The Predator (2018) - Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Hohum Score

9

Engaging

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.

IMDB: 5.4
Director: Shane Black
Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes
Length: 107 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 183 out of 1000 found boring (18.3%)

One-line Reviews (363)

But I enjoyed it.

On the other hand, the movie is good enough to be worth watching (if you do not whimper continuously for the previous series).

Boring .

All I heard was the f word multiple times and a pathetic plot from start to finish and pointless humour.

Waste of time .

There are just some scenes missing throughout that make the film confusing.

The Predator is really fun until the end, a surprisingly enjoyable 2/3 combined with a terrible final act.

Entertaining throughout .

still an enjoyable experience

Enjoyable Film .

Entertaining?

It has like 3 or 4 cool action scenes, but they're way too short and after each one you have like 30 minutes of boring, nonsensical and irrelevant human plot.

30 minutes into this I said this is the worst movie ever and it actually gets worse.

The casting is also very well selected, and everybody works decently, so if you seek a fast paced enjoyment, go for it.

One of the worst movie ever made.

Don't waste your time.

There are many cringing, uninteresting, non-funny and confusingly unexplained moments.

That'd be something worth watching.

Glad I didn't waste money seeing this at the cinema, I WOULD have walked out!

Thought it was pretty entertaining to be honest, not nearly as bad as people are saying it is.

I really enjoyed that they shed some light on autism in a positive light, and even though they failed at the attempt to make it into a better plot point, i found it enjoyable at least.

The action scenes are intense right off the bat and I give applause to the stunt coordinatation and live-action sequences that were pulled off throughout the movie.

I personally like that it was funny and action packed.

One of the worst movies ever, and sadly the worst Predator film ever made.

In 1987, Arnold Schwarzenegger was the lead actor of the engaging and original action-sci-fi film "Predator".

ACTION PACKED FUN!!!

Dont waste yor time on this.

But on the flip side it feels too juvenile with its incessant humour, bland action and lack of much depth.

Then again with such bland characters we could use anything to tell them apart.

boring storyline

Decently entertaining .

I enjoyed it .

After reading some reviews I had lowered my expectations but I have to say it was an action packed movie, quite fun.

The acting is half-decent, they forced the plot, stay away from this movie, don't waste your time or money...

(2018) yeah.. nothing happened here.. !!!!!.

But this was a 2 hours waste of time.

Not the Best, but an Entertaining ride with some terrific action and cinematography .

Entertaining.

I've read the reviews and they said it's a bad movie, but I thought it's good for a boring night.

No plot worth mentioning, the characters in the movie are awful and completly unreal.

Add in a genius kid with Aspergers who is genuinely likable, a villain who was funny and entertaining.

An enjoyable movie.

No story , weak direction, and dreadful acting.

Worst Movie Ever .

The Predator is a waste of time, and a waste of talent, and will hopefully never become the reboot franchise it dreams to be.

The first act was promising the second was boring the third was ok.

somehow they have manage to turn the series in to even more of a joke, losing absolutely everything that made predator an amazing film and replacing it all with slap stick humour and pointless violence, it's not funny it's full of terrible acting, the story is garbage it literally brings nothing to the table.

Movie Exec: Shane, you have the history, you have the riveting plots, snappy dialogue and contradictory characters in your backlog.

Fun and entertaining .

I believe it is worth the watch and frankly hope that the hinted at; 'The Predator Part II' will happen.

This was as entertaining as any of the Predator movies and definitely as good as the first one starring Arnold....

So for that reason alone it's worth watching.

I was surprised I actually enjoyed it!

I got halfway through to the climate change line then had to turn off...

Waste of time and money.

Boring Special FX?

It had all of the potential there to be much better than what it was, but in the end it was a waste of time.

Good entertaining flick .

It ended up being more of a action comedy and completely disregarded the horror aspects the first two films had where you as a viewer was on the edge of your seat praying the characters could escape spines intact.

Boring .

This film was so cliche and so bad, i was boring, why 20th century did spend this a lot of money for this?

One of the worst movies ever made!

