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It’s fine. Compared to everything else in the franchise except for Predator and Predator 2 (fight me, I like it) it’s a masterpiece. In fact, compared to most other late-stage franchise revivals it’s a masterpiece. It’s a decent concept and a good attempt at making the whole thing fresh again. It does just feel like a long episode of a TV show, but that’s okay as far as negatives go. 

I think what I like most is that it’s genuinely attempted to do something completely different, rather than just the old “remember this thing you liked” routine. By putting a familiar villain into a completely new territory and a completely new point in history, it does stand on its own fairly well. I don’t think it’s a brilliant film or anything, but to give credit where it’s due, it is worth it’s existence. That’s more than I can say for most films of this vein. 

There is a bit of a tug of war going on between the idiots who see a female protagonist and think they’re being suppressed by a woke ideology as a result, and then the reactionaries who perhaps exaggerate how good this is as a positive bias. Honestly, it isn’t what either of those camps are saying, it’s just an okay film.

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