Reviews Review: ‘The Predator’ Has Enough Explosions and Severed Limbs to Give Some Momentary Fun Published 9 months 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a Halt as a Full Feature Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD19 hours ago ‘Howling III: The Marsupials’ Howls on (UK) Blu-Ray This October News1 day ago Tom Atkins Would “Love” a Cameo in ‘Halloween Ends’ and ‘Halloween Kills’ News1 day ago ‘Halloween: Kills’ is Set to Begin Filming in Three Weeks Editorials3 days ago Cannibal Holocaust: Who Are The Real Cannibals? News5 days ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! News5 days ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Arrow Video Releasing Epic Limited Edition of Clive Barker’s ‘NightBreed’ on (UK) Blu-Ray News4 weeks ago David Gordon Green Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Halloween Ends’ Saga Conclusion News4 weeks ago New ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer Awakens the Jangly Man Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Arrow Video Unleashing Must-Have ‘An American Werewolf in London’ Limited Edition Blu-Ray News5 days ago [Trailer] John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Returns to Theaters This Fall! News2 weeks ago Shudder’s “Creepshow” Series to Get Its Own Maze at Universal Studios Hollywood News4 weeks ago [Trailer] Woody Harrelson and Crew Battle the Undead in ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ News4 weeks ago New ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer Awakens the Jangly Man News1 month ago Shudder Presents the Monster-Filled Trailer for Greg Nicotero’s “Creepshow” TV Series! Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!