THE SCI_FI PODCAST EP 24: The Predator Franchise Part 2 – Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010)

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Sequels! A bizarro follow up to the iconic Predator, Predator 2 departs from the norm to deliver us action on top of sloppy social commentary. Is it terrible? Terrific? Does it compare to the third, Predators, wherein we find ourselves tailored well and suited up to be a true sequel to the original? If it bleeds, kill it in the comments section, below.
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6 thoughts on “THE SCI_FI PODCAST EP 24: The Predator Franchise Part 2 – Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010)

  1. I’ve only seen Predators once several years ago. I remember liking the movie, but I was surprised at the 9/10 ratings across the board. Maybe it’s time for me to revisit this one. Also, Mattroid, great mention of the parallel between Predator/Predators and Alien/Aliens. Almost makes me wish Predator 2 didn’t happen, although, confession time, I actually like that steaming circle of trash. I’m sure it’s just nostalgia glasses, though.

    Awesome episode. I loved this Predator mini-series of episodes.

  2. Thanks Dino. It was fun to finally cover the Predator movies. I’m excited for the next one, as far off as it may be.

    And although I think continuity might be a bit better had predator 2 never been made, I love it. And who knows what Shane Black’s will bring; could be that the 2nd ties in more, fits in, or (hopefully) it continues to stand out like a single can of Orange Crush on shelf filled with Sprite. Or something.

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