Almost thirty years later and the John McTiernan (Die Hard, The Hunt for Red October) and Arnold Schwarzenegger action/science fiction film has held up pretty well all things considering.
An elite troop of U.S. Army commandos, led by Major Dutch Schaeffer(Arnold Schwarzenegger – Twins, Junior), are in the jungles of South America searching for officials who have been kidnapped by terrorists. They do not find the men they are looking for, but a bunch of skinned corpses hanging from the trees. The enemy they are facing has now become that much more dangerous. One by one the men in Schaeffer’s troop are picked off by this deadly, unseen enemy. Soon it becomes Schaeffer versus a heavily armed and armored alien creature that is able to render itself invisible.
Between the gore and the steamy setting of the Mexican jungles, director McTiernan shows himself able to set up good action films. The action is fast and furious and he does not preoccupy himself too much with story. The characters are completely two dimensional, but that matters none as they carry big guns and kick ass. Like many Schwarzenegger films the dialogue is often quite cheesy and as a result humourous. Despite the aforementioned 20 years the Predator creature is still creepy and the special effects are still decent.
-If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It: The Making of Predator
-Inside the Predator
-Predator Special Effects
-Deleted Scenes and Outtakes