The Predator (2018) "It's not a Reboot!"

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by MetalicGrunt, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Incepticon

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    Yeah, a few of us were talking about exactly that last year - Page 27 - that having a period/historical setting is about the only thing left to try AND could be interesting enough for people to maybe give a shit about this franchise again. If done right, of course.
     
  2. Goldlock

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    I still haven't seen this, but will get around to it eventually. I get the feeling it won't be as bad as the internet has decided it is.

    As for where to go next with Predator, I totally agree with something that I heard a while ago somewhere - the best way to make a good Pred. film is to put together a random movie that has nothing to do with aliens in the plot; then boom! A Predator appears & the script veers off into sci-fi horror.

    The best two were:

    • An 80's jungle action movie about mercenaries....then boom, Predator!
    • A 90's gangland crime cop movie....then boom, Predator(s)!
    I wouldn't mind seeing a future movie with a historical setting, or a modern one where a city is cordoned off in the immediate aftermath of a terrorist attack, and a group of anti-terror police get caught up being hunted while they are in the process of hunting down the terror suspects.

    They could think they're being targeted as part of the attack, until they find the skinned bodies of the terrorists in the subway etc...
     
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    I had that feeling and I was wrong. This movie fucking sucks. And not in a nuanced sort of way, like they went in a direction you didn’t care for. No this movie fucking sucks.
     
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    Why Hollywood can't (or seemingly refuses to) look at what made the first two films great and replicate them or improve upon them is beyond me.
     
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    How to make this movie suck-ass

    1) Scratch the military team and replace them with morons
    2) Make it a comedy
    3) Upgrade the Predator into a “super” Predator

    I literally cannot think of a worse idea than the upgrade. He is so fucking dumb and unnecessary. Predators are inherently cool, that fucking thing is an embarrassment. Like how out of fucking ideas did Shane Black have to be to come up with “let’s give the Predator an upgrade.” This movie made me want to punch him in his stupid face.

    4) How could I forget the fucking bad CGI Predator armor, ftw
     
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    I started watching Predator 2 last night on blu ray and was reminded how much of a good follow up to the first film it really is.

    I liked how we were introduced to new Predator weaponry.
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    Ah.....I might just give it a miss then! :lol 
     
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