Quickie: solid “sequel” to the original Predator, in which a bunch of humans are plucked off Earth, dumped onto an alien planet, and hunted by the alien predators. There are some real nice touches to this movie, between the connection to the original, the attempt at establishing different characterizations for everyone (although some do still stay within the stereotype, like the big, lovable Russian and the silent Japanese Yakuza), and the general, lingering sense of danger at every turn. Still, you know where this is going and where it’ll end, who’ll die and who’ll live, and just about everything else with regards to the survival action genre. It’s good and solid for what it is, and there’s nothing wrong with that, really. Popcorn flick.

B-

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