December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

April 15, 2011

Predators (2010)

When it’s over, “Predators” was a no brainer film to watch.  This is the 5th film to feature the ultra hunters from another world made famous originally by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Predator” back in 1987.  This time around, the Predators have a slightly more menacing look (just when I got use to how ugly they were, they got uglier).  Actor Adrian Brody beefed up for the role as Royce, the leader of a band of criminals who are dropped onto an alien planet and must find a way off before the Predators hunt them down.  One by one, the criminals are killed and ultimately it’s Royce that must go hand-to-hand combat with the last remaining Predator.  I think the producers and writers should have put more into the plot by developing the storyline of the alien species as well as the humans they were hunting.  After five films, I would like to know these alien species a bit better, plus, a hero really isn’t a hero unless we associate him as one, and Royce’s character just wasn’t fleshed out well enough, despite Brody’s efforts.  Still, with all its flaws, I still remain a fan of the franchise.

My rating: 2 out of 5

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