So, we're basically looking at a remake of the first Predator with Schwartz. We all remember that movie. It's a real bummer, really. But at 10 years old, it was a hit, especially the mud-smeared Schwartz at the end. It's one of those movies that I wouldn't risk giving any grades to. Because it's childhood. In any case, even if the movie is bad memories are only the most positive. And from a new film of Robert Rodriguez they expected a worthy continuation/remake. And he succeeded.
To begin with it is necessary to tell about the team. It is an example of how the authors, in my opinion, do not hesitate to mock the theme of political correctness. An American commando, a Russian with a six-shooter, a Japanese mobster, a Mexican hit man and so on. That is nobody was deprived, all is well. But the main thing is that they managed to ground it in a plot. My respects. Believe it or not. But the Russian played almost all the coolest. The authors did their best when they were writing this character.
With the rest in principle all is clear. The hero, the coward, and a lot of neutrality that goes after the hero. The actors all acted more than well. Only the heifer at the beginning of the movie strains you. Immediately you can tell the minuses in this aspect of the movie. Totally ridiculous phrases chick in the first 30 minutes of the movie. You will remember the words "Special Agent", "It seems to have fallen from the sky" and "I know you are a military man". And so no special faults in the actors' play were noticed. There is even an intrigue about one of the characters which is revealed only at the end. And, of course, Laurence Fishburne was a delight. The psycho played just fine. Of course, you can see that he got old, but still, 7 years have passed since the matrix. It's a pity he wasn't on the screen.
The story's told in a "what the fuck is going on screen?" kind of way. That's when you're shown only a slice, the brightest, from the lives of these characters, without a logical end or beginning. A lot of things aren't explained until the end. Just a day in the life of a planet of predators. Do not reckon on more. As I said before the plot constantly throws out some intrigues, throws us new characters, and most importantly reveals to us more deeply the life and relationships of predators. It certainly pleased me. And of course oldfags like me who watched the first Predator a hundred times will enjoy it. There are a lot of references to it, events of the first part are considered in Predators, and the main part of the final battle is a shocker. Oh how nostalgia will come over you. And even if you have seen the flaws in the movie, you are ready to forgive it absolutely everything.
Just as I expected, at least for me personally, there is humor in this movie. Of course, it is, without a choice, black. It is true that there is not as much of it as I would have liked, but it is always appropriate. One of the most memorable scenes is a Chinese man fighting a Predator with a katana. I personally clapped in the theater for the very idea of using stereotypes. And of course the Russian was given a very cool role at the end. Very glad that in America's view the Russians are not just chugging vodka and planning an attack on America during breaks, but they look really cool in movies. Also, contrary to all unwritten cinematic rules, the first three victims are a Mexican and two African-Americans.
But the great thing about this movie is this. I watched the whole session. And with each frame I was more and more sure that Rodriguez was good. He didn't lose his form. He shot it in his own style. You can't imagine the shock on my face when I saw a completely different person in the credits as the director and Rodriguez only as the producer. This film is so steeped in his style that I'm sure he put no small amount of effort into the making of the film. I think fans of his films, or at least the 2007 grindhouse films will understand me. And if he didn't make the movie he certainly thought up the end credits. Or Tarantino helped him. It's totally fucked up because, guys. Genius credits for a movie like this. Because this movie is serious.
Of course, there are downsides. It's really the bloopers in the story. Blatant and unconcealed. And the problem of all action movies: endless bullets, unbreakable bones of heroes in principle and so on. Meaningless talk about nothing. Just timing to stretch out. Well, and the main still. Long forgotten feeling - "what the fuck is going on!" and "how did it get here!?" Sure, it's cool on the one hand. But it does get in the way when you're watching it.
Well in the end, I personally got what I was expecting. They showed me good action, told me a little more about predators, made me laugh, fuck off in the beginning and at the end, and finally look at the dismemberment of everything and everyone. This movie is a great example of how to bring back old brands and hits. Absolutely on the same level that the A-team did recently. Very you know what pleases me about this trend. The film deserves an 8/10 for the banter, for the seriousness and for Rodriguez, just for fun.