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

Hohum Score

6

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: 180 out of 1000 found boring (18%)

One-line Reviews (357)

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.

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

This was a complete waste of time.

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

Don't waste your time.

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!

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

Solidly Enjoyable Action Flick .

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

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

Waste of time .

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

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

It was very good 🐵 the story was great kept me watching looked on my phone 1ns only so they kept me glued to be fiar well worth the watch suprices galore

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

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?

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

Waste of time.

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

The father was mostly annoying and the son was just a basic cliche "wonderchild".

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

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

The cast was intriguing.

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

waste of mind but not a waste of time

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

boring storyline

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

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

From here, it gets quite confusing.

So for that reason alone it's worth watching.

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

Munn seems like she's bored.

Pointless .

What a dull silly movie!

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

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.

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

But still enjoyable in my opinion.

Dont waste yor time on this.

It was entertaining action and a lot funnier than expected.

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

Don't waste your time

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

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.

Worst movie ever.

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

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

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

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

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

Myself and others found it entertaining.

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.

Bad story, bad acting, bad dialogues so it was a totally waste of time and i hope they will not make another Predator film in this style.

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

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

still an enjoyable experience

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.

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

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

When done well they can be surprisingly enjoyable.

Completely different and entertaining .

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

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.

Please don't waste your time with this film.

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

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

Boring .

It's a hoax and it's a shame that Hollywood had to place "muh climate change" propaganda in this movie.

Doing dishes was more entertaining.

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

From the outset the direction is at best a cliche.

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

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

many plot twists are highly predictable.

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!

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

waste of time and money.

Pointless storyline, forgettable characters.

I am in the minority of someone who enjoyed it.

A WASTE OF TIME VERY DISAPPOINTING NOT GOOD AT ALL

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

I think director wanna gets a "Alien 2" taste but end up with a "boring fighting and fighting" mediocre film.

Enjoyable Film .

A Waste Of Time.

Entertaining if a little predictable .

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

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

None of the different stories matter and instead of helping the plot, they just make the plot more confusing, dull, uninteresting and BORING.

Don't waste your time.

A pure waste of time!

Predictable Acting?

No plot.

Entertaining throughout .

No plot.

One of the worst movies i saw this year.

Fell asleep quite early!

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

) total waste of time and total waste of money.

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

I was surprised I actually enjoyed it!

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.

Worst movie of 2018 .

Its very predictable, clearly made for cash grab.

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

Compelling characters who we care for?

The loony soldiers are charicatures but they are entertaining.

But the special effects were great, the predator looked amazing, the action was entertaining, the acting was okay, majority of the attempts at humour were cringy, and there was little to no tension.

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

climate change propaganda.

If you go in with that mentality it's actually enjoyable, only reason I can't give it 1 star.

Really exciting.

That'd be something worth watching.

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

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

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

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

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

I probably would have walked out.

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

) 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.

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

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.

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

The only entertaining parts of the movie was with the predator because the goreography and the fighting was funny and unrealistic.

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

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

Boring movie .

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

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

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?

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.

Don't waste your time .

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

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

Awesomely entertaining .

Don't waste your time.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen .

Confusing plot.

It's enjoyable.

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

Every character is predictable.

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.

No story , weak direction, and dreadful acting.

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

Entertaining, mindless action with some funny lines.

**The story is confusing; please tell if it even makes sense (SPOILER ALERT):A soldier grabs some predator technology, while in another location; a group of scientists have a living predator while in another place the soldier´s son manages to study the predator´s technology.

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

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

Unexpected FLEX.

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

How this movie turned into a boring, collusal mess is beyond me.

entertaining .

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

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

Predator Fan: Enjoyed It .

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

Don't Waste Your Time .

ACTION PACKED FUN!!!

This really is among the worst movies i ever seen.

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

Waste of time....

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

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

No plot, no cohesive story.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

This is a total waste of time and data.

Highly enjoyable .

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.

lacking everything that made the first film good or enjoyable.

You made waste my time watching this awful movie?

Ugly, silly, stupid, boring...

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

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.

Worst movie ever .

Entertaining either way.

Waste of time and money.

