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The Predator Officially Released in UK!

Following the film’s premiere at After nearly 4 years, The Predator is officially released in the United Kingdom today. If you haven’t already, you can check out our thoughts on the film in our The Predator review.

The critical reception to The Predator so far has been quite mixed. As of publishing The Predator currently sits at 53 on Metcritic and 41% on Rotten Tomatoes with a consensus of: “The Predator’s energetic blend of black humor and fast-paced action hits just hard enough to nudge this oft-waylaid franchise back on track while setting up sequels to come.

 The Predator Officially Released in UK!

Are you planning on seeing The Predator tonight? For those that have seen it, feel free to post what you thought below or in the Fan Reviews thread in the forum. The Predator is also have it’s Los Angeles’ cast and crew premiere tonight but it is released officially in the United States on the 14th.

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  1. Biomechanoid
    That describes it quite well.

    Cool. I remember my parents taking us out to the lobby and I would listen closely to them discussing the film with other adults. It inspired me to be more attentive and focused on the film. And the theaters were a true wonder for a kid. This was back in the day when theaters had regal decor like a royal mansion instead of today's multiplex cookie cutter corporate decor.
  2. Wysps
    Would agree too. I remember a lot of older movie musicals having intermissions included in the films, but they usually only lasted several minutes. Not 10/15 like the stage versions.
  3. Huggs
    Regardless how one might feel towards Lawrence of Arabia, clocking at a whopping 3 hours and 48 minutes, that was a movie where its intermission was truly justified!

    Agreed. I'm not knocking intermissions. I remember as a kid seeing long epics requiring an intermission. The film always felt more like an event.....not sure if that describes it properly......than just watching a movie.

    That describes it quite well.
  4. Biomechanoid
    No Lawrence of Arabia.

    True, I'm a big fan LOA, but in all fairness, LOA is also not without a healthy share of flaws. It's plagued with historical inaccuracies and other unrealistic portrayals including the absurd quicksand death scene and the geographical depiction of Arabian deserts as scenic wondrous rolling sand dunes. Quite the opposite, they are rather drab, flat, and peppered with vast gravel beds.
  5. Voodoo Magic
    I finally saw it, Belgium always gets alien and predator films after everyone else, it's so annoying!

    To put it simply, I really enjoyed it, the preds were awesome, the action was nice and bloody. The main problem for me was that the cinema decided to insert a 10 minute break which kind of took me out of the immersion and I also had French and Dutch subtitles which were WAY too bright, I'm looking forward to the DVD release.

    An under two hour movie received a 10 minute break?  Quite unnecessary if you ask me... unless they were serving beer then much appreciated!  ;D

    Glad you liked it.
  6. Dingbat
    I finally saw it, Belgium always gets alien and predator films after everyone else, it's so annoying!

    To put it simply, I really enjoyed it, the preds were awesome, the action was nice and bloody. The main problem for me was that the cinema decided to insert a 10 minute break which kind of took me out of the immersion and I also had French and Dutch subtitles which were WAY too bright, I'm looking forward to the DVD release.
  7. Biomechanoid
    As far as I'm concerned, if you collected all the movies till this point (including the AVPs), than you'll probably want to do the same with this entry, but if you don't have all the movies on DVD or Blue Ray and just want to see the movie, then rent it is what I'd advise.

    A few years ago my house was destroyed by fire including my entire disc collection (home insurance reimbursed). From that aftermath, I decided to go streaming library. A fire can't destroy your library in the cloud. VUDU does recurring discounts so that dictates a lot of what I collect.

    Awhile back, they offered the Alien 6 film collection at a sizable discount and I bought it, but I have only Predator and Predators.....still waiting for Predator 2 and AVP to cycle into the deal of the week (no interest in collecting AVPR). I have bought a few new arrivals at full price. It's trying to estimate what new arrivals are worth the risk regarding purchase or rent.

