Been watching a lot of this year's movies on DVD, trying to catch up on the films I wanted to see before the year ends. So you will see a lot of reviews from now until January.
A film I wanted to check out, but wasn't rushing to see in theaters was Predators. I loved the original and hated all subsequent versions. I like Adrien Brody, Walton Goggins, Danny Trejo and Topher Grace and respect Nimrod Antal (the director) because he had Dan Farah banned from set and later excommunicated from Screen Gems. That gets him an automatic awesome in my book, as Farah is the biggest piece of human shit lurking in the gutters of Los Angeles.
Based on pure fun factor, this movie is great. It starts off at full speed and doesn't really let up - right up until we meet Laurence Fishburne's character. The entire section of the film with his character was completely unnecessary. He was there to give exposition and intel on the creatures, but it ultimately didn't matter. The don't necessarily 'win' in the end anyway. And Alice Braga's character had all the intel they needed. It was obvious the Predator-type from the first film was enemies with the bad ass Predator, as it was chained up at their base camp. There is a bit of a twist toward the end with one of the characters and I thought this could have been played a bit earlier so there was more gravity to the situation. But if you want somewhat mindless fun, done really well, then this film is sure to deliver.