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
When the Predator picks up the scorpion, the infrared imaging shows the Predator's hand mostly in red, suggesting it has a body temperature similar to humans. Later on when it examines Dutch closely, the Predator's thumb appears black in infrared, suggesting a large scale loss of body heat. Nothing in the movie suggests the Predator has the ability to alter its body heat so drastically, and there is no logical reason for it to do so. See more »
All the 7 main cast members re-appear in ascending order as their names are displayed to give a smile to the audience in appreciation. See more »
In a version commonly shown on American television for a 2-hours-with-commercials time slot, all shots of the Predator's naked face and all instances of the Predator mimicking human speech are removed. The corresponding scenes are *not* removed for Predator 2. See more »
Back in a time when the term "popcorn movies" actually meant something, Predator stands out especially today, mostly due to its high quality writting and top notch action. This movie never gets boring, as we watch the characters interact with each other, it brings to mind the feeling I got when watching the Marines from Aliens; a great feeling of comradary and gruff friendship. The special effects, while dated, in my humble opinion look better then the snazzy "futuristic" effects we are seeing today. The Govenator is perfect for the lead role in this film, he commands a certain respect both from the characters and audience alike.
The title character of the film is still cool and frightening by todays standards. The filmakers knew how to use the Predator makeup, they shadow it in as much darkness as possible, cover it in mudd and grime, which hides what could have been very obvious makeup "guy in a suit" effects. The guy who plays Predator did everything he could to add some life to the creature, to make people think he could stand up against Arnold in the end. Its really alot of fun to watch the Predator hunt these hapless soldiers, when just a while ago they were kicking ass everywhere they went.
As we watch the downfall of summer "popcorn" movies, its good to know we can still go back and watch something great like this film.
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