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(Guardian)   Yes it is. We're getting too old for this sh*t too   (theguardian.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
Well, it's obviously not as good as the first- how many movies are? But it's not bad. It's definitely the second best movie with a Predator in it, by a wide margin.
 
5 days ago  
Imo it's not bad like Conan the Barbarian to Conan The Destroyer, but it's not decent like Alien to Aliens.
 
5 days ago  
It's okay.  They were never going to recapture the lightning in a bottle that was Predator so Predator 2 was a good attempt at trying something different.
 
5 days ago  
It's not that it is bad, it's mediocre.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
I like it.
 
5 days ago  

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5 days ago  
Who was more ready: el Scorpio or Bonesaw?
 
5 days ago  
Theres plenty of worse movies than predator 2. Like every other predator sequel/reboot
 
5 days ago  

Bslim: Michael J Faux: I need to pick some random old bad-to-middling movie and start sermonizing about how ACTUALLY, everyone is wrong about it and YES, Fievel Goes West is a subversive masterpiece that I ALONE FULLY COMPREHEND! (please subscribe)

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5 days ago  
Hear me out: why Predator 2 isn't a bad movie

Funny, I don't recall hearing anybody saying that it was.
 
5 days ago  
Predator 2 was a fine flick, it wasn't a masterpiece but didn't need to be. It's far more memorable than any of the subsequent Predator films.
 
5 days ago  
I liked Predator 2 more than Predator 1.
 
5 days ago  
I grew up with it. The 10 year old in me will always love it for being effectively the only real Dark Horse comic book Predator movie.
It's nowhere near the near perfect film Predator is but Bill Paxton is great, Gary Busey is great, the expanded arsenal is great and the absurd hyperviolence is great.
 
5 days ago  

kryptoknightmare: Well, it's obviously not as good as the first- how many movies are? But it's not bad. It's definitely the second best movie with a Predator in it, by a wide margin.


I enjoyed Predators simply for the sheer amount of Oscar winners in it just farking GNAWING the scenery. It was effective. They really made you believe Adrian Brody could be assertive.
 
5 days ago  

Myk-House of El: I liked Predator 2 more than Predator 1.


Same. Predator 1 had too much faffing about in the jungle and dumb subplots.

/AAAHnold noises
//HEEEEYYYYIEEEE AUUUUUAAGH
///KEEEL MEEEEE CAHM AAAAAHN! DOO EEEEEHT!
 
5 days ago  
Danny Glover is the most unconvincing badass in movie history. He's trying so hard to be a mixture of Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson, but his permanent "you wanna fark with me face"  looks more like the face of a retiree on a cruise who is confused about buffet etiquette
 
5 days ago  

mike_d85: Bslim: Michael J Faux: I need to pick some random old bad-to-middling movie and start sermonizing about how ACTUALLY, everyone is wrong about it and YES, Fievel Goes West is a subversive masterpiece that I ALONE FULLY COMPREHEND! (please subscribe)

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5 days ago  

padraig: Danny Glover is the most unconvincing badass in movie history. He's trying so hard to be a mixture of Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson, but his permanent "you wanna fark with me face"  looks more like the face of a retiree on a cruise who is confused about buffet etiquette


Mister, you got a lot to learn about people.
 
5 days ago  

padraig: Danny Glover is the most unconvincing badass in movie history. He's trying so hard to be a mixture of Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson, but his permanent "you wanna fark with me face"  looks more like the face of a retiree on a cruise who is confused about buffet etiquette


He also looks to be on the verge of a massive heart attack.
 
5 days ago  
I liked it better than the first one. Just found the LA during a heatwave setting more interesting than jungle. And the alien skull in the ship - loved that tease of having the movies connected.
 
5 days ago  
What horrible thing do you need to do in a previous life to end up writing reviews for 30 year old movies?

This takes "failure at life" to an entirely new level.
 
