The Predator. This is an awkward jumble of a film. On the one hand, you have a traditional Shane Black fix; plenty of jokes and quips, lots of chat, intricate action scenes, lots of mistakes, accidents, and humour. On the other, you have a major IP from a big studio that has made them a lot of money. The result is a lot of the Shane Black feel is gone. We have a lot of CGI, a lot of senseless shooting, a very generic lead (budget Dan Stevens), a lot of the smarter elements and the sharp speed I expect from Black is dulled, slowed down, or simply gone. Olivia Munn and Sterling Brown are good in their rather generic roles, and I dunno what Thomas Jane is doing here. I like everything Black is trying to do, but I doubt he got the kind of freedom he deserves and used to amazing effect in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Nice Guys.