The Predator is the 280th episode of Screen Junkies comedy series Honest Trailers. It was written by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Joe Starr and Lon Harris. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It parodies the 2018 sci-fi action movie, The Predator. It was published on January 22, 2018, shortly after the film's release on Blu-ray/home video. It is 4 minutes 15 seconds long. It has been viewed over 1.2 million times.

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"This time the galaxy's greatest hunter must face its most dangerous opponent since Dutch: expansion of the lore." ~ Honest Trailers - The Predator

Script Edit

Now that the Terminator franchise has been run into the ground, and the Alien franchise is on life support [David: "I'll do the fingering.",] the Predator franchise will be dug up from its grave, dusted it off and have its face stomped in...

The Predator

Did you love the razor focused intensity of the first and only good one? Well, too bad! Because this is a film about a team of outcasts being hunted by an alien AND a predator rebelling against his own people to save the earth AND an autistic boys unlikely gifts AND one soldier's quest to clear his name AND a biologist unraveling the mystery of predator-human evolution ALL AT THE SAME TIME. In this sloppy mess, barely held together by dialogue written by Shane Black....'s character in Predator 1 [Clips of Shane Black's character and other characters saying numerous lines including the word p*ssy]. Huh?

Meet the looneys: outcast soldier is stripped of their ranks and all but one character trait. There's Thomas Jane playing a man with movie Tourette's; Keegan stop doing your mama jokes [Coyle: "How do you circumcize a homeless man? Kick your mom in the chin." Coyle: "If your mom's vagina were a video game it be rated E for Everyone."]; the guy from Moonlight mumbling through a cigarette; Theon Greyjoy in search of a reason to be in the movie; and the bad guy from Logan in a star turn as a generic soldier with a very elastic butthole [The bad guy from Logan swallows then poops out a golf-ball-sized silver ball]. They'll team up with Olivia Munn, a biologist whose combat training comes out of nowhere because apparently her intro scene had a real predator in it [news article showing actor and registered sex offender Steven Wilder Striegel was cut from the movie]. And they'll all fight the evil Sterling K Brown who's here to kick ass and chew bubblegum. And he's all out of... [chewing bubblegum] He's all out... [chewing bubblegum] He's out.... [chewing bubblegum] He's... [chewing bubblegum]. Okay I guess he's just here to chew gum and die [shot of his character dying].

The predator is back to save us all. [Man: "So this is his gift to humankind?"] Or not. it's unclear. [Predator brutally kills a bunch of people.] And this time the galaxy's greatest hunter must face its most dangerous opponent since Dutch: Expansion. Of the lore. [Man: The dreads?" Woman: "I don't know. Like sensory receptors?"] For franchise. Purposes. [Dr. Casey Brackett: "Remember how I told you how they take people's spines, right? I think they're attempting hybridization."] Hey guys? "Alien hunts badasses" is all we need. Three-word pitch. Done.

So if you want desperate battles, genuinely shocking carnage, and immortal one-liners, rewatch the original [Dutch: (throws knife, pinning man to a wall) "Stick around."] because the only thing here being stalked, killed and kept as a trophy is your time. (in Arnold Schwarzenegger voice) "You are one ugly motherf*cker".

Starring: [Boyd Holbrook as Quinn McKenna] GI Schmoe; [Sterling K Brown as Will Treager] Chewie; [Jacob Tremblay as Rory McKenna] Young Sheldon; [Keegan-Michael Key as Coyle] X-wing @Aliciousness Missouri Western State University; [Olivia Munn as Dr. Casey Brackett] Dr. Tough Lady Girl, PhD; [Small Predator and Large Predator] You vs. The Predator She Told You Not To Worry About; [Predator with lasers and guns] Stupor Shredder; [Predator] Durotan; [Young Boy wear predator mask white trick-or-treating] This is Dumb; and [Predator and predator dog] That Thing Where Dogs Look Like Their Owner.

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Honest title for The Predator - Audience vs. Predator. Titles designed by Robert Holtby.

Audience vs. Predator

Hulk, Alien, The Thing, I Am Legend, The Fly, Ghostbusters; this movie! Why does every single nerd franchise have evil dogs in it? Can't a monster get an evil turtle or something? [Clip from The Master of Disguise, turtle club scene].

Trivia Edit

Honest Trailers Commentary - The Predator (2018)

Honest Trailers Commentary - The Predator (2018)

Watch the full Honest Trailer Commentary on YouTube

Reception Edit

Honest Trailers - The Predator has a 98.2% approval rating from YouTube viewers. Egotastic called the Honest Trailer "savagely funny" and wrote that it "takes the film to task for taking a stupid pill, pointing out the film's many problems." Screen Rant highlighted the Honest Trailer for poking fun at the film's "overstuffed plot, flat characters, and messy attempts to expand the series' lore." In the same article, Screen Rant also wrote, Screen Junkies' video "goes on to poke fun at the film's uninspired dialogue and how it feels more like something Black's character from the original Predator would've written - as opposed to Black himself."

Movieweb also commented on the Honest Trailer's harsh tone, writing "this edition of Honest Trailers isn't pulling any punches" and it "rips through the movie like a chestburster." MovieWeb also called attention to the way the Honest Trailer compared The Predator to other classic franchises, Terminator and Alien, which are similarly "hanging on by a thread." In the same article, MoveWeb noted that Screen Junkies "gently address the controversy surrounding actor Steven Wilder Striegel, who was cast by director Shane Black in a minor role, despite being a known sex offender."

Geek Tyrant appreciated Screen Junkies brutal take and wrote that it was well deserved:

I love how Screen Junkies can make fun of a movie that audiences enjoyed, and still give it respect and props where it’s due. This just isn’t one of those movies, because it’s horrible. So thanks to Screen Junkies for making this honest trailer, and having it be the only good thing to come out of this movie. (Jessica Fisher, January 24, 2019, Geek Tyrant)

 Production credits Edit

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Video thumbnail for Honest Trailers - The Predator

Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey

Title Design: Robert Holtby

Written by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Joe Starr and Lon Harris

Produced by Dan Murrell, Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, and Max Dionne

Edited by Kevin Williamsen and TJ Nordaker

Assistant Editor: Emin Bassavand

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