• Warning: Spoilers
    Predators is an enjoyable action film littered with homages and references to the original, it's a treat to watch as a long-time fan of one of Schwarzeneggers best. From the setting, to the music, to the character archetypes, even lines of dialogue and set pieces, everything is presented as a love letter to Predator. "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard plays over the ending credits, which is a nod to the famous helicopter scene at the beginning of Predator, this was a particularly nice touch and one of the less overt references. The film knows what the audience wants and it doesn't waste any time getting right in to the action. This new installment adds a few new features to the franchise however the original predator design is still featured here, which is another example of the film makers respect for the first film and an understanding of what the hardcore fan-base is here to see. At the end of the day this is a B grade action flick, but then so was John McTiernan's 1987 classic. The success comes from a certain degree of self awareness and fan service that is thoroughly enjoyable and reminiscent of the early 90's style of unapologetic goofy action.