Predators (R)


This small-minded reshuffling of the Predator franchise that began in 1987 is little more than a sci-fi B-movie filled with limitless plot holes. Adrien Brody is Royce, a special-ops-turned-mercenary who gets plunked down on a strange planet with six other killers from various backgrounds. The movie’s role-reversal isn’t as clever as screenwriters imagine.

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