The official trailer for “The Predator” dropped on Tuesday and, like a good little fan, I rushed to my computer to take it in.
The official synopsis according to IMDb: 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 science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
What worries me is that my excitement steadily declined, from the start of the trailer and through to the end. The first clips and that first kill had me excited. THIS was a Predator film! This was gonna be badass! It gradually lost me and I’m concerned that there is going to be an extraordinary amount of roaring in this movie if the trailer was a proper indication.
The trailer leaves me a little unsure of what the exact tone of the film is supposed to be. I worry that this could be the classic case of the promotional materials overplaying their hand and leaving nothing new for us, by the time opening weekend rolls around.
Fingers crossed that I’m wrong about that.
I love the cast, so far, and am cautiously optimistic that they can save me from my own nostalgia. It doesn’t have to be perfect so long as I am entertained, right? The cast includes Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Olivia Munn, Jacob Tremblay (“Room”), Lochlyn Munro (“Riverdale”), Thomas Jane, Sterling K. Brown (“This is Us”), Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”), Edward James Olmos, Keegan-Michael Kay, Alfie Allen (“Game of Thrones”), Jake Busey, and Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”). “The Predator” is directed by Shane Black.
“The Predator” hits theaters on September 13. Are you looking forward to it?
Featured image credit: Twentieth Century Fox
Caitlin is a lean, mean writing machine based in Austin, TX. Her love of film began when she was shown “Rosemary’s Baby” way too early in life. She currently serves as the Lead Film Contributor for Shuffle Online; other notable bylines include The Financial Diet and Film Inquiry. Caitlin is a member of the Online Association of Female Film Critics and the Women Film Critics Circle.