The Predator

Get to the theata!!! Eh, maybe not so fast? Well, it depends on who you talk to. I rather enjoyed myself (and the excuse to watch a movie in Dolby), but everyone else has been ripping it apart.

Is there ever a plot to one of these movies? They come out every couple of years. Big scary aliens land on earth for some unknown reasons. All of humanity is doomed or something, except we’ve got a ragtag gang of outcasts taking it on.

I actually had some fun watching this. I’m not saying it was great, you’re not likely to see it on any of the year’s top ten lists or winning major awards, but it was a decent time at the movies. Totally watchable, even fun at times. Lots of blood (how I like ’em) and some very funny moments. I still get the sense the studio neutered writer/director Shane Black from bringing in too much of his signature humor, but what was there worked. And I did like the cast, particularly Olivia Munn (I wanna be her when I grow up), Sterling K Brown, and Keegan-Michael Key.

If you’re jonesing for an action fix, this is a fine choice. But seeing as how most people aren’t being as kind to the film as I am, approach with caution.

The Predator – \m/ \m/ \m/

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