This film should be in negative stars, it should be giving me the stars, in fact the producers & Director should give me 10 gold plated stars constructed from the empty bottles of loopy juice that they were drinking when they came up with this ludicrous, shameful excuse of a sequel, just for me putting up with it past the kid that accidentally 'calls' the head predator, past the and I quote 'predator ', past the giant predator king, past the predator dogs .. yes that's not a joke .. past the group of good old salt of the earth lunatic ex-soldiers who help save the day.

Worst movie of 2018.

Would I have preferred a back-to-basics, serious and intense thriller full of great action, like the first?

I probably would have walked out.

This review feels pretty pointless in many ways, as I don't think I can trash the film any more than anyone else has, as there doesn't seem to be any positive reviews at all (apart, apparently, from some obviously paid ones other reviewers have seen!

Really exciting.

Fun and entertaining movie with a lot of problems...

But it continues the "CinemaSin" cliche of the child with a disability being the key or something similar.

Thomas Jane is enjoyable.

waste of mind but not a waste of time

) total waste of time and total waste of money.

Possibly the worst movie I have ever seen in my life.

No substance, character intrigue or plot that's engaging and I'm being generous with this rating.

I love the predator franchise and even AVP but I can honestly say that this was the worst movie of the predator franchise!

Bad script, bad jokes, bad acting, bad casting, bad CGI & visual effects, no suspense, cringe laden scenes, mindless action, badly scripted emotions, predictable plot progression & worst of all; glaring in-continuity along with stuff that defies physics to an extent that you just lose your patience to let go for fiction sake...

I found it quite entertaining.

The Predator does come short on having a thin plotline and needs more depth however it really is an entertaining addition to the franchise.

Decent cast but the movie is unwatchable.

Worst movie I've seen , possibly ever.

This was a complete waste of time.

Both stayed in the game way too long and ruined their legacy.

Boring, bad acting and cgi.

It's enjoyable.

Its pointless to write a full review because that would be more effort than the film makers put into this movie.

The cast was intriguing.

climate change propaganda.

But still enjoyable in my opinion.

No plot, no back story, no character development.

The cheap and empty story line is glazed over with over the top curse words that only makes it worse.

The action was as expected and I enjoyed it.

Don't waste your time.

Just boring.

With a stellar cast including Thomas Jane, the stunning Olivia Munn and the excellent Keegan-Michael Key it had no problems on that front.

In fact it is a very good entertaining movie.

Fun and entertaining.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen .

We've become way too pretentious.

Great entertaining movie for what it is not a franchise ruiner too.

Could be better, but I enjoyed it.

Save your money and time.

maybe one of the worst movies i have ever seen in my life.

Weak CGI, bland plot and awful editing makes this one of the worst movies of 2018.

The acting is cliche and the supporting cast adds zilch to the film other than slight, sophomoric humor.

What a waste of time.

The predator is also bigger and much more fierce, and that makes it more engaging.

Don't waste your time.

If you're interested in some silly entertainment it is okay, but you might fall asleep before you're halfway through, or grow so annoyed with it that you switch it off.

Every character is predictable.

Overall this is a bad/below mediocre movie you will only enjoy if boredom is winning over.

Unexpected FLEX.

Its super entertaining and the characters are fun and great.

The Predator him self use the translator ( what a joke ) Absolute trash The movie was a waste of my time in life.

This movie was soooo cool and the new predator was incredible and the whole movie was gripping and intense.

Adding a child character to a Predator movie is just boring, pointless and inane in my opinion.

But most everything story-wise from the original, and its sequels, is now deadened by the bland scripting etc of this one.

I want to start by saying I've never walked out of a movie, only fallen asleep to one (Naked Gun 33 1/3) and almost never stopped a movie at home.

Start with a script that is both silly and ridiculously more vulgar that it needs to be, add really crappy acting, really uninteresting Mary Sue characters, lots of illogical plot points, and a director who has no idea what he's doing, and you have The Predator.

Olivia Munn takes "blank slate scientist woman" and basically plays her like a special forces soldier or something, and it's a frequently pleasant surprise to see her sidestep cliche bs throughout the flick.

This was a boring, slog of a film and at no point was I stimulated at all.

I enjoyed all previous Predator movies, but this one gets so boring, the acting so bad, that you should get a medal for watching the whole movie.

The Predator is a boring, nonsensical, embarrassing piece of junk, which makes the AVP franchise look good.

