I'm willing to go out on a limb and say that the name "Nimrod" doesn't carry the same cultural connotation in Hungary as it does here. In fact, I'd like to think that such an easily self-fulfilling prophecy is what has motivated director Nimrod Antal to become the respectable craftsman that he is today. Mind you, I don't mean to marginalize his work by calling him a mere "craftsman"; on the contrary, his consistent regard for space, pace and tone in 2003's Kontroll, 2007's Vacancy and 2009's Armored has helped him stand out among peers all too eager to shoot a bit shakier and cut a bit choppier. When it comes to Predators, it's these qualities -- combined with the guidance of producer Robert Rodriguez -- that succeed in restoring the pulse to a recently disgraced franchise.
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