by mr sparkle on July 9, 2010 · 4 comments

in Film,Media Rack

I’ll be honest:  I don’t like the original Predator film.  No one thinks this is more ridiculous than I, but after a recent binge of 80s Ahnold movies, I found Predator the least entertaining.  The creature itself is fairly uninspired as far as I’m concerned – just a tall creature that has a few random abilities without any interesting motivation or character.  That it’s never been in a movie I like very much just adds to my total disinterest in the creature.

Predators, a relaunch for the franchise, fails to get me too excited about the creature either; but I walked away satisfied.  Briefly touching upon sci-fi, horror, action and even a little bit of slasher, Predators never dwells on any aspect of its story long enough to do much of anything endearing or interesting; but it’s clear to see that a lot more thought went into this film than you would expect from another film of its type (or maybe I’m just saying that because I’m still dumbfounded by the offensively mindless Alien vs. Predator: Requiem.)  It doesn’t achieve everything it tries to do; but considering what we normally get from this brand of action film, it’s certainly above par.

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predator 2 1990 titleToday’s Top 10 Tuesday submission comes from Seattle WA. Warren J. Cantrell is a writer who enjoys two things: being hardcore and “Predator 2.” Warren’s impassioned, uncensored Top 10 list makes him the first Scene-Stealers sitegoer to write a Top 10 list about ONE MOVIE, and an 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger-less sequel at that. This Top 10 is also notable for its creation of the past-tense word “wad-shot.” Here’s Warren with the Top 10 Reasons “Predator 2” Is the Best of the “Predator” Franchise.

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