A Fun And Entertaining Monster Movie With A B-Movie Style .

By far the worst movie i have ever watched in my life .

That being said, it WAS entertaining.

From start to finish I found myself on the edge of my seat.

I don't care for acting ability at all, her character was only ever annoying in my eyes, she was another boring and pathetic Mary Sue and she was just a pointless addition to this film in my opinion.

The characters are empty.

You know, the bland medium shots, jittery cam during action scenes, the kind of camera angles you would expect from a less experienced director than Shane Black, particularly since this is amateurish when to his work on IRON MAN 3.

This film could of been good, the writers had something they could of built on but, too many plot holes, and then finally, the old "humans are an endangered species due to global warming" line came in and I thought, cheap films and propaganda?

waste of time and money.

I thought this was a very enjoyable movie.

lacking everything that made the first film good or enjoyable.

He is a decent actor, but here, he was just boring and not appealing at all.

As the first Predator would be viewed like the original Alien, intense and full of suspense with some action.

There is really no story line to this & it's been said in some of the other reviews, it's too comical.

When done well they can be surprisingly enjoyable.

Then it insulted my intelligence, then it bored me, then it chucked stereotypes at me, then it was stupid, etc. Horribly written, visually not bad, poorly structured and edited, mostly badly acted (I'd listen to Sterling K.

Obviously not as good as the original, but I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Mutated dogs for no reason which end up helping the Humans, cgi everywhere, the body on the non CGI predator is way to humanised, and to make the whole predators weaponry automated just makes the predator creature completely pointless, and then the trophies wth.

After 20 minutes of watching this comedy version of the Predator I was bored and didn't last much longer than 30 mins before I turned this absolute piece of cr*p off.

Actors were rubbish boring generic as you can get.

As an original fan that has got to be the biggest, most disjointed load of tripe l have ever witnessed.

Don't waste your time .

Entertaining if a little predictable .

Waste of time and money.

Absolute garbage: offensive, boring and all over the place.

The movie is rather fast paced and it feels as if every exposition is crammed into every free time slot available.

This mess has gotta be in the running for worst movie in this franchise.

The story is a huge cliché, the conversations are brainded and completely unfitting for the situations and the whole script feels as if it was put together by 12 year olds trying to act cool in front of their 10 year old friends.

This is an entertaining pop-corn monster movie with the odd jump out of your skin moment, alongside some rather sketchy and very American, comedy one liners....

Anyways, I know that was more of a rant, but I was a bit annoyed that a movie about alien hunters from space with a good budget and director was so damn dull and such a mess.

Don't waste your time.

While this movie was predictable it certainly had some great moments.

This is a casual, fresh new take thats throughly enjoyable.

Thoroughly enjoyable .

The plot All thought this was super predictable and tried deal with some cool concepts and failed terribly, I acually enjoyed it.

Expect the unexpected because you just can't tell where this movie will take you.

It is, in fact, the worst movie ever...

one of the worst movies ever .

Watch it if you like action movies it's still very enjoyable.

Worst movie of 2018 .

It was even suggested that it was one of the worst movies of 2018 and comparable with the messy AVP movies.

"The story is too hard to follow"...

That's probably why I enjoyed it so much, and I watched it twice.

Even to write about such movie is a complete waste of time.. .

Don't waste your time or emotion on nostalgia, you'll be disappointed with the result.

Well I can honestly say I enjoyed it I laughed cringed cried and yelled at least a couple of times at the tv (even if it was where's the dog?

Don't waste your time.

saw Valerian 3 times too, as comparison, stunning CGI, acting ...

Thoroughly enjoyable.

That being said, Shane Black's film is an entertaining action movie that is incredibly fast-paced, has good action sequences, and is a blast from start to finish.

A waste of time, bad plot, bad acting, horrible cgi, do yourself a favour and watch the original again instead.

I enjoyed it.

And it kills me to see Thomas Jane going nowhere or perhaps even backwards with his Hollywood career.

Man this movie is totally a waste of time.

All other 3 Predator movies are about being hunted, which made the movies really exciting, each movie wondering what technology, weapons etc. they'd come up with.

