Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Starring: Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Kevin Peter Hall
Oh man, who decided that the thing that Predator really needed was to cram every 80’s action movie cliche into it? Because that guy deserves a solid smack on the face. Not that I think the Predator series is some inviolable thing nobody should ever be able to touch, but that is a pretty damn stupid way to follow up a neat movie with a neat idea.
In the far-off future of 1997, Los Angeles is overrun by gangs and the police are completely outnumbered and outclassed. Danny Glover is a bad-ass cop out to clean the streets up… except he gets distracted by mysterious killing done by some sort of crazy invisible alien predator guy or something. Weird.
This movie is as dumb as the dumb action movie can get. Not only is Danny Glover a catch phrase-spewing, shoot-first-ask-questions-later bad cop who doesn’t play by the rules, but even the damn Predator himself says “Shit Happens” in a climactic moment. I haven’t seen the newest Alien vs. Predator thing, but it would have to be pretty damn bad to wrest away the title of “worst Predator movie” away from this stinkburger.