A very pleasant surprise. Doesn't always mix thriller with comedy very well but what's done right is really solid work from Paul Feig. It's basically a parody of these types of thrillers and it mostly works as a deconstruction of them. Kendrick and especially Lively are great in it. Fun time for sure.
The Predator was a GIANT mess of a film with some unusually bad writing from Shane Black. That being said, I had a lot of fun with it! That's mainly because of a really fun cast, solid action and tons of blood and gore! It's refreshing to see a hard R big budget action movie that isn't also a superhero film. Wish it was better but I'm satisfied for the most part.
I just spent 10 minutes reading reviews for this on Letterboxd and man do I feel bad for the people that couldn't or didn't want to have fun with this. Such a great little film that's both original and gorgeous to look at. It's out of its damn mind for sure but man did I have a blast.
It makes me so sad that a masterpiece like this will go unseen by the majority of the public and creatively bankrupt shit like Blumhouses' own Truth or Dare will be seen and make tons of money.
Please go see Upgrade. It's a great Sci-Fi thriller with some real emotional value (mainly thanks to Logan Marshall Green's terrific performance) and some fantastic action. It's so original and fun. Also stop calling Green low rent Tom Hardy. I think he proves that he's at least on par with Hardy when it comes to talent.