Episode 094 – To Catch A Predator

To catch a predator, and play some games. We’re back after a well-deserved break and jump right back with “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and “Shadow of The Tomb Raider”. And in our main segment, we discuss a little-known film called “The Predator”.  It’s high-flying action and adventure right here on the Last King.

Friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man

We’ve professed our love for the beloved web-slinger here in episode 45. And it’s been a while since “Spider-Man 2”  blew us away back on the PS2.  It’s mostly been a terrible slew of movie tie-ins and mediocre one-offs. This new Spider-Man game seems to be the game we’ve been asking for. And promising a contemporary combat system, combined with the city swinging traversal we all expect. Will this be the Spider-Man revival fans have been clamouring for?

Croft, Lara Croft.

Next up we give “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” the third chapter in the Lara Croft reboot. The first game was a gritty reskinning of the classic Tomb Raider games, with an emphasis on story and character development. It met with favourable reviews and did provide a fresh take on the character. A sequel “Rise of the Tomb Raider” soon followed, which many felt was a retread of the first game with no real innovation. Now with the third game, we ask if it paid attention to the critics? Or is it more of the same?

To catch a predator

And in our feature segment, we review “The Predator” from director Shane Black. Known for also appearing in the original “Predator” film and also contributing to the script. Shane has since gained success as a filmmaker in his own right with films like “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” and “The Nice Guys”. We here are very interested in what he can bring to the franchise, and whether it will be enough to help us forget about the terrible “AVP” films.

Intro Theme: “Second Strike” by Potato-Tan

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