Alpha is a 2018 American historical adventure film directed by Albert Hughes.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Thursday, June 14, 2018 released the trailer:
ALPHA - Official Trailer #2 (HD).
In Upper Paleolithic Europe, 20,000 years in the past, a small tribe of hunter-gatherers prepares for an expedition to hunt for the coming winter's food. Tau, its chief, trains his adolescent son Keda, accepting him and another boy to join the hunting party. His wife Rho worries that Keda is not ready, but Tau believes he is and the hunters set out. Tau tests Keda by having him kill a boar they've caught, but Keda balks. One night, the party's fire draws the attention of a cave lion, which lunges through their circle, snatching Keda's friend. Hearing the fatal struggle in the darkness, the tribe gives him up for dead. The member is given a memorial service in the form of placing rocks to symbolize the passing of one's spirit to the afterlife. The hunters eventually reach a herd of steppe bison, which they attempt to stampede off a cliff in relative success. Amidst the chaos, a bison rushes Keda and throws him over the edge, leaving him gripping the rough cliff edge with his hand. Keda loses grip and falls to a further ledge where he appears to break his leg and is knocked to unconsciousness. Tau attempts to climb down to him, but he is stopped by another member of the tribe who assures him in good faith that Keda is dead and there would be no way to reach him nonetheless. The tribe leaves and Tau performs another funeral ritual, stricken with grief. Keda is woken by a vulture who mistakes him for dead. Keda smacks the vulture away and tries to climb the rest of the way down the cliff. A sudden heavy rainfall causes the ravine below to flood. Losing his grip, Keda jumps into the water. He survives and splints his injured foot before returning to the top of the cliff. Seeing the memorial cairn left by his tribe, he realizes he must trek back to the village by himself.
The film Alpha was scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures Releasing on August 17, 2018 (United States), on August 23, 2018 (Ukraine), on August 24, 2018 (United Kingdom) and on September 6, 2018 (Germany).
The duration of the film is 96 minutes. With a budget of $51 million, the film grossed over $99.6 million.
The film had received a "PG-13" rating.
Alpha got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
Official website: sonypictures.com/movies/alpha
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