So, another week, another disappointment at the cinema. This week, it’s the turn of The Predator.
For the first 40 minutes or so though, I actually really enjoyed this latest installment of a franchise that has always struggled to match the original. Some interesting ideas and characters are introduced and there’s a healthy dose of intense action as a captured Predator escapes a facility it’s being held captive in. Overall, plenty of potential.
But then, probably soon after the arrival of the huge CGI Super Predator, the movie slowly descends into nonsense. What doesn’t help is that the editing is noticeably bad from then on too. Scene cuts that don’t make sense and numerous occasions when you just can’t tell who is doing what, where people are and who is getting killed. It’s a frustrating, jumbled mess.
And in among all of that, there’s a predator dog that goes from trying to kill everyone to following them around and wanting to play fetch like a real dog!! Ridiculous.
“Once he has discovered something, he wants to be off onto the next thing, rather than spending time and elaborating”
My primary school teacher had me pretty well sussed from a young age when writing this in one of my school reports, but with CineChat I’m determined to change all of that. Even though my movie and TV watchlist continues to grow almost as quickly as my available spare time shrinks, I’m going to ensure I spend time elaborating on each one I do manage to tick off the list!