The Predator: Directed by Shane Black. With Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key. 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.
Perhaps I gave this movie a bit too much gruff in my previous review, but not by much. There’s a lot to dislike about the film, it is over reliant on trope heavy characters and low brow humor, but there’s enough good stuff to still make it a watchable film. The casting is questionable for nearly every character, and everyone feels over the top and cartoonish.
All that being said though, I did enjoy the advancement of our movie based knowledge of the Predators and all the various things they have going on (space cops?), but I would be remis if I didn’t suggest reading some of the dozens of books to fill even more of that backstory in.