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Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has a code of honor which he will not violate, even when his life depends on it. Paradoxically, his code of honor gives him the backbone to survive as a military special forces operative when he is sent on a covert mission to rescue another group which was sent in to assist some nefarious U.S. government plan in a Latin American country. Once there, he encounters an old army buddy (Carl Weathers) who has gotten too deep in the CIA's good graces for Dutch's comfort.
Jun 12, 1987 Wide
Dec 26, 2000
20th Century Fox
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It is so lean, so exciting and so imaginative that you can watch it every month or two, year in and year out, and never get tired of it.
It's the perfect blend of explosive machismo and thrills where the setting is almost as ominous as the terrifying extra-terrestrial villain.
It achieves a sort of sublime purity: it is Action Movie, nothing more and nothing less.
films that understand that when Shane rode away at the end, he was probably just looking for a place to die.
Predictability ultimately hurts it, while the creature itself and the battles and special effects save the day.
The scariest thing about Predator is that its lead actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is currently serving as governor of California.
A dumber version of the Alien franchise, but this initial picture works anyway, as an atmospheric exercise in pure, primal action with a science-fiction-y twist. [Blu-Ray]
Oddly, the special effects have dated quite well, and the action scenes -- shot by relative newcomer John McTiernan -- work well, despite a few clunky spots.
Even with the rise of the governator, the complicated case made by Predator -- against mainstream movie violence, CIA shenanigans and U.S. imperialism -- perseveres.
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