Predator 2 (1990) Movie Review

Predator 2 (1990)

1990 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
108 minutes /

User Score: 67/100

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Predator 2 Review


Amidst a territorial gang war, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan.

Predator 2 (1990) is a 1h 48-min American science-fiction action horror film that is a sequel to Predator (1987). Director Stephen Hopkins (Lost in Space (1998), Predator 2 (1990), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Under Suspicion (2000)) excelled in executing the movie into being an adventurous ride. The film contains graphic sexual content, nudity, extreme graphic violence, gory, graphic, grotesque images, bad language, suspense, thrills, adventure, tension, and drug content.

Los Angeles was in a devastating state in 1997 where they were battling a torturous heat wave and a turf war between the Colombian and Jamaican drug cartels. A Predator witnesses the police and Colombians having a shootout and later intervenes while the police are waiting for backup from the federal task force. The police enter a hideout and discover most of the Columbians slaughtered and continued pursuing the head leader onto rooftop while catching a glimpse of someone in a camouflage outfit but disregards it as a fragment from the heatwave.

Lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover - Lethal Weapon (1987), Saw (2004), Shooter (2007), The Color Purple (1985)) enters a penthouse where he found the Jamaicans’ drug cartel skinned corpses and remembers the Columbians that were slaughter earlier and the similarities between the murders. Mike vows to find Danny’s Archuleta (Ruben Blades - Safe House (2012), The Devil’s Own (1997), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)) killer who was murdered after entering the penthouse at a later time to investigate the crimes. Danny found one of the Predator’s weapons (speartip) in an air conditioning vent, and the Predator killed him.

Mike made an impulsive decision and decided to meet with Jamaican drug lord King Willie (Calvin Lockhart - Wild at Heart (1990), Coming to America (1988), The Beast Must Die (1974)) who is a voodoo practitioner. Willie told Mike that he should be careful as he is dealing with a supernatural killer. Mike found out about Willie’s murder, and the movie escalates into an adventurous hunt. I enjoyed watching this film and thought everything was done exceptionally well including the special effects, sets, sound, and cinematography. The entire cast gave us fabulous performances that were convincing and realistic. It would be nice to have a predator/superhero that saves our world from drugs and criminal without all of the skinned corpse and stuff, just someone that serves justice to the evil people in our world but will there be enough prisons to hold them?

About Predator 2 (1990)

Title: Predator 2
Year: 1990
Runtime: 108 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 9 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 9
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Michael Papajohn, Thomas Rosales Jr., Bill Paxton, Pat Skipper, Robert Hammond, Henry Kingi, Jsu Garcia, Maria Conchita Alonso, Lilyan Chauvin, Kevin Peter Hall, Gary Busey, Adam Baldwin, George Christy, Steve Kahan, Charles Haugk, Ellen Dunning, Danny Glover, Julian Reyes, Robert Davi, Kent McCord, Valerie Karasek, Michael Wiseman, Charles David Richards, Elpidia Carrillo, Richard Anthony Crenna, Tom Finnegan, Diana James, Teri Weigel, Vladimir McCrary, Jim Ishida
Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas
Director: Stephen Hopkins

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