Sunday, July 02, 2006


Predator is a movie about guys with big guns shooting big guns. It's the story of two gubernatorial candidates, Schwarzenegger and the "Goddamn Sexual Tyrannosaurus" Ventura, on a covert op to rescue a cabinet minister who was captured by guerillas. Carl Weathers, who later went on to be remembered as Chubbs from Happy Gilmore, plays as Dillon - former war buddy of Dutch (Arnie's character). The rest of the team is filled out a crazy-eyed Native American named Billy, a guy named Mac who likes to sing Beatles songs, and some other guy who tells bad jokes.

The plot thickens when Dutch discovers that the cabinet minister story was a ploy to get he and his men to come and unleash some bad-assery on the guerillas so Dillon could get information. The plot congeals when the squad members start losing limbs and heads at the hands of the unseen alien who is on a hunting spree.

After the predator makes short work of his unit, Arnie gets medievel and the two killers go toe-to-toe. The film ends with your standard "hero running away from the nuclear blast and ducking behind a giant log" scene. This movie birthed that cliché, I think.

It's interesting to note that the movie only has one female character. However, with this much testosterone in the air, there's simply no room for girls in this jungle.

Weathers can't stop staring at Arnold's arm.

Arnie movie's always have awesome quotes. Here are a few:

MAC:You're ghostin' us, motherfucker. I don't care who you are back in the world, you give away our position one more time, I'll bleed ya, real quiet. Leave ya here. Got that?
Blaine: I ain't got time to bleed.
Dutch: If it bleeds, we can kill it.
Dutch: You're one ugly mudder fucker.

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