Movie Number- 80
Title– Predators (2010)
Branden’s Rating– 7 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– 8 out of 10
Average Rating– 7.5
Netflix Rating– 4 Stars
Comments– And now the reason we were watching the Predator series to begin with: the latest theatrical release Predators. This one did not disappoint, and Bridgette and I found it to be the best in the series, and that it could set up well for another one of equal value. Adrien Brody (The Jacket, Splice, The Village) did a good job bulking up for the role, and I thought he was very believable as the hero of the story (better than Danny Glover, but not quite Schwarzenegger). The supporting cast was great, with Topher Grace (Eric from That 70’s Show), Danny Trejo (Machete) and Laurence Fishburne (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) stealing the show. In fact, I would this that this small role was the best I’ve ever seen from Fishborne. Essentially, it comes down to this: if you enjoyed the first Predator movies, then I see no reason why you wouldn’t enjoy this. It’s a well done movie with a lot of action and some good acting in the mix. The story is done pretty well also, and ranks as my favorite in the series. I just hope there is another sequel. Good-Great.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.