5 days ago  

Marcos P: Imo it's not bad like Conan the Barbarian to Conan The Destroyer, but it's not decent like Alien to Aliens.


The first Conan ain't that good.
 
5 days ago  

mjbok: Marcos P: Imo it's not bad like Conan the Barbarian to Conan The Destroyer, but it's not decent like Alien to Aliens.

The first Conan ain't that good.


It's still academy award material compared to the sequel. Possibly one of the worst sequels ever made (there's a rumored Highlander one that perhaps could be worse).
 
5 days ago  
Maybe it is because I was ten when it came out, but I really liked Predator 2.
 
5 days ago  

Bslim: mike_d85: Bslim: Michael J Faux: I need to pick some random old bad-to-middling movie and start sermonizing about how ACTUALLY, everyone is wrong about it and YES, Fievel Goes West is a subversive masterpiece that I ALONE FULLY COMPREHEND! (please subscribe)

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5 days ago  

mjbok: Marcos P: Imo it's not bad like Conan the Barbarian to Conan The Destroyer, but it's not decent like Alien to Aliens.

The first Conan ain't that good.


Compared to destroyer?
 
5 days ago  

The Irrelevant Gamer: Maybe it is because I was ten when it came out, but I really liked Predator 2.


This is my defense for Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot and Hudson Hawk.Except I was 7.
 
5 days ago  

WhippingBoi: What horrible thing do you need to do in a previous life to end up writing reviews for 30 year old movies?

This takes "failure at life" to an entirely new level.


If the pay is ok and you happen to like writing about movies, what kind of failure is that?  Seems like a cushy gig to me.
 
5 days ago  

Marcos P: mjbok: Marcos P: Imo it's not bad like Conan the Barbarian to Conan The Destroyer, but it's not decent like Alien to Aliens.

The first Conan ain't that good.

Compared to destroyer?


Haven't seen destroyer.  Saw the first one about a month ago.  It does not hold up.
 
5 days ago  

BafflerMeal: I like it.


Same. It was interesting to see the predator in an urban setting, and I liked that the military was prepared, but not prepared enough. I also liked the implication at the end they'd been coming to Earth to hunt for hundreds of years (and the cheeky xenomorph skull, even if it did lead to a couple terrible AVP movies).
 
4 days ago  
I actually like Predator 2 compared with the original.

I mean, Arnold versus Predator? Dude's as tall and buff as the Predator; it's an even fight.

Everyman Danny Glover versus Predator? You're wondering 'how the fark is he going to win?' Adds an element of drama and suspense.

/still enjoy all the Predator films, aside from AvP
 
4 days ago  

mjbok: Marcos P: mjbok: Marcos P: Imo it's not bad like Conan the Barbarian to Conan The Destroyer, but it's not decent like Alien to Aliens.

The first Conan ain't that good.

Compared to destroyer?

Haven't seen destroyer.  Saw the first one about a month ago.  It does not hold up.


Let's face it, the only reasons to watch Conan the Destroyer is pre-Wonder Years Olivia d'Abo in low-cut furs and post-Superman 2 Sarah Douglas in full-on 'sexy Evil Queen' mode and costuming.

The Lovecraft tie-in Dagoth is a nice touch, but not really a selling feature.
 
4 days ago  
Put me down as a P2 fan as well.  One of my favourite sequels actually.

Younger me was pretty excited back in the day when the whole Predator posse de-cloaked around Danny Glover near the end.  Good times.
 
4 days ago  

mjbok: Marcos P: mjbok: Marcos P: Imo it's not bad like Conan the Barbarian to Conan The Destroyer, but it's not decent like Alien to Aliens.

The first Conan ain't that good.

Compared to destroyer?

Haven't seen destroyer.  Saw the first one about a month ago.  It does not hold up.


Your taste in movies is automatically suspect. As well as your masculinity and ability to debate theological philosophy over roast animal.
 
