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Updated: The Predator Reviews Round-Up

After premiering earlier today, the embargo lifted earlier and reviews are starting to pour in for The Predator. And if the early reaction tweets weren’t a good enough indication, the film is generally being received as quite mixed with scores around the 3 out of 5 mark.

As of publishing (but we’ll try to keep this updated as we update with new reviews) The Predator is currently sitting at 64% on Rotten Tomatoes. Update: Now up to 86% from 67%. Update 2: Now down to 64% from 86%. Update 3: Now down again to 41% from 64%.

 The Predator Reviews Round-UpPositive

Mixed

Negative

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  1. Corporal Hicks
    https://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/282260/tiff-2018-the-predator-review-a-disappointing-return-for-the-universes-greatest-hunter/

    QuoteShane Black directs the film competently enough but there's so much more that could've happened. To that point, there's also so much less that should've been done.




    https://www.scifinow.co.uk/reviews/the-predator-film-review-did-shane-black-deliver-a-worthy-sequel/

    Quote"The problem is that it is just all over the place. Black knows how to blend heart and snark, but in trying to be self-consciously silly, badass, sincere and geeky, he's created an overstuffed film that is as rowdy and unmanageable as its heroes, and there are too many jarring missteps and questionable jokes to ever really let even the most generous viewer get too comfortable for very long. The even-messier third act is only fitfully fun and suffers from weak effects moments despite the best efforts of the cast. A second viewing may well do it some favours and there is a good movie in here, but the fact that there's more than one is the biggest problem. Still, we'll say this for it: it's weird as hell."
  2. Highland
    Quote from: predator88 on Sep 07, 2018, 12:35:01 PM
    Quote from: Highland on Sep 07, 2018, 12:25:25 PM
    Quote from: predator88 on Sep 07, 2018, 11:38:09 AM
    So what can be summarized overall is that the film is so so. It is fun and lighthearted, some good performances,nice gore but messy structure and tone, too much comedy bordering on parody and a weak third act. The first two movies remain the best obviously,it was expected to be honest.

    Maybe you could like...watch it. I dunno, seems like a good way to get a feel for it ya know.

    or wait another 8 minutes see if any more positives come in. Maybe 12 minutes if you're feeling super patient.
    Don't worry I will. And how about you minding your business ? Based on the leaked script you can tell the film was going to be mediocre to good at best

    Well I was minding my own business checking out the reviews, but you got 7 posts in here (no reviews) trying to decipher if the movie is bad or good off the first reviews. So it's kinda hard to get past your live review tracker.
  3. azamultic
    Quote from: predator88 on Sep 07, 2018, 11:38:09 AM
    So what can be summarized overall is that the film is so so. It is fun and lighthearted, some good performances,nice gore but messy structure and tone, too much comedy bordering on parody and a weak third act. The first two movies remain the best obviously,it was expected to be honest.

    I love second movie, and It's my personal favorite out of franchise and maybe my personal favorite movie of all time. But I don't think it's quality vise better then "The Predator". Just objectively it's a lower level quality movie. Second movie was torn apart by critics and failed financially. It got some love from fans, but over all it's not so welcomed in the franchise.
  4. predator88
    Quote from: Highland on Sep 07, 2018, 12:25:25 PM
    Quote from: predator88 on Sep 07, 2018, 11:38:09 AM
    So what can be summarized overall is that the film is so so. It is fun and lighthearted, some good performances,nice gore but messy structure and tone, too much comedy bordering on parody and a weak third act. The first two movies remain the best obviously,it was expected to be honest.

    Maybe you could like...watch it. I dunno, seems like a good way to get a feel for it ya know.

    or wait another 8 minutes see if any more positives come in. Maybe 12 minutes if you're feeling super patient.
    Don't worry I will. And how about you minding your business ? Based on the leaked script you can tell the film was going to be mediocre to good at best
  5. Highland
    Quote from: predator88 on Sep 07, 2018, 11:38:09 AM
    So what can be summarized overall is that the film is so so. It is fun and lighthearted, some good performances,nice gore but messy structure and tone, too much comedy bordering on parody and a weak third act. The first two movies remain the best obviously,it was expected to be honest.

