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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’.

 

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‘American Horror Story: 1984’ Cast Dons 80s-Themed Clothing in New Video

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A new video has emerged that unveils the cast of ‘American Horror Story: 1984’, which premiers on FX on September 18th.

The video features the cast of the show all donning their 80s style clothing to hype the new season.

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Jim Carrey Takes on Role of Jack Torrance in “Deepfake” Video

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When it comes to ‘The Shining’, the cult classic continues to shock audiences even today, decades after it’s release.

But now, new technology is putting a new-age spin on the Stanley Kubrick classic, particularly the role played by Jack Nicholson, Jack Torrance.

In a viral video from ‘Ctrl Shift Face’, the “Deepfake” technology is used to cast Jim Carrey in the iconic role.

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‘Blood Paradise’ Clip Drops

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A brand new clip from the upcoming film ‘Blood Paradise’ gives fans a glimpse into the kind of brutality that is in store when the film officially arrives.

According to the synopsis: “Reeling after her latest novel flops, best-selling crime writer Robin Richards (Andréa Winter) is sent by her publisher to the Swedish countryside to regain inspiration. Instead of relaxation, she comes across an assortment of peculiar and possibly dangerous characters. The beautiful and stylish young woman soon discovers just how dangerous farm life can be.”

Check out the clip below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting:

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