During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
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
The line that discusses the validity of the name 'The Predator' when referring to the creature was taken from a conversation that Olivia Munn had with her sister who studied science prior to filming. See more »
(Around 52 minutes) the boot of the police car pops open just before it hits the fence but a few seconds later it is firmly closed. See more »
Picket One, copy. Do you got eyes on hostages?
20 bucks says they don't show.
You two morons really making bets on whether a drug cartel has executed hostages?
I believe that was implied.
Just checking. I'm in for 20.
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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 »
Written by Christopher Garza, Mark Heylmun, Daniel Kenny, Alex Lopez (as Alexandro Lopez) and Mitch Lucker (as Mitchell Lucker)
Performed by Suicide Silence
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Not a perfect Predator movie..but fun action flick
So how many Predator sequels have there been? Not counting the "vs." films, it's at least two, all of which have tried to re-work a very basic premise that worked cause it was basic.
Now Shane Black, a screenwriter who has written some of the best action comedies ever, and Iron Man 3, tries to do the same in what amounts to a fun action flick, but a pretty average Predator one.
The plot all concerns a rogue predator who escapes his planet with a stolen object, which other predators on his planet want back. The planet where they all crash land of course is Earth.
Sterling K. Brown is a military official who will stop at nothing to acquire the technology first and Narco's Boydd Holbrooke is a decorated soldier who along with a team of misfits tries to stop him.
This is all taking place after the events of Predator 2. There is even a character played by Jake Busey who is playing the son of the Gary Busey character from that movie.
Black tries to swing for the fences in terms of a new story to tell but it's pretty obvious this movie works best when it's working on the hits. Sometimes you just wanna sit back and watch some gore.
Bodies gets severed, people get thrown across the room and clawed in the face, impaled, heads will roll.
What highlights the fun here even more is Black is a funny director who knows a good laugh when he sees one.
A scene with a severed arm, an ongoing dialogue about why we call the predator "the predator" in the first place. Just examples of how Black is very adept at visual comedy and snappy lines.
He's very good with characters too, not so much developing them here but giving them a chemistry that is irreverent lunacy.
Holbrooke and his whole crew, particularly Keegan Michael Key, Thomas Jane, Moonlights Trevante Rhodes kinda reminded me of the A-Team. These guys are total section 8's and I loved each one.
In fact better than the A-Team movie. In fact, i'd like to see Black do an A-Team movie with this cast.
Brown gets some of the best dialogue and Munn is actually quite good here too. Jacob Trembley and Alfie Allen are a bit wasted but the cast is having fun.
There's something off about this movie though and it involves the predators. This movie almost seems like a Sterling K. Brown vs. Holbrooke and his crew movie more than a predator film.
There's no real joy in the hunt cause for the most part they seem to just be making periodic appearances into the story of human vs. human.
In fact this movie actually had to reshoot it's entire third act because of poor test screenings and you can tell because the last act does pull a sharp detour, taking us into the woods for some incognito Predator action.
It almost seems like Black wanted to make this such a new concept that the very nature of why people like the predators in the first place sort of gets lost.
I still contend this is a funny, action-packed flick and I liked the characters too. Even the predator action, when its on screen, is good. Just you may not get enough of them as you might want.
If you liked this, check out Craig James Review on Youtube for more.
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