I was expecting total garbage based on the original trailer.
Our showing was canceled with a couple of hours notice for “technical reasons”, but I think the actual reason was that they’d only sold two tickets. That meant we had to downgrade to seeing it in 3d in another theater. So some additional bad signs there.
The movie itself is bizarre. The first half is basically back-to-back quips (and pretty good ones too). It’s like Marvel’s The Predator. Nothing at all like the grimdark trailer. And then the second half is just a sequence of the shoddiest action sequences you can imaginee. And holy mother forking shirt balls that ending…
But hey, The Predator (or Predator - Upgrade as it’s titled here) wasn’t the worst movie I’ve seen this year. Maybe even not bottom three. So expectations exceeded.