Sunday Night Movie Magic, 30 June: The Predator

Settle in with M-Net’s Sunday movie this week – the science fiction action film ‘The Predator’ starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes and Jacob Tremblay.

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It’s a chilly weekend, especially for the Capetonians, as the cold front made landfall last week. What better way to spend the Sunday evening than curled up on the couch. Thanks to M-Net’s Sunday Movie Magic, you’re in for a treat.

The Predator is a 2018 American science fiction action film. It was written by Fred Dekker and directed by Shane Black. The film stars Boyd Holbrook and Trevante Rhodes in the lead roles.

The Predator Plot

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves.

When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biologist can prevent the end of the human race.

Watch: The Predator trailer

Critics’ reviews

The Predator wasn’t a hit with the critics. Abraham Riesman from Vulture said the original creator would be spinning in his grave, while Kevin Maher from The Times asked:

“How could a movie with so many exciting elements be this boring?”

In addition, Charlotte O’Sullivan from the London Evening Standard said that while the original movie was “blissfully simple,” practically nothing adds up in the 2018 film.

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Image via Wired

The main cast and characters

  • Boyd Holbrook as Quinn McKenna
  • Trevante Rhodes as Nebraska Williams
  • Jacob Tremblay as Rory McKenna
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Coyle
  • Olivia Munn as Casey Bracket
  • Sterling K. Brown as Traeger
  • Thomas Jane as Baxley
  • Alfie Allen as Lynch
  • Augusto Aguilera as Nettles
  • Jake Busey as Keyes
  • Yvonne Strahovski as Emily

Sunday Movie: Stats

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi.
  • Runtime: 1 h 47 min
  • Age Restriction: R
  • IMDB: 5.4
  • On air: Sunday, 30 June, 20:00 on M-Net, Channel 101.

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