#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major “Dutch” Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world.
Plot: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.
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_**Schwarzenegger vs. “the demon who makes trophies of man” in the Latin American jungles**_
An elite squad of commandos is enlisted for a mission to the jungles of Central America to rescue some VIPs after their helicopter is downed. They soon discover that they are hunted by some kind of predator… not of this world. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers star.
“Predator” (1987) mixes jungle action with otherworldly sci-fi for satisfying adventure/horror. The macho cast is superb, counterbalanced by Elpidia Carrillo as Anna. The flick’s iconic and uber-“cool” with exceptional jungle locations and cinematography, as well as F/X that hold up. Unfortunately, there’s little depth. It’s enjoyable as a popcorn movie, but also forgettable. Catch “Apocalypse Now” (1979) for the real deal in jungle adventure/horror.
The film runs 1 hour, 47 minutes and was shot in southern Mexico.
Ball busting Vietnam allegory McTiernan style delivers wholesale.
I will start this by giving my ratings, yes plural because to me as a sci-fi/action film fan the film has few peers, it is 100% pure suspense testo explosive fun that along side John McTiernan’s other action template Die Hard, stands the test of time to the point that it will be thrilling viewers long after we have left this earth. So with that I give it a personal rating of 10/10, it’s faultless for my needs in a genre I indulge and lose myself in on a frequent roster. For any other movie fan aware of the genre’s traits and peccadilloes without being a fan of sorts, then I rate the film easily at 7 or 8 out of 10, what’s not to like here?
The film is without a shadow of a doubt another allegory of Vietnam, a crack unit of soldiers are stuck in a central American jungle being killed off by an invisible enemy, the soldiers are there after being lied to by the powers that be, tactics are paramount but the enemy that stalks them holds all the aces. This crack special rescue team are a testosterone fuelled band of beef, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Sonny Landham, Bill Duke & Jesse Ventura, these five alone have a combined muscle weight heavy enough to have sunk the Titanic, and McTiernan uses the beefcakes to the max in a series of joyous ball busting sequences.
The dialogue is sharp and funny with Schwarzenegger quipping his way thru the first reel, and the score from Alan Silvestri pumps the blood at just the right time, whilst the effects crew have done sterling work to bring this “hardest man in the world versus bad ass alien predator” to life, none more so than when viewing POV heat seeking infa-red shots as our deadly alien killer. The end throws up some interesting thoughts, that have for better or worse? Been fleshed out with further films involving the predator of the title, but one should judge this film as a single entry because it sits at the top of the tree as one of the best of it’s kind; so truly this is a benchmark for the genre that will take some beating as far as I’m concerned.
One of the classic sci-fi movies and one of the most entertaining action movies ever made. Certainly one of the best Arnold movies, along with Terminator 1 and 2. Mix a simple but effective story, one cool alien, well directed action scenes, Arnold kicking ass and you get an top notch action movie. Sure, there are some exaggerated macho performances, but John knows how to do it with style.
So if you’re a young (but not too young) movie viewer who haven’t yet seen Predator, be sure to do so to get a sample of action 80’s style with Arnold at his peak.
Science Fiction Perfection
I was 12 when I first saw Predator and it has been a firm sci-fi favorite ingrained in my psyche ever since. Predator, now 23 years old, hasn’t aged and still feels current – if you can excuse the 80’s testosterone. It just goes to show that expensive CGI is no match for a good story with a colourful and competent cast.
The story follows Dutch (Schwarzenegger) the leader of a specialized group of bad-ass soldiers who run rescue missions in areas Chuck Norris would be scared to go. He is duped into a supposed rescue mission in South America by an old college, Dillon (Carl Weathers) who now works for the CIA.
Once in the Jungle, Dillon’s true reason for using Dutch becomes apparent when the team comes across the mutilated remains of a previous special ops team sent in by Dillon. The team is not there to rescue anyone, but stop an arms deal. Someone begins picking off the team one by one and and to quote Billy (Sonny Landham) who provides the spiritual insight “There is something out there, and it ain’t no man”. The action begins…
Alien hunters on safari, CIA operatives, professional black ops soldiers, South American rebels and a whole lot of hot steamy jungle in the mix and you have one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made.
The 80’s style testosterone fueled acting gives great insight into the period and muscle-bound cast perform well and this must be Arnie’s finest performance. Thankfully there isn’t much of the of cheesy 80’s dialog, like that painfully delivered by Bill Paxton in Aliens and Predator 2.
Like Ridley Scott’s Alien, the franchise has only gone downhill since and fans have eagerly been waiting for Robert Rodriguez and Nimród Antal to restore the franchise to it’s former glory with the release of Predators.
A timeless classic and sci-fi masterpiece. 10/10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director John McTiernan
Writer Jim Thomas, John Thomas
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke
Country USA, Mexico
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company American Entertainment, 20th Century Fox
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (4 channels)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35-III, Panavision Super Speed Z-Series MKII and Ultra Speed Z-Series MKII Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold, Panavision Super Speed Z-Series MKII, Ultra Speed Z-Series MKII and Canon Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247, 400T 5294)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2018 remaster), Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384), 70 mm (blow-up) (Eastman 5384)