The Predator (2018)

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Released:  Friday, September 14, 2018  
Length:  107 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure
Rating: The Predator is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaUnder 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.


Synopsis

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black's explosive reinvention of the Predator series. 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.

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The Predator Panel Takes Stage at Comic-Com  7/19/2018 3:29 PM EST
Cast and crew from the upcoming Predator reboot appeared at Comic-Con today to discuss the project. The panel included Director Shane Black along with stars Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Jake Busey, Thomas Jane and Augusto Aguiliera. Guests were treated to clips from the films and commentary from the panel. "They are these misfits that comes together. It's im...  More>>

Benicio del Toro to Star in Predator Reboot  9/13/2016 12:18 PM EST
Benicio del Toro is currently in talks to star in Fox's upcoming reboot of Predator.  The original franchise began back in 1987 and, of course, starred Arnold Schwarzenegger.The film will be directed by Shane Black and written by Fred Dekker.  The film's original producers, John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon, will be producing. Along with Schwarzenegger, Predator starred Carl Weathers an...  More>>

Arnold Schwarzenegger Interested in Predator Role  3/8/2016 9:31 AM EST
Arnold Schwarzenegger said that he plans on meeting with Shane Black, The Predator screenwriter and director, to discuss his possible return as Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer for the upcoming film."I haven't talked with him (Shane Black) yet but I'm going to meet with him for lunch sometime soon. Just as soon as I'm finished with this and "The Apprentice" and all this stuff. But I will get together w...  More>>

Predator Film Script Turned in to Studio  11/30/2015 2:06 PM EST
The script for the sequel to 20th Century Fox's Predator has been completed and handed in, according to Fred Dekker, the script writer.  This marks one step closer to the sequel that many fans are curious and excited about.The film project was announced last summer by director Shane Black along with Dekker.  There weren't any details released about the plot, other than it would be an  "inventive s...  More>>

Ridley Scott Confirms Prometheus 2 as Next Film  8/28/2015 3:14 PM EST
During a recent interview, Ridley Scott has confirmed that Prometheus 2 is, in fact, the next film he has lined up.  While speaking about his film, The Martian, alongside Matt Damon, Damon commented, "Ridley was done with the movie about two weeks after we shot!"  Ridley added, "I was already on to my next movie! I was starting to look for locations for my next movie, which is Prometheus 2."Ridley...  More>>

Predator Reboot To Be Released  6/25/2014 12:06 PM EST
It was announced this morning that there will be a "Predator" reboot released, and that the film will be directed by Shane Black (Iron Man 3).The original film was released in 1990 and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Richard Chaves, and Elpidia Carrillo. Interestingly enough, Shane Black also had a small part in the original.  Fred Dekker will be writing the...  More>>

A Head-Popping Film With Friends (Predator 3D at SDCC)  8/2/2013 2:37 PM EST
When the water rises in a creek, it rushes. Allowing for the poor analogy of crowds of water molecules and crowds of people, you could not reach the same conclusion on the main exhibit hall floor of San Diego Comic-Con International, though 2013 seems to be flowing more smoothly than did the crowds of 2012. Whether this is due to greater excitement over this year's events, or lesser, I cannot say....  More>>

Predators Trailer "Money Shot" Not In Actual Film  7/13/2010 8:44 PM EST
Robert Rodriguez sat down with MTV news a few weeks ago to discuss the recently released "Predators" film. While being interviewed, Rodriguez was asked why a specific scene that was shown in the trailer was left out of the actual film. The scene is question was of Adrien Brody's character being covered in laser gun sights by the Predators. In the film, however, he is covered with a single beam of ...  More>>

Robert Rodriquez To Re-make Predator  5/11/2009 3:27 PM EST
For all you "Predator" and Robert Rodriguez fans out there, listen up. Word has it that the acclaimed director has plans on doing a remake of the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger action/sci-fi film, Predator.Rodriguez announced his decision at a press conference at his Troublemaker Studios saying, "I'm going to be able to shoot my upcoming Machete here, a sci-fi action film called Nervewrackers, a re...  More>>


The Predator 4K Ultra HD Review


Being a fan of the Predator series I was excited when a new one was announced and was released in theaters this fall. However,  The Predator just didn't live up to my expectations.  The problem is I can't exactly pinpoint exactly why.  The movie wasn't bad - I was entertained but for some reason, I just didn't like it.  The cast that included Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Thomas Jane (Punisher) Keegan-Michael Key (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) and Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) was great but I can honestly say I am not itching to see them in a follow-up.

