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Film Review - The Predator


“The Predator” is the fourth installment of the “Predator” saga (technically sixth if one includes the dismal “Alien vs. Predator” films), and it’s the one production that carries the greatest sense of hope. It’s co-written and directed by Shane Black, who appeared in the original 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, and a guy who generally knows his way around action screenplays, with credits such as “Lethal Weapon” and “The Long Kiss Goodnight” maintaining the shine on his industry medals. It’s a match made in geek heaven, but Black turns out to be one of the worst things ever unleashed on the franchise. Unfocused and obnoxious, “The Predator” takes a hardcore sci-fi/action premise and transforms it into a comedy for this latest brand reawakening, with Black running around with no sense of editing or performance, trying to turn an inherently gruesome concept into blood-drenched wackiness just to smudge his greasy fingerprints all over something that didn’t need such a drastic reworking.  Read the rest at


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