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Critic Reviews for Predator
Visually, Predator is a full-assault experience. Director John McTiernan mixes his range of shots with fast precision and full-blast effect.
With its stilted dialogue and hammy acting, the film has the look of an expensive production but the feel of a B movie, delivering the sort of undemanding monster mayhem Arnie's fans have come to expect.
Audience Reviews for Predator
A close call as one of Arnie's best films. A very good action/horror that still looks up to date with recent films.
This film is a strange hybrid of the horror genre and the action genre, leaning more towards action thanks to the casting of beefcake Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film follows the exploits of a special regiment of soldiers who are dispatched into the South American jungle to find a missing crew. In wait is a shipwrecked alien creature who hunts all the humans it comes into contact with. The gory deaths of the crew, as the Predator takes them down one by one, makes up the first section of the film, and shows the lack of empathy that this being has for human life. He is on this planet to hunt and kill, and with the knowledge of this motivation, comes uncertainty that any character will actually survive. Arnold, of course, becomes the everyman in this situation and is given the responsibility of taking down the motley creature, through any means necessary. It's definitely an interesting film, since it deals with survival and the endurance of the human spirit. The Predator is a very grotesque and original concept for an alien, and that's why it has lasted as an iconic movie monster.
What if the victims in a horror film were ready for a fight ... were in fact a crack team of mercenaries? That's the opening premise of this 80's pulse pounder that centerpiece is the dream faceoff of Ahnold against the space alien. B movie aesthetics, A movie thrills.
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