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    Side note........To go off subject a bit regarding a house fire. Here's advice to share in the unfortunate event you have a major fire. Don't throw anything away! Ever! Over the last several years, I had accumulated a large stack of old or broken disc players, tape players, old audio equipment, broke TV's, small appliances, etc. I don't know why I didn't just pitch them. I just threw them all on a storage shelf in the basement.

    After the fire, Home insurance had to reimburse me on all those devices. They didn't even ask me if they were broken. They depreciated them, but still had to reimburse. They were not even touched by the fire (the flame destruction was mostly upstairs), but they were declared totaled because of smoke saturation. Home insurance has to guarantee there will no residual smoke smell after they rebuild. So they pretty much condemned everything.

     
  8. Still Collating...
    Rent - Old One
    Buy - Hudson, Voodoo Magic
    Skip it - Nathsp

    I was sincere when I stated awhile back I respect this community's input more so than many other movie forums. And their input has helped me to decide to rent or purchase in the recent past. I estimate it will be about a month, maybe two, before it surfaces on VUDU. So thanks for the input and keep them coming.

    As far as I'm concerned, if you collected all the movies till this point (including the AVPs), than you'll probably want to do the same with this entry, but if you don't have all the movies on DVD or Blue Ray and just want to see the movie, then rent it is what I'd advise.

    I have liked all the Alien/Predator/AvP movies till now, have great love for the classics and enjoyed a lot from the newer movies, IMO I saw more good than bad in the newer releases. This is the first movie where the bad outweighs the good IMHO.

    As a fan of the franchise and out of sheer curiosity alone, I recommend renting it so that you at least can see for yourself what's it about, but I personally cannot recommend buying it unless you already have a detailed collection of the movies.
  9. Voodoo Magic
    Always funny to see people rank AVP above The Predator  :laugh:

    Obviously to each their own, but i suspect a lack of knowledge in cinema in most cases  ;D
    I have knowledge of cinema (whatever you think that means) and I'd put AvP above The Predator any day.

    I'll stand my ground on this one  :laugh:
    Im in the AVP > The Predator camp. It might have been goofy, and too similar to WWE for the actual fights, but it's a better film.

    Whole heartedly disagree.
  10. Stitch
    Always funny to see people rank AVP above The Predator  :laugh:

    Obviously to each their own, but i suspect a lack of knowledge in cinema in most cases  ;D
    I have knowledge of cinema (whatever you think that means) and I'd put AvP above The Predator any day.

    I'll stand my ground on this one  :laugh:
    Im in the AVP > The Predator camp. It might have been goofy, and too similar to WWE for the actual fights, but it's a better film.
  11. Voodoo Magic
    So here's my question. While I enjoyed the Predator, if I say in my head when viewing it, "oh yeah I can see why people didn't like it?" does that mean deep down I thought it was crap and I'm in denial.

    No brother. There are plenty of films that are considered "Rotten Tomatoes" that still connect with people on various levels.  With a 34% critic rating, it doesnt mean 34% of critics found it to be a perfect film, however it does mean 34% of the critics found enough enjoyment with the picture to recommend it, despite its flaws.  You (and me) are just among that 34% that still found enjoyment with it... actually 44% if you consider audience reviews.

    Rent - Old One
    Buy - Hudson, Voodoo Magic
    Skip it - Nathsp

    I was sincere when I stated awhile back I respect this community's input more so than many other movie forums. And their input has helped me to decide to rent or purchase in the recent past. I estimate it will be about a month, maybe two, before it surfaces on VUDU. So thanks for the input and keep them coming.

    Happy we can be a help... in our eccentric, unconventional ways!   :D
  12. Biomechanoid
    Rent - Old One, Still Collating...
    Buy - Hudson, Voodoo Magic, Still Collating...(for set collection purpose)
    Skip it - Nathsp

