The Predator (2018)
The Hunt has Evolved
Plenty of easter eggs or non-important shout outs to other franchise movies.
A stupid Haunted Mansion joke.
A lot of other stupid jokes, some of which are very funny - plenty of which are still very crude.
Visible even in night scenes.
Pretty fun action scenes, a bloody good time.
Most the effects are pretty darn good.
Doesn’t ever stand still for too long.
Sassy streamlined new predator armor, as well as new predator gadgets.
.Some people may be surprised to not find a lot of character development. I don’t feel this should be expected from a Predator movie, but I guess it needs calling out.
Even with fancy new characters and items and creatures, still follows the general franchise check boxes - good for fans that want it, bad for anyone wanting something really different.
All i can think of with the preda-pooch is those old movies where people used to put people masks on dogs, except with a predator mask instead of people. It’s funny to me, but I don’t think it should be in the positives.
Some of the characters might be a bit too kooky for their own good - well done job with it on the actors parts, but their characters are still a bit over the top.
I don’t know what a lot of people are going to go into this one expecting, but largely as with any movie I expect there to be a pretty negative reaction too it because people can’t just enjoy things anymore. There’s some awesome action, some violent predator rampages, and a surprisingly large number of jokes and overall fun. It almost feels more like what the first AvP movie should have been with what it was trying to do, and certainly makes me feel more like Nice Guys than original Predator - but either way I had a blast. It tries to actually do something with the predator race to “advance” it’s story instead of just being another game hunt - without maybe being quite as drastic or feeling quite as potentially insulting as “super Predators” from Predators did or as uselessly dark as AvP: Requiem was. If you want some funny violent action with slight touches or horror, it should definetly fill the shoes.