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Title: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 14, 2018, 12:50:52 PM
So...one month until release in the US, 28 until the UK release!
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Highland on Aug 14, 2018, 01:45:36 PM
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: The Wolverine Predator on Aug 14, 2018, 02:05:17 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 14, 2018, 12:50:52 PM
So...one month until release in the US, 28 until the UK release!
So Stoked!
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: von on Aug 14, 2018, 02:31:29 PM
Can we add a poll to see who's gonna watch it in which format? 😄 opening night IMAX for my first viewing!' Been waiting 8 years for this!
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: The Old One on Aug 14, 2018, 03:00:28 PM
Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 14, 2018, 03:11:24 PM
Quote from: von on Aug 14, 2018, 02:31:29 PM
Can we add a poll to see who's gonna watch it in which format? 😄 opening night IMAX for my first viewing!' Been waiting 8 years for this!

Feel free to actually create a new one separate to this. That could be interesting to see.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Dannyboy on Aug 14, 2018, 03:34:45 PM
This is going to be the longest month of my life! Can't wait though!
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Denton Smalls on Aug 14, 2018, 03:44:43 PM
Do it NAAAO! Come AHN, I'm heeauuh.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: OpenMaw on Aug 14, 2018, 04:08:58 PM
Quote from: von on Aug 14, 2018, 02:31:29 PM
Can we add a poll to see who's gonna watch it in which format? 😄 opening night IMAX for my first viewing!' Been waiting 8 years for this!

VHS. As God intended.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Tetsujin on Aug 14, 2018, 05:53:50 PM
Can't wait!
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: yautjapet on Aug 14, 2018, 08:22:09 PM
I can't believe it's so close, it feels like just yesterday those set pics of the friendly preds came out...!
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Huggs on Aug 14, 2018, 08:25:43 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 14, 2018, 12:50:52 PM
So...one month until release in the US, 28 until the UK release!

Time's going by fast. Given the uncertainty of what could happen with Disney, I may have to go see this in theaters. If nothing else, I'll always be able to say I saw one on the Big Screen.

Even so, it's still going to depend on the word from the street. If the reviews and opinions from actual fans are overwhelmingly negative, the full plot summary sounds terrible, and/or it's tanking at the box office, then I'll just wait for the Blu-ray release.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: MudButt on Aug 14, 2018, 09:03:36 PM
I am so excited for this movie. My uncle introduced me to the first Predator over 20 years ago and I've actually never seen a solo Predator flick in theaters. Only AvP R unfortunately haha. I'm so ready for this movie. I'm not going to watch any of the marketing. I'm actually surprised how good the marketing has been on not spoiling character deaths or big action beats. I'm sure that will change in the next 2-3 weeks but still, by now most big films have shown a lot.

Regardless, once tickets go on sale I'll be sure to get my ass in a seat with the biggest screen possible. A lot of my friends who've never seen a Predator flick will be joining me on this one and I hope it's a good introduction for them!
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: SisterJill on Aug 14, 2018, 10:10:46 PM
Quote from: MudButt on Aug 14, 2018, 09:03:36 PM
I am so excited for this movie. My uncle introduced me to the first Predator over 20 years ago and I've actually never seen a solo Predator flick in theaters. Only AvP R unfortunately haha. I'm so ready for this movie. I'm not going to watch any of the marketing. I'm actually surprised how good the marketing has been on not spoiling character deaths or big action beats. I'm sure that will change in the next 2-3 weeks but still, by now most big films have shown a lot.

Regardless, once tickets go on sale I'll be sure to get my ass in a seat with the biggest screen possible. A lot of my friends who've never seen a Predator flick will be joining me on this one and I hope it's a good introduction for them!

I'm very glad with that too. I have no idea how any of the characters die and I'm stoked for it. Hell, they didn't even show the Predators cloaked or plasmacaster blasts on any trailers or TV spots, that's ceazy. I'll try to hold on watching any new marketing promos.

Damn, can't believe it's so close. Feels like just yesterday I was scavenging news on this movie, hungry for any sort of look into it, and now... I'm
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: The Old One on Aug 14, 2018, 10:44:20 PM
I've saw Predators in theaters and despite my developed opinion of it, at the time it was an enjoyable experience.

I was born roughly six months before Resurrection was released, so my first Alien film was Prometheus cinematically.
Although I was obsessed with the first three from about 8 years old before that.
I remember my Dad buying the "Quadrilogy" in what felt like a particularly long summer.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Wysps on Aug 15, 2018, 02:08:34 AM
I also saw Predators in theaters...a couple of times  :) Even though it doesn't measure up to the first two, I'm still a believer to this day.  Thankful that I was at least able to catch one in the theatres.

Quote from: yautjapet on Aug 14, 2018, 08:22:09 PM
I can't believe it's so close, it feels like just yesterday those set pics of the friendly preds came out...!

