Quote from The Predator by Casey Bracket
“A predator kills its prey to survive. I mean, what you’re describing is more like a bass fisherman.”
There are minor spoilers in this review so don’t continue if you want to be surprised while watching The Predator, but honestly there aren’t too many surprises in it.
The Evaluation of The Predator
I don’t recommend this movie to adults because you will be disappointed. I don’t recommend it to young children because they will be disappointed too and not suitable for them anyway. Compared to Predator, Predator 2, and even Predators, I don’t know how else to put it that this one lacks story, sense, and decency. The jokes weren’t funny. The action was subpar. The plot had holes. The characters felt like paper cut outs. I know action movies aren’t noted for their great dialogue, but the words spoken felt shallow. Even the tension between the predators was too short and there weren’t enough predators to make me feel as if earth dwellers were in real danger. I admit you don’t want to bombard the screen with predators or their dog like creatures, but more than one wouldn’t hurt or increase the tension and danger in some way. It made no sense when the dog stayed with the humans instead of staying alongside his owner/master. I wouldn’t be thrusting my child into a world of predators and possible danger after all was said and done, but this is what Quinn does. As much as I enjoyed a few scenes, the rest was questionable. I haven’t seen such a poorly crafted movie in a long time, but this was definitely one of them. Sorry, Shane Black and cast members.