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A heist movie where you never see the heist, just the lead-up and the aftermath, from multiple perspectives.Tense, bloody, and with excellent dialogue, the writing carries this film as much as the acting. This opened Tarantino's filmmaking career on a high.
This dismal reboot of the Predator franchise needlessly retcons various points from the previous films, all to its own detriment. The film boasts feeble acting, unlikable and cliched characters, cringeworthy dialogue, and a laughably stupid plot that barely even attempts to make sense. I don't know what they were thinking.
This was a much better attempt than Predator 2 at capturing some of the feel of the original Predator, and boasts much-improved visual effects since the 1980s when that came out. However, Predators just isn't as entertaining as Predator. Adrien Brody is a terrific actor, but his skills are largely wasted on the character he plays, and he lacks Arnold Schwarzenegger's larger-than-life star quality. That's the story with most of the characters in Predators. They're just too underwhelming and forgettable for the viewer to get invested in what happens to them.
The premise of this Predator sequel, moving the action from the jungles of south America to the urban jungle in North America, was worth trying. But Predator 2 had none of the spirit or fun of the original. And whereas Predator didn't have many, if any, superfluous scenes, Predator 2 felt bloated and clumsy. Watchable, but ultimately a letdown.
This is a well made sci-fi action film with some horror elements. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads a team of soldiers on a rescue mission in the jungles of Latin America. Soon he finds himself and his team hunted by something that isn't human. The action, the general machismo, and the soundtrack are all great. Not a deep and meaningful movie, just a superbly entertaining one.