- Jul 25, 2008
- Reaction score
- REBEL BASE
Watched today and had zero expectations but ended up really enjoying it.
Felt like a return to form after so much garbage this franchise has suffered through, especially the 2018 atrocity, the different time period was a breath of fresh air and while the predator design could've been better I appreciate them showing that like the humans it was still developing it's tech, one could make the argument the predators we see in 1 and 2 look that way because they've been evolving with humans as they've hunted them over the years but looks aside it has some of the most enjoyable predator action in all the franchise, too bad it also turned dumb torwards the end but at least in this movie it's a bit more believable since it's mask was taken. Gore was a bonus too.
I also liked Naru as a protagonist and how she used her own mistakes, knowledge of the land and the predator's own tricks to her advantage, her dingo was also a neat addition as he actually aided her a number of times and she would've been dead if not for the pup.
Is it Predator 1 or 2? Hell no, those are timeless classics but for me it can stand alongside those films, having 3 distinct protagonists, eras and settings actually makes for a pretty cool "trilogy" for me especially with that tie in and I appreciate them trying to do something geniunely different for once even if some of it didn't work, mostly the cgi, new predator face design and the long first act but overall I had a good time with it and would like to see more Predator flicks set in other time periods or even a sequel with Naru to see how that tie in shows up in another movie.
PS: I'm actually a bit surprised to see so many hate it on here, really feels like a lot of people have had their ability to enjoy things poisoned by nostalgia, and this isn't the majority on here but I won't even try to understand people online saying it's "woke" because it has a female protagonist, grown men throwing hissy fits if a movie or show has women and people of other races and gender in it has become just as tiresome as Hollywood's endless virtue signaling.
I thought of that as well. I really liked how the bone helmet gave him more of a demonic than sci-fi vibe.looking at the Predator, it kind of looked like what the original Predator design was supposed to look like for the 1987 movie, when Jean Claude Van Damme was supposed to be playing the Predator, before Stan Winston came up with the Jungle Hunter design.......
I had the same idea. It started with small prey at first. The snake hardly posed a threat, so he moved up to the wolf. He could've taken him out at once but he dared him into somewhat of a fight. Same with the bear. The Pred got mauled a bit, but when playtime was over he quickly ended it. Then he started to get really cocky around the humans.I got the sense it was young and on its first hunt. It got cocky, and the arrogance grew to the point where it was literally daring the prey on several occasions to kill it. Being able to paralyse his enemies like that more than once set him up for his fatal error.