Predators (2010)
August 22, 2022 7:32 PM - Subscribe

Brought together on a mysterious planet, a mercenary (Adrien Brody) and a group of coldblooded killers now become the prey. A new breed of aliens pursues the ragtag humans through dense jungle. The group must work together to survive, or become the latest trophies of the fearsome intergalactic hunters.

Also starring Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, and Laurence Fishburne.

Directed by Nimród Antal.

Currently streaming in the US on Hulu. Also available for digital rental on multiple outlets.
posted by DirtyOldTown (7 comments total)
Until Prey, this was easily the second-best Predator movie.

Nimród Antal directed some of Stranger Things this year. His Hollywood career has mostly been about classing up B pictures.

I read an interview with him where he was very frank that the money he has made for stuff like this and Vacancy (which was also solid in spite of its script) was life-changing for him and his family. He stopped short of saying they weren't great movies, but he was pretty easy to read.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:46 PM on August 22, 2022 [3 favorites]

would love to see a sequel, this was one of the best entries in this universe
posted by alchemist at 10:14 PM on August 22, 2022

This is a bit of a mixed bag but fun in places and way better than either AvP. I'd agree it's better than most of the spinoffs (not seen Prey yet). Casting Adrian Brody seemed odd at the time. I remember an early battle scene where afterwards they do a headcount and someone (I think the Israeli sniper) asks what happened to the tough guy? I remember thinking, which one does she mean? Surely not the katana wielding yakuza? No, she means Brody.
posted by biffa at 1:04 AM on August 23, 2022 [1 favorite]

It was... OK? Good cast, but it felt very much like a conscious extension of the franchise--instead of them coming here, they're bringing us there, and with kind of a downer ending, since we saw what happens to someone who has been on Game Reserve Planet too long. It has been interesting to see Topher Grace's career beyond That 70s Show having him play villains (see also: Spider-Man 3, American Ultra).
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:26 AM on August 23, 2022 [1 favorite]

Also, are you doing The Predator next?
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:27 AM on August 23, 2022

Yeah, I'd put this at #3.

1: Predator
2: Prey
3: Predators
4 (tie): Predator 2 & AvP (I kinda like both, despite some big flaws)
49873: AvP: Requiem

That's counting AvP in the Predator Franchise, natch.

Only one I haven't seen is The Predator, of which I hear not good things.
posted by Saxon Kane at 9:22 AM on August 23, 2022

Only one I haven't seen is The Predator, of which I hear not good things.

The Predator would be ∞ on that list....
posted by Pendragon at 12:23 PM on August 23, 2022

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