Reviews: The Predator (2018)

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  • Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Different from the previous entries, which is far from being a fatal issue in this new Predator film.
  • Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews
  • [New] | Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
    • Excerpt: a muddle of a script that seems to have been constructed from the cinematic equivalent of baling wire and chewing gum. The cut-rate, generic chewing gum. The kind that doesn’t really hold its snap.
  • Van Connor @ Movie Marker
    • Excerpt: The Predator is the worst movie to ever feature a Predator. But it’s still more enjoyable than Alien vs. Predator: Requiem.
  • Blake Crane @ Film Racket
    • Excerpt: The Predator spends too much of its time hunting for ways to bring several uninteresting plot strings together and not nearly enough indulging in its throwback action swagger.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: The film is a big, weird, sloppy mess, but it’s a fun mess, assuming you’re attuned to Shane Black’s particular sense of humor.
  • Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered
    • Excerpt: The Predator guts and slashes its way to gory sci-fi mediocrity, failed by abysmal pacing that loses characters, subplots, and interest along the way.
  • Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod
    • Excerpt: Black’s delight in the gallows’ humour of both soldiers and families is the connecting thread here, exploring the way both groups are defined by a mixture of indulgence and tedium, the affectation of brusque discourtesy and an entirely earnest openness to each-other’s problems and sense of mutual care.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Garbage. A bad excuse for a movie, even for the pulpy disposable popcorn nonsense it wants to be. Incoherent and illogical, cheap and shoddy. Wannabe sci-fi action horror that can’t pull off any of it.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Shane Black exchanges Ahhnold, suspense, and horror for an embarrassing mess. The goofy family drama, the busload of psych cases that could, and Olivia Munn as an ass-kicking evolutionary biologist may make you feel shame for ever liking the original.
  • [New] | Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: It’s entertaining, but nothing particularly special.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: The Predator is a goofy, gory, muddy mess that makes less and less visual and narrative sense as it races to its nonsense conclusion. That Sterling K. Brown and Olivia Munn though.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: I’ll call it a missed opportunity since the stuff you come to see a Predator movie for is all here. Black has [simply] never seemed like someone who needed cheap tricks to earn an honest smile.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Prey tell.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
    • Excerpt: The Predator feels like it’s dragging us along with it and daring us to keep up; it’s brutish, loud, and incessantly forced, but this might be just what you’re looking for.
  • Adam Patterson @ Film Pulse
    • Excerpt: Like the super predator, what we’re left with is an 11-foot hybrid monster that probably shouldn’t have attempted this evolution.
  • Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi
    • Excerpt: The Predator’ is a film that severely lacks in ambition. It does not contain the adrenaline high of the 1987 version or even the basic splendor of the subsequent inferior editions.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: No lasting impression but ‘The Predator’ offers plenty of fun to enjoy while it lasts.