No, I'm not going to ask anyone to take a seat (you know who you are, so consider yourself lucky this time). I'm talking about the movie that came out yesterday called Predators. I have to say, I think this movie is a drastic improvement to what we've seen in recent years from the Predator/AVP franchises. In case you haven't seen the previews for this film, Predators takes place on an alien planet used as a preserve for game. Every season, the Predators take species from other planets and drop them in the preserve to hunt. In a way, this movie feels like a play on the plot/ideas presented in the story 'The Most Dangerous Game,' since all the people dropped on the planet are, in their own way, hunters of other humans. Much of the dialogue helps emphasize this idea and some of it helps portray how the characters feel about the 'monsters' they've become. The action in this movie was pretty intense, keeping the suspense one would expect from a Predator movie. In this movie, like AVP, there are three primary Predators for our 'heroes' to worry about. However, being on a game preserve, we see other kinds of wildlife as well (only two, but the scenes are intense/beautiful to look at nonetheless). The special effects went a long way to bring the environment and creatures to life in the movie. I know I discussed the plot above, but let's talk about the actors for a bit. Predators is yet another movie to boast a pretty strong cast, but it doesn't feel as gimmicky as it did in other recent films (such as Old Dogs). They all did a great job of the roles they took, and I believe their performances made the audience react according to a character (so if we were supposed to dislike someone, they did it without over-doing it). However, being as most of these people come from action movies/television series', fans of the actors won't exactly be wowed with the performances since it's more of the same stuff. I will say that Topher Grace (from That 70s Show and Spider-Man 3) did a great job in the role he had. Also, I enjoyed how this movie didn't entirely stand-off from previous movies, giving the first movie a little attention through dialogue. Using the first movie as a standard for the Predator franchise, this movie is a bit of a mixed-bag. Where the first movie was mostly about stealth, this one gave way to brute force and lots of explosions. Toward the end, though, things got really good and made this move worthy of the Predator name. Anyone else see this movie?