The Predator alien is a highly intelligent war machine- there are two types of Predators, the larger super Predators and the classic small ones; they have a long going blood feud, which comes into play during this movie.
The movie is about 10 of planet earth’s most dangerous killers that are dropped in a mysterious jungle planet to be used as training tools for the Predators. Included in the 10 killers is a former US Army Special Forces soldier, Royce, (Adrien Brody), a Russian Spetsnaz soldier, Nikolai, (Oleg Taktarov), a Mexican drug cartel enforcer, Cuchillo, (Danny Trejo), a IDF black ops sniper, Isabelle, (Alice Braga). a RUF officer, Mombasa, (Mahershalalhashbaz Ali), a US Death Row inmate, Stans, (Walton Goggins), a silent Yakuza assassin, Hanzo, (Louis Ozawa Changchien), and an American doctor, Edwin (Topher Grace) who seems really out of place. With everyone confused with the situation, Royce decides that they should stick together and acts as the leader of the group, putting the pieces together as where they are and what is going on, as they do their best to avoid certain death at the hands of the alien Predators. After a couple of close calls, the group meets U.S. Air Cavalry Soldier named Noland (Laurence Fishburne), a survivor of over 10 hunting seasons of the Predators training game. He who reveals that there are three Predators at a time and that this planet is the training ground that has a ship that they can use to leave.
The movie has action packed fight scenes including a sword fight between Hanzo and a Predator, a wicked Predator versus Predator fight defiantly lives up to the hype, a couple twists and turns and much more.
No Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Adrien Brody gained 25lbs for the role. It is highly recommended to go see this movie in theatres, because the DVD may not do the action scenes justice.