a gun, well it weighs a hell of a lot, add the amunition plus all the other kit and you will sink like a stone and yet they all managed to swim even after a fall from a cliff ! Why did they run from the final preditor as it was wrestling with the convict and not just blow it to pieces with all the guns they where carrying ..... I could go on and on and on.....

mike

The easiest way to kill a predator is to take your clothes off, a smearing of mud also helps !

mike

The easiest way to kill a predator is to take your clothes off, a smearing of mud also helps !

Michael

This film was awful! It had too many un-explained situations and it just wasn't good at all......... I'm totally devastated that i have to give it a star....

Michael

This film was awful! It had too many un-explained situations and it just wasn't good at all......... I'm totally devastated that i have to give it a star....

scrumpyjack

a little sweeped away in 80's nostalger for my 1st entry. watched again, a 7/10 but in terms of star ratings? looses one. STILL, well worth a cinema outing.

scrumpyjack

a little sweeped away in 80's nostalger for my 1st entry. watched again, a 7/10 but in terms of star ratings? looses one. STILL, well worth a cinema outing.

Jaycee

This is a pretty good sequal - a few entertaining twists and decent acting and execution. the reviewer got it right - and no one walked out of the screening I saw

Jaycee

This is a pretty good sequal - a few entertaining twists and decent acting and execution. the reviewer got it right - and no one walked out of the screening I saw

J-Losovic

Wow - this review must be pretty embarrassing for Time Out. It considers itself to be a big hitter in the world of cinema review and here it is giving Predators, a weary, drawn out, pale sequel four stars. Four. To put this into perspective, it also gives Christopher Nolan's Inception four stars. Or to put it another way, it only got one star less than 'There Will Be Blood', one of the best films of the last decade. Right on Time Out. Can I have the money I wasted on a ticket to see this back please?

J-Losovic

Wow - this review must be pretty embarrassing for Time Out. It considers itself to be a big hitter in the world of cinema review and here it is giving Predators, a weary, drawn out, pale sequel four stars. Four. To put this into perspective, it also gives Christopher Nolan's Inception four stars. Or to put it another way, it only got one star less than 'There Will Be Blood', one of the best films of the last decade. Right on Time Out. Can I have the money I wasted on a ticket to see this back please?

DV

Not bad, but not great either. The original worked, as I remember, because of the suspense of not knowing what was out there. Same withe the AVP game. Still, quite entertaining, with one good 'jump' moment. Bit of a B movie feel. And while Fishburne was great, Brody's voice was a bit daft, but he held the lead well. And look out for Scottyboy's spoiler below...

DV

Not bad, but not great either. The original worked, as I remember, because of the suspense of not knowing what was out there. Same withe the AVP game. Still, quite entertaining, with one good 'jump' moment. Bit of a B movie feel. And while Fishburne was great, Brody's voice was a bit daft, but he held the lead well. And look out for Scottyboy's spoiler below...

critique

I agree with Scottyboy that Time Out reviewer got this one wrong. Started promisingly but soon faded away. Could have been much, much better.

critique

I agree with Scottyboy that Time Out reviewer got this one wrong. Started promisingly but soon faded away. Could have been much, much better.

Scottyboy

Wasn't expecting a lot from this film and to be honest didn't get a lot either. The characters had no real depth and there were some rediculous plot twists in it....for example the crazy doctor, why did he turn? Because he thought He was different? And failed at the last hurdle...why? Because of that ridiculous 1 liner! No need for the cheesy line. Think time out got it wrong this time and I usually agree with you on most things! A bore to watch and didn't have the consistency I wanted....was too slow in the middle...

Scottyboy

Wasn't expecting a lot from this film and to be honest didn't get a lot either. The characters had no real depth and there were some rediculous plot twists in it....for example the crazy doctor, why did he turn? Because he thought He was different? And failed at the last hurdle...why? Because of that ridiculous 1 liner! No need for the cheesy line. Think time out got it wrong this time and I usually agree with you on most things! A bore to watch and didn't have the consistency I wanted....was too slow in the middle...

TRUTHTELLER

This is pretty much of a guy's movie. The director had me from the first scene and I really enjoyed the film. The characters leave a lot to desire though and the ending could be better. The problem with the characters is that they are for the most part very unlikable people and so when they are hunted you don't care very whether they get killed or not. If they were more sympathetic people, the tension would probably be greater. The reviewer describes the characters as "military/criminal killers" as if the two are one and the same. That sentence is ridiculous and extremely annoying. This is a pretty enjoyable summer guy film though and if there is another sequel, I'll be there.

TRUTHTELLER

This is pretty much of a guy's movie. The director had me from the first scene and I really enjoyed the film. The characters leave a lot to desire though and the ending could be better. The problem with the characters is that they are for the most part very unlikable people and so when they are hunted you don't care very whether they get killed or not. If they were more sympathetic people, the tension would probably be greater. The reviewer describes the characters as "military/criminal killers" as if the two are one and the same. That sentence is ridiculous and extremely annoying. This is a pretty enjoyable summer guy film though and if there is another sequel, I'll be there.

Ama

Dull and uninspiring. A tiresome chore of a watch. Nice visuals and some neat camera-work but even that is ruined by ridiculously shallow characters. Guess the twist is the only unpredictable thing. And the IDF portrayed as the good guys... puurrrrlease!

Ama

Dull and uninspiring. A tiresome chore of a watch. Nice visuals and some neat camera-work but even that is ruined by ridiculously shallow characters. Guess the twist is the only unpredictable thing. And the IDF portrayed as the good guys... puurrrrlease!

scrumpyjack

This is a cracker! Watched 1st one in 1987 when 17! Predators erases memories of lackluster offerings since. NIMROD ANTAL (love the name! - Armoured) understands the original and respects it as does Fishburn - In an inspired cameo. NOTHING can match the first time we saw the Predators face in the 80's (NO net then kids) but this is the natural sequel. GO! 7+/10

scrumpyjack

This is a cracker! Watched 1st one in 1987 when 17! Predators erases memories of lackluster offerings since. NIMROD ANTAL (love the name! - Armoured) understands the original and respects it as does Fishburn - In an inspired cameo. NOTHING can match the first time we saw the Predators face in the 80's (NO net then kids) but this is the natural sequel. GO! 7+/10

Burner

This movie simply delivers. Thank you for finally giving us a good Predator sequel Antal and RR! One of my favorite movies of the year so far

Burner

This movie simply delivers. Thank you for finally giving us a good Predator sequel Antal and RR! One of my favorite movies of the year so far

Spedediktus

Nimród Antal made action packed gore film. This is just perfect Predator movie. Forger those AVP "movies".

Spedediktus

Nimród Antal made action packed gore film. This is just perfect Predator movie. Forger those AVP "movies".