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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

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Country:

USA | Canada

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
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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

Shane Black was cast in the original film, with the intention that he would re-write the script during production. However, he chose not to do so and the script was not rewritten. See more »

Goofs

If the military was going to interrogate a prisoner, they would not do so in the Veterans Administration hospital.

Besides the VA being a completely different department in the Executive Branch of the US government, it wouldn't have the necessary facilities to either restrain, nor to interrogate, a currently serving military member.

The military would have used a clinic or hospital on a military installation as they could "lock it down" and they would be able to hold a military prisoner there. See more »

Quotes

Quinn McKenna: Morning, sunshine.
Casey Bracket: I really wish people would stop calling me that.
[quickly grabs the nearby shotgun and aims it at McKenna]
Coyle: Sh- Hey! Ho, hooo! I told you she'd grab it! Ten bucks, pay up. Woo!
[the other group members begrudgingly hand Coyle money]
Casey Bracket: Where's my phone?
Quinn McKenna: [hinting at shotgun] You're not gonna need that.
[Casey cocks the shotgun]
Quinn McKenna: Oh, well, that's not...
[slowly reaches for her weapon]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Follows Predator 2 (1990) See more »

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Theme from Predator
Written by Alan Silvestri
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The New Bottom
13 September 2018 | by letandeSee all my reviews

Like everybody else back in 1987, I was really impressed by Predator. It was pretty simple and straightforward movie, but it introduced a pretty neat and unique concept and, well, there was something special about the atmosphere. "...the jungle... it just came alive and took him." It was awesome. Unfortunately, sequel suffered from some seriously poor writing, while Aliens versus Predator franchise turned out to be a complete disaster. Everybody knows that and everybody wanted Predator franchise to return to its former glory one day. That's why I had some hope for this one. I seriously did. That's why I bought a ticket and went to see it the day one. I really expected to see a good Predator movie. I mean, there was no way they'll make a bad movie after all those big expectations, right? RIGHT? Well... I was naïve...

Long story short, the new Predator is EXACTLY like AvP. Only worse. Wa-a-ay worse. 999x+ times worse. Remember the first AvP movie? Remember how at the beginning it at least tried to create some atmosphere, but ended up with that girl fighting together with Predator in a very silly way? In this movie it's that exact silly stuff from very beginning and until the very end. It's so silly that it doesn't even feel like a real deal. It feels like a cheap comedy. A parody. A B-movie with AAA budget. The movie tries really hard to be like Deadpool, but the problem is... it shouldn't be like that! I mean, come on! Predator was supposed to be a mix between horror and sci-fi. With deep atmosphere. With suspense and a man versus alien in a brutal battle. Add Deadpool-like jokes about genitals and BOOM! The entire thing is ruined. Just like that. The entire audience laughed through the entire movie, can't argue with that. People like Deadpool's jokes. Not me, but... you know... as long as audience love it... If all you want is some cheap laughs, this movie has them. A lot of them. It's literally MADE of them. The entire movie is, like, one... big... JOKE. My problem, though, is that nobody warned me about the fact that this movie is a parody. It was advertised as a real deal, a big comeback, which turned out to be a cheap parody. Why? I mean... WHY???

Also, unfortunately, jokes are not the only problem here. Even though 2/3 of the movie are just that - dirty jokes. The thing is - the entire writing is bad. The entire IDEA is bad. It feels a lot like E.T., only E.T. is Predator now and kid's father is Ash freakin' Williams.

Talking About Evil Dead. Remember Army of Darkness? That's EXACTLY what this movie tries to achieve. And there are three problems with that. First: Boyd Holbrook is not Bruce Campbell. He doesn't have that thing that allowed Bruce to do his thing. He doesn't have that crazy spark in him. And as the result - his character feels absolutely, completely RIDICULOUS. Second: writers have no clue how to be crazy with style. Evil Dead franchise had that. This movie? Nope. It tries. Hard. Way too hard. But still... nope. And, finally, there was no reason to turn good ol' Predator into the Evil Dead. Evil Dead is good. Predator is good. Mix them together and here comes disaster.

The new Predator is something that may work for you at home, when you're way too drunk at your weekend to enjoy something real. When all you want is something on background with some cheap laughs, while you're eating your pizza and drinking your beer... this movie will do. Like any B-movie. Like Sharknado. But as a proper Predator movie... on big screen... for the full price... It's a disaster. Did I tell you that 3D also sucks and pretty much useless here? No? Well, it is. The new Predator is one of the very rare movies that totally made me regret paying for a ticket. Even as one time movie... it doesn't work. Back in the days, I believed that it's impossible to be worse than AvP. The new Predator proved me wrong. Ladies and gentlemen... here comes the very new bottom for the franchise.

P.S. There's one good thing about all that, though. It makes Predator 2 to look like timeless masterpiece.


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