Man is the most superior predator on earth. Blessed with a brilliant brain we have devised methods to fight the deadliest of creatures. What happens though, when eight of the best ‘predators’ from earth are put on an alien planet for a game, where they are the prey? Make that seven, excluding a doctor (Topher Grace) who doesn’t belong.
The group lands in alien territory with their memories wiped out. As they explore and try to find a way out, we get a chance to uncover the characters, but don’t manage to connect. Adrien Brody is completely miscast as the ruthless mercenary, and fails to impress. As they learn more about what they are up against, from first hand encounters, each other and ‘the one that got away’ (Laurence Fishbourne) they realize there is no way out.
They are the game, and one by one they become the prey of the trio of Predators they belong to. The massive beasts are undoubtedly the best part of the movie, with their advanced abilities, fancy gear and dreadlocks. Despite the superiority they take their time with the humans, playing with them, kicking them around and even indulging in a sword fight.
Other than the action scenes the movie doesn’t have much going on for it. The dialogues are trying to hard and delivered so incoherently in places, you may as well try to understand what the aliens are saying. It fails to grab your attention because its so predictable everyone knows what will happen next.
A workable canvas that lacks vividity.
Contributed by Raashi Malhotra