‘The Predator’ Stalks Prey in a New Way

Christian Slaton, Reporter

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“The Predator” was fine, not great, not bad- but fine.

Not to be confused with the original Predator, these movies are connected.

Back in 1987, predator touched down to earth.

It had plenty of big actors at the time like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura.

This was the start of the “Predator” movie series.  

Now in 2018, “The Predator” hits theaters, starring Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn and Sterling K. Brown.

The director was Shane Black who also played a minor character in the film.

“The Predator” ran for 1 hour fifty-eight minutes; it did not seem too long or short.

The movie is rated R for the language and gore.

The beginning of the movie starts off with a special force unit in a deep jungle in Central America, where viewers are introduced to the predator.

It tears through the unit, with ease.

One escapes with a piece of the predator and his life.

He returns to the United States with the predator not far behind.

Later in the film, assisted by the special forces soldier, a colorful group of characters tries to take on the predator.

The movie also introduces different types of predator creatures.

If threatening creatures and action do not interest you, there is not enough meaningful dialogue to sustain you.

Although the movie is very funny, it is very graphic as well.

The action is at a high paced speed which should keep you intrigued throughout the movie.

It has some references the original, but it is not the same and has its own light-hearted twist.

The acting in the movie is really well done as in the actors/actress deliver their characters well.

The sets look amazing, and they did a really good job on that aspect. For example, when they go into the wood they have the perfect lighting.

Of course, there are stupid moments in the movie that make no sense. For example, there is a kid that figures out all the predator technology in a day.

The movie was not the best, but it had its funny moments.

It has a rating of 33% on Rotten Tomatoes, ¾ on Roger Ebert and 2.5/5 on Vox.

I would give it ⅗ feathers…for its comedy and well-developed action.

Some of the cast members posing with the predators. Photo credit: @predatormovievievers via Instagram

A  poster in China shows a fight going on between the Predators. Photo credit: @predatormovievers via Instagram

 

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Christian Slaton, reporter

Freshman Christian Slaton is a first year reporter for the Courier and is excited to write some stories. He likes to play baseball and watch football....

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