It's kind of bittersweet  :D Kind of ironic too, the friendly preds...
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: SisterJill on Aug 15, 2018, 02:34:08 AM
Quote from: Wysps on Aug 15, 2018, 02:08:34 AM
I also saw Predators in theaters...a couple of times  :) Even though it doesn't measure up to the first two, I'm still a believer to this day.  Thankful that I was at least able to catch one in the theatres.


Also saw Predators a couple of times in theaters, and still enjoy it today. But the first one I watched actually was AVPR...
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: MudButt on Aug 15, 2018, 03:45:44 AM
I wanted to see Predators in theaters so bad but I was about 16 when it came out and had no car. I caught it on DVD multiple times and I own the Blu Ray today  ;D
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: The Wolverine Predator on Aug 15, 2018, 03:53:08 AM
I've only seen Predator and Predator 2 in the theater, both on opening night, I was 8 turning 9 the next month for the original and was 12 when I saw the second
I'm always thankful my mom didn't keep me from scary movies or sci-fi when I was a kid
I'm gonna see this one the 13th and 14th
I've never been so excited to see a sequat
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: YTL_Hunter_H2 on Aug 15, 2018, 05:49:17 AM
Only ones I haven't seen in theater were predator 1 and 2. But I still have them on vhs. Did they ever make them on laser disc format?
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: SisterJill on Aug 15, 2018, 06:42:38 AM
I think I once read something about there being Predator 1 on laser disc. Can't confirm tho.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 15, 2018, 07:37:01 AM
My first Alien or Predator film in the cinema was AvP which I think I saw twice. Once on opening in the UK and second with a voucher in a special Aliens/Predator DVD boxset that came out around the same time. I saw all the others - AvPR, Predators and Prometheus three times. I think I saw Covenant 4 or 5 times.

I'm really looking forward to this one too. I just love the cast. I've loved seeing their chemistry together in all the recent releases. I love Black and I love what he says about the film. I'm still a little cautious because of reservations about some of the plot elements but I'm still excited to see how someone like Black brings it all together. I'd love to go 4/4 with Predator films I love.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Wweyland on Aug 15, 2018, 08:57:36 AM
Going to see this on the 14th of September (Friday) in IMAX 2D.
Will this be released in 3D also?
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: The Old One on Aug 15, 2018, 09:14:58 AM
I hope not, the last thing I want to do is go to my Cinema and have a pile of 3D showings and only a few 2D.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: YTL_Hunter_H2 on Aug 15, 2018, 10:19:21 AM
It is being released in 3d. I'm all for a 3d predator flick
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: The Wolverine Predator on Aug 15, 2018, 10:47:08 AM
Quote from: Wweyland on Aug 15, 2018, 08:57:36 AM
Going to see this on the 14th of September (Friday) in IMAX 2D.
Will this be released in 3D also?
From what I saw it will be released in 3D and IMAX
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: pmaz11 on Aug 15, 2018, 01:34:27 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 15, 2018, 07:37:01 AM
My first Alien or Predator film in the cinema was AvP which I think I saw twice. Once on opening in the UK and second with a voucher in a special Aliens/Predator DVD boxset that came out around the same time. I saw all the others - AvPR, Predators and Prometheus three times. I think I saw Covenant 4 or 5 times.

I'm really looking forward to this one too. I just love the cast. I've loved seeing their chemistry together in all the recent releases. I love Black and I love what he says about the film. I'm still a little cautious because of reservations about some of the plot elements but I'm still excited to see how someone like Black brings it all together. I'd love to go 4/4 with Predator films I love.


This is basically same story with all of the films I've been able to see in theaters as well. Almost exactly, saw AVP on opening night with my brothers and dad. Got a similar special DVD free movie ticket thing, so then saw it probably 3 more times haha. About 3 times each as well with AVPR, Predators, Prometheus & Covenant, which I also saw all on opening nights too. Predators had a decent turnout showing in San Diego and I am still a fan of that film and think it was a good 3rd entry into the series that I can live with  ;D

I am definitely excited to see this one in theaters opening night as well! Still expecting some questionable parts with the story I guess, but I haven't tried to spoil much for myself so I'm glad for that so far. But I agree it's freakin awesome Shane Black took this whole thing over, I've warmed up to this cast a lot with the more I see, the effects and Predators look great for the most part and it's got an R rating (thank goodness). I'm stoked! Counting the days to September 14...
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: BigDaddyJohn on Aug 15, 2018, 02:41:31 PM
In theaters i saw AVP (2 times ouch) AVPR, Predators, Prometheus and Covenant. Can't say i've been thrilled so far.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Wysps on Aug 15, 2018, 05:03:28 PM
I saw Predators on opening night, I'm not sure yet about this one. I may end up waiting to see what the consensus is before I commit to a showing.

Quote from: The Wolverine Predator on Aug 15, 2018, 03:53:08 AM
I've only seen Predator and Predator 2 in the theater, both on opening night, I was 8 turning 9 the next month for the original and was 12 when I saw the second
I'm always thankful my mom didn't keep me from scary movies or sci-fi when I was a kid
I'm gonna see this one the 13th and 14th
I've never been so excited to see a sequat

A true veteran  8)
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: The Wolverine Predator on Aug 15, 2018, 06:19:24 PM
Quote from: Wysps on Aug 15, 2018, 05:03:28 PM
I saw Predators on opening night, I'm not sure yet about this one. I may end up waiting to see what the consensus is before I commit to a showing.

Quote from: The Wolverine Predator on Aug 15, 2018, 03:53:08 AM
I've only seen Predator and Predator 2 in the theater, both on opening night, I was 8 turning 9 the next month for the original and was 12 when I saw the second
I'm always thankful my mom didn't keep me from scary movies or sci-fi when I was a kid
I'm gonna see this one the 13th and 14th
I've never been so excited to see a sequat

A true veteran  8)
Thanks! [emoji6]
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: SisterJill on Aug 15, 2018, 09:33:06 PM
I'm all for a 3D Predator film as long as the 3D is good. You can do some real cool stuff with it.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: YTL_Hunter_H2 on Aug 15, 2018, 11:48:50 PM
It wasn't filmed for 3d it's just a conversion if I'm not mistaken. That harpoon shot could be awesome as well as fugitive firing the single wrist blade.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: SisterJill on Aug 16, 2018, 01:54:46 AM
Quote from: YTL_Hunter_H2 on Aug 15, 2018, 11:48:50 PM
It wasn't filmed for 3d it's just a conversion if I'm not mistaken. That harpoon shot could be awesome as well as fugitive firing the single wrist blade.

Yup. But still, I've seen some damn good converted 3D films. Dredd was awesome in 3D. I hope they make good use of it here.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: The Old One on Aug 16, 2018, 06:25:32 AM
Dredd was filmed for 3D and IMO quite possibly the only film worth viewing in 3D.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: SisterJill on Aug 16, 2018, 07:17:55 AM
Oh, sorry, I confused "filmed for 3D" with "filmed in 3D", as in with the James Cameron cameras.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 16, 2018, 07:29:39 AM
I remember being impressed by what I saw of Titanic 3D's conversion. I intend to see this in 3D once, just to see what it's like.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: SisterJill on Aug 16, 2018, 07:40:26 AM
I hope it's a good conversion. With Larry Fong as cinematographer, a good 3D conversion would make it look amazing. Imagine the Predator vision in 3D.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: YTL_Hunter_H2 on Aug 16, 2018, 10:14:21 AM
I'm psyched about the laser sight and the cloaking in 3d
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Actual Hybrid on Aug 23, 2018, 03:56:56 AM
4 year development.  3 weeks away from opening and not finished yet.

Black seemingly has made some pretty dumb mistakes, I don't he's dumb.

I do think that various producers and studio heads told him to edit...a lot
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: von on Aug 23, 2018, 04:19:04 AM
Quote from: Actual Hybrid on Aug 23, 2018, 03:56:56 AM
4 year development.  3 weeks away from opening and not finished yet.

Black seemingly has made some pretty dumb mistakes, I don't he's dumb.

I do think that various producers and studio heads told him to edit...a lot

it's done now. i'm actually encouraged by the fact they're determined to get it right to a reasonable extent. of course, the majority of fans will still be pissed. however, remember that the creative minds behind the film intentionally avoided fanboy ideas. that says a lot, and that is refreshing
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Biomechanoid on Aug 23, 2018, 04:36:33 AM
I just now saw the trailer for the first time, no particular reason why I avoided it. I'm not sure what to think about the Ultimate Predator. I looked through the threads here and surprised to not see a dedicated thread for the Ultimate Predator from any of the more dedicated AVPG predator fans here. But then I guess there's little to no info to discuss on this new predator.

I guess I do like it one way, there's a growing variation of the predator species (within the film universe). Not unlike humans, which eons ago there were different types of humans. Only difference, we are the only ones who avoided extinction. Seems plausible that within the predator genus(?) a number of its species survived.

Edit: My apologies, after submitting this post, I dug further back and did find an old thread dedicated to the Ultimate Predator. Oops.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: ace3g on Aug 25, 2018, 01:44:52 AM
#20 days till #ThePredator @Predator @BonafideBlack
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: SisterJill on Aug 25, 2018, 03:19:19 AM
Embargo on the footage that I saw lifted today, so here are my impressions with description:

