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Friday at the Movies: The Predator Review

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Please Note: This review contains no spoilers or inferences to the overall plot.  Non-specific themes, however, are discussed.

These days franchise movies like to stay safe in creative decisions.  Often there are no overtly offensive factors, fans are catered to, and the story continues on for better or worse.  The Predator doesn’t play it safe with a drastic shift in tone that is largely humorous, but also gives you plenty of action and violence to remind viewers they’re still watching a movie in the franchise.  If my mentioning a heavy basis on humor concerns you, don’t be worried too much yet.  It’s not Gremlins 2, which abandoned almost all its fearful themes in return for a slapstick comedy for kids, but rather a blend of genres.  As such, The Predator is also not afraid to make some offensive lines that add to the dark comedy vibe of the whole feature, but more about my thoughts on that later.  If you are one of those fans who takes keeping the cannon alive and preserving the brand as your highest priority, you will no doubt have plenty of issues with this film, but rest assured nothing here is more problematic than the damage already done by the two previous sequels.

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Written by Fred Rojas

September 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm

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Podcast: Survival of the Fiercest

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To continue the discussion began in our previous episode In Games No One Can Hear You Scream Fred and Jam delve into the world of the Predator and Aliens vs. Predator games.  While you may only think of a couple, there is a robust library of very different games from talented studios.

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Written by Fred Rojas

July 8, 2015 at 11:00 am