The Predator ★★

As a fan of horror and sci-fi, I learned long ago to “willingly suspend my disbelief” when watching my favorite film genres. This movie has not a single shred of believability, from the impossible luck (and skill sets) of the primary actors, to the goofy comic book action scenes, to the Hollywood dialogue that isn’t the way anyone really talks to each other, to... hell, I could go on and on. Even the CGI looks like it came from twenty years ago. There is literally nothing here to believe.

It has a certain Hollywood blockbuster entertainment factor and I love the Predator character’s mystique, but this is not a good entry into the franchise.