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Lord Raa

Exporter of Juice Tins
Saw Mile 22 yesterday, and I thought it was pretty good. Iko Uwais was badass, as one would expect. Marky Mark Wahlberg was OK. One major criticism I would have is the hand-held fight scenes, they suffered from too many cuts in them.

The ending was pretty novel for a Hollywood movie, and that might have earned it a few extra points from me.
 

Lord Raa

Exporter of Juice Tins
Caught The Predator the other day.

The action's pretty good, but I can understand why some people have problems with it since there are elements that make it feel like a throwback to the late 80's and early 90's.
 
It being a throwback would be fine with me.

My concern is the writing. The original film was reasonably well-written considering it was an 80s action film. How was the writing?
 

Zetas

Lurking upon the deep
The writing wasn't too bad, i just wish they had worked in more of the lore the comic books have been building over the last 30ish years. One of my minor complaints though have to do with how choppy some parts of the film felt, some parts of it were cut really weird and the scene transitions feel really off due to some of the missing footage between them. Another complaint which is minor in the scheme of things is the xenomorph tail spear and or decorative combistick from AVP, they don't even spare a sentence to say something about them, i mean if they want to keep the universes separate they shouldn't even have those sitting there as a blatant easter egg
 

Lord Raa

Exporter of Juice Tins
Also, there's a plot point that is absolute bullshit. To say more would be a spoiler, but let's just say that [thing] isn't the next phase of human evolution.
 

Goldenfalls

Fic till you drop
Just saw Searching and I enjoyed it a lot. It's a mystery movie where a man's daughter goes missing and he has to work with the police and find out what happened. It seemed to go by really fast, the pacing was very good. Was a bit dramatic at times, especially with the music, but it didn't take away from my enjoyment. I also thought the concept of doing the whole movie solely through computer screens and the like was novel and very well executed. I'd watch it again, if only for seeing all the clues/foreshadowing in a new light now that I know the ending.
 
I'm hearing from a reviewer I trust that the writing for Predator is genuinely terrible, and the editing is at least as bad as Suicide Squad.
 

Lord Raa

Exporter of Juice Tins
I'm hearing from a reviewer I trust that the writing for The Predator is genuinely terrible, and the editing is at least as bad as Suicide Squad.
That statement is not inaccurate. It's an objectively bad film and the worst standalone Predator movie.
 

Zetas

Lurking upon the deep
I would dare to say it made the first Alien vs Predator movie look good. And lets not get me started on the editing, its like they gave a 5 year old instructions on how to use editing software and told them to go wild.
 
That's... shockingly awful.

I actually liked both AvP films, but I completely agree that they were objectively not good.
 

Lord Raa

Exporter of Juice Tins
Caught Venom this afternoon.

In summary: It's OK. I've seen a lot better, but I've also seen worse. Better than Man of Steel, Batman V Superman and Justice League, but not as good as even Iron Man 3.

Don't see it in 3D as the final fight sequence will be too dark to make anything out.
 
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