OtherGround Forums The Predator (2018) - WTF?!

6/24/19 9:55 AM
2/1/08
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Whambo -

It is interesting that with so many advances in technology, and general knowledge of filmmaking etc that none of these sequels can begin to touch the original. There's just something about that movie. Part of it is simply the pacing of it imo, the director/writers know that there can be too much of a good thing and treated it like a thriller/horror flick, not simply an action flick.

In short - it's because making a genuinely compelling, "good" movie is very fucking hard.

 

There's no formula for it (or if there is, following it makes your movie feel formulaic), there's no budget short-cut for it, and it generally falls apart the more cooks you get in the kitchen (which is obviously an endemic problem in Hollywood).

7/14/19 10:31 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 35136
Some interesting stuff here:

https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1082859-fred-dekker-discusses-the-creative-differences-on-the-predator
7/14/19 10:54 AM
11/15/04
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Movie would have been 10x better without the Olivia Munn part. 

7/14/19 5:43 PM
1/1/01
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Liyon - Some interesting stuff here:

https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1082859-fred-dekker-discusses-the-creative-differences-on-the-predator

Seems like a bunch of weak excuse-making for such an awful film. Just tacking on a cool action sequence and adding "good predators" and some more background on why they're on earth wasn't going to fix the fundamental issues with the movie.
7/14/19 8:41 PM
9/23/07
Posts: 79113
LiveWire - 

Movie would have been 10x better without the Olivia Munn part. 


Honestly in a movie that piss poor a little munn sideboob is about the only upside.
7/14/19 8:51 PM
2/5/05
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LiveWire -

Movie would have been 10x better without the Olivia Munn part. 

She’s probably the 7 or 8th worst thing about that movie. 

7/14/19 11:28 PM
3/18/05
Posts: 1696
clattymine -
LiveWire -

Movie would have been 10x better without the Olivia Munn part. 

She’s probably the 7 or 8th worst thing about that movie. 

She was indeed bad but far from the worst part of it. Director, pretty much all the actors, and anyone and everyone involved in the writing process were equal or worse than her. 

Whoever came up with the idea and the person that green lighted the plot point about the lobotomized alien dog should be banned from any involvement in movies for life.