|Does the third film in the series stand tall next to the other two?|
Released by 20th Century Fox
Release Date: July 9th. 2010
Starring: Adrian Brody, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne
Written by Alex Litvak, Michael Finch
Directed by Nimrod Anatal
Rated R (strong creature violence and gore, and pervasive language)
Earth's top killers are drop into the jungle without knowing how they got their. Eventually there are eight of them, including Adrian Brody, Danny Trejo, Topher Grace, and the guy with big teeth from The Shield. They figure out that they are on a different planet and that they are being hunted.
Other than this diversion to the story, the movie moves at a very brisk pace and has plenty of action scenes. I really liked how director Nimrod Antal kept the movie interesting by keeping the formula very close to the original. Instead of hunting humans of earth, the predators are importing them to their planet. It gives the movie a different but oddly familiar feel.
There is one other thing that bothers me and that is the plot twist at the end. The movie goes great and even follows the story arc of the original to a fault, but the filmmakers have decided to throw a plot twist in towards the end. Why? The plot didn't need any spicing up so why include this? It adds nothing to the story and only serves to frustrate us.