There is a tiny shred of plot here hidden amongst boring fights and brain cell killing dialogue.

The movie is good but a bit confusing Features a different way of other franchise movies

The jokes and the oddly elongated scenes are cute the first couple times but then get boring.

Entertaining either way.

I am in the minority of someone who enjoyed it.

This is a movie with some great, great stuff buried under more than enough bland action movie crap to make it overall not very good.

The plot is so stupid and pointless with lot of plot holes.

Worth a watch, pretty well produced and entertaining throughout.

While it's loaded with corniness, cliches and predictability, it's action packed, fun and the humor lines well delivered.

I cannot overstate how compassless and empty this is.

The lead guy was a generic "I'm a tough guy soldier" who was about as entertaining as watching paint dry.

Enjoyable enough as a movie, not a Predator movie.

Nothing will be as good as the original 1987 version, but this was a funny, action packed addition.

Please don't waste your time .

It is so bad and boring; another huge disappointment in the franchise.

Most are saying this is the worst movie on the Predator franchise.

A pure waste of time!

The pointless dialogue using F bombs for no reason.

Highly enjoyable .

This really is among the worst movies i ever seen.

YAWN .

Entertaining, mindless action with some funny lines.

It got to be predictable, boring, cringey like none other, and downright insulting.

Really the original one was better and series which started on such a good success has lost it in between by continuos bore scripts in sequels.

Very enjoyable action and SF.

Probably the single worst movie I've ever seen.

Even the avp duology was far more entertaining and watchable; which by the way is saying a LOT.

Don't waste your time .

This is a total waste of time and data.

Others are cosmically bland and uninteresting.

One of the worst movies i watched in along long time.

this was once again a action packed movie.

Unfortunately just a waste of time destroying a suberb character like The Predator.

While the action is intense and the subject matter timely, there's very little plot and character development to substantiate this follow-up.

We have a bunch of pervy-but-in-a-good-way ex-soldiers going after a Predator (oh wait, there's two.. in a plot-twist that nearly renders the entire first couple of acts pointless!

No plot.

Ugly, silly, stupid, boring...

It is the cheapest form of hollow and empty Hollywood scripting, character stereotyping and mediocre acting, as we've unfortunately been forced to get accustomed to in recent years.

The action is equally as bland.

it feels like a first draft of a short story that is too long because every other line is an attempt at a joke.

There is no excitement, no real plot....

The plot very bad, the same as the fatal performances.. The worst movie of the Predator franchise...

By far the the lowest peak of the series and probably one of the worst movie ever.

Cliche hell .

Nevertheless, this is still an awesome movie with sleek direction and a summer entertainer vibe that will pump your adrenaline the minute the movie ends.

It's very entertaining film!

This is quite possibly the worst movie I have ever seen.

The problem was the basic premise, the terrible disjointed script, and the forced comedy.

For a Predator action flick I have been waiting for the muscle to return, nope they gave us old black guy + pregnant lady in predator 2, an uninteresting suicide squad bunch in Predators and now this movie - the loonie MASH bunch.

This movie has a terrible plot, or no plot at all.

A Waste Of Time.

Black is usually the go to man for a witty, engaging and exciting story.

Munn seems like she's bored.

Don't waste your time on this one, you'll just continue to be more and more disappointed as the movie goes on.

But.. if you, like me, love an over the top, super entertaining sci-fi action movie, with a bunch of crazy characters, then you will love this.

entertaining .

Don't waste your time with this crap!

many plot twists are highly predictable.

There were some parts of it that made me cringe a little, but overall I thought it was entertaining.

Don't waste your time, unless you are into really bad movies.

Nice atmosphere, quite interesting story etc.Then it went completely downhill.. It became something between a bad comedy and a parody movie.. Many unnecessary and bad jokes and the story became stupid, unbelievable, and dull.

Genuinely if you took out the comedy (which was funny) you wouldn't know what your watching cause there is no story.

The dialogue is laughable, the characters are beyond archetypical and bland (I can't remember one of their names, even the protagonist's), and the generalized silliness of the story extends beyond that of any of this derailed franchise's outings and spin-offs.

You made waste my time watching this awful movie?

In all a huge waste of time, waste of bandwidth downloading this movie, waste of budget to even watch this movie.

