Friday, February 17, 2012

16/50x2: Predator

This will probably be a quick review, because although I enjoyed it, there really wasn't a ton going on in the film.

Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) travels to Guatemala with a special task force, which includes George (Carl Weathers), Blain (Jesse Ventura) and a handful of others in Predator. Dutch believes he is heading into the jungle on a rescue mission - but as things progress he realizes that he wasn't informed everything when he accepted the mission, and that his team is heading into an even dangerous situation.

After taking down a guerrilla encampment, they take a girl with them - and soon find out that they are not alone in the jungle. It isn't just the guerrillas, there is something else out there.

The Predator hardly presents itself, as he is able to cloak and blend into his surroundings.

He is able to take out nearly every member of Dutch's team, until it is pretty much Dutch vs. the Predator.

The rest of the film is a cat and mouse game between the two - and it's obvious that only one will survive.

Like I said, there wasn't a whole lot going on in this film - but I truly enjoyed it. It was a typical 80s Schwarzenegger film with its terrible, but funny one-liners and catch phrases, and a ton of action. It's nice to have a no-nonsense film every no and then.

I am now excited to check out Predators but am unsure if it is worth seeing the first sequel, Predator 2. I will have to do some more research on that.



  1. You'd have to be an alien not to like this movie.
    Classic 80s action with Arnold and the gang.

  2. Great action flick from the 80's. Always nice when you catch this playing on a lazy Saturday afternoon.
    Enjoyed checking out your blog and love you scoring system lol