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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Siskel and Ebert Classic Review: PREDATOR and PREDATOR 2

Siskel & Ebert was on channel 2 at 11:35 pm every Sunday. Here is our weekly tribute to the two legends. Film school starts now.

G's Take: Good ol'Siskel, once again he is on the wrong side of cinematic history. I love how he likes the Predator until the moment you can see him. PREDATOR is a sci-fi classic, one of the coolest films to come out of the 80's, and remains Arnold's best film after the first two Terminator pictures. Though it has moments of predictability and some stock characters, the story moves quick, has some amazing action and the Predator is a menacing bad-ass. THUMBS WAY, WAY UP!

Side Note: Who else thinks Arnold should ditch the Terminator films and come back to the Predator franchise? Dutch as a grizzled survivor of the jungle nightmare is now the golden goose for the Predators and a hunting party has landed on earth to find him. GRAN TORINO that franchise fools. Damn. I think I just drooled on my laptop.

G's Take: This is not a great film but I have a soft spot for the alien hunter. I dig seeing the Predator on the streets of Los Angeles but Glover doesn't work for me here, Gary Busy is terrible, but you do get Bill Paxton and Maria Conchita Alonso. For every spoonful of bad you get a shot of good which makes for a nice plate of mediocrity. Dig in. A marginal THUMBS UP.

See you on forty deuce,