Spoiler
I saw the Fugitive vs. Upgrade scene. This one was a pretty serious scene, it didn't have any of the humor, which is good considering it really didn't have a place there, so they knew best to avoid it. The Upgrade's CGI was excellent. Infinitely better than anything from the likes of Alien: Covenant. The fight doesn't last long, but Fugitive does have some cool moves. His physicality is completely different from anything we've seen in previous movies in a very good way, he doesn't look heavy or bunky like many of the previous Predators, his moves are pretty slick and agile, and I really think Brian A. Prince NAILED the Predator body language. The Upgrade looks like an absolute badass, and the armor-skin is showcased when Fugitive tries to attack him with his wrist blade and it breaks. We all know how it ends; Upgrade tosses Fugitive over the car, removes his mask, punches his face and then pulls his head off, spine and everything. Meanwhile everyone's escaping to the RV. One detail is that Upgrade doesn't take Fugitive's skull as a trophy, takes one look at it and deliberately tosses it away as he turns to look towards the escaping RV. Casey says: "What, they're hunting each other now?". The scene was short and there was no time for the score to feature any of the big, most remarkable motifes of the Predator soundtrack, but it sounded very much in tone with it.
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Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Xerxész on Aug 25, 2018, 03:40:39 AM
Quote from: Danversity on Aug 25, 2018, 03:19:19 AM
Spoiler
The Upgrade looks like an absolute badass, and the armor-skin is showcased when Fugitive tries to attack him with his wrist blade and it breaks. We all know how it ends; Upgrade tosses Fugitive over the car, removes his mask, punches his face and then pulls his head off, spine and everything.
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Thanks for the description. :)
Spoiler
So Fugitive does not shoot at Assassin with the plasmacaster? Instead of this he tries to attack close combat with his wrist blades?
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Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: SisterJill on Aug 25, 2018, 03:49:55 AM
Quote from: Xerxész on Aug 25, 2018, 03:40:39 AM
Quote from: Danversity on Aug 25, 2018, 03:19:19 AM
Spoiler
The Upgrade looks like an absolute badass, and the armor-skin is showcased when Fugitive tries to attack him with his wrist blade and it breaks. We all know how it ends; Upgrade tosses Fugitive over the car, removes his mask, punches his face and then pulls his head off, spine and everything.
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Thanks for the description. :)
Spoiler
So Fugitive does not shoot at Assassin with the plasmacaster? Instead of this he tries to attack close combat with his wrist blades?
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My memory is a little foggy on that to be honest,
Spoiler
I think he does attempt to shoot him at first, Assassin dodges it and attacks him tossing him away and breaking the plasmacaster on the process, and then Fugitive proceeds to close-range combat. Could be remembering it wrong though, but I think it's something like this.
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Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Xerxész on Aug 25, 2018, 04:01:39 AM
Quote from: Danversity on Aug 25, 2018, 03:49:55 AM
My memory is a little foggy on that to be honest,
Spoiler
I think he does attempt to shoot him at first, Assassin dodges it and attacks him tossing him away and breaking the plasmacaster on the process, and then Fugitive proceeds to close-range combat. Could be remembering it wrong though, but I think it's something like this.
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Good to hear they left out
Spoiler
the idea of Assassin's skin being plasma-proof.
The doding is a much better idea.
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Thanks for answering! :)
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Shaeffer11 on Aug 25, 2018, 09:30:18 PM
Time to go "off the grid" until 9/14, I love seeing all this but I have to embargo myself!
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Wweyland on Aug 26, 2018, 10:29:38 AM
Not long to go now. Reading the "Hunters and Hunted" to keep myself occupied. Wish they released the novelization earlier.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Firestorm on Aug 26, 2018, 12:46:38 PM
Tickets are on sale in the U.K now, booked mine first thing this morning, so pumped for this now.

They list the runtime as 120 mins here,  i'm assuming the IMDB and MPAA runtie of 1 hour 40 is the actual runtime?

*Snipped personal info. Hicks.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Huggs on Aug 27, 2018, 05:19:24 AM
Quote from: Firestorm on Aug 26, 2018, 12:46:38 PM
Tickets are on sale in the U.K now, booked mine first thing this morning, so pumped for this now.

They list the runtime as 120 mins here,  i'm assuming the IMDB and MPAA runtie of 1 hour 40 is the actual runtime?

Sweet. Might want to be careful posting that kind of info though. There's some weird folk out there.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 27, 2018, 07:17:11 AM
Indeed. Best not to be posting that kind of info.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: von on Aug 27, 2018, 08:31:21 AM
Pics from me and my bro:

Singapore:

(https://s15.postimg.cc/4p5kwcjej/00_CD3033-346_F-4811-_B139-01_A115_B10_C28.jpg)

Bangkok, Thailand:

(https://s15.postimg.cc/htb590w0r/FE821330-_DF37-4_D61-8323-063_C6_C2099_B0.jpg)

Can't frkn wait ;D
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Wysps on Aug 27, 2018, 01:43:07 PM
Quote from: von on Aug 27, 2018, 08:31:21 AM
Pics from me and my bro:

Singapore:

(https://s15.postimg.cc/4p5kwcjej/00_CD3033-346_F-4811-_B139-01_A115_B10_C28.jpg)

Bangkok, Thailand:

(https://s15.postimg.cc/htb590w0r/FE821330-_DF37-4_D61-8323-063_C6_C2099_B0.jpg)

Can't frkn wait ;D

There's something strangely adorable about that tiny Predator in the glass case compared to the statue.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 27, 2018, 04:50:46 PM
I've still yet to see anything like that over here.  :'(
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: von on Aug 27, 2018, 04:59:44 PM
Local cinema flyer:

Apart from The Nun, as others have pointed out, there is not much competition in the way of the film during the month of September. It should do very well in this region (Southeast Asia)!

