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UHD Review The Predator

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Neil Middlemiss, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. Neil Middlemiss

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    Great review Neil and I agree with your onion of the film. And I still bought it!:huh:
     
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    Ha. Onion. I meant opinion of course but in a strange way onion works. :D
     
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    In onion, there is strength.
     
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    Thanks for the review, It's not as good as the Predator or even Predator 2, but I liked it more than you as I enjoy the comedic moments with the oddball characters.
     
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    Was this a 3D movie?
     
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    No, 2D only.
     
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    Being a huge fan of all the previous Predator films (Predator 1 & 2, Predators, Alien Vs. Predator 1 & 2), I had high expectations for The Predator. I finally saw this on Blu-ray earlier this year, and felt the movie was just OK. The action scenes were solid, but it had way too many comedic elements for a serious sci-fi thriller. I also felt the casting was poor. Too bad, since I'm typically a huge fan of Shane Black films, and have really enjoyed some of his others (The Long Kiss Goodnight; Kiss Kiss Bang Bang; The Nice Guys).

    I did like the Predator "dog" in the film, and also liked the fact that this was a sequel & not a re-make. I.e., the Predator incidents in in the first two films were referenced - Predator 1 came out in '87, and Predator 2 took place in '97.
     
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    I'm becoming very sensitive to studio interference in film, and this one has it all over the place. I still enjoyed it for what it was, but didn't think much about it afterwards.
     
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    Yeah, I bet you the Shane Black wanted it to be more violent and perhaps have more dark comedic moments in it.
     
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    I love the original Predator, still enjoy Predator 2, and tolerated Predators, but The Predator was just a lousy film IMO. I may watch it once again just make sure I wasn't having a bad night, but it is the worst movie of the four by a large margin as far as I'm concerned. Studio interference may well be at play here, but I expected a lot more from Shane Black. Barely 2 stars out of 5 for me.
     
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