    I was sincere when I stated awhile back I respect this community's input more so than many other movie forums. And their input has helped me to decide to rent or purchase in the recent past. I estimate it will be about a month, maybe two, before it surfaces on VUDU. So thanks for the input and keep them coming.
  13. Nathsp
    If your a Predator fan, purchase, definitely. Lot's of good stuff in this movie and in my opinion it's much better than the AVPs, and (depending how much you like/dislike the third installment) Predators.
    If you are a predator fan, you will be dissapointed in the joke that creature has become, the dna plot is not only stupid, its also against what preds are, they dont want to upgrade themself, they want a prey worth hunt it, a challenge, and not to speak the aberrations like predalien for they society..
    The movie should be burn and erased from existence.
    Avp, as bad it can be, its better, has better cgi, better plot, yes its not a joke, better coherence, better climax and movie structure...
  14. Hudson
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    Which brings to me to this question to those who have seen it. I rent/buy movies at VUDU. Do you think The Predator is worth a copy purchase or rent only?

    I'm a consumerist slave, so I own a copy of every Alien/Predator movie regardless of my subjective taste in each one, despite the fact that I have never owed 20th Century Fox anything.

    I'm particularly intrigued to own The Predator, though, because of the prospect of seeing the footage they replaced.
  15. Voodoo Magic
    If your a Predator fan, purchase, definitely. Lot's of good stuff in this movie and in my opinion it's much better than the AVPs, and (depending how much you like/dislike the third installment) Predators.
  16. Biomechanoid
    Before the new millennium, the thought of waiting for an Alien or Predator film to show up on home media instead of heading to the box office, was unfathomable. I never did see The Predator at the theater, though I had the intent. With so much negative feedback in various forms, it had me procrastinating each day.

    Doesn't help that I've grown a deep aversion towards theaters, maybe I'm just getting old. What most likely sealed the deal though, is one afternoon I was tossing around whether to head to the theater. Instead, I decided to do a replay of Predator 87. I concluded at that point a box office viewing of The Predator would likely leave a bad taste considering the fresh replay of the original still oscillating in my noggin.

    Which brings to me to this question to those who have seen it. I rent/buy movies at VUDU. Do you think The Predator is worth a copy purchase or rent only?
  17. predator2rules
    So here's my question. While I enjoyed the Predator, if I say in my head when viewing it, "oh yeah I can see why people didn't like it?" does that mean deep down I thought it was crap and I'm in denial.
  18. Nathsp
    That's condescending, everyone is entitled to their opinion.
    Claiming AVPR is superior to The Predator is absurd, AVP not so much.
    The Predator- has worse editing than Prometheus and that's saying something.
    Avp as bad you can consider it i better executed and has more sense overal, i really think avp is better executed than the predator,  well the predator doesnt even have execution, is scenes glued together
  19. The Old One
    That's condescending, everyone is entitled to their opinion.
    Claiming AVPR is superior to The Predator is absurd, AVP not so much.
    The Predator- has worse editing than Prometheus and that's saying something.
  20. DB
    I thought it was pretty bad, but I was disappointed it wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. I went in hoping it'd be so ridiculous I'd laugh at how bad it was but it didn't get to that point. I thought almost everything in the movie was absurd, and every attempt at an explanation made it seem even more absurd, but it wasn't enough to make it amusing. I found the scene in the bedroom to be legitimately funny, easily the most fun I had watching the movie.

    Overall it's bad but not noteworthy enough to hate or even remember. I found myself having the mild curiosity to rewatch Predators some time ago, but I doubt that will happen with this one.
  21. Nathsp
    I prefer duch return (i dont like the idea), but i prefer it over a new movies with mutant dna predators, or indopredators, or this shit that have no sense.
    As i said before, i would like to see a movie in wich pred survives, or a movie set in the future, with some colonial marines, i know its the same, grup of soldiers and a pred, but i prefer that, i want a good action movie with some horror, or even some clan wars, in wich they erase the upgrade clan, saying that they are aberrations, and they should have never existed..
  22. ChanceVance
    Just saw it a second time and well I enjoyed it. It still got a few chuckles out of me and I still think the cast was good. I think they really wasted the Fugitive Predator though. You have a Pred that's decided to risk its life and go rogue so it can get back at the ones who experimented on him unwillingly. That's pretty damn interesting but it hardly takes any focus once the idea is out there.

