Idris Elba stars in the movie Beast which hits UK cinemas in August 2022.
The American survival thriller directed by Baltasar Kormakur sees Elba face a new enemy in the form of a ferocious, bloodthirsty lion.
We’ve seen Elba take on super-villains before, but what can we expect from the Beast movie and when will the survival thriller hit UK cinemas?
When will Beast hit UK cinemas?
Beast will be released in UK cinemas on Friday August 26, 2022.
It was released in the United States a week earlier on Friday, August 19, 2022.
Who is in the cast of Beast?
Idris Elba will play Dr. Nate Samuels in the movie Beast.
Elba is one of Britain’s best-known actors and has had starring roles in a number of well-known films such as Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, The Jungle Book, The Suicide Squad and recurring roles as Heimdall in the franchise Thor and Avengers. .
Over the course of his career, Elba has been nominated for a Best Actor Golden Globe Award four times, winning one. Elba also received an OBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honors for services to the theatre.
Ilyana Halley, who is best known for her role in the television shows East of La Brea and The Short Store-y. Halley will play Meredith Samuels, Dr. Nate’s daughter.
Leah Sava Jeffries also stars as Norah Samuels, Dr. Nate’s youngest daughter.
South African actor Shartlo Copley, best known for his roles in The-A-Team and Maleficent, will play a wildlife biologist named Martin Battles.
What is the plot of the beast?
Recently widowed Dr. Nate Samuels and his daughters, Meredith and Norah, arrive at a game reserve in South Africa for a vacation.
While on vacation, Dr. Nate meets a close friend named Martin Battles who is also the site manager.
This vacation to South Africa is important to Dr Nate as he hopes the trip will help him rekindle a bond with his daughters, as he feels he has been estranged from them in the past.
However, what begins as a peaceful vacation quickly turns into an epic fight for survival, as they become the target of an aggressive lion, who begins to stalk the family.
How long is the movie Beast?
Beast has a runtime of approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
What is the Beast movie rating?
Beast is rated 15 in UK cinemas because it features violent scenes and gory images.
Beast movie reviews
The survival thriller made its way to US cinemas on Friday, August 19, 2022 and so far it has received mixed reviews.
One user of the site commented: “Anyway The beast lack of surprises or characters making smart decisions in a terrible situation – it more than makes up for it with plenty of action at the edge of your seat.
Another well-known review site IGN praised Elba’s performance as the protagonist but claimed it was too predictable to be considered a classic. Taylor Lyles of IGN said, “Beast is too predictable and straightforward to be considered a classic, or even a great entry into the genre. Still, if you’re an Idris Elba fanatic, it’s worth watching at least once, if only for its dedication to the premise.
Guardian’s Benjamin Lee scored the film three out of five stars. He praised Elba’s portrayal as the main character, stating that he was very believable in a “hyper-skilled, high-stakes survival mode.”
Lee described the film as “an exciting, albeit disposable, reminder of the fun of watching a B-movie bringing its A-game.