If anyone wants a copy of this flyer, I'll be happy to send it out  ;D

(https://s15.postimg.cc/kxqv2to8r/59189649-7_FD3-4_FAB-8414-_D91_BD10_EAE6_D.jpg)

(https://s15.postimg.cc/o4lemgvu3/934_C0_C14-_E4_B4-4652-96_B8-_EA347_C7_C70_AA.jpg)
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: SisterJill on Aug 27, 2018, 05:09:46 PM
The Nun shouldn't be much competition. The audience is not exactly the same, and The Nun is very very low-budget. It doesn't need to be a massive hit to break even. The Predator is gonna pocket it easily.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: MudButt on Aug 27, 2018, 05:17:55 PM
The Nun will still make a ton of money. The Conjuring Universe does very well. All of the previous films have done gang busters at the box office regardless of quality.

I'm going to steer clear from all footage that is released. I watched a bunch of the TV spots but I don't want to see anything else. I'm sold so far. I already got my tickets.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: von on Aug 30, 2018, 04:49:47 AM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi65.tinypic.com%2F2hpsuc8.jpg&hash=bb98c6af30ff02f41b1bfe535a68f816d91d2449)
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: SisterJill on Aug 30, 2018, 04:53:50 AM
oh GOD I can't freaking wait.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Ramjet311 on Aug 30, 2018, 07:04:31 AM
Quote from: von on Aug 30, 2018, 04:49:47 AM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi65.tinypic.com%2F2hpsuc8.jpg&hash=bb98c6af30ff02f41b1bfe535a68f816d91d2449)


Hahahaha!! That is awesome
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Wweyland on Aug 30, 2018, 06:16:54 PM
Oh man, two more weeks and out!
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Biomechanoid on Aug 31, 2018, 05:33:42 AM
I've mentioned before I HATE watching films at theaters - crying kids, ipads, etc. But I will definitely see The Predator at the theater.  Been a long journey from Predator 1987 to The Predator 2018. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: BigDaddyJohn on Aug 31, 2018, 01:10:45 PM
Quote from: Biomechanoid on Aug 31, 2018, 05:33:42 AM
I've mentioned before I HATE watching films at theaters - crying kids, ipads, etc. But I will definitely see The Predator at the theater.  Been a long journey from Predator 1987 to The Predator 2018. Looking forward to it!

I totally feel ya. The urge of watching a movie you waited for so long is often tempered by what you mentioned, unfortunately.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: skull-splitter on Aug 31, 2018, 05:31:28 PM
Quote from: Biomechanoid on Aug 31, 2018, 05:33:42 AM
I've mentioned before I HATE watching films at theaters - crying kids, ipads, etc. But I will definitely see The Predator at the theater.  Been a long journey from Predator 1987 to The Predator 2018. Looking forward to it!
IPads? I would toss them across the theatre. Same with phones. Just stay home.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: The Old One on Aug 31, 2018, 05:35:15 PM
At least where I live in the UK, all I have to do is get up and get the staff- there's usually no problems after that.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Dingbat on Aug 31, 2018, 05:46:27 PM
The first Alien of predator film I watched in the cinema was covenant.

I'm going to my first day at a film college in belgium and then in the evening I'm going to watch it in a cinema somewhere in Belgium.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: The Old One on Aug 31, 2018, 05:55:14 PM
Predators then Prometheus myself, looking forward to this one.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Biomechanoid on Aug 31, 2018, 07:02:59 PM
Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Aug 31, 2018, 01:10:45 PM
I totally feel ya. The urge of watching a movie you waited for so long is often tempered by what you mentioned, unfortunately.

I average maybe once a year going to the theater and that's only because when my daughter comes into town, she likes to go the movies. So I did see Deadpool 2 at the theaters. Before that, at least a year or more and I can't even remember the movie.

I had no plans to go to the theater for another year but the other night a big storm took out my power. So off to the theater and saw Meg. The only two films available that late in the evening was Meg or Incredibles 2. I wish I had picked Incredibles 2. Meg wasn't bad, it delivers for a popcorn movie, plenty of high adrenaline action sequence. I would have thought a massive shark would have been exhilarating, but it really had little impact for me.

Anyway, no ipads this time but a young couple brought their toddlers, 9pm at night. So began the toddler whining and non-stop chatter.


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IPads? I would toss them across the theatre. Same with phones. Just stay home.

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At least where I live in the UK, all I have to do is get up and get the staff- there's usually no problems after that.

One time I was at the theater with my daughter and this ahole near the front row had his bright IPAD out non-stop. I got sick of it and started throwing little ice cubes at him. One finally hit him, he whipped back and shouted knock it out. I didn't have to say a word. Several other audience members shouted at him, "then turn off your f***n phone!"

