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The Predator

  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 2018
  • Shane Black
  • 102 mins
  • 18

Summary

Sci-fi action thriller starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes and Olivia Munn. While on a military mission to rescue hostages from a Mexican drug cartel, sniper Quinn McKenna witnesses the crash landing of a Predator spaceship. But his encounter with the beast attracts the attention of a shady government outfit that has more to its agenda than meets the eye.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Co-writer/director Shane Black's reboot of the alien-hunter franchise may be a wallow in 1980s pulp nostalgia, but it succeeds thanks to plenty of tough-guy machismo, spectacular stunts and heaps of gore. Logan's Boyd Holbrook stars as ex-army sniper Quinn McKenna, who witnesses a spaceship crash and sends some alien-tech back to his autistic genius son (Room star Jacob Tremblay). However, an upgraded, super-bad Predator and a sinister government agency are also searching for it, prompting McKenna to seek help from a dirty half-dozen of military loose cannons and a biologist (Olivia Munn). The plot is an incoherent mess but at least there's never a dull moment in this big, busy and brash adventure.

Credits

Cast

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Quinn McKennaBoyd Holbrook
Nebraska WilliamsTrevante Rhodes
Dr Casey BrackettOlivia Munn
Rory McKennaJacob Tremblay
CoyleKeegan-Michael Key
TraegerSterling K Brown
BaxleyThomas Jane
LynchAlfie Allen
NettlesAugusto Aguilera
Dr Sean KeyesJake Busey
EmilyYvonne Strahovski
The PredatorBrian Prince
Lt GeneralLochlyn Munro
Tracking supervisorFrançoise Yip

Crew

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DirectorShane Black

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2018-09-12
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Violence, swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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