Movie Review -The Predator

 

For people unfamiliar with the Predator franchise, it’s about a species of alien that comes to Earth to hunt humans for sport. That’s about all there is to it. This movie attempts to make it more and does a horrible job with it.

 

The movie starts off with a space ship escaping another ship before crashing to Earth. Quinn, the main character, is an Army sniper in the woods when the Predator craft lands. The nameless bad guy, played by Sterling K. Brown, works to cover up the alien landing. He sends Quinn off to a mental institution and on the bus Quinn meets the main, quirky cast of characters that handle the rest of the movie’s plot. The cast on the bus includes Thomas Jane, Keegan-Michael Key, and Alfie Allen from Game of Thrones. Most of the movie is an Army alien conspiracy film, which doesn’t work, however, when the Predator combat finally kicks in toward the end, the movie is action packed and a great blockbuster.