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The Predator (2018)

The Predator (2018)



Boyd Holbrook
Trevante Rhodes
Jacob Tremblay
Keegan-Michael Key
Directed by Shane Black

When Hollywood wants to label you stupid they don’t try to be subtle.
The predator is a movie that stinks of, “the audience would not mind if we just slip some impossible stupid ideas here and there.”
It is an action movie with no class. The Predator is a science fiction action comedy, and this is the forth movie in the series (not counting the Alien vs Predator cross overs).

This version of the Predator movie series, is not the best. After the first Predator movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the second with Danny Glover - the last one and this are just reaching.
The first had a good tale attached, the second was all round violence while the last one and this are just caught in-between what was meant to be good.

The movie plot is as such, in Mexico an army ranger sniper named Quinn and his team were on a hostage retrieval mission. There they were attacked by the Predator (an alien race of hunters), Quinn incapacitates the Predator and stole its armor and mailed it to his home. The predator was
captured and placed in a secret base.
There a stupid thing happens. Imagine this scenario, a lady who happens to be some form of genetic scientist is in a secret medical facility with a sedated alien.
The alien breaks free kills everyone in sight, except her because she was cowering in the corner naked. The alien leaves the lady who gets dressed picks up a tranquilizer gun and starts chasing the alien. Why is she chasing something that killed like a dozen people right in front of her?
From that point on, I knew this movie wants you to suspend reason.

Because it then complicates things by changing the alien Predator backstory as we knew it. As we find out that the Predator we are used to seeing in the previous movies are just hybrids, there were more advanced ones.

What Quinn sent home was decoded by his autistic son and the alien who was free was after it. The more advanced ones too were after the missing gear Quinn stole and we have an army who seem to be confused on who side they are.
You see, they speculated that the Predator they found was a deserter who wanted to come help them defeat the bigger ones.
Question for the writers of this film, why will the army sedate and plan to experiment on our savior?

The movie did not in anyway try to improve on the mess on ground just dived right into it with no better idea in mind.
I will not be recommending this movie to anyone, just do not bother.

The movie is directed by a name we are familiar with Shane Black, who was behind Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout (1991), and The Nice Guys (2016).


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