Yes, I quoted Hard Target. Bite me.
Well this is sort of an odd pickle. A few days ago we posted the first footage from Predators, the newest entry in the series about alien hunters who track down the baddest humans (or really anything) that they can find. This one is produced by Robert Rodriguez and directed by Nimród Antal (Vacancy). The footage was pretty intriguing, sort of a pre-trailer. A trailer for the trailer. Yes, I realize how ridiculous that sounds. Anyway, first of all, here’s the poster for it:
Regardless, the new story features Adrien Brody, Danny Trejo, Alice Braga, Topher Grace (?!), Laurence Fishburne, and a few others as the baddest motherfuckers on Earth, who are kidnapped and brought to the Predators’ home planet to be hunted. Yes, it’s a rehash of The Most Dangerous Game. We know. You can stop pointing it out now. In any event, the full trailer has now been released and… I dunno. I feel kind of underwhelmed by it. Maybe not underwhelmed. Maybe just whelmed. Maybe it’s because they don’t actually show much of the creatures, which is sort of silly when you think about it. I mean, if you’re one of the people who is going to see Predators, what’s the likelihood that you don’t already know what they look like?
I do like that they’re playing up the suspense angle of it — it seems like a good bit of it involves the quiet hunter/stalking aspect. That’s part of what’s made the first movie so successful, and is pretty much critical to separating it from being just another sci-fi action flick. Although the “we’re the game” line is kind of lame and predictable. Maybe I’m just being fickle. So, is it me? What’s your take? Awesome trailer? Kind of bland?
TALK, DAMN YOU!
(trailer courtesy of IGN)