You might be surprised to see a post about a science fiction movie instead of the usual anime, manga, or photography topics. Had simply never gotten round to writing about sci-fi, a genre I do like, both in anime as in live action.
Wanted to put in a short word about “Predators” which builds directly onto the original “Predator” film from 1987 which I like for being an excellent, no-nonsense action sci-fi movie.
After a weak sequel and the appalling “Alien vs Predator” movies, this new movie “Predators” successfully captures the same atmosphere of the original. In fact, it uses all the elements of the first one to recreate a similar experience, right down to using music from the original.
Only the bare necessities were altered, only a bit was added and revealed about the predator race itself. Critics will justifiably fault the movie because of that, it doesn’t really bring anything new or original, doesn’t make any daring choices or try something novel. It simply takes what worked from the first movie and created a new one with that.
Which is exactly why I like “Predators”, had hoped to see more of the same as in the first movie and it delivers exactly that. It had the same atmosphere, that sense of desperation, of being up against something unknown and overpowering, the inhumanity of both the aliens and the humans was also brought forth.
An excellent science fiction movie which I really like for its raw entertainment value.