Thus, it was nice to see Predators captured some of the magic of the original. Sure, it doesn't take many risks and pretty much copies the same recipe as the original, from who dies when and the finale. However, that's certainly better than taking bad risks. Fortunately, there are a few cool new twists.
The acting is generally pretty decent. Laurence Fishburne was the only one who seemed really out of place - his psychophrenia just wasn't believable. But Adrien Brody, despite not being nearly as buff as Arnold, really fit the role of the tough super commando.
Predators doesn't quite exceed the original, but it is certainly a worthy sequel.
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