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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.
The FBI is treating the recent shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, as a terrorist attack, several media outlets reported on Sunday.
"We work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism," USA Today quoted FBI Agent Rachel Rojas as saying at a news conference.
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing "everything" if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize, after the North said it had carried out a "successful test of great significance."
"Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way. He signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me in Singapore," Trump said on Twitter, referring to his first summit with Kim in Singapore in 2018.
"He does not want to void his special relationship with the President of the United States or interfere with the U.S. Presidential Election in November," he said.
The three sailors whose lives were cut short by a gunman at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, on Friday "showed exceptional heroism and bravery in the face of evil," said base commander Navy Capt. Tim Kinsella.
Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, and Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters were killed in the shooting, the Navy has announced.
The Pentagon’s troop deployment denials means nothing when the White House screams ‘fake news’ all the time
The Pentagon has a credibility problem that is the result of the White House's scorched earth policy against any criticism. As a result, all statements from senior leaders are suspect.
We're beyond the point of defense officials being unable to say for certain whether a dog is a good boy or girl. Now we're at the point where the Pentagon has spent three days trying to knock down a Wall Street Journal story about possible deployments to the Middle East, and they've failed to persuade either the press or Congress.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the United States was considering deploying up to 14,000 troops to the Middle East to thwart any potential Iranian attacks. The story made clear that President Trump could ultimately decide to send a smaller number of service members, but defense officials have become fixated on the number 14,000 as if it were the only option on the table.
This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – Gen. David Berger, the US Marine Corps commandant, suggested the concerns surrounding a service members' use of questionable Chinese-owned apps like TikTok should be directed against the military's leadership, rather than the individual troops.
Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California, on Saturday morning, Berger said the younger generation of troops had a "clearer view" of the technology "than most people give them credit for."
"That said, I'd give us a 'C-minus' or a 'D' in educating the force on the threat of even technology," Berger said. "Because they view it as two pieces of gear, 'I don't see what the big deal is.'"