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Predators Vs the anxious [Warning: SPOILERS!]

In Flannery Plath on July 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm

 

 

[Note: This is the opening salvo of a whole bunch of Predators stuff…]

 

I sit down in the cinema with Billy on one side, a woman on the other and right away I know something is wrong. And when the film starts and I see Adrian Brody drop into the jungle from the sky, I already want to leave. Just like the advertisement before the film said, we’re trapped in the cinema.

 

Adrien Brody gets up and meets some other people. They are surrounded by trees and there’s nowhere to go.

 

The jungle in the film reminds me of Apocalypse Now. I remember having this exact feeling when I watched it for the first time on a film course back in university. Martin Sheen killing Brando in that dark, depressing jungle. But it was only one scene, and I never felt the urge to leave.

 

So why does this feeling hit me now? Is it that I might need to cough? Or am I just tired? I don’t know.

 

I try to watch the film again. But it’s still in the jungle and they don’t seem to be doing anything. Read the rest of this entry »