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Movie Review: Predators July 13, 2010

Posted by lisameesakasi in Movies, Reviews.
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Today I went to watch the latest installment to the Predators franchise. Predators  (Robert Rodriguez) is your typical late-2000s action movie. There are big guns, big soldiers, big enemies, and as per usual, a romantic relationship between the Alpha Male and the Damsel in Distress (the classic action-movie-formula). I’d say that the movie was alright. If I had a chance to redo today all over again, I’d still go and watch it… however, I think it’s the kind of movie that you tire of after a short while. I’d say 3 watches maximum, and the excitement is over.

It did have a surprising ending, though. Like, it’s obvious that everyone is going to die–it’s just one of those movies. But the twist was pretty cool, I did not see it coming. And on a higher note, Laurence Fishburne‘s short performance was amazing! (Possible spoiler alert) If you were stuck on an alien planet, surrounded by death and carnage for what, 10 years, I’m sure you’d go crazy as well. His insanity was convincing and a real pleasure to watch. Kudos for another amazing, albeit short, performance LF!

Also, there are a few movies that I want to see… badly! We arrived a little late at the cinema, so I just got to see the tail-end of a–can it be–new Resident Evil movie. Now, I am a major fan of the RE franchise and could just die if I don’t see this (possible) movie. I also want to watch the Expendables. It had me jumping out of my seat when I saw the ad! You’ve got the 80s hot shots from the biggest action movies of the time, Stallone (Rocky/ Rambo), Willis (Die Hard), Li (mostly martial arts movies, but damn, all his Americano movies are amazing), and a little Schwarzenegger (Predator, Conon the Barbarian, Terminator), etc. You also have names like Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, and Stone Cold Steve Austin. I want to watch it, now, if possible, but it won’t be coming out until ‘Summer 2010.’ Damn it! 

I also want to watch Knight and Day. I haven’t seen Tom Cruise in a leading role in a film since the last installment of Mission Impossible, I think. I saw him in Tropic Thunder, though, and he was freaking amazing! His latest movie looks good, and it would have been better to have a stronger female lead, but Diaz looks hots so her lacking acting skills don’t really matter. I think she’s there to smile and kiss Cruise, rather than, oh, I don’t know, act.

Karate Kid, now that’s another movie I want to watch! I was going to watch it today, but am most likely going to watch it tomorrow. When I first heard that they were making a remake of the 1984 classic, I was hesitant. I mean, I love Jackie Chan, but Will Smith’s son? Now come on! It’s a well-known fact that children of Hollywood superstars usually, well, bomb. However, as the movie has already made over $US200M (I shouldn’t be going by that as Avatar hit the Billion dollar mark and still sucked!) I think it’s worth at least a second glance. Hopefully it will surpass my already low expectations and high standards.

Ciao,
~KASI

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