The Predator (2018)
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I am not joking , this was the worst film I have ever witnessed in a cinema.
I am completely heart broken and distraught , spending 80 million on this garbage???
where do I start?
The lead female scientist becomes a super soldier and and manages to keep pace with the predator, and even manages to run 1000's of miles in the jungle in 10mins to save the day when the spaceship crash lands.
large predator comes to earth to kidnap a austistic kid ??? and austistic kids can read alien language?? wtf
The good predator comes to give mankind a gift and to help them but instead kills anyone he sees.
the stupid predator dogs which do nothing except eat bullets and one of them becomes tamed after being shot and helps the good guys and saves the day by tossing a grenade out his mouth near the end.
the stupid cringy jokes ...like the guy with tourette starts shouting sexual innapropriate remarks at the female scientist, its so bad.
the acting, dialogue, script , story , plot, is just laughable. its all over the place, makes no sense and the ending is the worst . Im in shock.
this is an insult to filmmaking and to mankind.
Long story short, the new Predator is EXACTLY like AvP. Only worse. Wa-a-ay worse. 999x+ times worse. Remember the first AvP movie? Remember how at the beginning it at least tried to create some atmosphere, but ended up with that girl fighting together with Predator in a very silly way? In this movie it's that exact silly stuff from very beginning and until the very end. It's so silly that it doesn't even feel like a real deal. It feels like a cheap comedy. A parody. A B-movie with AAA budget. The movie tries really hard to be like Deadpool, but the problem is... it shouldn't be like that! I mean, come on! Predator was supposed to be a mix between horror and sci-fi. With deep atmosphere. With suspense and a man versus alien in a brutal battle. Add Deadpool-like jokes about genitals and BOOM! The entire thing is ruined. Just like that. The entire audience laughed through the entire movie, can't argue with that. People like Deadpool's jokes. Not me, but... you know... as long as audience love it... If all you want is some cheap laughs, this movie has them. A lot of them. It's literally MADE of them. The entire movie is, like, one... big... JOKE. My problem, though, is that nobody warned me about the fact that this movie is a parody. It was advertised as a real deal, a big comeback, which turned out to be a cheap parody. Why? I mean... WHY???
Also, unfortunately, jokes are not the only problem here. Even though 2/3 of the movie are just that - dirty jokes. The thing is - the entire writing is bad. The entire IDEA is bad. It feels a lot like E.T., only E.T. is Predator now and kid's father is Ash freakin' Williams.
Talking About Evil Dead. Remember Army of Darkness? That's EXACTLY what this movie tries to achieve. And there are three problems with that. First: Boyd Holbrook is not Bruce Campbell. He doesn't have that thing that allowed Bruce to do his thing. He doesn't have that crazy spark in him. And as the result - his character feels absolutely, completely RIDICULOUS. Second: writers have no clue how to be crazy with style. Evil Dead franchise had that. This movie? Nope. It tries. Hard. Way too hard. But still... nope. And, finally, there was no reason to turn good ol' Predator into the Evil Dead. Evil Dead is good. Predator is good. Mix them together and here comes disaster.
The new Predator is something that may work for you at home, when you're way too drunk at your weekend to enjoy something real. When all you want is something on background with some cheap laughs, while you're eating your pizza and drinking your beer... this movie will do. Like any B-movie. Like Sharknado. But as a proper Predator movie... on big screen... for the full price... It's a disaster. Did I tell you that 3D also sucks and pretty much useless here? No? Well, it is. The new Predator is one of the very rare movies that totally made me regret paying for a ticket. Even as one time movie... it doesn't work. Back in the days, I believed that it's impossible to be worse than AvP. The new Predator proved me wrong. Ladies and gentlemen... here comes the very new bottom for the franchise.
P.S. There's one good thing about all that, though. It makes Predator 2 to look like timeless masterpiece.
The Predator (2018) is directed by Shane Black who played the role, a radio guy of the rescue unit, Rick Hawkins in Predator (1987). And he should be remained in that role, should not make this meaningless sequel to the master piece.
Besides this, another surprise for movie goers from 1980s is that the co-screen writer is Fred Dekker who is famous for the well made horror kids comedy, a The Goonies (1985) -kind version of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), The Monster Squad (1987).
