So it's the very first cut of the film. As expected the effects were very rough, to the point where they probably don't even merit too much in the way of mention. What I'm hearing is it's very very much a Shane Black movie. That worked for some of who I spoke to, it really didn't work for others. I've heard the lonesome Predator design is just fantastic, the best ADI has done.
However, it's sounding like it's so really different to the typical Predator film and that's either going to work for some, or it's going to kill it for others. Which, to be honest, is something I've thought since reading that script.
The very core of that story is still very much in place but the specifics have been reworked. It doesn't sound like the whole "this is the Predator" angle is played up like it was in the script so it seems significantly more toned down in that kind of regard.
I'm curious to hear how it's refined over the course of editing.