Some people like that ahole think they are the center of the universe. Well, they're wrong! I'm the center of the universe!..... ;)


Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Huggs on Aug 31, 2018, 07:12:37 PM
It took godzilla 2014 to get me back to the theater. Before that the last movie I had seen in theaters was either Aladdin or The Lion King .

Godzilla 2014 was a great experience. Everybody was on good behavior. The next movie I saw in theaters after that was Jurassic World, but it was full of yelling children and generally annoying people playing with their phones. The audio was way too loud, the projector had a pixel out, the room was dirty, and the power went out halfway through the picture.

Needless to say I prefer waiting for Blu-ray release now. Like I've said before, no seat beats my own. I've got climate control, my choice of food at cost, and I can hit the bathroom without missing the movie. Oh and the best part, repeat viewings are free.

The only movie that will get me back to the theater will be the next Godzilla. I look forward to watching the Meg and the predator on Blu-ray this winter.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Biomechanoid on Aug 31, 2018, 07:23:19 PM
Quote from: Huggs on Aug 31, 2018, 07:12:37 PM
Before that the last movie I had seen in theaters was either Aladdin or The Lion King .

Lion King/Aladdin? Wow...that IS a long time. You just might be the King of Abandoning Theaters. You list out all the benefits of watching film at home and I'm right there with you. It took me awhile to build my home theater system the way I want, with the star of the set up being a Sony 75" android TV. Haven't missed the theaters since.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Tetsujin on Aug 31, 2018, 07:25:16 PM
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And

QuoteThePredator is getting closer now, general thoughts? Hopes? Concerns?

This will be a real badass film straight out of the 80s (90s). A nonstandard story, witty dialogue, charismatic characters, and teeth-chattering battles vs Predators. It's Shane Black and couldn't be any other way.

8)
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Wysps on Aug 31, 2018, 08:28:58 PM
Quote from: Biomechanoid on Aug 31, 2018, 07:23:19 PM
Quote from: Huggs on Aug 31, 2018, 07:12:37 PM
Before that the last movie I had seen in theaters was either Aladdin or The Lion King .

Lion King/Aladdin? Wow...that IS a long time. You just might be the King of Abandoning Theaters. You list out all the benefits of watching film at home and I'm right there with you. It took me awhile to build my home theater system the way I want, with the star of the set up being a Sony 75" android TV. Haven't missed the theaters since.

Was just about to say, Aladdin/Lion King? My god  :laugh: I rarely go to the movies, especially since these days I have access to some pretty kickass home theatre setups.  Still haven't been completely sold on the efficacy of watching movies like this in theatre vs Blu-Ray (as in, whether the viewing experience will be greatly enhanced by watching it on the big screen or not.) Jury's still out on this one, but if it does end up being mindblowingly awesome I will absolutely regret not seeing it.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Huggs on Aug 31, 2018, 08:43:03 PM
Quote from: Biomechanoid on Aug 31, 2018, 07:23:19 PM
Quote from: Huggs on Aug 31, 2018, 07:12:37 PM
Before that the last movie I had seen in theaters was either Aladdin or The Lion King .

Lion King/Aladdin? Wow...that IS a long time. You just might be the King of Abandoning Theaters. You list out all the benefits of watching film at home and I'm right there with you. It took me awhile to build my home theater system the way I want, with the star of the set up being a Sony 75" android TV. Haven't missed the theaters since.

It takes a lot to get me to go. The only reason I went for Jurassic world was because I love the Jurassic movies so much, and after my good experience with Godzilla, I thought I'd try for another. I was wrong. I just prefer home viewings I guess. With the technology we have today, large screen TV's, high definition picture, quality surround sound, there's just no need.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2018, 09:11:07 AM
Quote from: Biomechanoid on Aug 31, 2018, 07:02:59 PM
Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Aug 31, 2018, 01:10:45 PM
I totally feel ya. The urge of watching a movie you waited for so long is often tempered by what you mentioned, unfortunately.

I average maybe once a year going to the theater and that's only because when my daughter comes into town, she likes to go the movies. So I did see Deadpool 2 at the theaters. Before that, at least a year or more and I can't even remember the movie.

I had no plans to go to the theater for another year but the other night a big storm took out my power. So off to the theater and saw Meg. The only two films available that late in the evening was Meg or Incredibles 2. I wish I had picked Incredibles 2. Meg wasn't bad, it delivers for a popcorn movie, plenty of high adrenaline action sequence. I would have thought a massive shark would have been exhilarating, but it really had little impact for me.

Anyway, no ipads this time but a young couple brought their toddlers, 9pm at night. So began the toddler whining and non-stop chatter.


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IPads? I would toss them across the theatre. Same with phones. Just stay home.

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At least where I live in the UK, all I have to do is get up and get the staff- there's usually no problems after that.