I was very surprised how funny this movie was and I was very surprised I enjoyed it.

I said xXx The Return of Xander Cage was the worst movie ever.

Guess the original is one you needed to love when the movies were still pretty cliche and cheesy.

This movie is so entertaining I've watched it several times I really hope they have it in 42 long for the next one and that the lobotomy dog returns this is the best Predator movie so far paying homage to Arnold and Danny Glover's and the predator where the girl received the spear at the end when the alien went into the ice so I hope there's another one made in the future just enough humor Sience fiction and action to make it a worthwhile watch

Fell asleep quite early!

The hero are a ragtag bunch of soldiers again, but, again, intelligently, there is some really entertaining banter between them that, in the long run, makes us like them and care how they go.

This movie is simply the worst movie in the alien and predator universe I've ever seen, forced and fool humor destroying any seriousness of the narrative, an autistic boy learning alien languages (wtf), new and meaningless elements introduced into this nut-like universe, It's simply one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Keep it simple, stop with the confusing over the top plots.

Waste of time and money .

All in all this film is a waste of money and I'm afraid it could be the end of the Predator franchise.

There's not much to say that hasn't already been said, but I'll waste a little of your time to save more of your time in the long run.

One of the worst movies I've seen in a looooong time .

Waste of time.

From here, it gets quite confusing.

On the other hand at times it's pretty entertaining.

Non-stop swearing, macho crap, no plot, characters that make you laugh out loud.

Not the rest of the series, but it's a good entertaining moment.

Good action with just the right amount comedy mixed in made this film highly enjoyable.

Shane Black could have followed the same tired, old formulaic, by the numbers' storyline as the others.

Having said that, this was entertaining and a worthy movie in the series.

If this is the direction the franchise is taking, they should seriously just kill it off, a pointless addition of a storied franchise.

Bar none, this is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

This is an abomination and it genuinely feels like a bored Marine wrote and directed this travesty.

The characters constitutes the usual parade of plain, boring archetypes from start to end: the stubborn scientist woman, the serious stern leader, the jockey, the traumatized soldier, the quiet one and worst of all the authistic "genius" boy (who by the by) acts like the adult of the group.

I think director and co-writer Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3, also appeared in the original Predator) along with writer Fred Dekker have produced an entertaining and outrageous instalment in the Predator series.

The movie is entertaining enough and there are problems to be sure.

A waste of my life that I can never get back...

Ugh, I feel so empty after having just watched the film.

It is completely ludicrous & if you are in the right frame of mind, it will actually be very entertaining.

The upgrade predator is cool but the whole predator goals of the movie are confusing.

If you compare to the other Predator movies it most likely will be your least favorite one but if you expect a fun action packed 2 hours then you actually might enjoy the movie the way i enjoyed it.

But there's still just too much of that bland modern actioner look and I felt it just suffocated a lot of the good underneath it.

It's entertaining, has action, and some light comedy.

Myself and others found it entertaining.

Don't waste your time with this sorry excuse of a movie.

Entertaining.

It's so bad I fell asleep about a third into it.

Cheesy, fun, action packed made mix of the a team, old Arnie movies and good old 80's movies that make you go "yeah baby!

Keeps it light and entertaining.

This is by far the worst movie in the Predator franchise.

Terribly contrived.

This is on the other hand, is just clumsy, pointless, derivative and entirely frustrating to view over the almost 2 hour runtime.

This is reinforced by a idiotic script, ham-fisted acting all wrapped up in an empty, nonsensical story (which they hope to expand).

It's entertaining.

Maybe back in the days it was more scary and its technology was incredable but now I watched it more as a good entertaining parody.

Don't waste your time.

Big fan of the original and I found this one quite entertaining.

It was entertaining action and a lot funnier than expected.

What a dull silly movie!

But, the amount of vulgar, bland and unfunny comedy put into this movie and the extent that they tried to make this movie more like a buddy action film like Lethal Weapon and less like a good Predator movie.

I love the other movies , but this is going in the "Top 10 worst movies.

It's just boring.

The characters: unlikeable, not charismatic, irritating, dull and pointless.

Don't Waste Your Time .

Any chance of a compelling plot was undermined by poorly-timed jokes.

