aka Predator Goes To The City.


Things I liked about Predator 2-

– It looks great. A fantastic comic book style and a vibrant colour palate. The framing is very comic book-like also.

– The cast. No, we don’t get Arnie again but we do get Danny Glover, Bill Paxton and Gary Busey. But the biggest surprise was seeing Lilyan Chauvin, the Mother Superior from Silent Night, Deadly Night.

Things I didn’t like about Predator 2-

– There’s no plot or decent characterisation. Nada. Zilch. Nothing to see here. This means that the film feels like all surface and no substance. I kept thinking of the first Superman film from 1978 which also had a comic book-style vision of ‘the city’ but also had a fantastic plot and beautifully drawn characters amongst other pluses. Because of these absences, there are huge chunks of Predator 2 which feel like just noise and movement for no reason whatsoever. This becomes nauseating very quickly indeed.

Such a shame especially after the cult classic feast that was the original film. Ho hum.

2 stars out of 5


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