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I Have No Idea What’s Happening In The New Trailer For ‘The Predator’ And I’m Totally Fine With That
The first trailer for The Predator is trailer is here, and it looks like the latest installment in the franchise about our favorite man-skinning extraterrestrial will line up perfectly with the last four — which is to say the plot will probably make zero fucking sense, but it should be fun to watch:
Like the other three Predator films (not counting the spin-offs), the newest stars our masked alien with a mug only a facehugger could love who travels to Earth for science fiction’s version of big game hunting. And what’s likely to ensue is a bunch of mad and chaotic violence, intense visual effects and terrible dialogue.
A story you can actually follow? Nah, we’ve got guns.
Character development? Fuck that, space guns!
Tests of morality, or you know, some moment where the good guys have to prove their more than just a trigger finge— hell no, arm blades, bitch!
That’s the Predator series in a nutshell: Reliably violent and highly entertaining, but not much for story. Just take a look at Fox’s description for the teaser:
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black's explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
Okay, so we’ve got weird hybrid predator-human, predator-xenomorph, or predator-whatever-the-fuck monster babies hunting folks. I can dig that. Then there’s a kid who appears to get a mail order suit of Predator armor, because you can totally buy that on Amazon. There’ll likely be some random cameos and head nods to the past flicks for good measure.
Then there’s the group of vets and some paramilitary outfit, led by Boyd Holbrook (Logan, Narcos), who are on a mission to “kill these fucking aliens.” And that’s really what anyone wants to see anyway, right? We’re all just here to watch what happens when you bring a bunch of 5.56 to a plasma cannon fight, and then have to “get to the choppa” when everything goes south.
Fortunately, we’ll find out Sept. 14 when The Predator premieres. God help us all.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.
A special operations Marine is due in court on March 7 after being arrested last year for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, Task & Purpose has learned.
Staff Sgt. Daniel Christopher Evans was arrested and charged with assault inflicting serious injury on July 29, 2018, according to Jennifer Dandron, a spokeswoman for police in Wilmington, North Carolina. Evans is currently assigned as a Critical Skills Operator with the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, according to the Marine Corps Personnel Locator.
Following Trump's inauguration, some supporters of ground combat integration assumed he would quickly move to reinstate a ban on women in jobs like the infantry. When this did not happen, advocates breathed a collective sigh of relief, and hundreds of qualified women charted a course in history by entering the newly opened occupational fields.
So earlier this week when the Wall Street Journal published an editorial against women in ground combat by conservative political commentator Heather Mac Donald, the inclination of many ground combat integration supporters was to dismiss it outright. But given Trump's proclivity to make knee jerk policy decisions in response to falling approval ratings and the court's tradition of deference to the military when it comes to policies affecting good order and discipline, it would be unwise to assume the 2016 lifting of the ban on women in ground combat is a done deal.
R. Lee Ermey was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.
Best known for his iconic role as the Marine Corps drill instructor Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in the war drama Full Metal Jacket, Ermey died April 15, 2018 at age 74 due to complications from pneumonia, Task & Purpose previously reported.
The U.S. Air Force has two of its most elite aircraft — the B-2 Spirit bomber and the F-22 Raptor — training together in the Pacific, reassuring America's allies and sending a warning to strategic competitors and adversaries about the sheer power the U.S. brings to the table.
These stunning photos show the powerful aircraft tearing across the Pacific, where the U.S. has increasingly found itself facing challenges from a rising China.