I was given the chance to attend an early showing of Predators yesterday. And I have got to say it was better than I’d expected. I’ve written up an in-depth review:
“What I think really makes Predators stand up as a better film is that it takes itself seriously. It would be too easy to slip into that 80′s feel to pay tribute to Predator and make it way to cheesy. Thankfully none of that happens. There are no ridiculous one liners. No stupid characters like Tony Pope. This is life or death and the film does not detract from the severity of the situation these characters find themselves in.”
I found it much better than Predator 2 and far superior to the underwhelming AvP films. The review is mostly spoiler free but I do discuss 2 death scenes so read at your own peril. Be sure to check out.
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Excellent!! ;D I'm itching to read this review, but since two death scenes are discussed I'll have to wait til after I see it Friday. I did see the rating though; 4/5 awesome I'm so excited I'm shaking in anticipation ;D
Well done review Hicks! I am more excited than ever now!
omg omg i want to see it now even more good reveiw
Perhaps editing the review to show when spoilers are coming would help? :-X
Just about to read now. :)
I cant wait to see Stans death scene, since i seen that part in one of the trailers thats all i have been wanting to see, the spinal column and skull ripped out of the body while the prey is still alive.....omg.....that is the ultimate death scene! I want to poop my big boy huggies when i see this. BRING IT ON!
Nice Review. Gonna be sick. Can't wait to go see it Friday. ;D ;D
Stopped reading spoilers...
I can't comment on the new film, but i was just wondering what you meant by the rediculous 1 liners, because in my opinion in the first film they really make the film so good, "your one ugly mother f****r"... classic one liner and every one knows it,Arnie killing a gurillaur near the begining "stick around" again a classic one liner that made the film good :-\ could you just let me know please.
I think that if they had put any silly one liners into the new film then it would have made it cheesy, but the original film wouldn't be the same without them. Especially when they get over used by film makers i.e in Predator 2 ("you are one ugly motherf*****") and then again in AVP where the same thing is said to an Alien. You can't beat Arnie's little one liners, and I'm glad they haven't tried to make a replica of the original film. The franchise needs seriousness and some fear brought back to it, and by the sounds of things - that's what we might be getting. ???
Quite positive, full of spoilers, but sounds good.
Damn HICKS lol i even sent you a message and you said it aint spoileriffic.. :'( Know ive got a gd idea what happens.. gd review tho mate.
More spoilers the an F1 race lol
Thanks for the review.
I glanced at it so wouldnt read any spoilers. Just like reading the details how the predators look and how ADI sucks at what they do.
That picture of the black predator? looks AMAZING! Im not a fan of the green predator.
I really want the predator to say "want some candy?" again.
funny as hell.
Love the liners in predator films.
I trust your review. YES
Wow. Looks like this film might be alright afterall...
I'm really hoping that the modern day film industry can for once prove me wrong about my expectations.
I might actually be getting hopeful. This is good news.
nice but there is no mention of the swordfight, is it good?
Rodriguez gets 2 thumbs up just for adding the old music in there. I like how the preds are not "genetically modified" like in the leaked script too. And that new toy of classic that was posted looks just like Anytime so hopefully it's very screen accurate.
I see it in 12 hours , nice that they have a session the night before the offical release dare
Can ya'll stop worrying now?
Gotta admit i kinda wish i hadnt of read this cause of the spoilers -
i am so excited about this film now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bad ass! Thanks for the review Corporal!
I want to see this movie more than anything...espically after reading this review. but i am only 10 years-old ;D about the review. >:( about not old enough to see it.
I guess I won't like the Classic vs. Berserker fight.
I want to know how Stickman looks like and is there and more predators in the end of the film?
good review but some big spoilers after saying it didn't really have spoilers
predators is holding up well on rotten tomatoes, 6 out 6 positive, nice little 100% ;) it won't stay that way but it's nice to see
I was wondering why on the main page says it comes out in 1 day and official release date tomorrow!? wtf your people talking about? release date is friday the 9th.
Out for us in the u.k on the 8th, thats what there going by
OMG AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o :o
ACK! major spoilers!!
Hell ya!!! Olé Predators!!!
outstanding review. a lil bummed about the lack of spoiler warnings though
"Read at your own peril".
Is that not warning enough for you all?
Hick's needs to work out a different way of writing reviews. He gives away too much information. He basically gives away who wins between the Classic and Berzerker Predators.... which is completely unneeded for an in depth review. A bit TOO in-depth if you ask me.
Awsome review hicks as always, gonna be a kick ass movie man.
