Monday, 20 October 2014

Oh, fuck this, get me out of here!

Predator 2 (1990)

It's sort of ok.
I certainly don't have a Freudian analysis to apply as I do with the first one (review here) as it's appeals are generally more bland and I have not watched it nearly as many times as the Schwarzeneggar original.
Maybe something could be made out of it's ropey racial politics but despite some hideous stereotypes Glover is kind of interesting in playing his usual schtick from the Lethal Weapon movies but upgraded to solo lead. Gary Busey gives a typically eccentric performance, the action beats are often non-sensical though zippy enough but there's little very memorable here.
Also responsible for popularising in attentive moviegoers minds the idea of Aliens Vs. Predator with a cameo appearance from a skull on the Hunters' ship, though keyed in nerds would already have read the Dark Horse comics series released just before this movie.

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