April 18, 2010

Predators (2010)

Let me set the record straight from the beginning: I am not a big fan of the Predator movies. I like them as popcorn entertainment but that's as far as I'd go with my praise. The creature design is interesting, Arnold was great in the original film as was Danny Glover in the sequel, and that pretty much sums up all there is to it. With all the online hype burning around the newest installment of the franchise, one would be led to believe that there is something more in there, maybe some real survival drama yet it all looks like a cool re-hash of the very first film... only without Arnold.

Now here comes a nice little featurette with producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimrod Antal that sheds some light on the production process, particularly regarding the casting of a certain Oscar winner in the lead role. After watching this, I must admit that the damn movie looks promising. Again, I wouldn't want to add anything to the hype - whether you're waiting for it or not it will splash everywhere around you come release time - but I'm certainly watching this with a bunch of friends and lots of beer at some point this year. Cudos to the marketing team :)

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