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The Predator (Black, 2018) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

Old 01-20-19, 07:07 PM
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Re: The Predator (Black, 2018) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

So, you think that this is the best of the 4 Predator movies and you liked Alien vs Predator more than this? Seriously?
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I liked Alien vs. Predator more than this film...

I was really disappointed in how this one turned out.
Funny you mention that. I watched AvP:R a few days after watching this and found it soooo much more enjoyable. I didn't remember liking it back when I first saw it, but it was so much better than this movie.
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Old 01-21-19, 01:18 AM
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Funny you mention that. I watched AvP:R a few days after watching this and found it soooo much more enjoyable. I didn't remember liking it back when I first saw it, but it was so much better than this movie.
The 2 AVP movies are underrated IMO.
Both are are superior to Alien 3 or Predators.
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Old 01-21-19, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by mattysemo247 View Post
Funny you mention that. I watched AvP:R a few days after watching this and found it soooo much more enjoyable. I didn't remember liking it back when I first saw it, but it was so much better than this movie.
Funny you say that, because I re watched AVP:R recently, and it was worse than I remembered(and I liked it when I saw it initially). Mostly I forgot how dark the movie was and it's true that it is really hard to see anything. But I do enjoy it's simplicity unlike Predators which feels like it was trying too hard.
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Old 01-21-19, 02:51 PM
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Mostly I forgot how dark the movie was and it's true that it is really hard to see anything.
Maybe you need to have your display calibrated or updated?
It looks great on my system (Sony 940C, Oppo 203).
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Originally Posted by melasnus View Post
Maybe you need to have your display calibrated or updated?
It looks great on my system (Sony 940C, Oppo 203).
You're talking about AVP: Requiem? Which is universally panned for being dark as shit and unable to see what is going on, even by the film's own DP...?

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You're talking about AVP: Requiem? Which is universally panned for being dark as shit and unable to see what is going on, even by the film's own DP...?
I am.
I do admit AVP: Requiem is pretty dark, but it isn't really a problem in my pitch black HT with the Sony.

Display technology has come a long way since this movie was first released on video.
Today's LCDs (in particular) can reach brightness and contrast levels far exceeding what was available just 5 years ago.
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It was dark but not impossible to see. I didn't have too difficult of a time watching it on my projector.
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Originally Posted by mattysemo247 View Post
Funny you mention that. I watched AvP:R a few days after watching this and found it soooo much more enjoyable. I didn't remember liking it back when I first saw it, but it was so much better than this movie.
I dunno AVP: R is pretty awful. I agree this wasn’t very good but I probably liked it more than that one. The first AVP is pretty good though.
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Saw this last night for the first time, and more or less enjoyed it. Someone commented above about the constant stream of "fucks", I agree. The dialogue worked in a lot of areas, but it got to be a bit much as it waged on. Poorly fleshed out characters, incredulous uses of tech, and a sometimes hard to explain plot. Otherwise: predators fighting, action that was easy to follow, and less CGI than I originally thought would be there. The end was kind of dumb, and my first thought was that it was also going to be Arnold, but that he'd say some quote that lightly tied in the Terminator franchise. It'd be fun to have that speculation going for the next decade.
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I think this full recap and review by Decker Shado is best thing to result from this utter trainwreck of a movie


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This movie was a steaming pile... it did have some cool concepts - the Predator hunter but overall it was poorly executed and campy. Predator dogs? A kid who is the "warrior"? No Yvonne S but lots of Olivia? GTFO!!
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I also think the AVP movies were underrated

There were just such high expectations of the crossover that it would have been impossible for people to not be disappointed.

They had their issues for sure but were a decent watch

they just need to go all out and do Aliens v Predator v Terminator v Robocop and be done with it
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I can get behind that for the first AvP. The second though was Lifetime Original quality.
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I also think the AVP movies were underrated

There were just such high expectations of the crossover that it would have been impossible for people to not be disappointed.

They had their issues for sure but were a decent watch

they just need to go all out and do Aliens v Predator v Terminator v Robocop and be done with it

To me, the main problem common to both of the AvP movies is that they shit all over the source materials from both franchises. Alien vs. Predator is competently made and campy fun, but it is completely out of character for die-hard fans of either the Alien or Predator series. Fans wanted it, but they didn’t want that. It is easy to say the bar was going to be set too high, but I don’t agree. Neither franchise was at a high point, so we just wanted something that would be true to its roots.

In addition to shitting on both franchises, Alien vs. Predator: Requiem is neither competently made nor campy fun. Even if you overlook the detachment from the source material and just judge it on its own merits, it is still one of the worst films I have ever watched. It borders on incompetent filmmaking on the level of a Tommy Wiseau production. Calling it “Lifetime Original” quality is an insult to Lifetime Original movies. While those don’t always have much story-telling merit, they are made with some degree of competence (even if it is a rudimentary level).


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$10 was my magic price point to buy The Predator ... found it at Best Buy for that price a few days ago. I’m looking forward to revisiting this soon to see if my opinions (good and bad) hold up. I was hoping we would get a different cut on home video, but .
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To me, the main problem common to both of the AvP movies is that they shit all over the source materials from both franchises. Alien vs. Predator is competently made and campy fun, but it is completely out of character for die-hard fans of either the Alien or Predator series. Fans wanted it, but they didn’t want that. It is easy to say the bar was going to be set too high, but I don’t agree. Neither franchise was at a high point, so we just wanted something that would be true to its roots.

In addition to shitting on both franchises, Alien vs. Predator: Requiem is neither competently made nor campy fun. Even if you overlook the detachment from the source material and just judge it on its own merits, it is still one of the worst films I have ever watched. It borders on incompetent filmmaking on the level of a Tommy Wiseau production. Calling it “Lifetime Original” quality is an insult to Lifetime Original movies. While those don’t always have much story-telling merit, they are made with some degree of competence (even if it is a rudimentary level).


That's a bit over the top. Requiem is by no means perfect, but it has some stuff that works(the Predalien, the wolf, the hospital scene) and it isn't Lifetime original quality. The thing about the AVP franchise is I wonder where they went so wrong, where something like Freddy vs Jason went so right? Was it the PG-13 rating of the original? Was it them taking the story seriously whereas FVJ just did it in a fun way? Was it in the franchise not fitting in continuity? Hard to say for sure.

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