Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Predator


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

Predator (1987)
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DATE VIEWED: 10/14/2015

TITLE: Predator

FORMAT: DVD

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 47 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 25.1 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 3119.6 miles

SYNOPSIS: Big men on steroids, with lots of guns, in a rain forest, are stalked by an alien hunter.  

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  Arnold at his finest.  Giving the us the next in a line of American Icons.  Macho does not get any thicker than this.

PROS AND CONS:  First of all, you have to take this film for what it is.  An action fantasy that leans heavily on all those things masculine.  Big muscles and big guns…..and a lot of bad-assery.

Memorable are the appearances of Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura, along with some of Arnold’s better one liners, not to mention a franchise gold mine for later films.  

Probably little noticed are the subtle jabs regarding the environment and what happens when you start to mess with it.  it is a profound statement amongst all the explosions and gunfire.


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.