Predator

Predator

DVD - 2012 | Widescreen edition
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Recruited by the CIA to rescue hostages held by guerrilla fighters in Central America, an American soldier and his companions encounter an invisible and very deadly enemy not from this Earth.

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Derringer
May 18, 2018

This dumb SyFy clunker features one of the most laughable-looking "aliens" I have ever seen in a big-budget, Hollywood movie. After this idiotic creature was revealed in full view, I couldn't take this film's story seriously 'cause this E.T. looked so goofy that I couldn't stop laughing at it.

Also - There are no women in this movie. And every guy in the story is trying his damnedest to outdo his fellow macho men by being the toughest badass of them all. Ha! What a joke it all was, especially with the one-dimensional Arnold Schwarzenegger playing out the same, old, stale character that he always plays in every single movie he is in - Himself.

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Me_Tarzan
Apr 05, 2018

1987's "Predator" is one of those ruthlessly sadistic movies that (as a cheap ploy to build suspense) doesn't clearly show this creature-in-question (in the plain light of day) until well into the story.

And, I have to tell ya - When this particular "predator" does finally step out of its visual obscurity (with its wormy hair and its "Porky Pig" roadkill face) - I, literally, burst out laughing. I really did. (Ha! What a hoot!) Talk about anti-climatic!

This utterly moronic-looking predator (with fingernails so long that it couldn't even manipulate its own high-tech gadgetry properly) was one of the most laughably cheesy creatures ever designed by famed make-up effects artist, Stan Winston.

And, speaking about Predator's soundtrack music - Man-oh-man - It was so irritatingly loud far too often and it kept inexplicably building in intensity as a sorry attempt to hopefully create some much-needed suspense in this SyFy clunker.

Oh, yeah - By the way - "Predator" stars the Austrian Oak (aka. Arnold "What's-His-Name").

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donkeyhote
Apr 04, 2018

This is a quite good Schwarzy movie. The Fuzzy-Whizzy commentator here is mistaken if he thinks the Predator in the movie is a freaky, unrealistic creature of someone's imagination. Because I heard Dr. Bill Deagle of Vancouver say on talk radio in 2007 in his"Nutri-Medical Report And Clay And Iron Show" that the creation of this kind of soldiers is planned in fact. Dr. Deagle PhD said that 120,000 "super-soldiers" have been ordered to be genetically (and electronically enhanced) made. He said those hybrid soldiers will have very quick reflexes, be able to run 50 miles an hour, and jump 8 meters with a 120kg backpack. He said those soldiers are being made by mixing human genes with baboons, etc. and he said they are being developed in a place which is not America, and not Europe. He said there are experiments going on with these humanoid-animal mixes and they discard the scraps. So, the Predator of this movie, bizarre as it looks, is a reality of the future.

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greatflicks
Feb 09, 2018

Old but what an excellent movie. I saw it when it first came out but that did not deter us from watching it again.

LPL_KevinC Jun 26, 2017

Predator just celebrated its 30th birthday on June 12th, so it’s a perfect time to revisit this over the top, bro-grabbing, oiled biceps, grease painted camouflage, quote fest of a movie to see if it holds up to the cruel ravages of time. Turns out it's just as good as ever, maybe even better. Sure, the plot is thin but if that’s what you’re watching for, you might need to reevaluate some of your entertainment decision making. This is a classic line’em up and knock’em down, hunter v. hunted tale, rife with guns, lasers, alien technology, boy scout booby-traps, and of course, some of the best macho repartee committed to film.

Arnold turns in easily his best performance on the silver screen and he’s supported by a cast that’s fully committed to the vision of the action mastermind, John McTiernan. There’s no doubt I’ll watch this a few more times at least before the next installment of the franchise, The Predator, directed by Shane Black (who appears in Predator as the misfiring comedic relief, Hawkins) hits theaters in August 2018.

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ejstoleson
May 02, 2017

I'm trying to find out if this is full or widescreen. Anybody know?

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JihadiConservative
Feb 07, 2017

Epic "Alien" tie in is ultra macho and testosterone fueled...and its a blast. While the script, acting, one liners, and music is often misplaced and totally corny, Predator is such a fun movie that packs a punch from beginning to end. It is suspenseful and the alien/monster is extremely creepy and cool. Awesome movie!

You know I think I saw this creature once, and sasquatch too, a whole family of them, this is no bull. But a truly classic movie that is Predator. You know bigfoot and aliens are for real, even if you have never seen them. People say God is real, how do you know? Have you seen Him? Faith is the believe in things not seen. But an alien like in this movie, why not just blow up the whole planet, why risk your life at all... I mean a spaceship that can actually travel through space would have super amazing powers you couldn't even dream about. Like us humans to get to the nearest star would take 18 thousand years with our technology we have today. Round trip 36,000 years, I don't think so. I would die of old age I think by then. So the movie is purely not real science at all.

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AdlerC
Mar 08, 2016

Saw this movie again for the 4th time. Definitely falls in Arnold's top 5 movies. Packed with an excellent amount of quality action with the right amount of plot with simple characters. The practical effects are real great and I think very important to such a movie. The final showdown between the Predator and Arnold is the best part AND Arnold yelling "GET TO THA CHOPPA!" of course.

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rslade
Dec 25, 2014

Lots of people get killed and only Arnie survives.

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GameOverMan
Mar 27, 2013

Get to the CHOPPA!!!

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EowynThandawen
Oct 01, 2012

If it bleeds, we can kill it.

Sunnchilde Sep 02, 2011

"We're a rescue team - not assassins. And we don't do this kind of work."

Sunnchilde Aug 15, 2011

"You're ghost'n us mother______! I don't care WHO you are back in the world...you give away our position one more time--I'll bleed you..real quiet..and leave ya here."

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elijahn
Jun 08, 2014

elijahn thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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