Danny Glover takes over from Arnold Schwarzenegger as the chosen opponent of theextraterrestrial big game hunter. In a Los Angeles driven mad by heat and violence, Glover is thehard-bitten cop fighting for some for of order. The Predator arrives and starts offing drug gangsand cops, all of which leads to the eventual final battle. We’ve been here before, obviously, butthe sense of heat is almost palpable, the action is non-stop, and the ending is very cool. Look fora famili…r skull in the Predator’s trophy room.
The sound is a bit thinner than I would like — a movie like this needs very heavy bass — butwe might be charitable and put this drawback down to the film being almost fifteen years old(has it been that long already?). Good work on the music though, and the sound FX have goodsurround presence (lots of bullets zinging by). Good left-right separation, and no buzz on thedialogue, in spite of all the yelling.
The 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen ratio is respected. The flesh tones and blacks are good, asare the contrasts, and there is no edge enhancement visible. There is some grain in a few of thedark scenes, and a slight mistiness I associate with other films from the period.
Not much. The menu is basic, and the extras are the trailer and a standard-issuefeaturette.
Come for the explosions, stay for Alien Vs. Predator hint.
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