Discussion in 'Community' started by Adam of Nuchtern, Jun 24, 2014.
Being released in China and the Chinese posters are gloriously insane
Comedy Central special that will inevitably be better than the actual The Predator movie...
An alternate ending was shot for the "Predator Killer".
I can't decide which is more stupid: Iron Yautja or Ripley Reese.
I kinda feel blessed passing on this one.
Has anyone else seen this video:
Details on original ending.
It seems much of the back half of the film involved our heroes having to “get from point A to point B and they commandeer a military convoy”. At the same time, they had established “a pair of Predator emissaries, basically good guy predators”. Thus the third act has the two predators come aboard and want to communicate and team up, so the convoy is trying to get the emissaries to the ship to get away from two threats.
The first threat is the upgraded Predator which is still in the final film, and the other was the big change from their initial premise:
At the beginning of the movie, you see the first Predator that shows up in the movie. He leaves the ship and we push in on this container in the ship. And what they ended up with was the terrible ending that I have nothing to do with it. Shane didn’t write either. That was sort of someone decided it was a good idea. There’s something on the ship. Well, originally there was a whole bunch of those in the ship. And what those were was those were the gestating hybrids.
Essentially what they were nurturing and growing in these pods were the hybrids of Predator DNA mixed with the DNA of creatures from all over the galaxy that would enable them to basically eradicate mankind so that they could populate it themselves. And so the convoy chase, the idea was that it would be all of our heroes on these badass, big military vehicles and the upgrade releases the hybrids and chases them and the hybrids jump onto the convoy. And it’s a big, rootin’, tootin’ fantastic action sequence.”
Dekker says one of the big appeals to he and Black with the project was to explore what do predators do outside of hunting as “they’ve invented interstellar spacecraft. so they’re not stupid… they actually have a civilization and a culture.” So they came up with the idea that their home planet is dying and so along with upgrading themselves, they’re looking at other warm places to colonise.
Dekker went on to explain that the studio said the third act needed to be at night to be ‘scarier’ and so it was retooled back to just another hunt. He confirmed they did try and get Arnold Schwarzenegger back for a cameo but they couldn’t pay him enough to do a half-day’s shoot up in Canada. They also toyed with the idea of making it Ripley or Newt from “Aliens” in the pod at the end, and explained why they didn’t go that direction:
“The whole thing seemed to not be in step with that particular franchise. It was one of many ideas that we floated and shot. We shot a version where Ripley was in the cocoon and we shot one where Newt from “Aliens” was in the cocoon. Sigourney didn’t want to clear any future for Ripley in the franchise and ultimately I don’t think anybody remembers Newt well enough for that to have meant anything… Hollywood does this all the time by, trying to appeal to everyone, you appeal to no one.”
Uh, this doesn't sound much better.
We’ve seen the leaked pics of the team-up and it is horrible.
"Defend the convoy" sounds like it could have been better than "poorly shot battle in the woods", at the very least. And no Iron Man suit would have least ended on a less INCREDIBLY ****ING DUMB note.
The ending is horrendous and I can’t help but think it’s made the reboot of this dead in the water. A pity because there were some good ideas trying to get out.
the movie had a great first 20-30 minutes, but man oh man did it go off the rails.
The hunt ending did get the "I offer time advantage" bad translation line which is a favourite bit of mine in the movie. I wouldn't have minded tank-based multi-Predator battle chaos, though, cuz the upgrade Predator really just punked out the classic OG Predator a wee bit too quickly.