One time I was at the theater with my daughter and this ahole near the front row had his bright IPAD out non-stop. I got sick of it and started throwing little ice cubes at him. One finally hit him, he whipped back and shouted knock it out. I didn't have to say a word. Several other audience members shouted at him, "then turn off your f***n phone!"

Some people like that ahole think they are the center of the universe. Well, they're wrong! I'm the center of the universe!..... ;)

God, your cinema goers are so rude in the States. I used to work in a cinema and we regularly checked screens to make sure nothing like that was happening. We'd boot out people like that.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Biomechanoid on Sep 01, 2018, 03:34:16 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2018, 09:11:07 AM
God, your cinema goers are so rude in the States. I used to work in a cinema and we regularly checked screens to make sure nothing like that was happening. We'd boot out people like that.

I find it doubtful rude people at theaters is exclusive to the States. I find it more likely it's a global issue. Examples opposite your example is in this very thread where forum members in France and the Netherlands complained of rude people in theaters.

And according to this Brit on reddit, UK cinemas are not exactly free of rude people....

"Now the shooting still had an effect even here in the uk, so the cinema was tense with slight increase in true British paranoia, but everything was fine. Except the jackass who keep checking and surfing Facebook every 6 minutes with a fully gleaming phone. People had asked and he flat out refused in less than polite manner, his phone on full brightness. "

And if you're still skeptical UK cinema is also plagued with rude people, here's 67 examples of bad behavior in British cinema....
http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/british-cinema-behaviour-survey/38420/british-cinema-behaviour-67-examples-of-bad-experiences (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/british-cinema-behaviour-survey/38420/british-cinema-behaviour-67-examples-of-bad-experiences)
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: skull-splitter on Sep 01, 2018, 04:08:18 PM
Quote from: Huggs on Aug 31, 2018, 07:12:37 PM
It took godzilla 2014 to get me back to the theater. Before that the last movie I had seen in theaters was either Aladdin or The Lion King .

Godzilla 2014 was a great experience. Everybody was on good behavior. The next movie I saw in theaters after that was Jurassic World, but it was full of yelling children and generally annoying people playing with their phones. The audio was way too loud, the projector had a pixel out, the room was dirty, and the power went out halfway through the picture.

Needless to say I prefer waiting for Blu-ray release now. Like I've said before, no seat beats my own. I've got climate control, my choice of food at cost, and I can hit the bathroom without missing the movie. Oh and the best part, repeat viewings are free.

The only movie that will get me back to the theater will be the next Godzilla. I look forward to watching the Meg and the predator on Blu-ray this winter.
Godzilla was shit IMO. But having people not as invested in the film can be a pain the butt indeed.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Dingbat on Sep 01, 2018, 05:05:38 PM
I saw a bus while on holiday that had The predator ads on it, it made me very happy.

When I watched Alien Covenant, a load of guys who were all really loud came in and I thought they would talk throughout but as soon as it started, not a word was spoken, it was great and I hope for the same conditions with this one.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2018, 07:17:08 PM
Quote from: Biomechanoid on Sep 01, 2018, 03:34:16 PM
And if you're still skeptical UK cinema is also plagued with rude people, here's 67 examples of bad behavior in British cinema....
http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/british-cinema-behaviour-survey/38420/british-cinema-behaviour-67-examples-of-bad-experiences (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/british-cinema-behaviour-survey/38420/british-cinema-behaviour-67-examples-of-bad-experiences)

Didn't intend for you to take that so personally, Bio. My apologies. Perhaps the point here is people everywhere suck but go tell your cinema staff. It's their jobs to make the cinema going experience one people want to come back to and stop people behaving like that.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Biomechanoid on Sep 01, 2018, 07:23:39 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2018, 07:17:08 PM
Didn't intend for you to take that so personally, Bio. My apologies. Perhaps the point here is people everywhere suck but go tell your cinema staff. It's their jobs to make the cinema going experience one people want to come back to and stop people behaving like that.

No apology necessary, nothing personal taken. I didn't think you were trying to be negative towards Americans. I just wanted to clarify it was not a nation specific issue.  Now that said.....I would risk a $10 bet that us Yankees are near the top of the list of most rude theater audience....  :laugh:




Quote from: Dingbat on Sep 01, 2018, 05:05:38 PM
I saw a bus while on holiday that had The predator ads on it, it made me very happy.

