The Predator Reviews

Started by Corporal Hicks, Sep 07, 2018, 07:18:45 AM

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Kradan

Kradan

#451
At this point, I won't argue that. Still like the movie though

AliceApocalypse

AliceApocalypse

#452
It wasn't my favorite in the franchise, but I think I'll give it another watch. 

Voodoo Magic

Voodoo Magic

#453
It's still mindless fun to me with a few beers.

BigDaddyJohn

BigDaddyJohn

#454
Quote from: AliceApocalypse 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.

Careful, you might like it  ;D

AliceApocalypse

AliceApocalypse

#455
Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Mar 26, 2021, 10:00:00 AM
Quote from: AliceApocalypse 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.

Careful, you might like it  ;D

SShhh.... I already do like it  :-[

Voodoo Magic

Voodoo Magic

#456

Dingbat

Dingbat

#457
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

Kradan

#458
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

Dingbat

#459
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

Billiken

#460
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

City Hunter Yautja

#461
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.

The Scene:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HjMJ1X7pcKs

overthere

overthere

#462
Quote from: City Hunter Yautja 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.

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

Master

#463
Quote from: overthere on Jul 31, 2021, 08:08:27 PM
Quote from: City Hunter Yautja 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.

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

City Hunter Yautja

#464
Quote from: overthere on Jul 31, 2021, 08:08:27 PM
Quote from: City Hunter Yautja 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.

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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