Director: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas
Starring: Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Rubén Blades, Maria Conchita Alonso, Bill Paxton, Robert Davi, Adam Baldwin, Kent McCord, Morton Downey Jr., Kevin Peter Hall
I always liked “Predator 2” more than the first one. It’s a better-made film. Not that it’s really a good movie either, but director Stephen Hopkins does a good job punching it up a notch. Again, it’s silly and ridiculous, but it’s also fun to see Danny Glover, at the height of his “Lethal Weapon” fame, going solo. I’m just waiting for him to say, “I’m too old for this shit,” when I’m watching this one.
It’s also nice to see another “Lethal Weapon” alum apparently hired to do what he did in that movie, but more so. That would be Gary Busey. There’s no psychotic like Busey psycho, is there? Bill Paxton, as well, get’s to go balls out here. Paxton is an actor that has totally left his shoehorned beginnings behind. There’s a hint of the serious performer he would become in the scene where Glover gives him “The Speech”. He turns all meek for the only time in the movie and you can see that Paxton has a little more going for him than Chet from “Weird Science”.