brian-mcgee - September 12, 2018
The folks over at Screen Junkies are on fire with their latest Honest Trailer for 1987's Predator, one of the greatest films in all of human history. With the release of Shane Black's rebootquel The Predator this weekend, the time is right for an honest look at the original, and in all honesty, it's nothing short of one of the greatest films ever made.
Yes, it's a very manly movie, and many of Jesse Ventura's lines—save, "I ain't got time to bleed,"—have aged very poorly, but along with Commando, it's sort of the pinnacle of that 80s machismo Reagan-era movies with invincible heroes. Even though Dutch—and John Matrix for that matter—wasn't American, we felt like he represented that American spirit of indestructibility in the world.
I mean, they say it all up there in the video. That is the manliest handshake in all of screen history, and I did indeed grow a mustache while watching it. Plus, the bit about the end credits is amazing. Someone set the end credits of Predator to the tune of "Too Many Cooks."
Out of curiosity, where do you guys stand with Predator? Is it the number one Schwarzenegger for you guys as well? My Arnold top five would have to be—in no particular order—Predator, Commando, T2, Total Recall, and Conan 1. I mean, that's a tough top five to crack, I left off True Lies, The Running Man, Kindergarten Cop, Twins, and Last Action Hero, which I think is secretly brilliant.
Let me know your Arnold Top 5 in the comments section below. The Predator opens tomorrow night.