The Predator movie is about to be overshadowed by another monster movie.
With Venom headed to cinemas tomorrow, October 3, many cinemagoers may be distracted from The Predator.
But fans of the monster franchise certainly haven’t let the newest instalment fade from memory.
Despite the controversy surrounding The Predator, and the mixed reviews from critics, many are still desperate to see the movie again and again.
Can you watch The Predator 2018 online? Is it legal?
Unfortunately for fans of The Predator, the answer is no, and no.
The action-horror-thriller is still rolling through cinemas and has not had a digital release at the same time.
Both the UK and the USA had a similar release date, which hoped to increase box office numbers as spoilers would be mostly avoided.
However, in the lead up to the release, The Predator star Olivia Munn rose to public attention when she blew the whistle on a poor casting choice.
Munn went public with her knowledge that Shane Black had repeatedly hired his friend Steve Steven Wilder Striegel, knowing full well Striegel had been convicted and spent six months in jail for sending explicit emails to a 14-year-old relative.
Whether this revelation had any impact on the movie’s success is hard to measure.
Critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes reads: “The Predator has violence and quips to spare, but its chaotically hollow action adds up to another missed opportunity for a franchise increasingly defined by disappointment.”
Despite this, fans will undoubtedly enjoy its moments of homage to the original Predator movie from 1987.
If you happen to find a site streaming the movie, steer clear – it is an illegal stream.
Each movie operates on its own timeline for when it leaves the cinemas and subsequently arrives on a streaming platform.
Some movies offer a simultaneous DVD and digital release, while others have a gap between the two.
How long a movie remains in cinemas depends on its success rate – not just critically but monetarily, too.
From the point a movie leaves the cinema, it can be anywhere from four to eight months before it has a digital release.
For now, you can stream the other Predator movies online, or purchase them for digital viewing via the iTunes store, Google Play, and even YouTube.
For 2018 Predator, the closest you’ll get to an online stream is to watch the trailer again and again.
The Predator is playing in cinemas now.