    Maybe you could like...watch it. I dunno, seems like a good way to get a feel for it ya know.

    or wait another 8 minutes see if any more positives come in. Maybe 12 minutes if you're feeling super patient.
  6. predator88
    So what can be summarized overall is that the film is so so. It is fun and lighthearted, some good performances,nice gore but messy structure and tone, too much comedy bordering on parody and a weak third act. The first two movies remain the best obviously,it was expected to be honest.
  7. The Cruentus
    It seems to be mixed so far but that is not necessarily a bad thing, as the first film was mixed too, opinions on it may change over time and it might be better, or maybe worse.

    I don't like what I have been reading though, I mean Predator has never been as gritty as Alien in tone and realism (at least the first Alien films) but this movie seems way over the top. You even got a kid with autism which is probaly going to automatically mean he can figure out the Predator tech and save the day. Not many people like special snowflakes, Mary-sues and its male equilavent.
    I might be pleaseantly surprised by the movie though, I have not seen it but almost everything I heard and read about this movie is made me want to shake my head and sigh.
  8. predator88
    Quote from: Danversity on Sep 07, 2018, 09:03:48 AM
    Quote from: predator88 on Sep 07, 2018, 08:43:26 AM
    Quote from: Danversity on Sep 07, 2018, 08:15:21 AM
    Quote from: predator88 on Sep 07, 2018, 08:04:08 AM
    Quote from: von on Sep 07, 2018, 07:51:59 AM
    Quote from: Danversity on Sep 07, 2018, 07:47:30 AM
    Quote from: von on Sep 07, 2018, 07:43:18 AM
    the same stupid site that first leaked plot details has given a very negative review. bastards ::)

    contains spoilers obviously

    http://splashreport.com/tiff-film-review-predator/


    Breaking embargo too, eh? Just couldn't wait to shit on it. Gives them lots of credibility.  ;)

    exactly. zero credibility. adored by the Predator fanbase  ::)

    Or maybe the film is not good at all? I'm a predator fanatic but from what I'm hearing so far Black has made a predator parody and not a true sequel.

    What you're hearing is mixed-to-positive reception, my friend. Which is the very same reception that every single Predator film, including the first one, had. Except for maybe 2, that was mixed-to-negative. So far, most people DO like the movie. And yes, every single one of them converge that it has tons of humor, and obviously that's gonna be a major polarizer here because if film is subjective, humor is even MORE subjective. For some people it will work 100%, for others it will work less, for people who didn't want humor at all it's probably not gonna work - unless they keep an open mind. Everybody knew what this was going to be from the start. Shane had said it, countless and countless times. For me, personally, that's what I want, because it's a Shane Black movie, so it better own it. I have 3 other perfectly good movies that I enjoy in this franchise if I want something with less humor - this I want to be hysterical. But hey, that's me. Maybe that's not you, and that's fine. But then again, it's not a problem with the film, it's a problem with what you want from it. You knew what it was going to be. They prepared you for it. So no, I don't believe for a second that the film is "not good at all".
    I get what you're saying but the predator franchise has always had an overall serious tone, minus some jokes here and there. Most importantly the creatures in the first two movies were scary, hope they didn't forget that instead of  trying to get them  to be just mindless killing machines. And if the tone here boarders on parody it will not sit well with the first two movies especially when there will be a connection for sure as reports have claimed. Can't imagine a predator parody to reference the original and for us to believe that they are set in the same universe.



    Not entirely true. First of all, you're the one employing the word "parody" here. You don't actually know if that's how you will feel about it just yet.
    And movies can very well have different tones throughout a franchise. Take a look at some Marvel films, the Thor ones for example. First one has plenty of humor, but the tone is that of a fantasy film that has its chunks of humor. Now we get to Thor: Ragnarok, that's a comedy. It's admittedly a comedy. Now I don't know if you like Marvel films or not, that's a different discussion, but the general consensus out there - which I happen to agree with - is that Ragnarok, the one who goes all out with the comedic tone, is by far the best out of those films. Meaning for nearly everyone that tone shift worked.

