Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Predator Review (Updated)








Predator


Release Date: 20th August 1987 - Australia


Production Companies
Amercent Films
American Entertainment Partners L.P.
Davis Entertainment
Lawrence Gordon Productions
Silver Pictures
20th Century Fox Film
Corporation

Distribution
20th Century Fox Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 107 minutes


Budget: $15,000,000

Box Office Gross: $98,267,558
(Worldwide)



Plot Summary
Recruited by the CIA
to rescue hostages held
by guerilla fighters in a
Central American
country, Dutch and his
men encounter an
enemy unimaginably
more deadly than any
on Earth.



Cast
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Major
Alan "Dutch" Schaefer
Carl Weathers - George Dillon
Elpidia Carrillo - Anna
Bill Duke - Mac Eliot
Jesse Ventura - Blain Cooper
Sonny Landham - Billy Sole
Richard Chaves - Jorge "Poncho"
Ramirez
Shane Black - Rick Hawkins
R. G. Armstrong - Major General
Homer Phillips
Kevin Peter Hall - The Predator/
Helicopter Pilot
Peter Cullen - The Predator (Voice)
(Uncredited)

Crew
Director - John McTiernan
Writers - Jim & John Thomas
Producers - Lawrence Gordon, Joel
Silver & John Davis
Production Designer - John Vallone
Creature Creator - Stan Winston
Director of Photography - Donald
McApline, A.S.C
Visual Effects Producer - Robert M. Greenberg
Visual Consultant - Richard Greenberg
Visual Effects Supervisors - Michael
Bigelow & Joel Hynek
Film Editors - Mark Helfrich &
John F, Link
Music - Alan Silvestri


Awards

1988 Academy Awards
Best Visual Effects - Joel Hynek, Robert M. & Richard Greenberg
& Stan Winston (Nominated)


Review
PREDATOR may sound a bit scary, but is an action-packed film that is filled with total surprises. The movie had groundbreaking visual effects and Arnold Schwarzenegger did a terrific job with his acting performance and he is my all-time number one favourite actor. This is the second time I had seen Chubbs, Oops! I mean a character played by Carl Weathers who gets killed off, the first being HAPPY GILMORE (click here) and I love the quote that is said by Arnie "GET TO THE CHOPPER!"

Quite simply, this movie can be described by one word.... SPECTACULAR. This is a timeless movie which even with age will never be boring or unwatchable.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


1 comment:

  1. It has been a while since I have seen this. I probably should give it a another viewing sometime soon.

    -James

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