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Author Topic: The Predator Behind-the-scenes Thread  (Read 43975 times)

newagescamartist
Oct 20, 2018, 11:15:48 PM
Reply #150 on: Oct 20, 2018, 11:15:48 PM
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Or cos made a Marvel movie that grossed over a billion dollars :P

IMDB just hasn't been the same since they deleted the social media elements and comments section.

I cringe when 30-something man-child YouTube reviewers tell Millennials of Shane Black's previous work, even I have no interest in watching as a 80s/90s kid, but forget the elephant in the room.

IRON MAN 3
Director- Shane Black
Budget- $200 Million
Box Office- $1.215 billion
Critical response- 80% Rotten Tomatoes, 7.2/10 IMDB
17th Highest Grossing movie of all-time.

You do realize that movie would have made tons of cash no matter who directed it right?

And I didn't know directing the money-in-the-bank "Iron Man 3", the sequel starring the most popular star in the mcu Robert Downey Jr., the one film that directly followed only the hottest Marvel event film yet, the first "Avengers", the the one that most mcu fans (like myself) considered a misstep, I didn't know directing that movie made Shane the right fit for "The Predator"!  It might prove he's the right fit for another Marvel film, but Predator? And to co-write it too?

It's probably why I didn't know the director of the wonderful James Bond film "Casino Royale", Martin Campbell, made him the right fit for "Green Lantern" either!  Oh.. wait.  :P

Look I had fun watching "The Predator", will buy it on blu-ray too, but it's not the great film the franchise needed unfortunately. And that falls mostly on Shane.

Yea I don't get how Black gets the credit for making Iron Man 3 a hit either. It was the weakest in the franchise imo, and would have made a billion even with Uwe Boll directing.


Huggs
Oct 20, 2018, 11:43:08 PM
Reply #151 on: Oct 20, 2018, 11:43:08 PM
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Iron Man 3 made money because it was an Iron Man movie. They've drug this thing out way too long. Iron man didn't need 3 movies. It was clear by the second film that things were getting thin.

But you'll never get anyone in charge to put an end to what's likely the greatest money making machine in the history of the business. It'll have to put itself out narratively. Unless they start introducing more new characters as teenagers to keep the franchise alive for the foreseeable future. This beef with Thanos needs to be the endgame. Then they all need to retire and let the world take care of itself. "They always had heroes".




skull-splitter
Oct 21, 2018, 10:33:20 AM
Reply #154 on: Oct 21, 2018, 10:33:20 AM
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Iron Man 3 made money because it was an Iron Man movie. They've drug this thing out way too long. Iron man didn't need 3 movies. It was clear by the second film that things were getting thin.

But you'll never get anyone in charge to put an end to what's likely the greatest money making machine in the history of the business. It'll have to put itself out narratively. Unless they start introducing more new characters as teenagers to keep the franchise alive for the foreseeable future. This beef with Thanos needs to be the endgame. Then they all need to retire and let the world take care of itself. "They always had heroes".
The only thing that was getting thin was the finale.

Somehow most Marvel films are great at build ups but rarely deliver in the final IMO. Perhaps they are just too full of details and twists to make them truly epic in the end.

I enjoy them, but back on topic: it was the anticipation that sold those tickets.


Voodoo Magic
Oct 21, 2018, 02:45:30 PM
Reply #155 on: Oct 21, 2018, 02:45:30 PM
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I love the Russo Bros. directed installments. Winter Soldier. Civil War. Infinity War.  So, so good in my opinion.

Back on topic though, yeah, nothing Black did with "Iron Man 3" told me he was the right fit for Predator.


skull-splitter
Oct 21, 2018, 08:35:45 PM
Reply #156 on: Oct 21, 2018, 08:35:45 PM
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I love the Russo Bros. directed installments. Winter Soldier. Civil War. Infinity War.  So, so good in my opinion.

Back on topic though, yeah, nothing Black did with "Iron Man 3" told me he was the right fit for Predator.
Winter Soldier: didn't get the hype, it was decent but nothing more.
Civil War was a hot mess. Entertaining, but I took issues with the structuring and it being nothing more than a forced excuse to split them all up.
Inifinity War was the first film that did stuff right, except that mess of a Wakkandan Battle that seemed to be lifted straight from any random Transformers film.


Voodoo Magic
Oct 21, 2018, 09:30:20 PM
Reply #157 on: Oct 21, 2018, 09:30:20 PM
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We most definitely agree to disagree.

Hey, this time, instead like with "The Predator", I'm on the side of the majority!  I like it over on this side!  ;D





Sad fan
Oct 22, 2018, 11:07:55 AM
Reply #161 on: Oct 22, 2018, 11:07:55 AM
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"The Predator" was simply the worst ever film made about the Yautja. And this predator killer suit looks like a chinese-made cheap action figure.

Shane Black ruined the franchising. As simple as that.


XenoHunter99
Oct 22, 2018, 01:05:54 PM
Reply #162 on: Oct 22, 2018, 01:05:54 PM
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If I was an executive at fox and I heard Shane Black was gonna do a new film the first thing I’d say is oh it’s gonna be a funny take on it, I’d have asked Blomkamp to prove himself by making PREDATOR 4 then if it’s a critical and commercial success then he can do ALIEN 5.

In some alternate universe, this happened and maybe the movie was good.


Robot6
Oct 22, 2018, 03:01:37 PM
Reply #163 on: Oct 22, 2018, 03:01:37 PM
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"Another notch" on the Brothers Strause belt... oh wait... they don't have any previous notches!  ::)



 

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