Rated 3.0

A motley collection of strangers (Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo and others less familiar) find themselves mysteriously marooned in a jungle. Gradually, they realize that the jungle they’re stuck in isn’t on Earth—and they’re being hunted like animals by something that definitely isn’t human. Rebooting the old franchise, writers Alex Litvak and Michael Finch give director Nimród Antal a script that plays to his few strengths, and he makes the most of it, as do the actors with their two-dimensional characters. The movie never manages to come up with an ending, but why bother? There’s going to be a sequel anyway. Everyone just shrugs their shoulders, metaphorically speaking, and decides it’s time to wrap things up; but up till then, it’s rugged, suspenseful and efficiently brutal.