Jul 182010
 

#1 You really can’t beat a beginning that starts in the middle of action. The movie opens with Adrian Brody falling from the sky and waking up. He activates the weird parachute device just in time to hit the ground at a hard thud. He groans, and then we cut to the movie title. Bam, things are already happening.

#2 Alien hunters from another universe not only know human nature well enough to kidnap soldiers, but also killers on waiting execution on Death Row. Makes me wonder if there is a subclass of aliens who does surveillance and bureaucracy. There should be a spin off movie called “Accountants” and they are aliens who invade earth just to find how who the good kills are for the Predators.

#3 Danny Trejo makes any movie better.

#4 Even bloodthirsty aliens from another world are racists.

#5 Even godforsaken place in the middle of nowhere has it’s own castaway survivor and his pet volleyball.

#6 Robert Rodriguez once again proves that you can make any movie better if you treat every character, no matter how minor, as if they were super important characters in their own personal stories that just happening to be crossing over with this movie.

It is the one rule that I can not stress enough. If you are writing porn, if you are writing horror and even if you are writing a romance novel, you can make every character interesting and if you do, the quality of your story escalates. It takes work but it makes your fictional world come to life.

As for the movie itself, I liked it. Every time I thought I had things figured out, they would change things up and I appreciate that. Easily the best movie in the franchise since Predators 2.

  6 Responses to “What I Learned From the Movie, Predators.”

  1. Unrelated to your original post, I’m busy being dreadfully bored on a family visit *but* my boredom was alleviated by the fact that my dad’s apartment is right across the street from a nice big library.

    A nice big library that carries three or four volumes of this silly little comic called Empowered! I’m halfway through the first one, and it’s fantastic. Thank you so much for the rec (like two years ago, I know, but whatever) and thanks for giving me a way to escape from my siblings for a few hours.

  2. Empowered is one of life’s great pleasures.

  3. I was disappointed by Predators, there wasn’t any real ending. Lawrence Fishbourne made me giggle though – I used to have a MAD crush on him, actually I may still have have it ;)

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  5. Musns- The ending surprised me a bit too but for some reason I shrugged it off. I think I did because action movies with lots of sequels never have closure. They just have lead ins for more sequels lol

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