Ok, so for me, I will be honest and say that I have not watched much in the way of the Predator movie series after Predator 2 (1990)…
Don’t get me wrong, I truly love this series, but if I am being completely honest, I have seen part of one of the Alien Vs. Predator series, and I didn’t really like it, and I saw part of the Robert Rodriguez Predator movie and I have say that where as I did not really like it, I also did not hate it… (It was that new millennium attempt to reinvent something that did not need to be re-invented!)
But the most recent one, The Predator (2018)… I really enjoyed!
Written by: Fred Dekker (The Monster Squad), Shane Black (Iron Man 3) & Directed by: Shane Black. Starring: Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Trevante Rhodes (Bird Box), Jacob Tremblay (Before I Wake), Keegan Michael Key (Tomorrow Land), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse) & Brian A. Prince (Captain America: Civil War)
“It’s a nickname. You know, the data suggests that it tracks its prey. Exploits weakness. Seems to… , well, enjoy it. Like a game.” – Traeger (A quote by: Sterling K. Brown (Hotel Artemis) from the movie: The Predator (2018).)
This movie tells the story of how years after a mercenary group had been sent in to the jungle on a rescue mission and ended up almost completely being taken out by an Alien, ‘Predator’… And the subsequent sightings since… Most people still don’t know much about them!
But when Quinn McKenna (Played by: Boyd Holbrook). A soldier on mission ends up getting his hands on some of the Predator’s gear and sends it home to his family… Something really bad happens.
You see, in this case his son, (who is like uber smart, and is played by: Jacob Tremblay) accidentally sets off something in the Predator helmet not only brings the Predator scourge back to Earth, but this Predator has brought a fight of his own with him!
Ok, so they really did a good job with all of the basics, (i,e… Great talent, great special effects… The whole nine!)
But what I personally really liked about this movie, and what really brought it all together for me was just how they brought the stories for all of the Predator movies together and made the franchise in to a coherent storyline (for some reason a lot of franchises don’t do it… And they really should!)
In the end, this one is definitely worth checking out… There is one aspect to this movie that I did not really like, but because it is integral to the movie itself, I will say that it was not tremendously difficult to sit through this, and honestly, if you get a chance to check it out I highly recommend doing so!