Dan: Hey what movie do you want to do this week?
Adam: I’m not entirely sure but I have a general idea. Hear me out …
Dan: Ohhh… okay. Yeah I like that idea but what exactly do you mean?
Adam: I’m not sure. I don’t mean we have to do the Aliens series just in general “aliens”.
Dan: You got a problem with the greatest alien movies ever, the Alien Series?
Adam: No more than the average, better than Aliens, Predator.
Dan: Oh I see how it is.
There will never be a bigger disappointment in the cinematic universe than what they did with the Predator series. You have the most badass alien of all time and you cast Danny Glover to go up against it after Arnold? It’s just absolutely head-scratching. But the Alien series? Sigourney Weaver is the definition of a badass in these movies. After being the lone survivor and being afloat for 57 years after the first movie, she is forced to go back to the same planet she came from to try and save colonizers that have been on the planet for some time now.
Watching this movie reminds me how much better put together they were than the Predator movies and how the story even came together better, for the first two at least. We take a second to mourn the late great Bill Paxton, RIP Bill… There is a reason the second installment is called Aliens. There are a TON of them in this movie, and Weaver even has to fight the Queen. Tell me what Glover can possibly do to make that movie better than this one? He can’t. Weaver not only is a badass, but she’s also lowkey hot in these movies. Go get ’em Sigourney.
After the major success of the SciFi Action Thriller Predator, someone decided it was a good idea to film Predator 2. And boy were they right. Regardless of what you may have heard or seen, Predator 2 is actually a pretty good, and cheesy, flick. It got hammered by critics like many sequels for not living up to the original but I’m here to tell you otherwise. In fact, this week’s movie selection is much like last weeks article. I’m here to talk you of the “this film sucks ledge.” Now with open minds we dive head first into Predator 2.
Predator 2 is that classic 90’s bloody action movie. There is tons of cursing and blood with some quality old school film special effects. When I say “they don’t make movies like this anymore” its because they literally don’t. Studios all across the states switched to computerized special effects shortly after this movie was made and personally I think they sucked for half a decade.
After the first predator movie I, and many others, was left wanting more Predator details. This movie delivers a bit of that towards the end. You get to see some predator civilization, even an “alien” head mounted on the wall as some sort of art/trophy. Its a nice touch and spawned the Alien Vs Predator talk. But enough details, time for the plot.Basically the story for Predator 2 goes…
In 1997, the city of Los Angeles is in flux from dealing with a massive gang war between a Columbian Gang and a Jamaican Gang. After a string of strange killings begin occuring across the city, Police Officer Mike Harrigan, played by Danny Glover, begins to take interest. A fellow officer is killed and Harrigan decides to hunt down the killer regardless of what his superiors say. FBI Agent Peter Keyes, played by Gary Busey, tries to slow Harrigan down and talk some sense into him. Keyes tells Harrigan that what hes dealing with is a specialized alien hunter. Keyes even shows him video from a run with a similar predator in the with jungles of South America. Together they formulate a plan and try to save the city from the predators.
Listen the story is pretty basic, but the story isn’t why you aren’t pushing play here. You’re vesting your time because it’s the friggin Predator and have Gary Busey in his prime. This is a late night movie classic and deserves respect. Buy it, rent it, just watch it and vote below.
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