    I'm not saying The Predator will be an all-out comedy in the veins of that film, not at all, I don't know that and neither do you. I've only seen the Fugitive vs Upgrade scene of The Predator, and this I know for a fact: in that brief clip that I saw, there wasn't a single joke. What I get from this reception is simply that The Predator is a genre entertainment film that dares to admit it is a genre entertainment film. But, again, I don't know this just yet. Gonna have to wait and see.
    Yeah but Thor has never been a serious franchise, Predator is a a movie so great people will undoubtedly compare any sequel to. The first Thor was a mediocre at best affair(my opinion of course) so there is no such pressure on any of the sequels. The Predator has to deal with the weight of the first film and stand on ins own. I get that Black loves injecting a heavy dose of humor to all his films ( I like them all pretty much) but I'm not sure the predator franchise is the right one to satire. I want the movie to be good,I love the entire predator mythology, have read all the comics and some novels,played the avp games,predator concrete jungle... Just hope the humor does not take the viewer out of the movie with its absurdity.
  9. Danversity
    Quote from: predator88 on Sep 07, 2018, 08:43:26 AM
    Quote from: Danversity on Sep 07, 2018, 08:15:21 AM
    Quote from: predator88 on Sep 07, 2018, 08:04:08 AM
    Quote from: von on Sep 07, 2018, 07:51:59 AM
    Quote from: Danversity on Sep 07, 2018, 07:47:30 AM
    Quote from: von on Sep 07, 2018, 07:43:18 AM
    the same stupid site that first leaked plot details has given a very negative review. bastards ::)

    contains spoilers obviously

    http://splashreport.com/tiff-film-review-predator/


    Breaking embargo too, eh? Just couldn't wait to shit on it. Gives them lots of credibility.  ;)

    exactly. zero credibility. adored by the Predator fanbase  ::)

    Or maybe the film is not good at all? I'm a predator fanatic but from what I'm hearing so far Black has made a predator parody and not a true sequel.

    What you're hearing is mixed-to-positive reception, my friend. Which is the very same reception that every single Predator film, including the first one, had. Except for maybe 2, that was mixed-to-negative. So far, most people DO like the movie. And yes, every single one of them converge that it has tons of humor, and obviously that's gonna be a major polarizer here because if film is subjective, humor is even MORE subjective. For some people it will work 100%, for others it will work less, for people who didn't want humor at all it's probably not gonna work - unless they keep an open mind. Everybody knew what this was going to be from the start. Shane had said it, countless and countless times. For me, personally, that's what I want, because it's a Shane Black movie, so it better own it. I have 3 other perfectly good movies that I enjoy in this franchise if I want something with less humor - this I want to be hysterical. But hey, that's me. Maybe that's not you, and that's fine. But then again, it's not a problem with the film, it's a problem with what you want from it. You knew what it was going to be. They prepared you for it. So no, I don't believe for a second that the film is "not good at all".
    I get what you're saying but the predator franchise has always had an overall serious tone, minus some jokes here and there. Most importantly the creatures in the first two movies were scary, hope they didn't forget that instead of  trying to get them  to be just mindless killing machines. And if the tone here boarders on parody it will not sit well with the first two movies especially when there will be a connection for sure as reports have claimed. Can't imagine a predator parody to reference the original and for us to believe that they are set in the same universe.



    Not entirely true. First of all, you're the one employing the word "parody" here. You don't actually know if that's how you will feel about it just yet.
    And movies can very well have different tones throughout a franchise. Take a look at some Marvel films, the Thor ones for example. First one has plenty of humor, but the tone is that of a fantasy film that has its chunks of humor. Now we get to Thor: Ragnarok, that's a comedy. It's admittedly a comedy. Now I don't know if you like Marvel films or not, that's a different discussion, but the general consensus out there - which I happen to agree with - is that Ragnarok, the one who goes all out with the comedic tone, is by far the best out of those films. Meaning for nearly everyone that tone shift worked.

