The Predator (0/2 Hats)

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Adam Says Hats On:

Saw, The Predator: Alien Ain’t Fam

Rating as follows:
Total: 4.1/10
Cinematography (1.7): 0.9
Overall Acting (1.6): 0.5
Writing (1.5): 0.3
Entertainment Factor (1.2): 0.7
Score/Sound Mixing (1.1): 0.6
Best Category – Entertainment (1.0): 0.6
Depth of Plot (1.0): 0.2
Character Development (0.5): 0.2
Overall Message (0.4): 0.1

This movie was mindless in many ways. I’m not sure how much demand there was for another Predator film, but that doesn’t stop too many people these days. I will say, I actually liked Sterling K Brown’s portrayal of the villain. He was pretty frightening and strong. Also, some of the action scenes were very entertaining, but besides that, it was just a typical alien action movie. There were too many eye-rolling scenes throughout, with a lot of cheesy writing mixed in. I found myself not really caring about the outcome. They could have nuked all the characters and I would have been happier, actually. Don’t rush into the theaters to see this one. If you’re in the mood for aliens, guns, and fights, then go ahead and give it a stream.

#PrettyDer #RidingTheShortBus #MunnsTheWord


Kelvin Says Hats On:

Just saw “The Predator” – Eat, Prey, Love. Conclusion: 5/10. In what’s best seen as a riff on 80s action movies, The Predator tries for dumb and violent fun. In reality, it only kind of succeeds. It very much earns its “R” rating through some gruesome action sequences and caustic humor. I liked the tongue-in-cheek tone it was taking and there were several guilty laughs. The biggest problem is that its main character (Boyd Holbrook) is not particularly likable and, tragically, he seems to have been born without any charisma. When a movie is not trying to wow the audience with smarts, the characters have to carry more of the load. All of them are incredibly stupid – fine, whatever – but only a few are actually fun and interesting. Those few being the characters played by Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, and Trevante Rhodes. The movie’s caviler attitude in the way it portrays characters with disabilities is one of its larger issues. The kid in the movie is supposed to have Asperger’s, for dumb plot reasons, and another has Tourette’s, for even dumber “comedic” reasons. They are handled in a terribly problematic fashion and don’t work at all as intended. Had it paid a bit more care to not taking the worst part of 80s movies’ humor and written (and casted) a more likable main character, it likely wouldn’t have been dumped in mid-September – the worst part of the movie release schedule between May and December. Fear not, though, there will be plenty of sequels for them to try again with. #InLikeQuinn #NightOfThePred #DNEhhh #Evilution #BracketBuster

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