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Author Topic: The Predator Reviews  (Read 43229 times)

Scree
Sep 20, 2018, 07:48:10 PM
Reply #405 on: Sep 20, 2018, 07:48:10 PM
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I clapped, I clapped! My favourite hack frauds and they are right about everything. Pity Rich Evans wasn't part of this one, too.



The Old One
Sep 24, 2018, 02:44:42 PM
Reply #407 on: Sep 24, 2018, 02:44:42 PM
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If you enjoy that, more power to you.


Jigsaw85
Oct 11, 2018, 06:30:21 PM
Reply #408 on: Oct 11, 2018, 06:30:21 PM
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I enjoyed the movie but let's face it: reshoots killed this film. The predator killer was so forced; why would fugitive need to put a wrist gauntlet in a man sized pod? Why didn't he just put the damn thing on his wrist? He'd be unstoppable if he used it but instead, he just lets it crash with the ship so he can look for it later. Some think the pod was originally meant for dutch, I'm starting to think it was.


Huntsman
Oct 16, 2018, 11:29:40 AM
Reply #409 on: Oct 16, 2018, 11:29:40 AM
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why would fugitive need to put a wrist gauntlet in a man sized pod? Why didn't he just put the damn thing on his wrist? He'd be unstoppable if he used it but instead, he just lets it crash with the ship so he can look for it later.
Good point.


genocyber
May 20, 2019, 09:16:32 PM
Reply #410 on: May 20, 2019, 09:16:32 PM
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I enjoyed the movie but let's face it: reshoots killed this film. The predator killer was so forced; why would fugitive need to put a wrist gauntlet in a man sized pod? Why didn't he just put the damn thing on his wrist? He'd be unstoppable if he used it but instead, he just lets it crash with the ship so he can look for it later. Some think the pod was originally meant for dutch, I'm starting to think it was.
Would you really prefer Predators in human clothes palling around with them on the base?


SM
May 29, 2020, 10:29:59 AM
Reply #411 on: May 29, 2020, 10:29:59 AM
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I just watched this again to try and work out a date for it and everything after the 80 minute mark wasn't as bad as I remembered.  It's not brilliant by any stretch, but I can now see why Casey was able to catch up (as the ship was effectively flying in a circle).  Traeger was more of a cartoonishly dumb character than the first watch right up to his cartoonishly dumb death.  Nebraska's death I still can't work out - I know he had a death wish but I don't get why he seemed to be coughing up blood.

So, ending still pretty dopey.  Stuff about autism pretty dopey - but also barely discussed (Rory simultaneously being frightened of and liking dogs was - I dunno).  Fugitive Predator anticlimactic.  But I think the charisma and performances of the cast ultimately makes this  decent enough flick despite the problems.


SiL
May 29, 2020, 10:33:34 AM
Reply #412 on: May 29, 2020, 10:33:34 AM
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Rory's characterisation is like having a paraplegic get up and walk during scenes where their disability would be inconvenient.


The Cruentus
May 29, 2020, 03:12:36 PM
Reply #413 on: May 29, 2020, 03:12:36 PM
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Not to mention the whole savant cliche, not all autistic people are brilliant at certain things, some are fairly average or even below in some cases. Its a spectrum and while there are similar qualities, autistic people can be as different from one another as any other person is to another.
I remember when first reading about this movie and it mentioned how this kid was able to use predator tech, that is when I started getting worried about what kind of film this was going to be.


Kradan
May 29, 2020, 04:20:43 PM
Reply #414 on: May 29, 2020, 04:20:43 PM
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Nebraska's death I still can't work out - I know he had a death wish but I don't get why he seemed to be coughing up blood.

I thought it was somehow caused by height and lack of oxygen or something


SM
May 29, 2020, 10:03:11 PM
Reply #415 on: May 29, 2020, 10:03:11 PM
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They were barely above the treetops.  Maybe it's something to do with the shield - but I rewound it a few times and couldn't figure it out.

And another thing - why, when the Predator issued the challenge to MAC-KENNA, didn't they just drive away?

« Last Edit: May 29, 2020, 10:14:14 PM by SM »

overthere
Jun 22, 2020, 08:23:33 AM
Reply #416 on: Jun 22, 2020, 08:23:33 AM
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When this movie was in development, Shane kept saying he's "bringing the mystery back" and how a Predator movie needs to be scary. None of that is in the movie, so what the hell was he talking about?


Kradan
Jun 22, 2020, 12:08:15 PM
Reply #417 on: Jun 22, 2020, 12:08:15 PM
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When this movie was in development, Shane kept saying he's "bringing the mystery back" and how a Predator movie needs to be scary. None of that is in the movie, so what the hell was he talking about?

It's called promoting your own movie



Kradan
Jun 22, 2020, 02:02:24 PM
Reply #419 on: Jun 22, 2020, 02:02:24 PM
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As you wish


 

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