There are just two weeks to wait until Shane Black unleashes his R-rated The Predator, and the celebrate the occasion the final trailer for the movie has landed.
The Predator franchise has been a mixed bag at best, the iconic first movie pitted Arnie against the ultimate hunter back in 1987, and it’s all been downhill since. The Danny Glover led sequel is underrated, it’s not a patch on the original, but it’s nowhere near as bad as some critics would have you believe. However, there is no way of dressing up the fact that both Alien vs Predator films were a red hot mess. 2010s Predators tried to restore the action and horror to the franchise, but all it successfully managed was an exceedingly jacked Adrian Brody.
The latest trailer does a much better job than the previous ones at getting the fun factor across. Sure, there’s a great bug hulking alien on the hunt, but Shane Black doesn’t do po-faced genre films, he always brings the funny with his trademark sharp dialogue and dark humour.
Naturally, the biggest question that remains unanswered is will this be the first Shane Black movie not set at Christmas? The opening scene in the trailer has Yvonne Strahovski opening the front door that has a Halloween wreath on it unless that’s just misdirection and it’s really a Christmas wreath that’s been digitally altered. There’s a chance I’ve lost sight of what’s important here; The Predator is unleashed in cinemas on September 12, check out the final trailer below.
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race. Starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Yvonne Strahovski.