4 days ago  

Night Train to Wakanda: Your taste in movies is automatically suspect. As well as your masculinity and ability to debate theological philosophy over roast animal.


Don't forget all the fantasy stuff has gotten the Lord of the Rings treatment and all the Sword and Sorcerer stuff was as close as they could get because of budget and effects limitations.  So you wind up with someone comparing Harry Potter fighting the CGI Bassilisk with Conan fighting a snake puppet.  Instead they should be comparing it to a Sci-fy movie like Boa vs Python.

For someone under 30 all these major effects aren't amazing, they're just standard for a theatrical release.
 
4 days ago  

mjbok: Marcos P: Imo it's not bad like Conan the Barbarian to Conan The Destroyer, but it's not decent like Alien to Aliens.

The first Conan ain't that good.


This post is worse.
 
4 days ago  
I love Predator 2, it's a perfect "watch it at 1AM on USA" movie.

/Protip: USA was an old cable network that showed a ton of good/trashy movies
 
4 days ago  

DecemberNitro: I love Predator 2, it's a perfect "watch it at 1AM on USA" movie.

/Protip: USA was an old cable network that showed a ton of good/trashy movies


And Silk Stalkings.
 
4 days ago  

xalres: kryptoknightmare: Well, it's obviously not as good as the first- how many movies are? But it's not bad. It's definitely the second best movie with a Predator in it, by a wide margin.

I enjoyed Predators simply for the sheer amount of Oscar winners in it just farking GNAWING the scenery. It was effective. They really made you believe Adrian Brody could be assertive.


Another one who liked Predator 2 here.

Also, I liked Predators.  I thought it was a nice changeup.  I wouldn't want it to be a trilogy but I would happily have watched another movie following the two of them getting back to Earth, or not.

The rest of them were bad.  I had hope for The Predator, but that was an enormous letdown.
 
4 days ago  
The worst thing about Predator movies is how many of them there are and how dick-little we know about them from it.  They're nearly useless for world-building.
 
4 days ago  

mike_d85: Night Train to Wakanda: Your taste in movies is automatically suspect. As well as your masculinity and ability to debate theological philosophy over roast animal.

Don't forget all the fantasy stuff has gotten the Lord of the Rings treatment and all the Sword and Sorcerer stuff was as close as they could get because of budget and effects limitations.  So you wind up with someone comparing Harry Potter fighting the CGI Bassilisk with Conan fighting a snake puppet.  Instead they should be comparing it to a Sci-fy movie like Boa vs Python.

For someone under 30 all these major effects aren't amazing, they're just standard for a theatrical release.


Conans snake puppetry is still pretty good for one thing sure it's a rubber snake, but the scales are still lifelike. But that's not what that movie is about anyways.

It's a deeply philosophical movie that starts you off immediately with a Nietzsche quote. That then puts to the viewer "what is the the riddle of steel"? We witness the failures and strengths of flesh and bonds of men. Even Max Con Sydow throws down an amazing scenery chewing moment that exemplifies the loss of a child and how children who have been poisoned against their parents. It's not until the end do we get an answer to any of this.

The music also sets the tone for the entirety of Arnie's movie career. Compare the Anvil of Crom to Terminator, Predator, Total Recall, what ever, and the hard driving drums and orchestra influenced them all.
 
4 days ago  

AdrienVeidt: The worst thing about Predator movies is how many of them there are and how dick-little we know about them from it.  They're nearly useless for world-building.


There's stuff in the Dark Horse comics I'm told, but no-one really reads those except uber-nerds. I was hoping for Predators to lead to something, but after the two AvP, Prometheus, Covenant, and The Predator I think any hope of getting the glorious Alien/Predator/Blade Runner/Soldier (possibly Firefly & Serenity since they had the Weyland Yutani logo a few times) we deserve are out the window.
 
3 days ago  
Your blog ducks.
 
3 days ago  
sucks
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