Just left the theatre, yes the spit was a message. Global warming was a message. And this is my message to the makers of this film. Dear Black and Co., I just wanted to say that I have done nothing but support you all through this process, re-shoots, release delays, canon haters, fanboys etc. I was truly let down. It felt like a video game. There were so many fun moments, but were ultimately sabotaged by the very next scene. I just wish this wasn't a predator installment. Unfortunately, I think the franchise is doomed after this. I had high hopes for this film. I planned on seeing it 3 times this weekend just to give it my money. I may not ever watch it again. To be clear, I was in agreement that "Predator" should be taken in a new direction, and I didn't mind the new expansion to the story. It's just that.....it felt like a 5year old directed it! I WAS a fan of Blacks work....until now. I am angry due to the directorial decisions rather than the story. Almost every shot was a close up, action sequences were so fast paced I couldn't even keep up before it cut to something irrelevant. There were character deaths that didn't even register! It was a hot mess! Nothing about this movie screams professionalism. Oh, and ADI! still can't figure out a way to close the mandibles without cgi huh? Typical. "Just fold em' back just like Scar!" Someone probably said. Anyway, it was fun, but is my least favorite entry. I would go as far as to say that AVPR was was handled with more respect and dignity than this film was. Sorry....But I think so.
ZACK'S QUICK POINTS
- zoom out occasionally
- take your time......like the original
- expansion is wonderful, if taken seriously
- keep politics out of your sci-fi movie.
- Olivia Munn CANT run that fast! Humanly impossible!
- I love dogs. However, if they add nothing to the story...put them down. Otherwise it's a confusion bone to chew.
- if you cast someone as an autistic character....he or she shouldn't break character....EVER! It's not confusing, but makes the puzzle pieces not fit so well.
- why so extra on the Gore? To please fans? Fans want their beloved sci fi characters to be treated realistically.
Not for (almost) every limb, torso, and head to be completely severed with tools that couldn't even accomplish this feat.....no matter who or what the aggressor.
-fire your digital artists. Period. I have seen better PS4 graphics. (Primarily 3rd act)
Ok, I'm done. Just needed to vent. Enjoy the movie fellas. If you can. 3/10