Predator: Dark Ages online movie review - I've been expecting you
As a true fan of Predator, even an absolute freak of it, I must say - picking the Dark Ages is brilliant. Shear Brilliance. Thank you for making this and keeping the Predator alive.
The movie is not perfect, of course, but it is very close to it. Assuming you had a small budget doing this film just make it even better.
Even though I enjoyed a lot watching it (I must admit, 3 times over the past 3 hours), I had some issues with it which I'll regard right now. First of all, actors doesn't seem to struggle. What I mean is, they do not "run". It looks like they are walking fast. Neither heavy breathing nor sweat. Second, Predator's invisibility cloak seems odd. Predator movies must get back to the roots of Schwarzenegger's Predator (1987) or even Glober's when it comes to camouflage. Third, Predator does not seem to terrify, as he not running around the target like a mad-man. Just showing there. Fourth, fighting scenes are too slow and characters appear to be standing.
But, in this case, the pros get way over the cons. I mean, as I said before, Dark Ages? Genius. I must start with the soundtrack. It is great, incredible, some of the sound is new and some of it reminds the original (I'm positive none of it is copied because of copyright issues, right?). Actors dressed great for the period presented in the movie and also the jungle area just fits perfectly. Predator on full state (without cloak) looks amazing, just like the first one. Storyline is deep, too bad the movie is too short to dig in more into that. I've been expecting for some sort of a sequel to this franchise and this one just hit the spot. If I'll start writing on everything that is good about this short film, I won't be done here. All this greatness just shadows over every err made. Overall, this one is 9.5/10. Why 9.5? Because this masterpiece is only 25 minute long. Great job!