Way to many spoilers for a review. Thanks for spoiling the end
@ Slugworth: agree. Giving a glance at the storyline would've been sufficient, and keep the in-depth part more on details and acting.
7-9-10 can't come soon enough..... I gotta see this movie bad!!!!
"(...)it blows Predator 2 out of the water and I consider it just as good as Predator."
Don't buy it. Sorry
I'm so lucky to have gotten myself into a radio show screening the night before, And yes, its good! Some slow bits I dont like and I'd like to see way more of the predators aswell. i'm still going opening night. Loved it.
Just seen it last night and all i can say is FINALLY we have a worthy successor to the first predator way to go Rodriguez and Antal bring on the sequel baby :)
Sweet ;D ;D ;D But dont wann read cuz of spoilers,but i did and found out one who dies :'( damn my weak will......again
The movie is released in the UK on the 8th, it will be released in the US on the 9th. I cant wait, tomorrow night i will be feasting my eyes upon the gloriousness of the Predator!
Man I CAN'T WAIT!
idk about the no cheesy dialog part... "Does this look like a team orientated group to you" sounds cheesy to me..and that line "this plnet is a game preserve, and we're the game" sounds really cheesy :-\ .... idk. seems like a good movie though!
Yeah I just went out of the cinema here in Berlin and I think this film was great even a tiny bit better then the first original Predator. Adrien was really Kickass! 8)
Well now I'm even more excited about the movie. But yea some spoiler warnings would really have been nice.
@ rycher - That "team orientated group" isn't in the final film.
I'm pumped as hell. I refused to watch any trailers after the teaser. The reviews are great. BRING ON FRIDAY!
it AINT been released here in atlanta GA so why the main countdown say released???? i got all excited thinkin imma get off work and catch it somewhere...whoever put that countdown up should be in the next predator movie and skinned alive FOR REAL >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D
@ Corporal Hicks- well thats good :) anyways cant wait to see it Friday!
It's been released now, im off to see it 2day im so excited it's gonna be awsome :D can't goddam wait
Jesus man, I can finally sit down in relief and know that at least one of the franchises have been saved! I can't wait to watch Predators. Hopefully, the ALIEN prequel will be just as good/better. Thanks for the great review!
I have a bit of a question: Do you have to be a Predator fan to really understand the film? I'm asking because I might be seeing this with some friends who might not necessarily know the franchise, so an answer would be much appreciated.
im seein it tomorrow the wife :D MIDNIGHT BABY WOOT
I cant take the temp no more i gotta see this movie!!! :'(
better than predator 2? awesome!
Is this film better than Alien 3? Nobody has answered this question yet. LOL
just seen it, its better than predator 2. whch is a great film. its a very enjoyable film. im happy :)
This movie was average..... Once again we're given re-used dialogue, reenactments of scenes from the original and a Predator face that no effects company can seem to look good... Did the secret die with Stan Winston?....... Its still better than both AVPs..... but then again, that wasnt hard
>>>SPOILER REVIEW WARNINGS AHEAD!!!
:P :P READ AT YOUR OWN RISK<<<>>>Anyone that feels that this is better than the original Predator is full of crap!!!<<< This was a remake of the classic, with the same music and lines! The only thing was even slightly better was that it gave a bit of a back story to the species. Adrian Brodey playing the part of Arnold at the end with mud all over him! NO WAY, NO COMPARISON to Arnold! And the sword fight scene with the Falcon Predator & Yakuza guy was way too short, that fight really needed more substance!!!
I agree, sadly, the sercret has seemed to have died with him.
that one ugly mofo dammit. haha
I think the movie isn't that well made.The way that the Tracker blows up Laurence Fishburne...it's just stupid!! And the first time they show the super predators uncloaked... the CGI animation is just ************!!!!!! OH, and in the end when the classic predator puts his mask on you can hear dump music.And the music doesn't match with a Predator movie. Also, the predator aren't tall enaugh. And they act like pedals.
This movie plunged my heart into cardiac arrest, scared the crap out of me, made me pee my pants out of sheer joy, and that was only the first 10 minutes. This was a great movie, it really brought back the terrifying human hunter back to its original grandeur. Terrific script, it made each individual character's personality shine. I loved the comedic relief that Topher Grace brought inbetween action sequences, real shocking series of events... To all people who have seen this movie, you know what 5:00 time is :D. The epic battle between Classic and Berserker, was amazing, the other claiming the defeated yaujta's head as a glorious trophy. You probably already know who wins, but I'm not telling.