Predator 2 (1990)
Article 5966 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Featuring Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Kevin Peter Hall
What it is: Sequel
Predator is back, and he’s hunting on the streets of L.A. during a gang war.
If I remember correctly, I liked the original movie of the series well enough. This one moves the alien hunter into an urban setting and throws in any assortment of urban action cliches to fill the movie out. It’s probably due to the fact that I’m bored with urban action cliches that I care a lot less for this one, though it works well enough when it gets going. Despite the new setting, overall it does feel a bit like of a retread of the original; I would rather the makers had found a way to take things in a different direction. As it is, it’s predictable.