Matt P (NDI 275) (7 Posts)

Idris Elba returns to the big screen in the new safari thriller “BEAST” (directed by Balthasar Kormakur), as Nate Samuels, a doctor from New York, alongside his movie daughters Meredith (Iyana Halley) and Norah (Leah Jeffries) at their mothers hometown village in Africa in light of their mothers passing. The family meets up with their family friend, Martin (Shallot Copely), and ventures out on a fun safari exploration on the nearby reserve. Martin is the current park ranger in charge of protecting a pride of lions in the area from poachers.

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Throughout the safari, Martin decides to stop at a local village on the reserve, and the fun quickly is halted at the sight of emptiness. The entire village is empty, not abandoned, but every village member was mauled, by something. A beast. This lion is furious and seeking revenge, after Martin realizes that poachers took out the beast’s entire pride.

After their jeep breaks down, and Martin is badly injured, Elba and his movie daughters are forced to survive countless interactions with the beast — including an explosive and fatal Jeep crash that leaves the father-daughter trio car-less.

BeastThis 90 minute blockbuster thrillers climactic end finishes with a gruesome and intense battle between Elba and the beast, strategically in front of the savanna’s lion pride (as noted earlier in the film). Beast is reminiscent of Jaws and The Revenant, a study for survival against a viscous beast — that never dies.

Movie goers that are in to intense thrillers of action, intensity, horror and adventure are going to love Beast. Idris Elba fans will want to see Elba’s newest film, but the true stars of the movie are his two teenage daughters who captivate all of the audiences emotions throughout the film.

You’ll be on the edge of your seat for the entire 1 hour and 33 minute runtime and is rated R for bloody images, violent content and some language throughout.

Beast is in theaters August 19.

disclosure: I was invited to a special screening of Universal’s Beast in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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