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Title: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 06, 2010, 06:45:57 PM

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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Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Dr.Pred on Jul 06, 2010, 07:00:05 PM
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
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: frostedone on Jul 06, 2010, 07:11:45 PM
Well done review Hicks! I am more excited than ever now!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Guest on Jul 06, 2010, 07:13:52 PM
omg omg i want to see it now even more good reveiw
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Guest on Jul 06, 2010, 07:19:30 PM
Perhaps editing the review to show when spoilers are coming would help? :-X
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Purebreedalien on Jul 06, 2010, 07:22:15 PM
Just about to read now.  :)
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: r0x0rs on Jul 06, 2010, 07:33:10 PM
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!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Tucci on Jul 06, 2010, 07:41:15 PM
Nice Review. Gonna be sick. Can't wait to go see it Friday. ;D  ;D
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: shakermakerman on Jul 06, 2010, 07:44:32 PM
Stopped reading spoilers...
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Tan on Jul 06, 2010, 07:56:54 PM
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.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Falcon on Jul 06, 2010, 08:01:58 PM
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. ???
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: skull-splitter on Jul 06, 2010, 08:10:42 PM
Quite positive, full of spoilers, but sounds good.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: BloodshedPred on Jul 06, 2010, 08:14:00 PM
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.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: shakermakerman on Jul 06, 2010, 08:27:35 PM
More spoilers the an F1 race lol
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Spoon on Jul 06, 2010, 08:32:52 PM
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.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Oficial on Jul 06, 2010, 08:35:11 PM
I trust your review. YES
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Neon_Knight on Jul 06, 2010, 08:51:12 PM
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.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: gunfire15 on Jul 06, 2010, 09:00:48 PM
nice but there is no mention of the swordfight, is it good?
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Tucci on Jul 06, 2010, 09:01:10 PM
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.
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Post by: Beeko on Jul 06, 2010, 09:14:14 PM
I see it in 12 hours , nice that they have a session the night before the offical release dare
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: specter on Jul 06, 2010, 09:47:59 PM
Can ya'll stop worrying now?
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: spinksy on Jul 06, 2010, 09:52:41 PM
Gotta admit i kinda wish i hadnt of read this cause of the spoilers -

but

i am so excited about this film now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: The Pointman on Jul 06, 2010, 10:04:49 PM
Bad ass! Thanks for the review Corporal!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Spencer1033 on Jul 06, 2010, 10:19:58 PM
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.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Skinner on Jul 06, 2010, 10:24:46 PM
I guess I won't like the Classic vs. Berserker fight.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Predator Warlord on Jul 06, 2010, 10:48:00 PM
I want to know how Stickman looks like and is there and more predators in the end of the film?
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Wolf123 on Jul 06, 2010, 10:53:43 PM
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
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Spoon on Jul 07, 2010, 12:04:32 AM
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.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Wolf123 on Jul 07, 2010, 12:27:10 AM
Out for us in the u.k on the 8th, thats what there going by
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Post by: Drakolowe on Jul 07, 2010, 12:53:33 AM
OMG AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o
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Post by: Fleshtrap666 on Jul 07, 2010, 01:20:19 AM
ACK! major spoilers!!
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Post by: DoomGuy86 on Jul 07, 2010, 01:22:29 AM
Hell ya!!! Olé Predators!!!
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Post by: m138jewski on Jul 07, 2010, 01:36:56 AM
outstanding review. a lil bummed about the lack of spoiler warnings though
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Slugworth on Jul 07, 2010, 02:24:15 AM
"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.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: CANNON on Jul 07, 2010, 04:29:15 AM
sounds intresting.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Corporate Merc on Jul 07, 2010, 05:52:17 AM
Awsome review hicks as always, gonna be a kick ass movie man.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Over here on Jul 07, 2010, 07:06:07 AM
Way to many spoilers for a review. Thanks for spoiling the end
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: skull-splitter on Jul 07, 2010, 09:30:21 AM
@ Slugworth: agree. Giving a glance at the storyline would've been sufficient, and keep the in-depth part more on details and acting.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: DaddyD302 on Jul 07, 2010, 11:48:23 AM
7-9-10 can't come soon enough..... I gotta see this movie bad!!!!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: shamar on Jul 07, 2010, 12:33:31 PM
"(...)it blows Predator 2 out of the water and I consider it just as good as Predator."

Don't buy it. Sorry
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: ninashi on Jul 07, 2010, 12:51:53 PM
;D
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.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: thetruth on Jul 07, 2010, 02:04:27 PM
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   :)
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Post by: freddy616 on Jul 07, 2010, 05:32:54 PM
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
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: r0x0rs on Jul 07, 2010, 06:43:19 PM
@Spoon
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!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Alien³ on Jul 07, 2010, 07:36:06 PM
Man I CAN'T WAIT!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: rycher on Jul 07, 2010, 09:13:56 PM
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!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Guest on Jul 07, 2010, 10:14:17 PM
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)
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: JediMasterGabe on Jul 07, 2010, 10:53:51 PM
Well now I'm even more excited about the movie. But yea some spoiler warnings would really have been nice.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 07, 2010, 11:18:25 PM
@ rycher - That "team orientated group" isn't in the final film.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Joe117 on Jul 07, 2010, 11:33:11 PM
I'm pumped as hell. I refused to watch any trailers after the teaser. The reviews are great. BRING ON FRIDAY!
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Post by: Stuntman on Jul 08, 2010, 12:06:26 AM
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
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: rycher on Jul 08, 2010, 12:09:41 AM
@ Corporal Hicks- well thats good :)  anyways cant wait to see it Friday!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Wolf123 on Jul 08, 2010, 12:36:44 AM
It's been released now, im off to see it 2day im so excited it's gonna be awsome :D can't goddam wait
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: MrSpaceJockey on Jul 08, 2010, 06:54:10 AM
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.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Stuntman on Jul 08, 2010, 07:23:07 AM
im seein it tomorrow the wife :D MIDNIGHT BABY WOOT
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Post by: HUNTER13 on Jul 08, 2010, 08:56:11 AM
I cant take the temp no more i gotta see this movie!!! :'(
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Post by: AvatarIII on Jul 08, 2010, 09:56:39 AM
better than predator 2? awesome!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Ash 937 on Jul 08, 2010, 03:58:09 PM
Is this film better than Alien 3? Nobody has answered this question yet.  LOL
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Post by: Drakolowe on Jul 08, 2010, 04:43:50 PM
just seen it, its better than predator 2. whch is a great film.  its a very enjoyable film. im happy  :)
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: Deco on Jul 09, 2010, 08:44:33 AM
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
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: scar1 on Jul 10, 2010, 01:33:02 AM
>>>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!!!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: ninashi on Jul 11, 2010, 06:45:16 AM
I agree, sadly, the sercret has seemed to have died with him.
:(
that one ugly mofo dammit. haha
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: linkoutpredator432 on Jul 22, 2010, 03:39:17 PM
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.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Reviews Predators!
Post by: BerserkerPredator on Jul 23, 2010, 06:47:09 AM
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.