    I'm not saying The Predator will be an all-out comedy in the veins of that film, not at all, I don't know that and neither do you. I've only seen the Fugitive vs Upgrade scene of The Predator, and this I know for a fact: in that brief clip that I saw, there wasn't a single joke. What I get from this reception is simply that The Predator is a genre entertainment film that dares to admit it is a genre entertainment film. But, again, I don't know this just yet. Gonna have to wait and see.
  10. predator88
    Quote from: Danversity on Sep 07, 2018, 08:15:21 AM
    Quote from: predator88 on Sep 07, 2018, 08:04:08 AM
    Quote from: von on Sep 07, 2018, 07:51:59 AM
    Quote from: Danversity on Sep 07, 2018, 07:47:30 AM
    Quote from: von on Sep 07, 2018, 07:43:18 AM
    the same stupid site that first leaked plot details has given a very negative review. bastards ::)

    contains spoilers obviously

    http://splashreport.com/tiff-film-review-predator/


    Breaking embargo too, eh? Just couldn't wait to shit on it. Gives them lots of credibility.  ;)

    exactly. zero credibility. adored by the Predator fanbase  ::)

    Or maybe the film is not good at all? I'm a predator fanatic but from what I'm hearing so far Black has made a predator parody and not a true sequel.

    What you're hearing is mixed-to-positive reception, my friend. Which is the very same reception that every single Predator film, including the first one, had. Except for maybe 2, that was mixed-to-negative. So far, most people DO like the movie. And yes, every single one of them converge that it has tons of humor, and obviously that's gonna be a major polarizer here because if film is subjective, humor is even MORE subjective. For some people it will work 100%, for others it will work less, for people who didn't want humor at all it's probably not gonna work - unless they keep an open mind. Everybody knew what this was going to be from the start. Shane had said it, countless and countless times. For me, personally, that's what I want, because it's a Shane Black movie, so it better own it. I have 3 other perfectly good movies that I enjoy in this franchise if I want something with less humor - this I want to be hysterical. But hey, that's me. Maybe that's not you, and that's fine. But then again, it's not a problem with the film, it's a problem with what you want from it. You knew what it was going to be. They prepared you for it. So no, I don't believe for a second that the film is "not good at all".
    I get what you're saying but the predator franchise has always had an overall serious tone, minus some jokes here and there. Most importantly the creatures in the first two movies were scary, hope they didn't forget that instead of  trying to get them  to be just mindless killing machines. And if the tone here boarders on parody it will not sit well with the first two movies especially when there will be a connection for sure as reports have claimed. Can't imagine a predator parody to reference the original and for us to believe that they are set in the same universe.


  11. PredBabe
    Quote from: Danversity on Sep 07, 2018, 08:15:21 AM
    Quote from: predator88 on Sep 07, 2018, 08:04:08 AM
    Quote from: von on Sep 07, 2018, 07:51:59 AM
    Quote from: Danversity on Sep 07, 2018, 07:47:30 AM
    Quote from: von on Sep 07, 2018, 07:43:18 AM
    the same stupid site that first leaked plot details has given a very negative review. bastards ::)

    contains spoilers obviously

    http://splashreport.com/tiff-film-review-predator/


    Breaking embargo too, eh? Just couldn't wait to shit on it. Gives them lots of credibility.  ;)

    exactly. zero credibility. adored by the Predator fanbase  ::)

    Or maybe the film is not good at all? I'm a predator fanatic but from what I'm hearing so far Black has made a predator parody and not a true sequel.

    What you're hearing is mixed-to-positive reception, my friend. Which is the very same reception that every single Predator film, including the first one, had. Except for maybe 2, that was mixed-to-negative. So far, most people DO like the movie. And yes, every single one of them converge that it has tons of humor, and obviously that's gonna be a major polarizer here because if film is subjective, humor is even MORE subjective. For some people it will work 100%, for others it will work less, for people who didn't want humor at all it's probably not gonna work - unless they keep an open mind. Everybody knew what this was going to be from the start. Shane had said it, countless and countless times. For me, personally, that's what I want, because it's a Shane Black movie, so it better own it. I have 3 other perfectly good movies that I enjoy in this franchise if I want something with less humor - this I want to be hysterical. But hey, that's me. Maybe that's not you, and that's fine. But then again, it's not a problem with the film, it's a problem with what you want from it. You knew what it was going to be. They prepared you for it. So no, I don't believe for a second that the film is "not good at all".

