A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major “Dutch” Schaefer, are ordered in to assist CIA man, George Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world. —IMDb
A master craftsman notable for his almost Hitchcockian ability to create suspense and keep action moving at an exhilarating pace, director John McTiernan began his involved with theatrical arts early in life. His father was an opera singer, and McTiernan made his theatrical debut at age seven playing bit roles in his father’s shows. After high school he became involved with summer stock, where he directed, acted, and designed until attended Julliard and New York University, where he studied film. He then became designer and technical director at the Manhattan School of Music.
McTiernan went on to make over 200 television commercials before making his feature film debut by directing the fantasy horror movie Nomads (1985). He followed that up with Predator (1987), a sci-fi action film featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger that spawned a franchise.
In 1988, McTiernan helmed his best-known film, the blockbuster Die Hard. Starring Bruce Willis, the film was a hit with both audiences… read more
John McTiernan is to action as Alfred Hitchcock is to suspense. "Predator" begins with a "Commando"-esque rumble in Central America, Arnold spouting off one-liners as he and his team dispatch cannon fodder enemies with ease. From there, the film systematically strips itself of action movie conventions until "Predator" becomes a nearly wordless, primal confrontation. It's during this mud-soaked tone poem of a final battle that McTiernan manages to deliver unexpected moments of ethereal beauty, as when the sparks of the Predator's weapon light up the jungle at night. This is modern myth-making.
McTiernan starts this film with the best genre filmmaking (and one of the few American film acknowledgements) of Reagan-era CIA kingmaking in Latin America. He does not lead up to this as the main message. That's where it STARTS. From there, McT goes even further, constantly redefining who is the technologically superior force, the invisible guerrilla, and the well-armed savage.
A mythological parable about the uselessness of overwhelming firepower in a fight against forces of the invisible, it's no wonder McTiernan became staunchly critical of the Bush administration. Predator suggests that McTiernan, more than anyone else, could've made a great film about terrorism, if he hadn't been a victim of entrapment and prosecutorial vindictiveness.
Probablemente, después de Terminator 2, la película que define la carrera de Arnold Schwarzenneger y un tipo de cine particular que se hace en los años 80.
Eso que muchos llaman el cine de testosterona… read review
In a lot of ways, Predator is the greatest action movie ever made. It’s certainly the best Sci-Fi/Action movie ever made. It terms of straight-forward storytelling and characters it is simply unmatched… read review