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Predator (Widescreen Collector's Edition) (1987)

A movie directed by John McTiernan

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  • Aug 28, 2010
This is definitely, in my opinion, a movie that children should not be watching. I made the mistake of letting my 9 and 10 year old watch this, and spent the entire night up with them because of nightmares. For the adult side of things, this is a pretty good movie if you like high action movies. 3 stars from me.
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July 21, 2011
On the surface this would seem like a natural for my almost 11 year old grandson Benji who is obsessed with weaponry, but you called it. Even though this flick is an oldie it is still far too violent and scary for kids--especially those who don't like monster movies!
 
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review by . November 13, 2010
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 *** out of ****      There will never truly be a Predator hunter/victim better than Arnold Schwarzenegger. He's a natural born action star who was meant to play these kinds of roles, even if he's never truly spectacular in any of them. None the less, "Predator" is movie fanboy goodness in nearly every way. It's got plenty of action and a solid amount of blood, as well as a heart and a wild ride full of thrills. Also, there's plenty of good movie …
Quick Tip by . August 12, 2010
The nearly non-stop tension and action filling 3/4 of this movie make it a must for action junkies. Some of Arnolds best one-liners came from this classic!
review by . May 01, 2010
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is a true sci-fi classic. Like the Alien Quadrilogy (Alien/ Aliens /Alien 3 /Alien Resurrection), a powerful alien creature slaughters humans like cattle.     What makes Predator so great - and what more recent copycats lack - is a great cast of characters and dramatic scenes. Far from just being cannon fodder, you actually start to like Dillon and Blane and the rest. I'll never forget the scene when Dillon becomes so nervous he breaks his razor while shaving - what a great way …
review by . February 02, 2008
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This movie is one of the most engaging and intense science fiction movies ever made. An alien lands in the jungles of Central America and is on a hunt with humans serving as the prey. Armed with high-tech weapons and an invisibility screen, it can move through the jungles at will, but can be injured by firearms.    Arnold Schwarzenegger is the leader of a team of mercenaries sent into the jungles of Central America by the American CIA. Their mission is supposedly to rescue some hostages …
review by . July 25, 2004
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Even after 17 years, I still enjoy this hybrid film which combines the best features of action adventure with special effects which create what is generally referred to as "science fiction." Here's the basic situation: Major Alan ("Dutch") Schaefer (Schwarzenegger) and his personal team of highly trained and highly skilled special operatives are enlisted by the CIA to go into an unnamed Latin American country to rescue others who had previously been assigned there on a special mission to....   …
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RambomeetsAlienin this terrific science-fiction thriller from 1987, directed by John McTiernan just a year beforeDie Hardmade him Hollywood's most sought-after director of action-packed blockbusters. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite squad of U.S. Army commandos to a remote region of South American jungle, where they've been assigned to search for South American officials who've been kidnapped by terrorists. Instead they find a bunch of skinned corpses hanging from the trees and realize that they're now facing a mysterious and much deadlier threat. As the squad is picked off one by one, Arnold finds himself pitted against a hideous alien creature that's heavily armed and wearing a spacesuit enabling the creature to render itself invisible. The title says it all in describing the relentless, escalating action that follows, maintained by McTiernan with an abundance of visual flair. The film's special effects are still impressive, and stunning locations in the Mexican jungles create a combined atmosphere of verdant beauty and imminent danger. The plot doesn't hold up to much scrutiny, but the movie's so exciting and tightly paced that its weaknesses seem irrelevant.--Jeff Shannon
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Director: John McTiernan
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Screen Writer: Jim Thomas, John Thomas
DVD Release Date: August 10, 2004
Runtime: 107 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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