While falling into a lot of the modern horror tropes that just don't work, it still stays true to the original by being a lot of fun and having a family you truly care about. I kept thinking if felt like James Wan's take on the original, and I wasn't too far off. I didn't realize going in that Sam Raimi was the producer, and knowing that makes a lot of sense. If you like the films of either of those directors, Gil Kenan's take on the ultimate horror classic is probably right up your alley.
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Let me preface this by saying that I'm not a fan of the Jurassic Park films. I've never really thought dinosaurs were interesting, so that aspect is lost on me. The first is still a technical masterpiece and possibly the most visually brilliant film ever made. The second and third were wasted opportunities. The fourth installment refuses to be another wasted opportunity, and easily delivers the best experience of the series. Unfortunately, for me, that isn't saying a whole lot.…
Called in by his old partner Dillon (Carl Weathers) to rescue hostages from militants, Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) finds himself and his men being hunted in a dense jungle by an alien predator (Kevin Peter Hall). It can blend into its environment, mimic sounds and has heat-seeking vision. Despite being outmatched and outgunned, Dutch decides to take this thing head on to make sure it can't harm any more people than it already has.
This movie is a prime example of…