Long story short, the new Predator is EXACTLY like AvP. Only worse. Wa-a-ay worse. 999x+ times worse. Remember the first AvP movie? Remember how at the beginning it at least tried to create some atmosphere, but ended up with that girl fighting together with Predator in a very silly way? In this movie it’s that exact silly stuff from very beginning and until the very end. It’s so silly that it doesn’t even feel like a real deal. It feels like a cheap comedy. A parody. A B-movie with AAA budget. The movie tries really hard to be like Deadpool, but the problem is… it shouldn’t be like that!
I mean, come on! The Predator was supposed to be a mix between horror and sci-fi. With deep atmosphere. With suspense and a man versus alien in a brutal battle. Add Deadpool-like jokes about genitals and BOOM! The entire thing is ruined. Just like that. If all you want is some cheap laughs, this movie has them. A lot of them. It’s literally MADE of them. The entire movie is, like, one… big… JOKE. My problem, though, is that nobody warned me about the fact that this movie is a parody. It was advertised as a real deal, a big comeback, which turned out to be a cheap parody. Why? I mean… WHY???
Also, unfortunately, jokes are not the only problem here. Even though 2/3 of the movie are just that – dirty jokes. The thing is – the entire writing is bad. The entire IDEA is bad. It feels a lot like E.T., only E.T. is Predator now and kid’s father is Ash freakin’ Williams. Even as one time movie… this doesn’t work. Back in the days, I believed that it’s impossible to be worse than AvP. The new Predator proved me wrong. Ladies and gentlemen… here comes the very new bottom for the franchise.
This movie sucks.
Action, Sci-fi | USA, 2018 | 15 | DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital Download | 28th January 2019 (UK) | 20th Fox Century HE | Dir.Shane Black | Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn