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Predator (1987)

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10/10: Perfect blend of sci-fi, action, and horror
Sunday, July 26, 2020

John McTiernan's Predator (1987) is my 7th all time personal favorite movie, and my 2nd personal favorite Schwarzenegger movie. It's a classic landmark on the sci fi genre thats straight to the point, not too intricate enough to not be able to respect, and one of the most simple, effective, and easily enjoyable actioners out there.The film follows a team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle, who find themselves being hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.Consisting of one of the smallest ensemble macho casts ever, there's Arnold Schwarzenegger, (who'd already made his claim to fame with The Terminator, and would later become the Governor of California) as Major Alan Dutch Schaefer, who is very compelling in the lead role because his simple presence and screen charisma is always enough. But he is pretty down to earth here in the commando leader role. Jesse Ventura, (who would later star with Schwarzenegger again...

10/10: They just don't make them like this anymore
Friday, April 20, 2007

Predator is my favourite film, next to Rocky, and has always had a special place in my heart. Scaring me to death as a youngster, the film succeeds completely in merging different genres together. For the first part, a gung-ho action flick - for the second part, a nerve-jangling horror that develops into a tremendous adventure film.The film feels like a real team effort, much like the heroes of the film itself. Everyone involved in the production has brought something creative, unique or memorable to the table and has made Predator become a hugely popular film and franchise.Firstly, the scipt is chock-full of classic dialogue, making this one of the most quoted films in history, with so many cheesy one-liners that you've be forgiven for thinking the characters were being hunted by a hungry mouse. However, the script and the premise is genius - by simply pitting an alien hunter against Earth's finest prey...

8/10: Welcome to the jungle, baby
Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Consider that so many of the roles that Arnold Schwarzenegger takes on are so similar, including Predator, and yet this film is so much better than most of the others. I enjoy watching his movies just because he's such a watch-able guy, even in his bad movies (which are many), but I think the thing that really makes Predator stand out is its simplicity. The movie starts, the guys get dropped in the jungle, lots of blood and carnage flies across the screen, and the movie simply ends. No romance, no complex back story, no soldier struggling with problems in his past or even trauma caused by the horrible things he experiences during the movie. This is one of the things that made First Blood so good. It may turn out to be a movie about a lot of muscle-bound meatheads in the woods, but it doesn't insult the audience or try to apply complexity to...

10/10: Really cool action with unforgettable characters
Monday, March 16, 2009

In 1987, Arnold Schwarzenegger was solidifying his position as an action superstar with the releases of the epic Conan, the influential Terminator and the somewhat mediocre Commando that was still fun to watch anyway. However, that position wouldn't be fully cemented until the arrival of Terminator 2 in 1991 which forever raised the bar for the action genre. But plain and simple, "Predator" is a staple for Schwarzenegger's profile. It introduced the ultra cool "Predator" to the world and changed the popular culture's perspectives on alien movies. But the movie itself isn't just known for the central character, like the crappy Friday the 13th movies that are only known for the murderous Jason Voorhees and his stupid hockey mask. But "Predator" is known for the movie as a whole, with a great simplistic plot, awesome characters and great action that will make people want to see this again and again.The movie is a about a...

10/10: A masterpiece - the best action sci-fi classic film of all time my number 1 personal favorite
Monday, January 1, 2018

SPOILER: Predator (1987) is a masterpiece - the greatest bad-ass best Sci-Fi action film of all time. I love this Sci-Fi action flick to death! Predator is Epic Sci-fi Action movie of the 80's, my number 1 personal favorite best action sci-fi classic film of all time. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and the rest of his team are all the time in the jungle hunted by an alien Predator, that's what makes this film and story more interesting than. This is very fast paced action flick, you never get bored or you fall a sleep. My favorite best Action Sci-Fi Flick movie was always Predator and It always will be. Is my number 1 Schwarzenegger best Action Sci-Fi Epic movie. The best action movie ever made! Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer is my comic book hero this is my hero. The hunted becomes the hunter on the end of the film when he...

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