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Movie Issues: Predator

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Movie Issues: Predator

The guys are right in the middle of Action August and it was time we hit the big boy: the Action God of the 80’s Arnold Schwarzenegger. But which movie to do? There are so many, but the guys decided on the 1987 sic-fi action flick, Predator, where Arnold and his team go into South America to help out an old friend, only to be hunted by a alien who keeps and collects human parts as trophies. Soon it comes down to a battle for survival between the beast and Arnold. Who will win? Well download and find out as Leland and Spooky enter the world of 80s action flicks! Read On

Predators preys on moviegoers’ pocketbooks with competent action scenes

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Predators preys on moviegoers’ pocketbooks with competent action scenes

Predators is not an ambitious movie.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, mind you. It’s better to have an unassuming movie with bite than a lackluster epic, and Predators, helmed by Robert Rodriguez, sets out to do only one thing: pit a group of terrestrial warriors against everyone’s favorite space-headhunters. Hilarity, in the screaming and explosions sense, ensues.

Read my full review past the break.

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The Hunters Become the Hunted in the new "Predators"

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The Hunters Become the Hunted in the new "Predators"

Just the other week I was telling my husband how awesome it would be if there was a Predator movie where humans go to the Predator’s home planet and all hell breaks loose. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that my dream had come true! On July 7, 2010 a new chapter in the Predator saga will begin. The cast will feature Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Adrian Brody, and Danny Trejo. With a screenplay by Robert Rodriquez I’m sure it won’t disappoint.

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Aliens Vs Predator hands on at Eurogamer Expo London

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I wish I could have been a fly on the wall to the discussion at Universal that lead to the formation of the Aliens Vs Predator movie. Here’s how I think it would have gone:

Ideas guy: ‘Dude, what about Aliens and Predators in one movie?’

Producer: ‘Man, that would be sick! But they’re not even in the same story universe’

ID: ‘Meh, so what? They did it in games in the 90s. Two of the best and biggest monsters in one movie, it would be epic!’

P: ‘Yeah but we can’t make a movie without a story can we?’

ID: ‘What about: Predators breed Xenomorph Aliens for sport hunting? Make it some sort of Right of Passage or something’

P: ‘Yep, that’d probably work. Game on, I’ll put a writing team together’

And so, the Aliens Vs Predator movie was born and a reboot to the series was initiated. Two of Universal’s biggest monster franchises, combined together into an all out action fest. Yeah, there was a story, well kind of, but the original AVP movie and it’s subsequent sequels have all been about glorious action. I think of them as the balance to all those period dramas and romcoms, which helps me come to terms with spending money to see a film with basically no narrative.

Of course, both Aliens and Predator have seen game-movie tie-ins that predictably have been a little weak. Probably the best of the lot was Alien 3 back in the 16bit era, but the latest in the long list of  franchise game spin offs, Sega’s new Aliens Vs Predator (AvP) is attempting to change that and it’s multiplayer was on show at the Eurogamer Expo in London for hands on. Read On