Olivia Munn: At one-point Olivia Munn’s character, the biologist – one of only two women in the entire movie – literally says the words, ‘grow a pair’, to the Iraq War vets next to her.
Keegan-Michael Key: Is a fun comic relief.
Boyd Holbrook: He is the buddy action movie person one never knew they wanted.
Story: Here, two spacecraft battles over the Earth and one crash-lands in the jungle. Army Ranger sniper Quinn McKenna spots it and manages to steal a helmet, some Armour, and an invisibility device before government agent Will Traeger gets there. Traeger finds the body of a predator and invites scientist Casey Bracket to investigate. Meanwhile, McKenna ships the alien gear to a safe place before he’s accused of insanity and sent away along with a busload of other military misfits. The monster escapes and all the heroes pursue it. But they’re surprised when an even bigger, more evolved predator enters the fray, seemingly fighting against its own kind.
Direction: Director Shane Black’s hyper-violent and jarringly comedic reboot of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘80s action classic feels stuck in the past.
The Predator: The Predator” is a fun, brutal, fighting machine that wastes no time getting down to business—not unlike its title character. It’s not big on wasted dialogue or too many attempts at meta humor, playing both like a homage/throwback film to the action of the ‘80s and something that feels new and fresh.
Review by Shreya Ghosh