Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this action-packed story of fighting men pitted against an unseen enemy, a force more powerful than their fiercest weapons. Recruited by the CIA to rescue hostages held by guerrilla fighters in a Central American country, Schwarzenegger and his men encounter an enemy unimaginably more deadly than any on Earth - because the Predator is not of the Earth.
A minor sci-fi classic - great stuff
- Predator review by RP
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Arnie has made over 40 films - most of them complete tripe. There are however four that I really like, namely 'The Terminator', 'Total Recall', 'The Running Man' - and 'Predator'. All are pretty simplistic but of a style I call 'crash-bang-wallop': lots of action so that you don't have to think very much, just sit back, enjoy and be swept along.
'Predator' starts out as a jungle commando movie until it becomes clear that someone / something is stalking Arnie's party of hard men. In a bizarre twist, it turns out to be a trophy-hunting, seriously ugly alien - and Arnie is left to face him alone. We can all guess who comes out the winner, of course.
Director John McTiernan went on to make 'Die Hard' with Bruce Willis the following year and also directed Arnie again in 'Last Action Hero'.
This is a minor sci-fi classic and still looks good for a film approaching 30 years old - great stuff. 4/5 stars.