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Predator

Directed by John McTiernan. US. 1987. R. 107 minutes. Fox. Digital.
Sponsored by Jeff Kenney and Squad
Fri., July 22, 2016
Friday
July 22, 2016
10:00 pm

“Look, I don’t care if it seemed like a great movie when we were thirteen. It’s not. I will not begrudge anyone for enjoying macho Schwarzenegger running around covered in mud making bad puns, or Jesse “The Body” Ventura (at that time my favorite evil wrestling commentator) boasting, “I ain’t got time to bleed.” But the movie doesn’t have much more than that to offer. I believe the reputation of “Predator” is due to two factors: 1) The monster seemed cool at the time. 2) It wasn’t good enough that we went back and watched it again. Now all we have is that residual thirteen-year-old memory of a cool monster, and that image gets more and more watered down by action figures and comic books, and watching the movie and seeing that cheesy heat vision effect that, again, seemed cool at the time. Oh well. I guess you can get excited about your Alien crossover if you want to, but just remember, I tried to warn you.” (Bryan Theiss, The Scarecrow Video Movie Guide)