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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 Bracket
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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18A | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Le prédateur 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:

$50,852,093, 21 October 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The hip hop song in the final trailer for the movie is "One Shot, One Kill" by Jon Connor feat. Snoop Dogg. The song was released on Dr. Dre's 2015 album "Compton" (a.k.a. "Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre"). The album was inspired by the movie Straight Outta Compton (2015) about the history of Dre's band NWA, and serves as its unofficial soundtrack. The final line of the song is "You are not in the presence of nice guys." The Predator (2018) was directed by Shane Black, whose previous movie is called The Nice Guys (2016). See more »

Goofs

The Veterans Administration would have no legal authority to transport former service members in handcuffs. In fact, they couldn't even transport them against their will without them being adjudicated to mentally unsound by a court of law. The commitment process at the VA is voluntary for the majority of patients and would thus not involved restraint using handcuffs.

Former military members cannot restrained by the VA unless they are proven to be. danger to themselves or others. Even then, they would not be moved to a new facility by a converted prison transport bus. They would be transported by ambulances and using stretchers. See more »

Quotes

[the Assassin Predator slams the other predator on top a car]
Coyle: What's the big one? What's the big one, doc? Is that like the male?
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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 »

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Follows Predators (2010) See more »

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Empty, Silly Humor and Violence
25 September 2018 | by Jared_AndrewsSee all my reviews

'The Predator' is pure fan service for 80s moviegoers.

It's everything you knew it WOULD be and nothing you imagined it COULD be. It delivers what is expected in hefty doses, but it fails to become anything of greater substance. It's amusing and violent and funny, but it is also ultimately empty and forgettable.

There's a joke a minute, and at times the movie seems more concerned with one-liners than actually constructing a coherent story. To be fair, many of the jokes do land, but they do so in a way that meanders from what matters in each scene, so they end up serving as distractions. Much of the film consists of loud, violent (and a share of humorous) distractions that certainly entertain but don't do much else. And maybe that's all director Shane Black was looking to make-a fun, disposable movie that fans will forget shortly after leaving the theater.

Black clearly wasn't attempting to make something that he wanted to be taken seriously. It's too silly for that. There are mountains of both intentional and unintentional comedy littered throughout. At times, it's difficult to tell which is happening. The special effects are laughably bad in certain instances, but maybe that was a nod to the original? Again, it's difficult to tell.

There's also an outrageous claim about the next step of human evolution that is simply passed off as plausible even though it is the exact opposite of plausible.

I haven't even mentioned the plot yet because it's hardly relevant. But here's the gist: a group of soldiers encounter a predator on Earth, and it kills everyone except the one truly excellent soldier, who subsequently steals the predator's gear. An accidental misuse of the gear signals another predator to come to Earth. So now we have two. And the second one is a BEAST. Predator 2.0. Then yada yada, the humans fight the predators and what not.

The plot doesn't matter much. This is about the spectacle. The spectacle puts on a decent show, but it's not nearly as impressive as it needs to be. So, ultimately, you'll walk away with an empty feeling, wishing this movie had tried to do more.


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