Predator (1987)

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A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.


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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McTiernan in Predator (1987)
  • Carl Weathers in Predator (1987)
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme in Predator (1987)

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24 November 2000 | adam_ahmad
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| Very, very tense and murderously suspenseful
First of all, if you haven't seen this action, suspense and violence extravaganza, you most certainly are not a true action movie afficionado. The immediate grabbing feature of this movie is its score, very imaginatively composed and created by Alan Silvestri whose other credits include the Back to the Future series and other gems like Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The tempo and build up which the score lends to the film engage its viewers with feelings of fear and nerve wracking suspense for what lurks within the thick of the forest. Take note of Sonny Landham's comment;"there's something out there,and it ain't no man.

The action is fast, furious and merciless. The commandos are killed off one by one, leaving Arnie, Carl Weathers and the surviving members extremely terrified and on the verge of breaking down. Note the heated arguments that some of the commandos get into with each other. There is very animated and fiery action in the beginning (assault on the terrorist camp) but as we are introduced to the true terror of the jungle (or should I say, outer space), the action takes a turn for the more insane eg.Arnie running away armed only with a knife and trembling in fear, almost drowning in a waterfall and thereafter, continually pursued by the Predator). All this followed by a half hour long jungle battle mano a mano with spears, rocks and fists and hall deafening yells by both warriors. Very, very fierce and macho stuff I assure you all.

I shall not go into the other intricacies of the film and will leave it to the curiosity of potential/virgin viewers to find out for themselves. "Predator" is essentially one of the few action movies that truly lives up to its name and delivers the thrills and spills in no small amount and at breakneck speed. True connoisseurs of hard action.....YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!! 9.5/10

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Trivia

In the final season of the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (1963) (TV Series) The series title protagonist The Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and his companion Ace (Sophie Aldred) find themselves on a hostile wilderness planet inhabited by a race of extra terrestrial hunters called The Cheeta People. Sylvester McCoy's first appeared as The 7th version of The Doctor the same year Predator (1987) was released. The Predator happens to be an extra terrestrial hunter.


Quotes

Major General Phillips: You're looking good, Dutch.
Dutch: It's been a long time, General.
Major General Phillips: Come on inside.


Goofs

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.


Crazy Credits

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.


Alternate Versions

The Special edition also features three short outtakes: Anna picking up and holding a chameleon; a butterfly landing on the invisible predator's leg leaving an image of itself on it after flying away; and more footage of Dutch preparing himself before the battle with the predator


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Long, Tall Sally
Performed by
Little Richard
Written by Little Richard (as R. Penniman), Enotris Johnson (as E. Johnson) and Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell (as R. Blackwell)
Courtesy of Specialty Records

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Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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