The Predator is a Tasty, Provoking, Exciting Experience and the Film isn’t Bad Either.
Review of The Predator, by Tanya Fedorenko
So, the Predator or ‘sports hunter’ has found his way to earth and violence is about to ensue just a tad. The asses he’s kicking belong to a group of fairly cliché military men who need to fight back with the power of neat beards, testosterone fueled one liners, and a bit of bro power. A side plot is one of them has a family and his kid is a Brainiac that gets hold of some stuff and figures it out really quickly- its a tired trope but serviceable here.
In all, It all makes sense in the end and comes together really nicely. The characters in this film are wonderful! And a couple are played by familiar faces, including Olivia Munn (The Newsroom, Xmen) Sterling K Brown (Black Panther) and even a notable appearance from Keegan Micheal-key (Keanu) who is always nice too see. The relationships and bonds formed make for good chemistry onscreen. There are some referencing phrases to previous predator movies and a few hilarious one liners that had the cinema in stitches.
And what else is great, it’s an action movie. So wall to wall explosions, killing, kicking ass and a bit of gore make it very exciting! And there was no forced side romance story, which I kind of thought was going to happen and if I’m honest, I was relieved that it didn’t.
However, some parts of this film felt really rushed, and the pace was kind of all over the place! there was a big scene that was just too far-fetched for my liking. It involved a spaceship taking off. So, if you’ve seen it you may agree. If not look out for it. It bugged me a little.
I know it’s an action movie and the good guy always wins, however I will mention that we need to see both protagonist and antagonist struggling and roughed up a bit.
All in all, I extremely enjoyed it! It was funny, it was captivating and damn I really do think the Predator is super-hot! It’s that bad boy vibe. And guys, if you don’t think of him like that. You can appreciate him in a lot of ways. Maybe that’s why the franchise has survived so long.