There are some really entertaining deaths and it was just satisfying overall to see that they wanted to make it as violent as the first one, because let's be honest, we all went into this movie wanting to be entertaind.

Seriously, don't waste your time.

Don't waste your time.

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

Cliche hell .

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...

This was the worst movie I have seen so far this year.

It's just boring.

Decent cast but the movie is unwatchable.

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

There is no plot.

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

He's suposed to be this very intelligent boy who has no friends etc, you all know the cliché, so at least you could make him likeable?

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.

One of the worst movies ever made!

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

Its super entertaining and the characters are fun and great.

Don't waste your time .

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

The worst movie I have seen all year and that included the spy who dumped me.

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

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

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.

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

I enjoyed it.

Good entertaining flick .

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

Keeps it light and entertaining.

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

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

Don't waste your time.

Sure this movie was pure silliness but still enjoyable!

That being said, I enjoyed it.

WAS IT WORTH THE WATCH.

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

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

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

Entertaining?

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!

Other than that I enjoyed it!

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.

I cannot overstate how compassless and empty this is.

WASTE of title & time.

Just boring.

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

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

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

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

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.

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....

No plot no storyline.

this was once again a action packed movie.

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

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.

Probably the single worst movie I've ever seen.

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

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.

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

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

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

Entertaining.

Worst movie in the entire Predator franchise.

Waste of time and money .

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

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.

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

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

Man this movie is totally a waste of time.

I found it quite entertaining.

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

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

It's entertaining.

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.

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

Please don't waste your time .

I enjoyed it .

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

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

Very enjoyable action and SF.

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

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

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.

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

An enjoyable movie.

Entertaining.

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.

Don't waste your time with this crap!

Worst movie of 2018.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Don't waste your time.

Much like with Alien: Covenant, this film was filled with so much potential and yet for largely unknown reasons, it was massively reshaped at the last minute to turn the whole movie into little more than a mess that attempts to please everyone, but fails and ends up annoying and boring the audience.

I personally like that it was funny and action packed.

Don't waste your time.

But everything else is fast, a lot of action, too many things going on, and yet very entertaining.

I have seen all the movies (apart from the AVP ones) and I can say that I really like the first one, the second is just meh I think and Predators is actually a solid entertaining movie that brought us something new.

For fans, it's a massive disappointment and for the general public, it's just a bit boring.

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

The action was as expected and I enjoyed it.

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

It's very entertaining film!

Don't waste your time.

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

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.

We've become way too pretentious.

Don't waste your time .

That was what made what would otherwise have been a ho-hum scifi movie.

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.

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

Boring .

Don't waste your time .

This is one of the worst movies you will ever see, and yes, this pile of stinking crap killed the Predator franchise.

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

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.

Complete waste of time and money .

I enjoyed it .

That being said, it WAS entertaining.

Others are cosmically bland and uninteresting.

But I enjoyed it.

Some are generic, some are bland, some are just incredibly silly or incompetent and some are just there because why not.

Worst movie I've seen , possibly ever.

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.

Watchable and entertaining nothing special thou.

The characters are empty.

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

I found this to be very entertaining.

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

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

What a waste of time.

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

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

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.

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

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

Terribly contrived.

as it seems to be aimed at kids and teenagers that are michael bay's transformer fansThis is like terminator Genesis - rehashing the old formula in hopes hiting jackpot, but at the end failing miserably and making the worst movie of the whole franchise

Decently entertaining .

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

The screenplay is dull and naive.

waste of my money and time...

Thomas Jane is enjoyable.

Don't waste your money and your time.

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

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

Worst Predator movie ever,dont waste your time.

" The predator 1987 was classic, the predator 1990 and 2010 where entertaining, not classical but still entertaining while Predator 2018 was insulting to the Predator franchise, boring, forgettable and literally the weakest of the Predator franchise.

BUT I enjoyed it for what it was, a B flick monster popcorn movie.

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

But this was a 2 hours waste of time.

The action is equally as bland.

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

In fact it is a very good entertaining movie.

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.

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.

YAWN .

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

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

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

The movie was incredibly enjoyable.

Boring Special FX?

Worth a watch, pretty well produced and entertaining throughout.

The pointless dialogue using F bombs for no reason.