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REVIEW: The Predator

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I was really looking forward to a new entry into the Predator franchise and Shane Black’s The Predator seemed to check off all the boxes on what would make an awesome film in a series that has badly needed a new entry, with Predators being the last solid film in the franchise.

Armed with a ton of momentum, thanks to a strong marketing effort, The Predator is now out in theaters and the synopsis says: “From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biologist can prevent the end of the human race.”

While Black and his cast of Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, Keegan-Michael Key, and Travante Rhodes were hoping to revitalize the sci-fi action franchise, the film ended up being a forgettable entry that will probably be long forgotten in a few months.

It’s sad, because the idea of a Super Predator, and an ultimate three-way showdown between the traditional Predator, a Super Predator, and humans, on paper seemed excellent. But Black’s terrible story destroys all chances of this being any sort of jumpstart to a once iconic franchise.

The Predator managed to make the Predator, a normal sight to see. There was nothing special about seeing him on screen, there was nothing special about what the Predators did, and they both seemed bland and boring, propped up by a few gory kills that immediately lose their impact.

When a few of the movie’s characters were riding on top of the smooth surfaced alien vessel that the Super Predator was flying, I laughed out loud for how far this movie sunk itself.

With a bad premise, a terrible story, and nothing to differentiate one character’s purpose, or meaning, from another, you’re left with close to 2 hours of forgettable clutter, otherwise known as ‘The Predator’.

 

Anthony DiMoro is the leader writer and founder of 'Fright Nerd'. DiMoro has written for popular websites such as Forbes and The Huffington Post. DiMoro cites Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Halloween among his favorite horror movies of all time.

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Trailer for ‘Chucky’ Season Finale Shows Small Army Of Killer Dolls

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Don Mancini’s critically acclaimed series ‘Chucky’ is gearing up for the season finale, entitled “An Affair to Dismember” set to air on Tuesday, November 30th, and a new trailer gives a small glimpse into the insanity in store.

“Scores will be settled as Chucky’s diabolical plan comes to fruition at a dangerous, public venue.”

 

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EPIX Drops Trailer for ‘From’

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EPIX has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming series ‘From’ which is set to premier on February 20th, 2021. The series will be distributed by Netflix outside of the United States.

According to the official summary: “From the executive producers of Lost, FROM unravels the mystery of a nightmarish town in middle America that traps all those who enter. As the unwilling residents fight to keep a sense of normalcy and search for a way out, they must also survive the threats of the surrounding forest – including the terrifying creatures that come out when the sun goes down.”

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Uncork’d Entertainment Drops Trailer for ‘The Darkness of the Road’

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Uncork’d Entertainment has unveiled the brand new trailer for their brand new horror ‘The Darkness of the Road’ which will make it’s premier, just in time for the holiday season, on DVD and Digital on December 14th.

Directed by Eduardo Rodriguez and starring Najarra Townsend, the film is about: “A single mother and her young daughter are driving on a desolate road in a moonless desert. After meeting a young female hitchhiker at a gas station, the mother realizes her daughter is missing. As they search for her, a merciless force begins to torment the two women, unraveling a world of terror they must survive if they are to discover the terrifying truth behind the daughter’s disappearance.”

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