– by Campbell Clark

Well, what do you think of the ‘Ultimate Predator’ TV spot above? Personally, it’s left me a little underwhelmed for The Predator reboot, but maybe the full film will work better?

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I was always a huge fan of the original Predator, it’s an absolute classic and has definitely spanned across generations as it’s become one of my son’s favorite movie as well. In fact, I was just discussing Predator with some of the other writers here at LRM a few days ago, and it certainly gets a huge amount of love from this set of fanboys and girls. However, since that original, I have found nothing but severe disappointment in anything that has spawned from this franchise other than perhaps some of the Dark Horse AvP comics which were excellent. Predators was supposed be a return to the originals roots and yet, to me felt cluttered with some strange messages such as human predators being just as bad as the alien kind.

I was kinda intrigued when I heard Shane Black was directing The Predator. It felt like if anyone could tap into the magic of Predator it would be someone who was a part of that movie like Black, and yet all of the trailers I have seen, including this TV spot, have left me a little worried. I have to be honest and say that I don’t necessarily see any of the magic that the original movie had here. As said above, trailers can be deceiving, however, it’s usually the other way round. How many trailers have you thought a film looked amazing only to be left disappointed in the final product?

I am not sure about this ‘Ultimate Predator’ either, is this a bigger meaner version of the normal Predator alien, or was that a little dwarf version of a Predator that the bigger one was smashing into a car roof? To be honest, either possibility fills me with dread, I really wish someone could take both this property and the Alien franchise and give them over to the writers of the Dark Horse comics in the 90’s. I still maintain these stories are of a far higher quality than anything we’ve seen on screen for many years? But hey, perhaps Disney can somehow manage to work their magic on both of these ailing franchises when they eventually get control of Fox’s IP’s sometime next year?

For now, I will wait and see what the movie can deliver. The Predator hits theaters on September 14 and stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, and Alfie Allen.

Are you excited for The Predator and what did you think of the latest TV spot? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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