It's been a good number of years since a standalone "Predator" movie graced our screens. The two AVP crossover movies being their only appearance since 1990's "Predator 2", so it was with much interest I approached this long overdue sequel.
Taking a somewhat different approach to it's predecessors, 8 total strangers awake to find they've been dumped in some remote jungle, miles from civilisation and with no idea of where they are, or how they got there. The group consists of people from many different backgrounds and nationalities, ranging from special forces operatives, to mercenaries, death row inmates and yakuza hitmen and appear to have only one thing in common, they all know how to kill.
As they're still carrying their weapons, they initially don't worry too much and attempt to hike to safety. But it isn't too long before they realise they are more than just a long way from home, and they're now being hunted by something out of this world itself. As something unseen begins to pick them off, one by one, using all manner of elaborate high tech traps and weaponry.
Yes it seems, the jungle they're in is some sort of giant game preserve and they're being hunted by the Predators for sport. Trapped and outgunned, the group of misfit killers find they have to stick together in order to try and survive being slaughtered, but even if they do survive how do they get home?
Directed by Nimrod Antal, ("Vacancy"), and produced by Robert Rodriguez ("From Dusk till Dawn"), this is a really fun film, featuring plenty of action and gun fights. It was, perhaps, a little too derivative of the original in places and Adrian Brody was an unusual choice for lead actor. But never-the-less, this is still a respectable follow up. If you enjoyed the previous "Predator" films, then you should also enjoy this.