The original Predator film kinda came out of nowhere to become a success. People loved it. Now, of course, Hollywood tried to cash in on that success by filming a sequel. It was always going to be hard to live up to those kinds of expectations. And while this film is nowhere near as good it is still a decent watch.
In the city of Los Angeles recently some evil drug lords have been killed off in gruesome fashion. And while the cops are on one hand happy they don't have to deal with them, they are also wondering who is behind the murders.
Lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover – The Colour Purple, Saw V) is in the drug division and has been battling these drug lords for years. When these murders start, despite the fact that his superiors tell him to stay away, Harrigan knows something is up. He hunch proves to be right when he discovers that Predator (Kevin Peter Hall – Big Top Pee-wee, Predator) is behind the murders. Predator is an alien that has a hobby of making keepsakes out of human skulls. Harrigan sets out to try and capture Predator, but that is difficult because it is able to become invisible at will.
They have taken it up a notch in the second Predator film in that the alien human-hunter has new kinds of weaponry and that leads to some great action scenes through the streets of L.A. If you were a fan of the Predator (as opposed to Arnold Schwarzenegger) then you'll dig this one more as it is definitely the star of the second film. We go deeper into what the Predator is and why it does what it does. It loves to hunt and does its killing for the sport. It attacks only those it sees as a threat.
There is plenty of gore in this film with humans getting squished like bugs. It is also fast-paced and a treat for the eyes. If you are fan of action films and Predator films then this should please you.
-The Hunters and the Hunted
-Something on the Roof
-Enemy in the Alley
-Thrill of the Hunt
-The Predator Goes to Town
-Creating the Ultimate Hunter
-Hard Core Special Report: City at War
-Hard Core from Penthouse to Slaughterhouse: A Special Report in Town