Predator, a review by Tom
MOVIE / DVD INFO:
Director: John McTiernan
Length: 106 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1 , English: DTS 5.1 , English: Dolby Digital Surround , French: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this action-packed adventure story of fighting men pitted against an unseen enemy, a force more powerful than their fiercest weapons. Recruited by the CIA to rescue hostages held by the guerrilla fighters in a Central American country, Schwarzenegger and his men encounter an enemy unimaginably more deadly than any on Earth - because the Predator is not of this Earth. Packed with spectacular effects and combat scenes of gut-wrenching power, PREDATOR is the most terrifying Schwarzenegger movie yet.
The first time I have seen this movie (at least as far as I remember). Nothing special. Wouldn't have missed something if I wouldn't have watched it.
Rating: (previously with old rating system . Just for information to make sense of following discussion)
(From Tom's Random Reviews on February 29th, 2008)
The Fog (remake), a review by Rich
Title: The Fog
TV Ep. Count:4
Plot:From producer John Carpenter comes the all-new retelling of his terror classic, THE FOG. Tom Welling (TV's "Smallville"), Maggie Grace (TV's "Lost") and Selma Blair (Hellboy) star in this sense-shattering tale of demonic retribution, directed by Rupert Wainwright (Stigmata) with screenplay by Cooper Layne.
Trapped within an eerie mist, the residents of Antonio Bay have become the unwitting victims of a horrifying vengeance. One hundred years ago, a ship carrying lepers was purposely lured onto the rocky coastline and sunk, drowning all aboard. Now they're back, long-dead mariners who've waited a century for their revenge. Seeking out the decedents of those responsible for their deaths, they lurk enshrouded within a supernatural fog of terror. Beware, any and all who stand in their way.
Disjointed and disappointing, this pointless horror remake was poorly executed and suffered with too little suspense, drama, tension or chills. Masses amounts of CGI special effects could not hold this film up, and the wooden unenthusiastic acting and one dimensional characters began to bore me.
It was 2/3 into the film before it got going, and when it did there was a major feeling of pointlessness. The ending was odd and non-sensical, but it was a relief to get there!
I will probably view the original this month, which I havent seen since VHS days, it was better than this remake by some margin, although I don't remember it as a classic.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Rich's October Horror Fest on October 4th, 2009)
Tom's Random Star Trek Reviews, a review by Tom
I just noticed that I forgot to view the last Q episode ever: "Q2"
Probably the reason that I forgot to watch it is, that I have recently watched sfdebris' review of it, and I got the feeling that I watched the whole episode now.
(From Tom's Random Star Trek Reviews on December 3rd, 2009)