Shane Blacks new Predator film is beginning to look very promising. The first trailer made it look very tame but this time round we are getting treated to a much more violent universe, one in line with the previous entries in the franchise. This new film see’s the universes greatest hunters returning to Earth but this time round they have genetically enhanced themselves so they can reach their ultimate goal. Having that little change really helps define the species because if you look at it, this is logical for a species whose only thrill is that of the hunt, especially if they already use technology and other animals to help enhance their skills, it’s not like they are looking for an even match, they just want the thrill of the hunt.
Not only have they made improvements to the preexisting lore but they have brought in a stellar cast including Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, and Thomas Jane. They even have a nice throw back to the 2nd Predator film with Jake Busey playing the son of Special Agent Peter J. Keyes, who in turn was played by the fan favorite Gary Busey. Its these little touches and the direction of Shane Black that have me thinking that this will be the shot in the arm to revitalize the franchise.
So we have a group of Soldiers up against a group of enhanced super hunters, this is how you properly take things up a notch !