Film Review: Predators (2010)

Right, so I love action movies. One of my favourite films of all time is Skull Island, which to this day has one of the coolest/most badass moments in cinematic history: James Conrad wearing a gas mask while swinging a katana. The Peter Jackson King Kong was great, too. But somehow I hadn’t actually seen the 2010 Predators until this morning. (I’ve very behind on films, it seems.)

The film follows a group of convicts, mercenaries and otherwise dangerous dudes who are dropped onto a distant planet seemingly at random. (There’s only one woman, Isabelle, played by Alice Braga, in the entire movie, which bugged me a little, but other than that, the casting was brilliant!) You have Adrien Brody, Walton Goggins and Laurence Fishburne, who are three of my favourite actors in general, so seeing them all in a film together is awesome.

The group quickly learn that they’re not alone on the planet and they realise that they’re being hunted by the Predators. It becomes a deadly game of chase as the group try to find a way off the planet and back to Earth while trying to evade the Predators tracking them down. The main character of Royce, played by Adrien Brody, is someone you can root for. He just wants to get home and looks after Isabelle, and the pair are awesome together.

It’s really violent and scary, for sure, but it was a good addition to the universe and there’s talk of a direct sequel, which I would totally watch!

Has anyone seen this? Or any of the other films in the Predator universe?