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AvP Galaxy Fan Commentary: The Predator

It’s been a couple of years since our first fan commentary of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, but we finally found the will to go back and re-watch The Predator in order to put together our second fan commentary (right-click and save as to download)!

 AvP Galaxy Fan Commentary: The Predator

As with Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, it’s not two hours of us ripping into the film. We explore what aspects of the film we enjoy, where we think it fails, if the Emmisaries would have really helped the film and plenty more!

We have also published a separate version of the commentary that includes the film audio, as well as an upload on our YouTube channel without the film audio.

What did you think of our fan commentary? Be sure to let us know down below! We’re previously had the pleasure of chatting to people involved in The Predator for our Podcast: ADI’s Alec Gillis who joined us to talk about the creature effects on The Predator,  and Brian A. Prince and Kyle Strauts, the performers who portrayed the film’s Predators. They’re well worth a listen if we do say so ourselves!

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  1. Some Old Dude
    Quote from: Omegamorph on Jun 27, 2022, 12:37:41 AM
    Quote from: Some Old Dude on Jun 27, 2022, 12:34:01 AMI work in disability support and yeah it's is ridiculous, but I appreciated the attempt at positive portrayal, despite being bungled as idiotically as it was.
    I mean was it even? All I could see in the movie was script-convenient hollywood autism.

    I mean sadly anything above portraying people with autism as annoying overly pedantic nerds is them trying a positive approach in their minds (unfortunately). Again I can't stress idiotically bungled enough.
  2. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: Darkness on Jun 27, 2022, 08:30:50 AM
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 27, 2022, 07:41:40 AMSo out of interest - was the upload with the film audio of use to anyone?

    Yes! I was waiting until I listened to it to post. But I was going to say I was surprised you included it. I know you're against doing it but that's how a commentary should be. It helps find where you are in the movie which is especially important when you're listening to just audio.

    Honestly I just thought it'd be more useful for the people who wanted to listen to it on the go.
  3. Omegamorph
    Quote from: SiL on Jun 27, 2022, 08:12:19 AM... I do?

    Or Morbius?

    I'm sorry, I'm quite lost.
    it's good you haven't seen the movie so you have no idea what I'm talking about (I was making an elaborate joke I guess)

    but in it, the main character is disabled, then he suddenly isn't, and there is absolutely zero recognition of this script-wise... as if the disability was just plot-convenient. Pred 2018 treats autism similarly.

    It is worrisome that sometimes scripts like these pass thru all the tests and somehow they end up as films
  4. SiL
    I always say the portrayal of autism in The Predator is akin to having a character who's a paraplegic in a wheelchair who gets up and runs when their condition would be inconvenient to the plot.
  5. Omegamorph
    Quote from: Crazy Rich on Jun 27, 2022, 01:04:01 AMNot to mention that some people actually buy that shit which does more harm than good I think, at least a couple people have come up to me fully convinced that's what autism is and all I wanted to do was leave this planet, especially when I try to explain to them what real autism is but they don't even wanna listen.
    yyyep

    I mean it's their fault that they'd get their info on real life from this crock but the movie is no more innocent for this
  6. Crazy Rich
    I have autism and it's closer to being plot convenience syndrome than ASD.

    Not to mention that some people actually buy that shit which does more harm than good I think, at least a couple people have come up to me fully convinced that's what autism is and all I wanted to do was leave this planet, especially when I try to explain to them what real autism is but they don't even wanna listen.
  7. Crazy Rich
    Interesting, even just saw a bit how one Yale study suggests that genetic variants linked to autism may have been positively selected during human evolution because they contribute to improved cognition.

    But yea how The Predator handled autism was absurd.
  8. Crazy Rich
    Besides autism having nothing to do with evolution, the kid's autism was broadly inconsistent as f**k and as genius and gifted (and very rare) as savants are I'm pretty sure that his abilities are another case of how autism doesn't work.
  9. Some Old Dude
    Hopefully I can get around to this on a work day that's all paperwork. I have to be honest this movie is bloody terrible, but with a crowd of mates in the cinema we actually had a great time. Shane Blacks dialogue at the very least keeps it from being a tedious bad movie.
  10. GreybackElder
    That was a lot of fun! I still feel the same about that movie as I did in 2018. I was sitting there in a relatively empty theater at that time and boy oh boy was I disappointed. I thought the cast did well with what they had. But overall this felt like a predator parody. To quote Omegamorph: they pitched it, they drew the story boards and they filmed it and NOOOO one said anything? weaponized autism? Really? 4 out of 10.

    I'm looking forward to the next one!

  11. Immortan Jonesy
    Quote from: SiL on Jun 23, 2022, 09:04:25 PM
    Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Jun 23, 2022, 01:58:05 PM
    Quote from: SiL on Jun 23, 2022, 09:32:28 AMI  actually just have a profound love for the history of that film.

    Requiem also seemed to interest you. I always thought to myself 'Why?'
    The making of that movie is also kind of fascinating to me.

    I also just really like AvP as a concept and have since I was little.

    Yeah sometimes the journey of making a film is more fascinating than the film itself. There also seems to be potential in the AVP concept that has never been done true justice through Liveaction.
  12. Kradan
    I'm halfway through and Omega going mad over the movie being infuriatingly dumb is the funniest shit lol

    Also, you kinda making me want to give this one a re-watch. Good job, guys


    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Jun 23, 2022, 03:42:16 PM
    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Jun 22, 2022, 10:16:48 PMI want in on Alien³

    Well specifically A34K.

    You realise that half the people won't even try to sync it to the movie and just listen to it as a podcast ?
  13. SiL
    Quote from: 426Buddy on Jun 23, 2022, 12:53:22 PM
    Quote from: SiL on Jun 23, 2022, 09:32:28 AMI  actually just have a profound love for the history of that film.

    What about the film itself?
    I have a love hate relationship with it. It always frustrates me his long it takes to get going for such little payoff, but I do enjoy the film. There's a lot of nostalgia there.

    Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Jun 23, 2022, 01:58:05 PM
    Quote from: SiL on Jun 23, 2022, 09:32:28 AMI  actually just have a profound love for the history of that film.

    Requiem also seemed to interest you. I always thought to myself 'Why?'
    The making of that movie is also kind of fascinating to me.

    I also just really like AvP as a concept and have since I was little.
  14. Immortan Jonesy
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jun 21, 2022, 08:20:13 AM
    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Jun 20, 2022, 05:21:02 PMI'm guessing AVP next?

    Then Resurrection, then Prometheus and Alien Covenant afterwards, then Predators, Alien³ or Predator 2, Aliens or Predator, then Alien.

    I think we need to do a vote on it actually.

    I already know which one I am going to vote for. ;D

    https://s8.gifyu.com/images/aa4b9c24-5d50-49d6-bad0-167571bc7c96.gif
  15. Nole
    Had it been up to me I would have burned the script for this movie long before it started filming.  The original predator character is already perfect.  Modifying it with human DNA? Beyond idiocy.  The CGI dogs were horrific.  I rank this movie dead last out of all of the Predator and Alien films.  It's even worse than AVP-R.
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