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03/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Predator 2" by Yojimbo

The predator returns to stalk supercop Danny Glover on the streets of a suburban warzone while a federal special ops team try to track down and capture the creature. Relocating the predator story to a humid city environment in the middle of a gang war was actually a pretty strong idea, but the execution falls far short of the promising concept. Much of the first half of the film is a hang over from trashy 80s cop films, full of posturing stereotypes who come across as little more than foul-mouthed, trigger happy thugs because it lacks the tongue in cheek humour of the first film. The supporting cast are without exception awful, and the cinematography tacky and cheap looking. Add some poor production design (the predator ship looks rubbish) and very dated effects and we have a typical sequ...

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05/05/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Satisfying Sequel

Predator 2 is a very different film than the original Predator with the only real similarity being the title creature. None of the original cast returns for this sequel and there are only a few references to the events of the first film. It was originally intended for Arnold Schwarzenegger to appear but he frowned upon the idea to bring the story to the urban jungle of Los Angeles. Released three years after the original, this film proved to be a critical and box office failure and it would be another fourteen years before the Predator would appear on screen again in Alien vs. Predator.

The films story isn’t its strong point and it takes awhile to find it’s footing but it holds together well enough. The film is set in futuristic L.A. and beings in the middle of a street war between riv...

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