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This has the makings of a potentially great thriller but what ends up holding it back is, quite simply, poor pacing and a lot of meandering.
The thing about this is that as absurd as the core B-Movie concept is on its face, and how strange it is to see it played mostly straight by an A-Tier cast, it's actually maybe not that out of the realm of plausibility. Josef Mengele was reportedly still alive and living in South America…
The Predator is often presented as belonging to a noble warrior race; merciless and bloodthirsty, but also advanced and intelligent. The Predator is principled and sporting, refusing to kill children or innocents who pose no threat to it, instead focusing on the most dangerous men it can find. But isn't that all kind of BS? After all, we're talking about an alien species using weaponry made from elements not even known to Earthlings with invisible camouflage and an inherent physical…