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A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.5/10 (77,216 voted)

Critic's Score: 51/100

Director: Nimród Antal

Stars: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Serra Leoa militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they discover that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive.

Writers: Alex Litvak, Michael Finch

Adrien Brody - Royce
Topher Grace - Edwin
Alice Braga - Isabelle
Walton Goggins - Stans
Oleg Taktarov - Nikolai
Laurence Fishburne - Noland
Danny Trejo - Cuchillo
Louis Ozawa Changchien - Hanzo
Mahershala Ali - Mombasa (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
Carey Jones - Tracker Predator (as Carey L. Jones)
Brian Steele - Berserker Predator / Falconer Predator
Derek Mears - Classic Predator

Taglines: This summer, fear is reborn.


Official Website: 20th Century Fox [United States] | Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 9 July 2010

Filming Locations: Bastrop, Texas, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $24,760,882 (USA) (11 July 2010) (2699 Screens)

Gross: $127,233,108 (Worldwide) (14 October 2010)

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Did You Know?

One of the mandates for the production team was that they only looked to the original _Predator (1987)_for reference points.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs: In the beginning of the movie Royce observes that the sun "hasn't moved", but then later it is nighttime. This is not a goof. Several scenarios are plausible, such as a very slow planetary rotation or an eclipse by one of the system's many nearby planets.

[first lines]
[after they've parachuted on the planet, Cuchillo points his Uzis at Royce]
Royce: Don't. Calm down.
Cuchillo: Hey, fuck you.
Royce: Calm down.
Cuchillo: Fuck you.

User Review

Great mix of old and new.

Rating: 8/10

I'm surprised at the polarized opinions of Predators here on IMDb. From fans of the original movie (like me), I would have expected a degree of respect for this latest iteration; it seems to honor its predecessors while still offering new twists and depth. Without presenting spoilers, I would simply say that there were developments in Predators that present some exciting opportunities for future films. I also always appreciated Predator for its "gravitas", and Predators continues that somber and grim tradition with arguably better acting.

For new viewers, I don't see what more could have been expected. It's an old concept (The Most Dangerous Game, with hunted humans), but Predators does a good job with it. The acting is great, the lines are not successive groan-worthy quips, the cinematography is delicious, and the soundtrack is fantastic (segments of the original with new score!). Again, the overall plot isn't new, but at least it's not stupid. The characters behave in a realistic manner, and I wasn't plagued by the "why-didn't-they-just-do_____?" question for the entire movie.

Frankly, if you read a review from someone with a rating lower than five, they're just not being fair. Predators AT LEAST deserved to be watched and appreciated for what it offers.

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