But, unlike Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Robocop or Commando, Predator was scary. Really, really scary. Alan Silvestri’s score and the sense of foreboding John McTiernan expertly crafted scared the living hell out of me and my sister. But we loved it. We’d never experienced anything like it.
When you’re a kid, you tend to think all movies are equal. It’s only when you get older that you find out the Ewoks were a cynical toy-selling ploy, or that Rocky IV was just a collection of MTV-style music videos.