    Upgrade just fails as a threat. He destroys the 'normal' one like the Spinosaurus did to the T-Rex in JP3 to say "Hey audience this is the bigger, badder villain now" but really he barely does anything. Half the loonies aren't even killed by him, he develops that annoying trait in movies where they'll kill everyone except the important people who he'll push away instead and fighting him doesn't seem like an immense struggle. 
    Dutch and Royce set up elaborate traps while Harrigan pretty much has his back to the wall twice but he just happens to have a deadly weapon at the right time to counter with. McKenna just taking him on straight up is a little lacklustre by comparison. 

    I'm glad though this time I could catch the human bad guy blowing his own head off. That flew by me on a first viewing. Also Munn's biologist character had to have some sort of military training in the past. She barely even flinches when the Fugitive makes his escape, just grabs a tranq gun and goes after it. 

    Oh and on the current topic, I'd be happy never to see Dutch again. This isn't a series that needs to bring back old characters in an ironic attempt to breathe new life into it. Cameos are fine but making a good film should take precedence over thinking bringing characters back is going to bring audiences back or produce a better story.
  23. skull-splitter

    Predator: Damn I thought I had found the ultimate challenge.

    Old Dutch: I'm sorry, can you speak up, my hearing isn't as good as it used to be.

    Somewhere in the backgound... Harrigan: Hey what about me? I dueled one of you and won! "crack" Oww!!, my hip!!.


    You forgot to make Harrigan say... "I'm too old for this shit."  ; :D

    This movie needs to be made!  Get this script to Fox!
    It's always sunny might just do such a parody episode...
  24. The Cruentus
    Putting Dutch into The Predator would've fixed precisely none of its problems.

    I don't get why people think it's so important.

    Exactly. And the guy took out a predator with mere luck in the end... Doesn't make him an expert on the matter.

    But if he was going to come back, I think that'd be the most realistic way of him being back. Or another Predator comes and tries to track him down as he's seen as challenge.

    Personally, I was hoping Harrigan would crawl out of that pod at the end, though.  :P

    Those Predators seeking dutch must not realize that at 70 odds years of age, he isn't going to be lifting logs and running around jungles anymore.

    Predator: Damn I thought I had found the ultimate challenge.

    Old Dutch: I'm sorry, can you speak up, my hearing isn't as good as it used to be.

    Somewhere in the backgound... Harrigan: Hey what about me? I dueled one of you and won! "crack" Oww!!, my hip!!.


     :laugh:
    In all seriousness, Arnie looks great for his age and still doing stuff but physically, he and by extension, his character isn't going to much of a threat. It would have to be through pure cunning and intelligence, unless of course he wore that darn Predator Killer.
  25. Corporal Hicks
    Putting Dutch into The Predator would've fixed precisely none of its problems.

    I don't get why people think it's so important.

    Exactly. And the guy took out a predator with mere luck in the end... Doesn't make him an expert on the matter.

    But if he was going to come back, I think that'd be the most realistic way of him being back. Or another Predator comes and tries to track him down as he's seen as challenge.

    Personally, I was hoping Harrigan would crawl out of that pod at the end, though.  :P
  26. huntin8-t0n
    The best angle would have been something along the lines the prequel novel took with a Predator survivor teaching a new unit specifically devoted to hunting/fighting the Predators.

    Spot on.

    Been saying this for a while now.

    Arnie in charge of a few Black Ops units and not in the thick of it would be the best way to utilise him.

    I totally agree. Great book and the whole Stargazer concept opens to a lot of possible scenarios which are true to the creature yet can solve some of its secrets. Though I wouldn't say the character of Dutch can't be replaced, especially with the inprobable case of Arnie returning to the franchise.
  27. Voodoo Magic
    Putting Dutch into The Predator would've fixed precisely none of its problems.


    A great story, great director, great cast will.  But Schwarzenegger's return would likely generate a lot of media buzz, a lot of interest, which likely will boost box-office grosses... definitely at the very least... internationally.

    Plus I think many of us think Dutch's story shouldn't be over. We're looking forward here pretty much, not what they should have done with "The Predator"
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