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Predators - Forget the Cinema, Wait for the DVD!

I used to love going to the cinema and watching adventure movies like the latest "Predators" - the 3rd chapter in the series of man-versus-alien adventures.  Now, I hate the current cinema experience - very expensive junk food, long queues waiting for a ticket and 20 minutes of advertising before the movie starts.  Also, have you tried accessing the cinema websites from your mobile lately to check movie session times?  What a horrible experience - all flash, no function. Whatever happened to Village or Hoyts innovating and thinking like a customer?  Anyway, read on for my review of this movie...

Predators is fun to watch - just don't expect to do too much thinking!  I love the special effects - very realistic.  I initially didn't like Adrien Brody as the lead (replacing Arnie) but he grew on me - I especially like his mean streak.  Alice Braga is hot as the tough and sensible female killer.  Those latin looks are to die for! Laurence Fishburne provides some nice twists & Topher Grace is great as the innocent-looking psychotic killer.
Predators should be enjoyed with a big bag of popcorn and lots of friends around you. It is the classic theme of humans marooned, struggling against the elements.  I would have loved it to have a nice surprise at the end but it leaves you a bit "hanging in mid-air".
I rated it a 6 out of 10 for fun and escapism.  Don't bother with the cinema - it is not worth the expense.  Wait for it to come out on DVD and watch it with all the family on a Saturday afternoon.
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Chris Pattas

Chris Pattas lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. He is happily married with two children. Chris is a successful business leader who enjoys helping organisations reach their full potential. Whether it is driving greater profit or sales, growing market share in competitive industries, inspiring executives to achieve great things, negotiating compelling business deals or working as a board member implementing exciting change programs, he knows how to get the most out of any organisation. Chris has worked in various product and service industries including: advertising, software, IT&T, travel & tourism, utilities and telecommunications. His interests and expertise include: leadership & strategy, sales & marketing, online & social media, science & technology, travel & tourism, photography and music.