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Re: PREDATOR

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:25 am

It hard to get a sense of scale, is that Giant Predator like 20 feet tall or 50 feet tall? and WHY is there a Giant Predator to begin with... :?
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Re: PREDATOR

Postby lhb412 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:31 am

Trailers haven't done anything for me, but Shane Black has a fantastic track record so I'm still very hopeful.
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Re: PREDATOR

Postby eabaker » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:31 pm

That new trailer feels totally lethargic to me. The performances, the music, the general mood, none of it has any energy at all.
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Re: PREDATOR

Postby mr.negativity » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:56 pm

Dai wrote:This is doing nothing for me. It looks like the kind of cheap Roger Corman knock-off of Predator that we would have seen in the wake of the original movie in the 80s.

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Re: PREDATOR

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:05 am

lhb412 wrote:Trailers haven't done anything for me, but Shane Black has a fantastic track record so I'm still very hopeful.

I'd say it a little more along the lines of "I still hold out some hope." I can't say VERY hopeful, because even the most recent trailer that people have said is 'really good' looked kinda...NOT good to me. BUT Shane Black has yet to miss as a director.
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Re: PREDATOR

Postby klen7 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:33 am

^ That sums it up for me pretty well.
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Re: PREDATOR

Postby lhb412 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:02 am

I'm afraid everyone's poor handling of the Olivia Munn situation (she spike out about unwittingly being in a scene acting opposite a convicted sexual predator, who's a longtime friend of the director - Fox excised his scene) has sapped my enthusiasm for seeing The Predator.
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Re: PREDATOR

Postby GFan » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:45 am

I'm giving this one a hard pass. The trailers haven't been the least bit enticing.
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Re: PREDATOR

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:57 am

Reviews have said it's good until the third act.

So it's basically Predators. I liked that movie okay but don't know if I need to see the same kinda thing in theaters.
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Re: PREDATOR

Postby klen7 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:05 am

^ Nope.
There's a handful of really good character scenes that belong in a better movie but this is a mess. It feels more like Independence Day Resurgence than Predator. Big miss for me.
There is one action scene early on that is great, and a lot of the humor works but it's mostly schlock and most scenes with the predator feel like they are explaining to death anything cool about the Predator.
The final scene feels out of place enough that it should have been post credit, but it went over very poorly with the audience I was with. Laughably awkward
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Re: PREDATOR

Postby klen7 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:38 am

After sleeping on it, I think most of the human scenes work well enough, but the creature scenes aside from the one action scene I mentioned expand the universe in all the wrong ways.
It also goes out of it's way to ignore Predators but does a lot of the same things Predators did but different... the weirdest being a strange redesign of the Predator dogs which now look like a dog with a predator head (which from a creature design perspective is just weird). The CG was rough, which is particularly painful when an entire character is CG for half the film.
So better characters, casting and dialogue than Predators but bad enough on the mythos I'd rank it lower.
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Re: PREDATOR

Postby XvGojira » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:59 pm

While I didn't read every Predator comic Dark Horse came out with, I read a few. This just feels like an adaption of one of the comics. Warts and all. I loved the movie. It was fun, it was weird and wild and wasn't JUST a rehash of Predator in a new location. Yeah, it's nowhere near the first one and nothing will ever come close to that, a reboot would only re-enforce that fact (Robocop, Ghostbusters, and other reboots that were slices of wet bread compared to their source material), so wild and crazy sequels are better, especially the further down the line they get. So I'm more than fine with Predator 4: Citizens on Patrol.
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Re: PREDATOR

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:08 pm

Absolute "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" movie with no redeeming value whatsoever. Not as bad as Red Sparrow as far as movies released this year goes, but just as much of a travesty to the franchise as Covenant was to the Alien series. Go watch AvP Requiem instead.
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Re: PREDATOR

Postby XvGojira » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:43 pm

Dr Kain wrote: Go watch AvP Requiem instead.



Here's AvP:R if anyone wants to watch it.

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Re: PREDATOR

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:42 pm

Yep, this movie was a thing.

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Re: PREDATOR

Postby Moonlight SY-3 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:26 pm

Just saw this yesterday. To heck with the critics, I thought it was great! I don't see how you can be a Predator fan and not dig this flick. Then again, I loved all the AVP movies too, so...
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