Predators (2010)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 47 mins

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The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they discover that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive.
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Cast: Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Topher Grace, Walton Goggins

Crew: Nimrod Antal (Director), Gyula Pados (Director of Photography), John Debney (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Dates: 09 Jul 2010 (India)

Tagline: The most dangerous killers on the planet... but this is not our planet.

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as Royce
as Isabelle
as Edwin
as Stans
as Berserker Predator
as Tracker Predator
as Cuchillo
as Classic Predator
as Noland
as Noland
as Mombasa
as Nikolai


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director


Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Sound Re-recording Mixer


Production Designer


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer



Makeup and Hair

Special Effects Makeup Artist

Special Effects


Stunt Double
Stunt Performer

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Coordinator
Digital Compositor
Film Type:
Feature Film
Spoken Languages:
Russian, Spanish
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
The most dangerous killers on the planet... but this is not our planet.
Fear is Reborn
The Hunt Is On
This summer, fear is reborn.
Audio/Video Mismatch
During the scene were the cage is found, Hanzo can be heard cocking a handgun he took out of his holster. However, in a close-up shot of the pistol, the hammer is seen up and he is not heard resetting it.

In both Predator decapitation scenes, the heads are lopped off in one clean stroke that severs the entire neck. In both cases, though, none of the aliens' tentacle "hair" is cut, even though it would be in the path of the blades.

When Isabelle shows Royce the weird magnetism by using a leaf in water, she puts the leaf on the water and it is very flat. After the cut and close-up of the leaf it is very curled up and cup like. It is very obvious that it is not the same leaf.

[Flip Shot] While Royce is running around the last Predator and hitting him with the axe, the plasma caster changes from left to right shoulder during a change of camera.

When the cage is found the parachute is draped differently between shots.

Shortly after escaping from Noland's hideout, Stans stabs Berserker Predator in the upper right shoulder with the wound clearly visible from the front. However, once Berserker captures Isabelle and Edwin the wound has disappeared and remains missing later during the fight with Royce.

When Royce runs to save Isabella from the pit trap, he throws his shotgun to the side and dives the last several feet, which would put the gun behind him and out of reach. When he pulls her out of the pit, the shotgun is right beside him on the ground.

At the very beginning when Royce is talking to Nikolai for the first time, after the camera pans away, what appears to be a pacing counter on Nikolai's left shoulder disappears in the next shot and then reappears the shot after.

Crew/Equipment Visible
In the beginning of the movie, when Isabelle asks Royce "do you remember a plane?", the camera briefly gets a lens flare which is reflected onto Royce's forehead.
Hanzo is missing two fingers on his left hand. The reason that the Yakuza traditionally cut their fingers starting from the left pinkie is that these fingers have a vital role in controlling a Japanese sword, and their loss would significantly impair a duelist. Hanzo must be a formidable swordsman to be able fight in close combat as he did despite the loss of his fingers.

According to director Nimród Antal, the lower jaw attached to the mask of the Berzerker Predator is that of an alien from the Alien movie series.

Louis Ozawa Changchien insisted his character Hanzo fight using Kendo as he is a practitioner of the martial art, instead of using Kung Fu as most Hollywood films do.

The classic Predator from the original Predator (1987) is seen for the first time in over 20 years.

The original script contained cameo appearances by Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Michael Harrigan (Danny Glover), the protagonists of the previous Predator films. However, these appearances were ultimately cut out.

The original plan was to alter the 20th Century Fox logo, turning it into heat vision (as seen from the Predators' viewpoint) halfway through the fanfare. The studio nixed that particular idea.

While filming a fight scene, Oleg Taktarov hit his face on a Steadicam camera and started bleeding. He insisted that filming continued to add effect to the scene.

Adrien Brody put on 25 pounds of muscle for his role.

Robert Rodriguez intended this film to be part of the "Predator" series and NOT the "Alien vs. Predator" series.

The film was shot in 53 days.

Hanzo only speaks in one scene and has a total of 3 lines of dialogue.

Laurence Fishburne filmed for just 2 days.

The unusual weapon used by Royce is an AA-12 fully automatic 12 gauge shotgun. Judging by the explosive effects produces by the shells, it is most likely loaded with Frag-12 explosive rounds.

The writing on the back of Stans' prison jumpsuit identifies him as an inmate of California's San Quentin State Prison. San Quentin has the largest prison death row population in the United States.

The song that plays over the credits is Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" and is a direct reference to the first Predator while the group of soldiers are traveling in a helicopter.

One of the mandates for the production team was that they only looked to the original Predator (1987) for reference points.

Alice Braga read a sniper manual in preparation for her role and carried a fourteen pound sniper rifle around with her during shooting.

Although all the main locations were filmed in Hawaii, 60% of the movie was shot in Texas in order to be eligible for a tax benefit.

The first Predator doesn't appear until 38 minutes into the film.

It was decided that the film would be produced at Robert Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios instead of 20th Century Fox so that Rodriguez would have creative control over the project.

Stans character is a death row inmate in California's San Quentin Correctional Facility. All death row inmates can receive a pardon or stay of execution by the state's governor. At the time this film was made (and presumably the time the movie takes place), California's governor was Arnold Schwarzenegger, the lead star of the original Predator film.

Robert Rodriguez was originally thought to be attached as director, however within days of this rumor coming out he confirmed he would only write and produce the film.

Milo Ventimiglia, Freddy Rodríguez and Josh Brolin were considered for the role of Royce.

Nimród Antal did over 100 pages of storyboards in preparation for directing.

Jeff Fahey was briefly considered for the role of Noland.
Movie Connection(s):
Follows: Alien (English)
Follows: Aliens (English)