Friday, 2 July 2010
ACTION FIGURE APOCALYPSE
Red band shill for Predators. Apart from selling like a vulgar articulated figure remix of the 1987 original, this ad seems to suggest the film will be explicitly moving on slasher movie mechanics. Expect a variety of straight-to-video action archetypes being fed through the mangler by everyone's favourite intergalactic big-game hunter. I wonder if the film will go to any lengths to make the GI Joe chattel engaging? Each seems to have an accessory rather than a personality, with Adrien Brody's merc polling high for packing the absolutely ludicrous AA-12 super shotgun. Considering this bunch are made up of war criminals and gangsters, perhaps an air of punishment will hang over the spectacle, not unlike Fox's other extraterrestrial threequel Alien 3?