Same here, seeing ads not necessarily at movie specific venues. I haven't researched it, but it appears they are investing some sizable coin in advertisement.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Wweyland on Sep 03, 2018, 04:49:32 PM
Would love to read the novelization immediately after watching the movie but probably have to wait about a week for it to arrive from Amazon. Almost done with the prequel novel.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: VanXant on Sep 03, 2018, 05:41:36 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 01, 2018, 07:17:08 PM
Quote from: Biomechanoid on Sep 01, 2018, 03:34:16 PM
And if you're still skeptical UK cinema is also plagued with rude people, here's 67 examples of bad behavior in British cinema....
http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/british-cinema-behaviour-survey/38420/british-cinema-behaviour-67-examples-of-bad-experiences (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/british-cinema-behaviour-survey/38420/british-cinema-behaviour-67-examples-of-bad-experiences)

Didn't intend for you to take that so personally, Bio. My apologies. Perhaps the point here is people everywhere suck but go tell your cinema staff. It's their jobs to make the cinema going experience one people want to come back to and stop people behaving like that.

yeah, but even when you've gone to get the staff etc, the film's already ruined. one of the many reasons why i stopped going to the cinema
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Huggs on Sep 04, 2018, 03:26:10 AM
Quote from: VanXant on Sep 03, 2018, 05:41:36 PM
yeah, but even when you've gone to get the staff etc, the film's already ruined. one of the many reasons why i stopped going to the cinema

If the staff are even helpful. The only theater in my area is 30 miles away and only ever has like 2 or 3 employees in it, including the manager. One working the concessions, one selling tickets, and one to team up with either of the other 2 to clean the rooms after a showing. The last time I was in there, they were all just kids who were too busy picking their noses or talking about their relationships to seem authoritative or intimidating. When it comes to informing a 6' 3 and 270lb man to stop playing with his phone, I wouldn't count on them for squat.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: ace3g on Sep 10, 2018, 04:15:21 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnh8QerFRgp/?tagged=thepredator
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Wweyland on Sep 10, 2018, 12:29:59 PM
Seeing an early screening in 2 days in IMAX.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Huntsman on Sep 10, 2018, 12:58:00 PM
Awesome. I have to wait until the weekend.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Wweyland on Sep 10, 2018, 04:28:33 PM
Anyone seeing this in 3D? The IMAX screening is in 2D and I think I prefer that.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Firestorm on Sep 10, 2018, 08:40:32 PM
I wanted IMAX 2d, but the Cineworld IMAX here listed 3d only :|
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: goose_3387 on Sep 10, 2018, 08:54:36 PM
Quote from: Wweyland on Sep 10, 2018, 04:28:33 PM
Anyone seeing this in 3D? The IMAX screening is in 2D and I think I prefer that.

I'm seeing it in IMAX 3D on Wednesday. Only IMAX option available.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Sep 11, 2018, 07:45:09 AM
Quote from: goose_3387 on Sep 10, 2018, 08:54:36 PM
Quote from: Wweyland on Sep 10, 2018, 04:28:33 PM
Anyone seeing this in 3D? The IMAX screening is in 2D and I think I prefer that.

I'm seeing it in IMAX 3D on Wednesday. Only IMAX option available.

Same, on Thursday. I love me IMAX. I can't miss these films on that format when they come out now.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Johnny Handsome on Sep 11, 2018, 04:13:32 PM
Seeing it tomorrow 8pm (german time), man i'm pumped and ready. Haven't watched the last trailer and only saw one tv spot, it's been tough but i made it mostly spoiler free.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Wweyland on Sep 11, 2018, 04:41:15 PM
24 hours to go! Seeing it with 3 friends, we got pretty good seats in the middle.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Space_Dementia on Sep 11, 2018, 10:51:06 PM
I really would love to see it tomorrow evening, but can't fit it in until Thursday, so going to grab the first showing Thursday morning. So damn excited despite the mixed reviews and whats gone on behind the scenes, I'm remaining optimistic and hoping Shane Black has not broken my heart (As Kristian Harloff put it).
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Ultramorph on Sep 11, 2018, 10:57:23 PM
I'll be seeing it Friday with my mom, who got me into all these movies in the first place. Been telling her it's getting good reviews.  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: The Wolverine Predator on Sep 12, 2018, 02:47:36 PM
Quote from: Ultramorph on Sep 11, 2018, 10:57:23 PM
I'll be seeing it Friday with my mom, who got me into all these movies in the first place. Been telling her it's getting good reviews.  [emoji23]
my mom also took me to the first one when I was 8 years old the night it came out, but unfortunately I can't take her because she's in the hospital...[emoji20]
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Firestorm on Sep 12, 2018, 05:31:30 PM
Couple of hours until our showing, who knows I might have a blast.

Anyone else wonder what's happened to the score? Normally we hear something regarding a release prior to the Movie coming out, Henry jackmans seems to be totally MIA?
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Wysps on Sep 12, 2018, 06:07:17 PM
One of the reviews I watched on YouTube mentioned the Jackman score is eerily similar to the original Silvestri, especially during serious, tense scenes  :-\ I think it was one of the reviews posted in the Review thread yesterday.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: 343 on Sep 12, 2018, 06:53:52 PM
I will see The Predator next Saturday. In 3D. (The Netherlands)
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Wweyland on Sep 12, 2018, 08:13:41 PM
Saw it in IMAX. Was expecting some kind of small premiere event but there was nothing. Some other cinemas in Estonia had these but IMAX has the best screen.
Title: Re: The Predator Countdown Thread!
Post by: Riddick on Sep 12, 2018, 08:31:01 PM
just watched it. 8/10 better than predator 2 / 3 imo.