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During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.
Charles S. Dutton,
57 years later, Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep. The moon from the original movie has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her battle against the aliens. Along with a crew of space pirates, Ripley must also prevent the deadly aliens from reaching Earth.
A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world. Written by
Watching `Predator', which is one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's best action
movies, it becomes obvious why Arnold's recent return to action (`End of
Days', `The Sixth Day) have all tanked at the box office. For some reason,
Arnold's chosen to play men with a dark past in his recent films, men with a
complex background . . . men with laughably bad backstories. His great
characters - such as Dutch Schaeffer in `Predator' - have no background.
It's not necessary. The second Arnold steps onscreen, you know it's time
for blood and bullets, plain and simple. Not every moviegoers' cup of tea,
to be sure, but it works. Unlike `End of Days' or `The Sixth Day', classic
Schwarzenegger action films like `Predator' never insult the audience by
attempting to explain the often threadbare plot. Predator is kind of a
Zen-philosophy action film - the violence and cheesy one-liners just happen.
`Predator' is a fairly simple story; it's essentially a sci-fi version of
`The Most Dangerous Game.' A group of American soldiers, led by Dutch
(Schwarzenegger) and his rival Dillon (Carl Weathers), lead a full-blown
assault on a group of South American revolutionaries. Carnage ensues.
After wiping out said revolutionaries, an alien creature armed to the teeth
with high-powered weaponry - the Predator - assaults the American soldiers.
More carnage ensues.
Hey, it's not exactly Shakespeare, but thoughtful, well-written action
movies aren't exactly common. `Predator' works as an action movie - and as
a darn good one - because it's kept simple (thus minimizing the plot holes
and the head-scratching moments), it maintains a high level of excitement,
action, and tension, and it's cool. Schwarzenegger is larger than life as
Dutch, pure swaggering testosterone at its best. Jesse `The Body' rules as
Blaine, Carl Weathers is icily cool as Dillon. . . and so on and so on.
Enough sarcastic, macho one-liners and brutal firepower fill the movie to
make it a male adolescent snapshot of tough-guy heaven. The Predator looks
wicked as well - Stan Winston outdid himself, as the Predator does look and
move like a vicious being from another world, and not just some stunt guy in
a rubber suit. The direction by John McTiernan adds the final piece to the
puzzle; the cinematography of the jungle is appropriately hot, steamy, and
claustrophobic, and the quick pacing of the film moves rapid fire between
all-out action and the tension of hunting one's prey . . . or being hunted.
Everything adds up to a simple, streamlined, first-rate action
Again, not the most intelligent film ever made, but `Predator' is still
quite good - it's probably Schwarzenegger's best pure action movie. (Not
his best movie overall, though; that honor belongs to the excellent
`Kindergarten Cop'.) `Predator' is a lean, mean, intense action flick from
start to finish.
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