Review: Predators

Adrian Brody and Alice Braga in 'Predators'
Adrian Brody and Alice Braga in 'Predators'

Predators begins in free fall (literally), builds up a good head of steam, comes to a crashing halt, and then can’t quite get all its cylinders to fire again.

It’s a good ride, though, and presents solid, crunching action. Director Nimr√≥d Antal deftly makes use of the elements he’s been provided; Adrien Brody is convincing as a lean, intelligent loner / leader; Alice Braga steps up as an equal opportunity soldier of fortune — even if she is dangerously empathetic; Laurence Fishburne, Walton Goggins, and Danny Trejo contribute memorable bits. This is the sequel that the original Predator deserved.

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