Reviews / 05.08.2022

For all intents and purposes, the Predator franchise was dead. For decades, many have tried earnestly to recapture the magic of the 1987 original. Every sequel and reboot has paled in comparison to what John McTiernan created 35 years ago. The final nail in this saga's coffin appeared to arrive in 2018 with Shane Black's surprisingly god-awful The Predator. But the folks at 20th Century Studios refused to let the alien beast rest in peace. Shockingly, it's proved to be the right decision. Enter director Dan Trachtenberg and screenwriter...

Reviews / 13.09.2018

At some point over the last few years, Hollywood has decided humour is the right path to resurrecting a sagging franchise. Perhaps Disney are to blame, given they've taken this route to revitalise both the Star Wars and Thor sagas. But those films are inherently rooted in fun, thereby adding a dash of comedy feels entirely natural and earnest. Applying this formula to something grounded in sci-fi/horror is often fraught with problems, especially something as promisingly terrifying as the Predator franchise. Sure, every film since John McTiernan's 1987 original...