The Predator (pre-release) - Page 3
I hope Dutch hooked up with the the chick from the first film and he's now living in isolation with her somewhere in the Jungle of South America raising a family of like 9 kids who he's training to be battle hardened bad-asses, then the Predators show up. So it's just Dutch and his kids versus Predators. Also it's Christmas time.
But you know what, Brody was one of the graces for me in PREDATORS. Noticed I omitted "saving".
He's now going back to his A SIMPLE PLAN branch, he's about to get serious.
Drag Me To Hell and the Ash vs. Evil Dead pilot were fucking legit though. Maybe he should really stick to horror. It's where his heart is.
I've never even seen his Oz movie. Cause Franco.
He was probably my biggest problem with the movie. Now, I think Brody is an amazing actor and he's great in almost everything I've seen him in. But try as I might...I can't buy him as a hard bitten mercenary. Just can't.
They should have given his screentime to Goggins and Fishburne.
I might go ahead and watch the episode KILLER OF KILLERS, too. Because that episode erupts into some truly great nastiness.
RE: KONG TRAILER INVOKES PREDATOR WORLD VIBE(s)
SO, IMHO: The new KONG trailer is absolutely gorgeous and underneath it all is a very dangerous world. When I saw it over the weekend, I'm thinking HOLY SHIT! If Shane Black and Fox are smart? They will hire Larry Fong ASAP! The *men on a mission* w/ Sam Jackson and John Goodman character's. WOW! The similarities are there. The weapons don't really matter much as in KONG's world show but I do hope they get modern cool looking weapons for the humans in PREDATOR but DAMN, in KONG's world, the humans are about to get their shit pushed in. I really hope Shane Black/Fox is taking notice. Because Black keeps saying *event-sized* - well, KONG just laid the blueprint because this looks EPIC for a March 2017 release date.
And if it was the same as KONG, why would they want it to look the same, too?
Not the same as KONG per se but IMHO: Larry Fong is a gifted talent as I was surprised that he was DP for KONG. His previous work looked somewhat the same w/ 300, WATCHMEN, SUCKER PUNCH, BVS but I was really surprised that he was able to help create a beautiful yet dangerous feel to KONG w/o seeing similarities to his previous work.
I just think if Shane Black/Fox were to hire his services, he can help create a unique look to the new PREDATOR world.
It's so stupidly simple I have no idea why this has never been seriously considered to anyone's knowledge.
If I felt I had the option and it didn't feel like fanwank, I'd probably write up a treatment, but the reality isn't there at all.
Not enough room for white folk in the movie. Unless you have Matt Damon playing the Predator!
I mean, I'd like a dialogue-free movie about a Predator hunt from the Pred's POV, but I'm weird.
I'm not thinking of my fanwank as "dialogue free". I think you could solve the "Matt Damon" issue w/ one or two consequential expository characters and by spicing up the antagonists, make them watchable and clever in an especially evil "Die Hard" villain way, dealing with their goals being interrupted by this "mysterious" third party. In really simple terms, "Predator McClane", except Predator McClane never intentionally helps anyone and comes close to killing a sympathetic character more than once because they don't know "the rules".
Sorry to keep going on about this, I just seem to be publicly working this out as an exercise, maybe for something else.
Exactly. The Predator ignores you if you aren't armed (or something else mitigates you as a worthy target), or outright kills you if you are, irrespective of whether or not you're an immediate threat. Having him pal around with people for any reason kind of fucks up the mystique.
It has been established in the mythology that Predators have been hunting on Earth for centuries. I'd love to see more stories set in different eras. Probably better left for the comics though.
But, for the most part, the flick looked great. McTiernan's shot compositions in the famously uneven terrain are fantastic. It's not just a closeup-palooza like most movies now.
That's cool, I got to see it at a nearby multiplex.a few years ago in a special screening It was such a great experience that so far I haven't gone back to the DVD as I want to preserve the memory.
I love reintroducing people to it - "wtf are you watching this for?", dismissing it outright as lesser and typical cheesy Ahnuld fodder. Openly guffawing at the OTT arm wrestle handshake, laughing and nodding at the Goddamned Sexual Tyrannosaurus and eventually getting drawn into it and shutting the fuck up for the next hour and a half. People forget just how good Predator is.
D) A pickup truck that works a conveyor belt
Blaine's "what the fuck?" reaction to the generator truck stunt is great. As is Mac's goodbye to Blaine with that sad military theme - it's little human moments like this that make good action movies into great action movies.
I did notice that he had a couple sheets of paper tucked I his shirt, probably the most important intel.
And that little moment where Dutch shows a peice of paper to Dillon and is like "Oh I think this is interesting" and Dillon looks at it like it's the secret plans he's been searching for and wham, Dutch shoves him up against the wall and yells at him. Such a great moment. The best part is being in an audience that is totally 100% enjoying it, the atmosphere is amazing.
"I woke up. You should too."
I like Dillion. Yes, he's a Company man, but he sees the light and cowboys up to help Mac take down the Predator. He goes down fighting.
They cut out a large part of Dillion's death scene when they aired it on TV here in Singapore. He's just shown being shot by the Pred. The next cut is his death cry heard by Dutch.
The entire part of him trying to aim against the Pred with his arm blown off? Gone.