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Author Topic: The Predator Reviews  (Read 51081 times)


Kradan
Mar 23, 2021, 11:41:39 AM
Reply #451 on: Mar 23, 2021, 11:41:39 AM
At this point, I won't argue that. Still like the movie though


AliceApocalypse
Mar 23, 2021, 11:56:04 AM
Reply #452 on: Mar 23, 2021, 11:56:04 AM
It wasn't my favorite in the franchise, but I think I'll give it another watch. 


Voodoo Magic
Mar 23, 2021, 01:23:42 PM
Reply #453 on: Mar 23, 2021, 01:23:42 PM
It's still mindless fun to me with a few beers.





Dingbat
Apr 17, 2021, 10:49:29 PM
Reply #457 on: Apr 17, 2021, 10:49:29 PM
I watched the Predator this morning, my thoughts have evolved somewhat
The main issue I has was that all the others are tense action movies, the Predator doesn't work at all if you approach it from that perspective, it's clearly a comedy. and it is quite funny. the Loonies especially are a very entertaining bunch
The designs of both Predators are very nice too

The violence is quite excellent imo, the blood splatter may sometimes be over the top but maybe that's realistic, I've never seen someone get sliced in half before. There were parts that when I saw it the first time, I found a bit shocking. Notably when the 3 guys in that car get their heads chopped off.
Traeger was an excellent villain, he seemed to enjoy his job so much, it's a pity about his death scene though, I don't know whether it was caseys intention to make him shoot himself or not.

When you look at it as a comedy, the autism stuff doesn't feel so stupid.
The only scenes which I found a bit cringey were the first one where you see the child, that was mainly the music they chose and the final scene, although I can't pinpoint why yet.

One thing I found to be a little strange was the shield on the ship, I've grown up with Dr Who and Star wars, I always viewed shields as a strange kind of fluidish substance which blocks or dissolves lasers and bullets, in this one it was more a solid wall.


Kradan
Apr 18, 2021, 03:31:43 PM
Reply #458 on: Apr 18, 2021, 03:31:43 PM
Agreed with pretty much everything you said. Movie clearly goes for a more comedic tone and one's enjoyment of the movie depends entirely on whether or not one can go along with such tone. I can dig comedy in a Predator movie 'cause I've never seen Predator as a "scary" monster. More like "cool" monster


Dingbat
Apr 18, 2021, 05:43:51 PM
Reply #459 on: Apr 18, 2021, 05:43:51 PM
the only time  I found Predators to be scary was the night after watching the 1st film for the 1st time when a 3d poster fell on my head, it made a sound just like the shoulder cannon.


Billiken
Jun 17, 2021, 01:59:15 PM
Reply #460 on: Jun 17, 2021, 01:59:15 PM
I can definitely see what they were going for here. And for me I love it. Yeah you could change small things. Overall I love it and want to see something like it again one day.


City Hunter Yautja
Jul 12, 2021, 08:42:18 AM
Reply #461 on: Jul 12, 2021, 08:42:18 AM
The Predator has its moments. My favorite is the boy who wears the Pred Bio mask going to a door to trick or treat and a mean teen throws a beer can at him and the masks has a Plasmacaster that fires back. That was a goldeb moment.

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overthere
Jul 31, 2021, 08:08:27 PM
Reply #462 on: Jul 31, 2021, 08:08:27 PM
The Predator has its moments. My favorite is the boy who wears the Pred Bio mask going to a door to trick or treat and a mean teen throws a beer can at him and the masks has a Plasmacaster that fires back. That was a goldeb moment.

Except that's really weird for plasmacaster to function that way. Predators just have to walk around and the thing kills everything on autopilot?


Master
Jul 31, 2021, 10:51:25 PM
Reply #463 on: Jul 31, 2021, 10:51:25 PM
The Predator has its moments. My favorite is the boy who wears the Pred Bio mask going to a door to trick or treat and a mean teen throws a beer can at him and the masks has a Plasmacaster that fires back. That was a goldeb moment.

Yeah, that thing was such overkill. Let's just hope visual language and gadgets of The Predator are not here to stay.
Except that's really weird for plasmacaster to function that way. Predators just have to walk around and the thing kills everything on autopilot?


City Hunter Yautja
Sep 19, 2021, 04:08:58 PM
Reply #464 on: Sep 19, 2021, 04:08:58 PM
The Predator has its moments. My favorite is the boy who wears the Pred Bio mask going to a door to trick or treat and a mean teen throws a beer can at him and the masks has a Plasmacaster that fires back. That was a goldeb moment.

Except that's really weird for plasmacaster to function that way. Predators just have to walk around and the thing kills everything on autopilot?

True. I thought of it more as an emergency caster, the regular plasmacaster needing tri-dot target.


 

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