The Predator Online Movie Trailer
It was love at first glance. Since that year in 1987, until now, it never went out and I returned with enthusiasm many times. Emotion is even stronger by the fact that it was the first film (not counting the drawing) that I looked at my father in the cinema. Arnie and the team in one of my favorite films, and even the best films of this genre in general for most movie files. Of course, it's about Predator. That's why the excitement was at its peak when a new sequel appeared in 2018 under the name The Predator.
The Predator is the fourth movie in the series or sixth if we count those two hybrids with the Alien. However, all of them after Arniev from 1987 were not even close, what quality, as popularity. The other one can pass because he kept part of the atmosphere of the first one, while the others went to the audience and departed from the original, primarily dreaded atmosphere that adorned him. The latest The Predator, which did not justify expectations, can be put into the same basket, at least when it comes to the Predator movie.
The director and script are signed by Shane Black, known for their special action style films such as Lethal Weapon, Last Action Hero, Irom Man 3, The Nice Guys, etc. He even played a minor role in the original Predator. His films were packed with action and humor, and we had great fun with them many times. However, this may be one of the main problems when it comes to The Predator.
The Organic Predator was a movie that got the cult status as it appeared. Action sci-fi / horror with great set-up, story and mysterious and murderous monster. The effects were the peak and when you look at the Predator today, he does not lag behind the most expensive blockbusters of today, technically. They would say, and this is the last one. The only difference is that the first Predator had a creepy atmosphere that a little film repeated afterwards. The atmosphere that was the essence and other cultic achievements of a similar genre such as Alien, The Thing, etc. The atmosphere that accompanies you to a chair from the beginning and does not let it go. It's a special one that is settled into memory and you are looking for it, mostly unsuccessfully, in movies after. That's not exactly the case with The Predator, and this is exactly the biggest problem for Predator movie.
Not to be confused, for all who love blockbuster charged with action and humor, without too much thought, The Predator has something to offer. The story is dynamic and, as it is said, drives at full speed. Despite certain illogicality and superficiality, it will provide real cinema entertainment for those who decide to spend two hours with popcorn and adrenaline. The team is excellent with a few exceptions. This excellence primarily relates to a team of lunatics that function perfectly with the ubiquitous chemistry needed for such something. The problem, unfortunately, that the acting team is in the title male and female role.
Boyd Holbrook, known to us from Narcos and Logan, simply does not act as a badass action hero. He's got the rest of the team, and he does not have that charisma in the lead of a crazy company, as Arnie had with his team. It feels like it is in power and it can not cling to the role anyway, whether it is the role of an action hero, be it moments when it should show the humorous side of the same. All this is in disharmony with the rest, and therefore its reactions to certain events in the film cause the emotions needed for the same kind of dispersion and do not correspond. The choice of another actor for the role of a charismatic action hero, such as Bruce Willis and the like, would greatly enhance the quality and overall impression of the film.
Olivia Mun (Olivia Munn) in the title role is similar and even more problematic. It looks as though it had fallen from Mars and it is not found in its role. Her expressions and emotional response to the story that is happening are completely out of balance and, just like Boyd, is different from others. A hand on the heart, her character primarily has a problem with how she is written, superficially and confused. Transformation from a confused scientist into action heroine type Mila Jovovic, who breaks everything and shoots from all weapons, is completely nebulous and frivolous.
The Predator, for all lovers of that original one, will be to a large extent a disappointment, as it was for me. It primarily owes its creator Shane Black, who, instead of devoting himself to the original material and all that he did with the cult film, decided to push his stage and completely change the very essence of what the Predator is. I can not say that this is completely wrong, because The Predator will find its audience and fans. Especially in the younger population and new generations, accustomed to such blockbusters in recent years.