I found this to be very entertaining.

I found it to be quite enjoyable the jokes were OK , the plot and characters quite good fun.

No story line, forced jokes and forced scenes to create impact...

Don't waste your time with this piece of s**t Arnie should have won an Oscar for the original.. and that's being sarcastic.

Absolutely terrible unwatchable garbage with terrible hammy acting, seemingly random editing that left you clueless as to what was going on, CGI that's actually somehow worse that the first film's, an incomprehensible tension-free plot, obvious sets, and crass dialogue that Micheal Bay might have rejected as offensive make this one of the biggest cinematic misfires in recent history.

Don't waste your time.

It is a complete waste of time, wont even entertains you a bit.

This movie was entertaining from start to finish and I laughed multiple times with dece action.

Predator Fan: Enjoyed It .

If you're looking for an adrenaline ride, this movie ain't it.

Don't waste your time.

Atrocious, awful, drivel, dumb, pointless, shocking.

Worst movie of the last decade .

Predictable Acting?

) this waste of 107 minutes precious life continues to drag on in an utterly insipid uninspired, pseudo-sciencey, formulaic fashion.

This movie is silly at all, the Story is cheap, the full movie is waste of time.

Action too fast moving and confusing.

waste of my money and time...

Don't hate so much, If you would just sit back and take it for what it is its quite enjoyable.

Dear Hollywood people, some classics CANNOT be improved and franchise films get so boring.

On top of all this the action scenes are just boring.

No plot no storyline.

Everyone giving one-star reviews and the worst movie you've ever seen, pathetic.

I think this is exactly the point, a tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top, metafilm, but at the same time a highly entertaining action flick.

Now that is garbage, litteraly every clichés and predictable scenes are in.

He has made an entertaining new Predator film, which sometimes can get used to for the fans of the original Predator film.

Worst movie I have ever seen.

Complete waste of time and money .

Don't waste your time , terrible acting .. bas story line .

If you enjoyed "Predator" or even "Predator 2," give it a try, but it's a waste of time in my opinion.

As advice, don't waste your valuable time in watching this thing called film.

Sure this movie was pure silliness but still enjoyable!

I save also Predator graphic effects; for the rest a boring action Sci-Fi and unfortunately the worst Predator movie ever.

Don't waste your time .

Go and do something interesting, like watch paint dry or something

From the outset the direction is at best a cliche.

What a waste of time, very disappointed, was hoping for a true predator movie, this is definitely not.

Solidly Enjoyable Action Flick .

I was hoping for a lot more form this film, that said I think that's always the case with an old classic franchise trying to be rejuvenated..slow start I thought with the last 40mins being the best...

2/3 of the movie is actually pretty fun but in the last 1/3 it gets a bit dull and the movie feels like it lacks that Wow factor.

Doing dishes was more entertaining.

And I enjoyed it as a sci fi action movie, it wasn't bad.

It's entertaining, has the right formula and is a good addition to the franchise.

Super depressing and a waste of time

I dont say this is the worst movie I have seen.

Instead what we're left with is a dull uninteresting film poisoned with bad language, dialogue and acting.

Don't waste your time.

Pointless .

No plot, no cohesive story.

This sequel was not bad, enjoyed it.

The plot was like a comic book for school kids, however with pointless jokes for adults.

Pointless storyline, forgettable characters.

I enjoyed it .

Seriously, don't waste your time.

Please don't waste your time with this film.

Terrible acting, worse writing, and by far one of the worst movies of 2018.

) is awful, the jokes are awful, the script is awful, the acting is awful, the cgi is awful, the editing makes the film practically unwatchable - I had no idea what was going on for most of it.

This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Poor attempts at comedy, lame action, unbelievable characters doing stupid things, a special kid running around with Predator tech, poorly defined characters and villains, and most of all just a stupid failure of a story that is both confusing and boring.

Bloated, bigoted, breath-takingly bad boring bunkum - this is truly the film for Trump's America.

Boring movie .

No plot what so ever and terrible CGI on the mega predator and that ridiculous ending.

I went into this movie open-minded and what i got was an action packed film with some bad jokes but enjoyable nonetheless.

Waste of time....

The loony soldiers are charicatures but they are entertaining.