Predator (1987)

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A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior. (IMDb)

The visual effects haven’t aged well, but the music and the claustrophobic jungle setting create an effective mood right from the beginning. Unfortunately, Schwarzenegger and Weathers’ eye-rolling banter throughout does more harm than good in its attempt to add some character depth to the trigger-happy action, and when Arnold goes Tarzan and takes on The Predator mano-a-mano in the great final act you realize that the rest of the crew were just unnecessary extras from the start as well.

6.4/10

– Honourable Mention on my Top 10 Most Overrated Films list

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