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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 scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

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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 Brackett
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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The Hunt has Evolved See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site | See more »

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Predator 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:

$51,024,708, 29 November 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$160,542,134, 29 November 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby (Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Predator's premiere was at TIFF in Toronto in September 2018. See more »

Goofs

Quinn goes back to his son's house saying he knew where the Predator was heading to get the gear back. Yet, he is shocked that the package showed up at the house saying he had used a PO Box to ensure he did not endanger his family. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Haines: [on radio] Picket One, copy. Do you got eyes on hostages?
Quinn McKenna: Still negative.
Dupree: [on radio] 20 bucks says they don't show.
Quinn McKenna: You two morons really making bets on whether a drug cartel has executed hostages?
Dupree: Abso-fucking-lutely.
Haines: I believe that was implied.
Dupree: Just checking. I'm in for 20.
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The Predator: One of the worst of 2018? Hardly
2 February 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I'd heard nothing but bad things about The Predator, wall to wall hatred and mockery. It was even suggested that it was one of the worst movies of 2018 and comparable with the messy AVP movies. Going in I was forced to have low expectations, and I firmly disagree.

Let's make something clear, I am not saying The Predator is a good film because it simply isn't but worst of 2018? Absolutely not. It's just a badly flawed addition to the franchise yet manages to be oddly loyal at the same time.

So a Predator comes to Earth but this time the government is ready for it. Cue lots of action, blood shed but a pretty wafer thin plot that doesn't exactly go anywhere.

With a stellar cast including Thomas Jane, the stunning Olivia Munn and the excellent Keegan-Michael Key it had no problems on that front. Okay actually I retract that, the leading man Boyd Holbrook is less than impressive and just wasn't up to the task.

With an odd amount of comedy and levity The Predators tone isn't exactly in keeping with the original movies yet manages to solidly feel like a Predator film thanks to the original score and franchise tropes. I loved the first movie, I thought the second was passable and hated the third but this right here is underwhelming yet perfectly watchable despite the lashings of Hollywoodness it has.

Sure it's goofy and badly flawed but I'm not sure exactly what everyone expected. There are certainly a lot of problems with the film, I'd have liked it to be darker, I'd have liked it to be longer and I'd liked the original Predator to have gotten more screentime.

Regardless despite it's many many problems it comes under the category of harmless take your brain out fun.

The Good:

Loyal score

Some great nods to previous movies

Quite a few very funny moments

Decent cast

The Bad:

Lacks elements that should be essential for a Predator movie

Naff ending

Much of the cast feel wasted


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