Predators is perfectly serviceable, but not engaging enough to prevent the mind from wandering away from the plot and onto a moviegoer’s ongoing, large and vexing questions like, “Is originality now just a matter of making old properties fresh and feeling like new?” The director of this picture, Nimrod Antal, has a keen eye (a moonlit sword-fight with a predator is exquisite) and feel for action, but is a reliable filmmaker, not memorable one. Where has that excited anticipation for big movies gone? If 2008’s Iron Man was the beginning of a summer of love for blockbuster aficionados then perhaps last month’s The Last Airbender was Altamont. What chance does a serviceable action-picture like Predators have when you almost resent being in the theatre in the first place? –Hillary Titley



  • Nimród Antal


  • Adrien Brody
  • Topher Grace
  • Alice Braga
  • Walton Goggins
  • Oleg Taktarov
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Danny Trejo
  • Louis Ozawa Changchien
  • Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
  • Carey L. Jones


  • Michael Finch
  • Alex Litvak


  • Robert Rodriguez
  • Elizabeth Avellan

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