Predator 2 (1990)

Predator 2 (1990) — You know I remember liking this movie a lot more when I was 8… which isn’t to say that it’s too god-awful, but its problems are a lot more apparent.  Set in the distant future of 1997, Los Angeles has become consumed by a gang war between the Columbians and Jamaicans (who have similar hair to the Predator). During this time of ethnic conflict everyone’s favorite rasta termite from hell decides to declare open season. In addition to the gangbangers he also targets a cop who may in fact be too old for this shit (Danny Glover) and his crew (including musician and future unsuccessful Panamanian presidential candidate Ruben Blades). Lot of people get skinned and hung upside down but the movie is surprisingly non-graphic when it comes to the actual kill-shots… even though the bloody aftermath is shown in gruesome detail.  I’m not sure why that is but it seemed odd.  The acting is laughable and for some reason Morton Downey Jr. is in this but it still manages to be decently watchable. The idea to transplant the scenario into an urban setting is one that could have paid off much better than this did.  All in all I’m glad the new sequel is going back to the jungle…

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