Predator 2 1990


Although the original has risen to classic status, it takes a long time to get to the point; Stephen Hopkins follow up from 1990 moves the action from the South American jungles to Los Angeles, and puts the hunting alien in an urban setting. Danny Glover is the LA cop who is clearly too old for such action, but sets about his task with considerably gravity when he realizes that an East LA turf war between Jamacian and Columbian gangs hides an interplanetary intruder. Predator 2 has strong action sequences, with the alien causing carnage in the subway and on the skyline, with good support from genre favorites Bill Paxton, Gary Busey, Robert Davi and Rueben Blades. The only film in the Alien/Predator franchise to make good use of an urban setting, Predator 2 doesn’t quite fit the canon, but is a meaty action film in its own right.


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