“Predator” 2018: it would all be funny if it wasn’t tasteless
September 13, “Predator” (the Predator) returned to the big screens. The film was directed by Shane black (Shane Black), who played one of the roles in the cult action film in 1987. We watched the sequel to the famous franchise and tried to understand what “Predator 2018″ has to do with the original, if at all.
Everyone knows the merits of the first two films of 1987 and 1990. Director John McTiernan turned a commando RAID into an ancient Greek tragedy in the midst of a green jungle hell, a March of the doomed. The second film gave way to the debut of” Predator ” commercially, but still Stephen Hopkins also managed to impress with the atmosphere of a sultry bloody summer in Los Angeles and the will to live of the protagonist. Further in the epic there came a time of timelessness when the former assistants of assistants on special effects pitted “Predator” with “Stranger”, and even charged to deal with a monster to the comic suffocator Adrian Brody.The new project attracted Shane black, who learned the shooting of the classic “Predator” on his own skin, the writer of the scrap blockbusters: “Deadly weapon”, “the Last boy scout” and “Iron man 3”. By the way, in the latter he acted as a Director. In short, the intentions of the creators to restart the franchise “adult” were obvious.
According to black himself, inspired by the painting of R. Scott “Alien”, he wanted to preserve the atmosphere of the picture of McTiernan, and the new “Predator” thought to bring to another level and on the budget, and on the concept-with the scope of ” Close contacts of the third degree.” In General, if you believe what was said, something high-quality and extraordinary was to come out. However, the experienced and grated knuckle Arnold Schwarzenegger, whom the producers wanted to attract to participate in the shooting, after reading the script, refused…
The preparatory period of the tape was not easy: the shooting was completed in the summer of 2017, but the result of test screenings delayed the premiere — it was decided to reshoot part of the material. Apparently, this is one of the main reasons for the chaotic plot, which literally falls apart in front of the unfortunate viewer.Literally retell the chronology of the tape makes no sense, this is Wikipedia. In General, we can highlight the fact that the Predator is opposed to the amusing detachment of commandos from the madhouse and cute (of course!) a scientist who suddenly deftly shoots from different bazookas. Spoiler: the Predator will have its own dogs, however, no one will eat, and will shake their heads while firing at them from all the guns in the world. “What does’ Close encounters of the third degree ‘ have to do with it?”you ask. “Well, there’s a boy there, very smart,” the creators will answer.
In General, the strained fun of the battalion, unfortunately, destroys the whole solid venture on the vine. Moreover, in retrospect, you begin to remember with an unkind word the past works of Shane black, where they also joked a lot, but this year the Humorina reactor has already entered some emergency modes. You can, of course, defend the syllable of “Predator 2018”, citing the difficulties of adapting the dubbing, but listen, does “if your mom’s vagina was a video game, her rating would be “for everyone” ” in English turn into a word game?
In announcements and reviews to the new “Predator” cheerfully report on “black humor”, but it is unlikely that this is the case. Well, Yes, flying firebrands, torn little men, and the characters all go and waddle, not ceasing to joke. But-jokes aside! The attraction of adventures of cannon fodder and amusing deaths at the end suddenly turns into a Patriotic Coda: the main character is rehabilitated and in a fresh uniform expresses readiness for new achievements. If not know that this skit was created in the throes of witnessing the first “Predator” and veterans of the Hollywood of the 90s, naturally there would be a question, not a parody is it?
“Starship troopers” comes to mind as the closest in bravura idiocy to “Predator 2018,” but Paul Verhoeven was shooting an anti-war satire at the time. However, on videotapes “Landing” looked and appreciated as a normal fighter without snot. Check this out.