The Predator (2018)

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Critic Consensus: The Predator has violence and quips to spare, but its chaotically hollow action adds up to another missed opportunity for a franchise increasingly defined by disappointment.

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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.

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Cast

Boyd Holbrook
as Quinn McKenna
Jacob Tremblay
as Rory McKenna
Olivia Munn
as Casey Bracket
Sterling K. Brown
as Government Agent
Alfie Allen
as Former Marine
Thomas Jane
as Military Veteran
Jake Busey
as The Son of Peter Keyes
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Critic Reviews for The Predator

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Yet another reminder that the strange alchemy of the progenitor probably can't be replicated. Hawkins is spinning in his jungle grave.

September 14, 2018 | Full Review…

What's remarkable is that the results are so blockbuster-bland. It might've helped if Black had stuck to the band of misfits angle, pitting the Predator against a group of war-ravaged vets who have to find a way past their damage if they're gonna survive.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

On the matter of action, Black knows the trade, and it shows: This is by far the best-looking and most pyrotechnic movie in the franchise, with an impressive array of vehicles and hacked-off limbs soaring lovingly through the frame.

September 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Whatever its weaknesses, The Predator gets its titular aliens right, offering a sampler of violent, extraterrestrial skirmishing that works more often than it doesn't.

September 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The Predator is a confused, sloppy mess of a film, overstuffed with zingy one-liners and lacking in coherence.

September 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The Predator is a thorough grab bag of averageness, made worse by its distinct lack of distinction.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Predator

½

While some of the plot decisions for the sequel to the alien hunter series are not what I would have chosen at all, they are presented with such a confidence, despite of their silliness. that you can't help but accept them. For the most part. Personally I could have done without the science babble, predator-dogs and gigantic mutants. What really works is the pace, the characters and their chemistry as well as the humor. There is plenty of gore too for those hoping for that. The film is thoroughly entertaining, despite of the plot holes and a few rushed parts. Silly, but enjoyable. Could have been greater, could have been much worse.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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½

A Predator movie that's long on hipster situational quips, but short on that element which made the first so engrossing: a hidden killer killing the best of trained killers that we got at will. Gone is the hunt, lost in a DNA update that jumps a generation or two. "B" movie fun light.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Shane Black helps to trash a franchise he himself had a part when creating it. A shameless, messy and unfunny self parody of an iconic character.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

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