You know the old wives tales about eating cheese before bedtime giving you nightmares? I think Panos Cosmatos ate a full Edam, a couple of platters of French cheeses, and a Babybel before hitting the sack and waking up to direct this movie. Totally mental. The final few minutes could either be seen as weak or Panos Cosmatos trying to avoid the obvious. Either way, the journey is super trippy, and worth your time.
Pity the poor actors in A Horrible Way To Die. They do a pretty great job, especially Amy Seimetz as the alcoholic ex-girlfriend of a serial killer who's escaped from jail.
All her efforts are virtually undone by a director who can't keep the camera still for more than a second. Or who thinks it's so cool to have out-of-focus objects in the foreground for every other shot.
Drinking game: every time the camera loses focus and pans downwards at…
Film through the years is littered with quotable lines, not least the original Predator. “Get to da choppa!” and “Jeez! You got a big pussy!” are just two examples of Hollywood script writing at it’s absolute best.
Aside from that, it’s one of the few films where Arnie is upstaged, almost. And by a seven foot guy in a rubber suit. One of the most iconic designs in cinema history, the Predator has unfortunately been relegated to starring in a…