Reviews Review: ‘The Predator’ Has Enough Explosions and Severed Limbs to Give Some Momentary Fun Published 1 year ago on December 3, 2018 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet The first Predator film worked so well because it had a simple premise executed by professionals. The script was tight and suspense always lingered in the jungle air. This 2018 sequel/reboot does not have any of the things that made the original great. This is bizarre since both share the same screenwriter. One of the few impressive things about The Predator is its action set pieces. These scenes do not shy away from showing graphic violence. However, even this gets old as the film begins to drag. The visuals are pretty cool especially when we get to see the alien technology. The score is also good, borrowing music cues from the original to give it the same atmosphere. The characters are incredibly stupid. How are we supposed to root for the leads when they jump onto flying spaceships without a plan and then look surprised at the prospect of falling off? Everything builds to an uninteresting final battle between our boring main character and a Super Predator. Once that is over and done with we get a sequel bait scene promising more of the same. The Predator is a total mess. It has comedy that isn’t funny, characters who are annoying or uninteresting and a confused mishmash of ideas. When the action comes it has enough explosions and severed limbs to give some momentary fun. However, this isn’t enough to save audiences from the muddled plot. Related Topics: Up Next Review: Leprechaun Returns is a Great Horror Throwback, Full of Fun Blood and Guts Don't Miss Review: ‘Death House’ Grinds to a Halt as a Full Feature Advertisement You may like Comments Advertisement Facebook Featured Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoSqJFMS-A&t=20s Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News1 hour ago [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times News2 days ago Poster and Teaser Trailer Arrives for Director Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Reboot News3 days ago Producer Jason Blum Hypes Up ‘Halloween Kills’: “It was SO good. So good.” News4 days ago Trailer for the Jordan Peele-Produced ‘Candyman’ Reboot Could Be Arriving Next Week News4 days ago Bruce Campbell Says Creepy New ‘Evil Dead’ Movie Might Film Later This Year News4 weeks ago Non-Spoiler Details from Thursday Nights Test Screening of ‘Halloween Kills’ News3 weeks ago James Jude Courtney Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ Intensity: “We Pumped Up the Volume on This One” News1 week ago Blumhouse is About to Begin Working on ‘Halloween Ends’ News2 weeks ago Jason Blum Says the Canvas of ‘Halloween Kills’ is Very Large News3 weeks ago Art the Clown Drowns the Set in Blood in New Behind-the-Scenes Images from ‘Terrifier 2’ News1 hour ago [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times News2 days ago Poster and Teaser Trailer Arrives for Director Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Reboot News3 weeks ago [Trailer] Eric Dean Hordes’ Throwback Horror ‘Trolls World’ Brings Back ‘Troll 2’ Actor George Hardy News3 weeks ago James Jude Courtney Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ Intensity: “We Pumped Up the Volume on This One” News3 weeks ago [Trailer] Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson Team to Solve Grisly Murders in ‘Spiral: From the Book of Saw’ Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!