    Well said.  :)

  12. von
    Quote from: predator88 on Sep 07, 2018, 08:04:08 AM
    Quote from: von on Sep 07, 2018, 07:51:59 AM
    Quote from: Danversity on Sep 07, 2018, 07:47:30 AM
    Quote from: von on Sep 07, 2018, 07:43:18 AM
    the same stupid site that first leaked plot details has given a very negative review. bastards ::)

    contains spoilers obviously

    http://splashreport.com/tiff-film-review-predator/


    Breaking embargo too, eh? Just couldn't wait to shit on it. Gives them lots of credibility.  ;)

    exactly. zero credibility. adored by the Predator fanbase  ::)

    Or maybe the film is not good at all? I'm a predator fanatic but from what I'm hearing so far Black has made a predator parody and not a true sequel.

    perhaps 1 in 10 claim it's a "parody" so it's which you choose to see it as
  13. Danversity
    Quote from: predator88 on Sep 07, 2018, 08:04:08 AM
    Quote from: von on Sep 07, 2018, 07:51:59 AM
    Quote from: Danversity on Sep 07, 2018, 07:47:30 AM
    Quote from: von on Sep 07, 2018, 07:43:18 AM
    the same stupid site that first leaked plot details has given a very negative review. bastards ::)

    contains spoilers obviously

    http://splashreport.com/tiff-film-review-predator/


    Breaking embargo too, eh? Just couldn't wait to shit on it. Gives them lots of credibility.  ;)

    exactly. zero credibility. adored by the Predator fanbase  ::)

    Or maybe the film is not good at all? I'm a predator fanatic but from what I'm hearing so far Black has made a predator parody and not a true sequel.

    What you're hearing is mixed-to-positive reception, my friend. Which is the very same reception that every single Predator film, including the first one, had. Except for maybe 2, that was mixed-to-negative. So far, most people DO like the movie. And yes, every single one of them converge that it has tons of humor, and obviously that's gonna be a major polarizer here because if film is subjective, humor is even MORE subjective. For some people it will work 100%, for others it will work less, for people who didn't want humor at all it's probably not gonna work - unless they keep an open mind. Everybody knew what this was going to be from the start. Shane had said it, countless and countless times. For me, personally, that's what I want, because it's a Shane Black movie, so it better own it. I have 3 other perfectly good movies that I enjoy in this franchise if I want something with less humor - this I want to be hysterical. But hey, that's me. Maybe that's not you, and that's fine. But then again, it's not a problem with the film, it's a problem with what you want from it. You knew what it was going to be. They prepared you for it. So no, I don't believe for a second that the film is "not good at all".
  14. predator88
    Quote from: von on Sep 07, 2018, 07:51:59 AM
    Quote from: Danversity on Sep 07, 2018, 07:47:30 AM
    Quote from: von on Sep 07, 2018, 07:43:18 AM
    the same stupid site that first leaked plot details has given a very negative review. bastards ::)

    contains spoilers obviously

    http://splashreport.com/tiff-film-review-predator/


    Breaking embargo too, eh? Just couldn't wait to shit on it. Gives them lots of credibility.  ;)

    exactly. zero credibility. adored by the Predator fanbase  ::)

    Or maybe the film is not good at all? I'm a predator fanatic but from what I'm hearing so far Black has made a predator parody and not a true sequel.
  15. predator88
    Really disappointing. It was known since the first screenings last year that this movie was overblown on jokes and stuff but that sentence that the predator is no longer scary and just a punchline now has terminated any hope I had with this. I will see it eventually but i't's sad that the franchise is now so  far removed from what made the original such a masterpiece.This will have its fun moments but overall no substance and just joke after joke.The predator franchise has become a parody with Black's film.
  16. blood.
    "There are spaceship chases, and crashes. There are shootouts galore. Trucks flip in blasts of fire. The Predator's movements are swift and brutal, and Black revels in the gore. Limbs fly, guts splash, and heads roll. It sounds ghastly, but almost all of the violence is played for laughs."

    I was expecting an action comedy but I'd hoped that the humour would fade as the film went on, but doesn't seem that way. Oh well, not gonna take it serious and just go in looking for a fun time!
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