(Review originally written at 4 June 2005)

This is one of the best action movies I've ever seen and the movie is perfect mix of action and science-fiction. The best mix since "Aliens".

The movie begins as an over-the-top macho movie with big muscle's, even bigger guns and huge explosions. As the movie progresses it gets more mysterious and tense. The movie as a whole is highly entertaining even though everything about it is mostly over-the-top.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is of course always at his best in roles like these. He once more has some incredible lame one-liners that somehow always work very well when he delivers those lines. In this movie he is supported by some other muscle guys played by; Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Shane Black and Richard Chaves. All of these characters are over-the-top and stereotypical in their own way but it all works extremely well for the movie and its atmosphere.

Alan Silvestri's musical score is really good and really adds something to the action sequence's. It's easily one of his best score's.

The action from action specialist John McTiernan is most excellent and the predator is one cool looking character that also knows how to fight! The movie has some good looking special effects and some spectacular scene's and a great finale.

Only real complaint about this movie is the Elpidia Carrillo character. Not to be sexist or anything but having a female character in this movie was really out of place and just simply unnecessary.

The best science-fiction/action mix since "Aliens"!


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