Not going to browbeat someone, whose filmed ripped me off in July 2010, but I will say Nimrod Antal bit off more than he could chew and didn't deliver the goods.
From the misleading marketing suggesting an "A" title and that fake trailer with multiple lazer dots suggesting 10 or so PREDATORs were hunting Adrien Brody and his heavily armed buddies, suggesting an epic showdown.
Also can I remind everyone
ALIENS VS PREDATOR- REQUIEM (2007), budget $40 Million
(but looked double or triple that budget) and they even afforded Tom Woodruff fantastic ADI suits and practical effects.
PREDATORS (2010) budget also $40 Million
and they resorted to a cheaper prosthetics company, which still got praised by ADI's Alec Gillis "for the budget they had". But again he doesn't realise AVP-R had the same budget and limited shooting schedule.
The end result of PREDATORS was a shoddy straight to DVD mess. It bored an entire cinema with people shouting out sarcastic remarks during a screening I was at. One even said "that (fake) trailer lied to us! What a crap film!". Before legging it out of the cinema.
As for Nimrod Antal saying "other people's movies lack suspense" is very much glass stones and houses
Only the actors kind of saved this movie from total disaster. Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Oleg Taktarov, Laurence Fishburne, Mahershala Ali, Louis Ozawa Changchien were all great. But then that's kind of like how "the last kid who get's picked last in team sports" is offered the chance of first pick next round because he complained.....only to pick the same team again like a hypocrite.
In other words the cast chosen was overcompensating for the person responsible to Direct.
Danny Tejo was criminally underused. I really wanted Machete Vs Predator! Guess they didn't hire a fight choreographer? And as for Walton Goggins
getting his spine ripped out
was the best scene in the movie as well as his comic line "You know, man, if we ever make it home, I'm going to do so much f**king cocaine. I'm gonna rape so many fine bitches". Inappropriate but hilarious at the same time.
Needed more preparation and needed better action choreography. All the elements were there but............good intentions do not make a great movie. Which PREDATORS was, frustratingly, not.
My only question was "what was that metal thing Lawrence Fishburne made a make-shift home in?". A crashed spaceship? An alien house? An alien mine?