This film is full of cons and hardly finds any advantages. Such as an overabundance of CGI, a blatantly franchise-thirsty ending, and some winking references to the original.
The only elements made me excited were just Predator images from a Central American jungle of Predator (1987), downtown LA of Predator 2 (1990).
The story line itself is kind of UFO conspiracy theory with covert operatives and solders involved.
The story is taken place in school where the protagonist Quinn McKenna 's son Rory McKenna attends.
A deserter Predator escapes to the earth and accidentally its stolen anti-Predator weapons are gained by a solder Quinn during covert assassination operation out side of US. Then, these Predator weapons trigger hunting of the traitor of Predators in Georgia. A big Predator comes to the town to hunt the deserter and retrieve these anti-Predator weapons before invasion of Earth.
Ethically and emotionally fatal plotting is that these ex solders are too robotically kill antagonists and themselves, too emotionlessly kill characters as a kind of Kamikaze spirit but it is not persuasive and impressive in drama narrative. Furthermore, it does not like a team play, just like a zombie shooting game.
The real team spirit of Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer in Predator (1987) and Lieutenant Michael "Mike" R. Harrigan's LAPD team in Predator 2 (1990) are completely unable to be seen in this latest sequel.
There is no equilibrium in this film at all. I reminisced these master pieces that truly expressed the emotional and humanistic responses to the tragedies happened in their teams.
Shane Black should be remained in the role Rick Hawkins in Predator (1987) and Fred Dekker also should be remained in the director of The Monster Squad (1987).
I love Predator (1987) and we just need the master piece. I'd rather recommend filmmakers to repeatedly see the original than making the sequel to spoil the image of Predator (1987).
If there can be a better sequel to the 31 year old Hollywood film master piece franchise, it will be only possible when the original director Mr. John McTiernan redirects the true Predator film again.
Anyone with even a shred of attachment to the legit classic that the first Pred movie was, kindly save yourself the trauma and avoid this one.
Shane black - can you please not direct any movie again? Pretty please?
There's no story.
The editing is atrocious: One moment they are here. Next minute they are over there. How did they get there? What are they trying to do again? Why is the group still sticking together? Aren't they fugitives? Where did they get the motorcycles from? How do you not hear a loud motorcycle? Why are the predator dogs just standing there getting shot?
The jokes weren't funny at all. The occasional use of the "f" word fell flat. The acting was atrocious.
The movie was painful to watch.
If you're a huge predator fan like me, refrain from paying to see this movieand just wait until it goes on TV!
A film should not have more headshaking moments ( with how crap the movie is ) than actual enjoyable moments! To sum up, It's that bad it's worse than AVP2- literally.
What was the purpose of those dogs? The giant predator or the small one?
Our hero killed so many soldiers but no investigations going on? Lol
What a total load of rubbish. The story, well what story? It was like a few mates got drunk and came up with a load of ideas, threw them together and hey presto! The Predator was made. It makes little sense, no character depth at all and flicks from one scene to another without any explanation or thought! You have a biologist who turns into a solider and actually fights the upgraded Predator! She can use guns, runs as fast as the Predator and can fight it! I don't know where to start with the other characters? The B teams of soilders (loonies - what a stupid name) makes no sense and are just annoying! I just don't get why they are in this film? It's stupid. The main character has no personality and you don't care if he lives or dies, hopefully the latter. He kills army officers not yet he is back in the army at the end all suited and booted. Why is he not in jail? The kid blows someone up but he is seen working in the end on a top secret facility with the alien artifacts! AHHH this is just plan stupid now.
Next the acting or lack of it. The characters make no sense to me anyway but the acting is awful! So unbelievable it's untrue! Onto the effects, why or why am I seeing poor CGI on a predator film? The dogs are pathectic, not only in design (should have kept the same as Predators) but also in the effects. Really really poor on this front and add nothing.
This film is all over the place and so bad it make Alien V Predator look like a World beater and that was pants. I'm not joking, one or the worst films I've ever seen. I'm not sure what 20th Century or Black were thinking, did they even watch the final film before approving it???
The only good point is Arnold turned down a cameo! After watching this he must think to himself, I dodged a bullet there!
The main group of "Loony" soldiers are incredibly annoying and Olivia Munns acting is atrocious. It's like the movie can't go 30 seconds without cracking a joke or making a quip. Even the bad guys make stupid jokes constantly.