The Predator [review] went down like a turd in a swimming pool [box office ground zero]. It kind of had something to do with the film being, y’know, kind of shitty. However screenwriter Fred Dekker wants to remind people that movies are time consuming and expensive.
Responding to a fan on Facebook who said he’d changed his mind on the film:
Thank you, Stephen. This means a lot to me. We live in a culture that’s so cacophonous we sometimes cling to our opinions as our only voice in the din. Or we’re so married to our childhood memories of things we love that when the formula is contradicted, some feel betrayed by any attempt to take a different approach. In all candor, I have lots of issues with the movie (I also hate the super-suit ending!), but I spent three years on it and to have it trashed by toxic fans who don’t have the first clue how hard it is to get anything on the screen, well…that hurts. So thank you.
‘Trashed by toxic fans’, eh? You mean we went too far in criticizing the Super Shredder, Iron Man suit and mom jokes?