THE HUNT HAS EVOLVED.
When several alien predators appear on Earth, a former Army Ranger (Boyd Holbrook) and a scientist (Olivia Munn) are among a motley group of people battling them. Shane Black (who had a bit part in the original Predator (1987)) does to this franchise what he did to the third Iron Man – inject lots of humor to go with the action, with uneven results. Very high body count in this fourth Predator chapter; often absurdly violent, with constant wisecracks from the admittedly amusing gang fighting the aliens. A very busy story gets a highly charged treatment, but we could have done without the silly set-up for future sequels.
2018-U.S. 107 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Shane Black. Screenplay: Fred Dekker, Shane Black. Cast: Boyd Holbrook (Quinn McKenna), Trevante Rhodes (Nebraska Williams), Olivia Munn (Casey Bracket), Jacob Tremblay, Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key… Thomas Jane, Jake Busey.
Trivia: Busey plays the son of Gary Busey’s character in Predator 2 (1990).