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Predator (1987, 1990) [movie series]

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Old Jun 19, 2009, 02:47 AM   #1
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Neil Marshall to direct "Predators?"

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2009/06/12...uch-rejoicing/

Movie-lovers seem to be happy about this. I admit, I am not terribly familiar with Neil Marshall's work. My biggest fear about this movie is that it is simply going to be a rehash of the Predator/Predator 2 formula (like T3 rehashed the T1/T2 formula). Formulas work for two movies. Three gets to be too much.

My other big fear about "Predators," is that they won't get any big star to do the film like the AvP movies (which I saw both only once and will never own either of them).

But, from what I can read, Marshall is promising. He loves horror/suspense (which is really what made "Predator" so damn good) and loves gore in his movies. Both favor a Predator movie.

Your thoughts...?
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Old Jun 19, 2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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Re: Neil Marshall to direct "Predators?"

Eeew, MTV.

Loving horror, suspence and gore doesn't mean anything, really; I remember dajistano or someone getting excited about Aliens vs Predator because it turned out that Paul Anderson owned loads of movie memobrillia, and Michael Bay obviously loves the stuff. Dog Soliders and The Descent showed signs of competence but no memorable craft, and I heard dreadful things about Doomsday.
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Old Jun 20, 2009, 01:12 AM   #3
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Re: Neil Marshall to direct "Predators?"

Thanks for squashing what little optimism I had for a movie I've waited damn near my entire life for, Nex! *sarcasm*

Anyway, I was hoping somebody in the vein of McTiernan or even Hopkins would do it. But, nope, they have to go with the newb. Oh well.
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Old Jun 26, 2009, 01:52 PM   #4
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Re: Neil Marshall to direct "Predators?"

I wouldn't really call Marshall a newb (he has 3 movies under his belt, so that should elevate him above newb director status, in my opinion), and I, for one, did enjoy his directorial debut. But his movies have gone a bit downhill...

Let's see...

Dog Soldiers: Werewolves vs. soldiers, who find themselves in a Night of the Living Dead type situation against the werewolves. Very good, suspenseful action/horror.

The Descent: Decent. More action/horror/suspense with a similar formula, this time with cave divers trapped in an underground cavern system and flesh-eating monsters. Pretty good gore. Some good moments, but overall a bit of a drag. Lacks something... like, the energy of his previous movie.

Doomsday: Looks like Mad Max... in post-apocalyptic UK... Also looks bad enough from the previews that I will probably never see this. Maybe I'll rent it on DVD and watch it while drunk... Maybe...

OK, so that does look kind of bad... But still, he did it right in Dog Soldiers, so there is that chance that he can do it right again, as long as he doesn't make characters do stupid sh*t like a few times in The Descent or throw in gimmicks that have been done many times before. Of course, the fact that he was given a huge budget for his third movie in contrast to his first two might have gotten to his head. Plus, there is always the writer and the story he comes up with...
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