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Predator 2 (1990)

Predator 2 (1990)


Danny Glover
Gary Busey
Rubén Blades
María Conchita Alonso
Bill Paxton

Directed by Stephen Hopkins

With a chaotic beginning, where we see something like a war scene in heat wave Los Angeles in 1997. This science fiction movie begins with a punch as we witness a shootout between the Colombian and Jamaican drug cartel.
This movie’s opening sequence is memorable and a dam right great action sequence.

The release of this movie was not met with great reviews like the first Predator which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. The movie is very chaotic and I love it. I have seen this movie more times than I did the first and I’m a huge fan of this movie regardless of the negative reviews and the poor box office performance.
The movie had a lot of racial undertones which I think the screenwriters could have done better without.

Predator 2, is a crazy, fun and action-packed movie which over the years has become a cult film. Danny Glover played Lieutenant Michael "Mike" R. Harrigan who is a stubborn, crazy LAPD officer who does not obey orders.
Danny Glover’s character in this movie reminds me of the buddy cop movie franchise Lethal Weapon which had its first part released in 1987 same year the first Predator (1987) was released.
In Lethal Weapon though Glover plays a clam Homicide Sergeant Roger Murtaugh partnered with a crazy officer like the one he played in this movie Sergeant Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson).

This Predator movie starts with the presence of the Predator felt from the very beginning of the movie. He intervenes in the battle going on in the first war like scene.
Where the Predator seems to be admiring Mike’s craziness and tenacity. The Predator here seems to be infatuated with Mike to the point that he follows him around and taunts him.

Unlike the first movie, this one had more budget backing which is visible in the effects of the movie. The movie also packs a punch in the number of killings that were shown and the ruthless ending to some of the poor unfortunate souls who get to face the Predator.

The movie plot has a Predator on the loose, something the Feds know about and are trying to contain.
This Predator seems to be on a killing spree attacking anyone and everyone he deems fight worthy.

The movie crosses the line between a revenge drawn man and a bunch of scientist Feds, the end of this movie is what you have to see to admire as much as I do.


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