“Get to da choppaaaaaa, aaargh.” Here comes the Predator Movie Review you must read.
Entertaining and unbelievably funny, this is a perfect “guy” movie and one of Arnold’s best-known flicks. Director John Mctiernan’s (you know “The Last Action Hero”, don’t you?) first interaction with Arnold is a great and very amusing sci fi action with the thin plot and stiff acting that we all love so much.
The creators of the movie decided to keep it simple by putting the tough and pumped Austrian Oak in a jungle with a ridiculously looking and thirsty for blood ALF (Alien Life Form).
This ALF is a Predator, not so kind and nice as the tiny orange friend that we all know from the famous TV show. This one is hunting people for fun and sport.
However, as the tagline says, it has chosen the wrong man to hunt, baby!
An elite team of commandos led by the extraordinary muscular build Alan “Dutch” Schaefer is sent on a mission in the jungle to rescue an important hostage who is held by a group of notorious criminals.
The supposed to be easy mission quickly turns into a bloody nightmare when a creepy alien landed in the jungle sees the commandos as an excellent earth food. The hunt is on but when Arnold is in the picture it is often not so clear who is the hunter and who is the prey…
I’m sorry guys but there aren’t many beautiful ladies shining in the movie, except Elpidia Carrillo (it is totally ok if this name doesn’t ring a bell).
She is one tough of a female commando, named Anna who kicks ass just as mercilessly as their male colleagues do.
Carl Weathers (mainly known from the “Rocky” franchise), as well as the famous wrestler, turned actor Jesse Ventura are the other popular actors who support Arnold in this amazing horror-adventure movie.
This is a Funny Action Movie Because:
Again, it is so funny to watch Arnold, this time in the role of Dutch. I have to admit that I love the part where Arnold meets Carl Weathers who plays Dillon- his partner in action and they both grab each other to shake hands. The hilarious one-liner that follows is “Dillon, you son of a bitch!”
In that moment the camera shows us the huge, no, gigantic, no, immense biceps of Dutch and stays like that for a few seconds. No woman in the world would understand this manly scene filled with testosterone!
Another memorable scene is near the end of the film where the Alien’s face is unmasked and Arnold gathers all his remaining strength to cry out with a funny face- “You are one ugly motherfucker!” This is legendary.
The writers have created a script full of ridiculous one-liners suitable for Arnold’s stiff tone of voice and the final result is more than satisfying. Don’t believe me?! Just watch again the “Get to the choppa” scene where the former Mr. Olympia screams while making funny face moves. Once again, this is legendary.
Sure enough, the movie is full of the usual goofs and mistakes from which almost no movie can escape.
“The Predator” is a superb, action packed roller coaster. It is engaging, thrilling and will keep you at the edge of your seat. Sometimes it will make your body shake from laughter.
I am more than curious to see the upcoming sequel, directed by Shane Black (“Iron man 3”, 2013) which is expected to hit the big screen in 2018.
If you haven’t watched this one, please do so and let me know what do you think by leaving a comment below. Is it the greatest Arnold movie ever?