August 16th, 2010

cass, can you not

On Predators

Predators wasn't a bad movie within the usual parameters of the franchise (although the most recent ones set the bar rather low), but it was also a frustrating one, because it hints at, and then avoids, a couple of what would have been very interesting innovations.

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I think we can no longer pretend that, at least narratively speaking, ugly guys with heavy weaponry, bulletproof armor, infrared vision and cloaking devices are inhumanly super-scary. Have you seen what the US infantry gets (when they are well equipped)? Predators is closer to Tom Clancy than to sci-fi these days, and therein lies the problem.