Predator (film series)
THE PREDATOR (15)
D: Shane Black
20th Century Fox (John Davis)
W: Shane Black & Fred Dekker [based on characters created by Jim Thomas & John Thomas]
DP: Larry Fong
Ed: Harry B. Miller III & Billy Weber
Mus: Henry Jackman
Boyd Holbrook (Quinn McKenna), Trevante Rhodes (Nebraska Williams), Jacob Tremblay (Rory McKenna), Olivia Munn (Dr. Casey Bracket), Sterling K. Brown (Will Traeger)
Shane Black, who was one of the cast members of the original 1987 movie, takes the directorial reins and shares a writing credit for this 2018 sequel/reboot, but if you're expecting this to tie in more with the testosterone filled Arnold Schwarzenegger film, prepare to be disappointed.
The original Predator isn't exactly blessed with a great screenplay or Oscar worthy acting, but the simple plot- pitting a small platoon of soldiers against an alien who kills for sport, it more than hits the spot for action, thrills and tension, it hits the spot.
A 1990 sequel wasn't quite as good, but kept a similar premise as it switched from the South American jungle to the urban jungle of Los Angeles' gang wars.
The franchise went tits up from there, tying into Fox's Alien movies for two films before Predators attempted to return to the roots of the original film.
This 2018 reboot sees the alien hunters come to Earth to steal a child's autism. Yes, you read that right.
It's never a good thing when a release date is postponed for hefty reshoots, but even the bare bones of the plot here are laughably bad. When this is paired with terrible dialogue, choppy editing, shoddy CGI and performances out of the Josh Duhamel school of acting, this was bound to be a terrible experience to witness at the cinema.
One to avoid for sure. It's one ugly motherf**ker.