Which movie in the Predator film franchise is your favorite? Predator, Predator 2, or Predators?
I'd say mine is Predator, because you can't go wrong with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Though I have a soft spot for Predator 2, despite some of its flaws I enjoyed the direction it took. Predators was kind of a watered down version of Predator in my opininon.
Who else is looking forward to the new film directed by Hawkins himself, Shane Black?
- Predator 2
Most Helpful Guy
It looks like girls and women are rarely into this type of film genre. Not that they aren't or never, but judging from the lack of any response from any of them at this time I presume that that it's hard for them to get into any of them, or for someone to try and get them interested in this type of movie. They either get grossed out by it or think it may be lame for them, and see them as just another very violent science fiction action film with some cheeziness here and there but then again, what doesn't?
Personally, from my very own perception of these films, NOTHING beats the Original Predator because that's when it was actually Fresh and Captivating for being new and the first time.
The sequels are more flawed than the original because the director had changed, original main characters had also changed, the settings had changed, and many more drastic changes taking it in different directions. Predators tried to go back to the original Jungle like setting of the original, but only this time it's not even on Planet Earth.
Although I did enjoy the second Predator film for introducing a large variety of Predator technology such as newer equipment and weapons which later were re-used in later video games and in the comic books/graphic novels, the story, characters, and pretty much everything else just doesn't come nearly as close as the first. I think there was many inconsistencies and plot-induced stupidity. I mean seriously, a Predator gets stuck on the ledge need to activate a self destruct? Is it even believable that a Predator would be dumb enough to NOT hold onto it's weapon (the Disc) and let someone else to try and take control of it?
And then they further contradict this by the end of the film that the Predator species are established to be more like the samurai and have a harsh code of honor. Wow, so they were supposed to be "honorable", but does the action of activating a micro-thermal nuclear explosive device which would potentially kill hundreds if not thousands of innocent victims that the Predator would not be hunting be a Complete Contradiction of it's Code of Honor? I get the idea they should blow themselves up to wipe out all traces of their technology and equipment from falling into the wrong hands or the hands of any other potentially intelligent and dangerous species such as humans, but I can't see that as a justification. Just my thoughts on it.
Most Helpful Girl
The orginal one with Arnold!