To be truthful, I accepted this assignment for the 4K UHD review because I wanted to make sure I just wasn't in a bad mood when I saw it in the theater.  Nope, nothing changed for me after watching it again.  Still a good cast, and some strong graphics but I didn't connect with the movie as much as I hoped I would.  

There was a plot that flowed throughout the movie and made sense.  There was plenty of action to get the blood pumping.  Plenty of one-liners for us to quote after the movie. It was just missing that… I don't know.

This is how the studio describes the plot:  

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.

The best thing the film has going is the element of surprise here.  This is the sixth movie in the series and at this point, everybody knows what the Predator is and what we can expect pretty much.  We are all along for the ride to see where it takes us.  

I guess when I learned about Shane Black's involvement with writing the script and directing I thought it would bring back the magic that made the first one the classic it is.  Maybe I was too hyped after seeing so many weak Predator movies.  Unfortunately, this did not reawaken my love for the franchise.  Maybe if Mr. Black wasn't the first to die in Predator (1987) he would have been able to pick up some tricks on finding the heartbeat on this one. 

Come think of it I think I might have figured it out.  A predator dog?  Really?  Maybe that was the problem.  

While the feature itself tends to get a bit silly the video and audio of the presentation could not be better. Presented in 2160p with its original 2.39:1 aspect ratio, as a home entertainment reviewer I could not be happier. Blacks are true and colors are vibrant. One glowing issue with 4K is that since the film is usually filmed at a higher pixel rate than the special effects they become much more obvious to see. I could probably count on my hand maybe two to three times the 4K blended seamlessly since the format started. Well, add one to that amount as The Predator 4K is one of the best blendings of film and CGI we have since the format came out. Rounding out the presentation is the Dolby Atmos audio track. Just like with the video 20th Century Fox went all out on the transfer. Sound sees to come from every direction. It is a totally impressive experience and you actually feel like you are there with the cast inside the muck.

To make sure to deliver the best possible 4K transfer the special features of The Predator are contained on just the Blu-ray and the Digital HD presentation.  The special features include deleted scenes, three featurettes, a still gallery, and the theatrical trailers. One great feature of the now standard Digital HD inclusion is the fact that new things can be added later on, and that is exactly what they did with this release. After broadcasting THE PREDATOR Stop-Motion Holiday Special on Comedy Central during BoJack Horseman on December 19th, 2018, they added it a week later to the special features on the Digital HD.

While I'm still not sold on this latest film in the series, If you happen to be a fan and own the earlier movies in the franchise then you will want to add this film to your collection.  The extras are enjoyable and the audio and video quality are some of the best around.  

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  • 8/31/2018 12:31 PM EST

    Final Trailer


    From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane...
     
  • 12/12/2018 2:07 PM EST

    Holiday Special Preview


    A first look at the stop-motion animated Holiday Short featuring THE PREDATOR as he tangles with his...
     
  • 5/10/2018 9:59 AM EST

    Teaser


    From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane...
     
  • 6/26/2018 9:19 AM EST

    Trailer


    From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane...
     
  • 9/13/2018 9:12 AM EST

    Video Review


    For this edition of This Weekend At The Movies, FlickDirect's Austin Putnam the lastest in the P...
     

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hilmar84
long awaiting
9/12/2018 3:53 AM EST

hilmar
yes yes yes
9/12/2018 1:04 AM EST

hilmar
f***ing awsome
9/12/2018 12:42 AM EST

jacob8651
Best movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8/21/2018 7:19 PM EST

hitz
Looks better than previous ones
6/15/2018 8:51 PM EST

darkmoon
Keep them coming! The more predator movies the better!!!
4/21/2018 11:04 AM EST

cjmonsterrap
I heard that one of the actors from the original is directing it
11/7/2017 2:46 PM EST

tawfik
Original predator was one of the best horror movies I've ever seen, hope this will be a remake...
2/2/2017 11:42 AM EST