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The Predator (2018)

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When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

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Shane Black

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Boyd Holbrook ... Quinn McKenna
Trevante Rhodes ... Nebraska Williams
Jacob Tremblay ... Rory McKenna
Keegan-Michael Key ... Coyle
Olivia Munn ... Casey Bracket
Sterling K. Brown ... Traeger
Thomas Jane ... Baxley
Alfie Allen ... Lynch
Augusto Aguilera ... Nettles
Jake Busey ... Keyes
Yvonne Strahovski ... Emily
Brian A. Prince ... Predator (as Brian Prince)
Mike Dopud ... Dupree
Niall Matter ... Sapir
Javier Lacroix ... Cantina Bartender
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Storyline

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. 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. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, and crude sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ollie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$88,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,632,284, 16 September 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,533,495, 17 September 2018
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Dolby Atmos | Dolby (Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound)

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Shane Black wrote Thomas Jane's character Baxley with tourette's symptoms because Black has tourette's. See more »

Goofs

Traeger explains there have been two encounters with the Predator; 1987 and 1997 (the first two films). Yet, Alexa Wood's spear made by the Predator in AVP: Alien vs Predator can be seen on display when Bracket first arrives to the facility. He should have said there have been three attacks, 1987, 1997, and 2004. See more »

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Quinn McKenna: What are you?
Predator: What are you?
Quinn McKenna: Shut the fuck up.
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In the trailers, the 20th Century Fox logo appears through the Predator's thermal vision. The movie itself sticks with the usual Fanfare intro with no Predator embellishments. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Not a perfect Predator movie..but fun action flick

So how many Predator sequels have there been? Not counting the "vs." films, it's at least two, all of which have tried to re-work a very basic premise that worked cause it was basic.

Now Shane Black, a screenwriter who has written some of the best action comedies ever, and Iron Man 3, tries to do the same in what amounts to a fun action flick, but a pretty average Predator one.

The plot all concerns a rogue predator who escapes his planet with a stolen object, which other predators on his planet want back. The planet where they all crash land of course is Earth.

Sterling K. Brown is a military official who will stop at nothing to acquire the technology first and Narco's Boydd Holbrooke is a decorated soldier who along with a team of misfits tries to stop him.

This is all taking place after the events of Predator 2. There is even a character played by Jake Busey who is playing the son of the Gary Busey character from that movie.

Black tries to swing for the fences in terms of a new story to tell but it's pretty obvious this movie works best when it's working on the hits. Sometimes you just wanna sit back and watch some gore.

Bodies gets severed, people get thrown across the room and clawed in the face, impaled, heads will roll.

What highlights the fun here even more is Black is a funny director who knows a good laugh when he sees one.

A scene with a severed arm, an ongoing dialogue about why we call the predator "the predator" in the first place. Just examples of how Black is very adept at visual comedy and snappy lines.

He's very good with characters too, not so much developing them here but giving them a chemistry that is irreverent lunacy.

Holbrooke and his whole crew, particularly Keegan Michael Key, Thomas Jane, Moonlights Trevante Rhodes kinda reminded me of the A-Team. These guys are total section 8's and I loved each one.

In fact better than the A-Team movie. In fact, i'd like to see Black do an A-Team movie with this cast.

Brown gets some of the best dialogue and Munn is actually quite good here too. Jacob Trembley and Alfie Allen are a bit wasted but the cast is having fun.

There's something off about this movie though and it involves the predators. This movie almost seems like a Sterling K. Brown vs. Holbrooke and his crew movie more than a predator film.

There's no real joy in the hunt cause for the most part they seem to just be making periodic appearances into the story of human vs. human.

In fact this movie actually had to reshoot it's entire third act because of poor test screenings and you can tell because the last act does pull a sharp detour, taking us into the woods for some incognito Predator action.

It almost seems like Black wanted to make this such a new concept that the very nature of why people like the predators in the first place sort of gets lost.

I still contend this is a funny, action-packed flick and I liked the characters too. Even the predator action, when its on screen, is good. Just you may not get enough of them as you might want.

If you liked this, check out Craig James Review on Youtube for more.


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