“The Predator” (Barely)

The original 1987 Predator is a masterpiece, and I will hear nothing to the contrary. It is the absolute peak of 1980s cheesy machismo and testosterone-soaked, nonsensical action and bloody, over-the-top violence, yet somehow at the same time manages to be genuinely suspenseful and engaging, and wholly unique in the genre. It works on the same principal as its earlier genre cousin, Alien, in that … Continue reading “The Predator” (Barely)

The “Surprise Villain” Twist: A Rant

This summer, I’ve seen five massive blockbuster films, each with varying degrees of quality: Solo, Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, Incredibles 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Mission Impossible: Fallout. And while all five are action films, they could not be any more different in terms of story, with plot’s ranging from intergalactic crime syndicates to dinosaur islands to superhero family dramas (alright, fine, there’s … Continue reading The “Surprise Villain” Twist: A Rant