The Rewind Movie Podcast
STICK AROUND. We’re dropping into the dense jungles of Val Verde to tangle with the greatest hunter in the galaxy in John McTiernan’s 1987 action sci-fi classic PREDATOR.
When Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his rescue team of cartoonishly manly super soldiers are called in to action by former grunt-turned-CIA operative Dillon (Carl Weathers), what should have been a simple hostage smash-and-grab is complicated not only by the shifty motivations of Dillon, but by the inexplicable nature of the violent fate that has befallen the team that preceded them. As tracker Billy succinctly puts it, “There’s something out there waiting for us, and it ain’t no man. We’re all gonna die.”
Critically disregarded as a derivative, slapdash actioner upon release, the film nonetheless grew to become a key cornerstone of the 80s action boom, inspiring countless ripoffs and a mini empire of sequels, sidequels, and extended universe paraphernalia. With one of the most quotable scripts of Arnie’s career from debuting fraternal duo Jim & John Thomas, and a young, hungry McTiernan calling the shots, join Gali, Devlin, Patrick and Matt as they try desperately to maintain some semblance of objectivity while revisiting this iconic monster mashup. And please head over to rewindmoviecast.com for an essay by Matt where he elucidates his formative fixation with the Austrian Oak, and to Teemill for a poster of this episode’s artwork!
PREDATOR The Musical by legolambs : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlicWUDf5MM
Check out our website for accompanying essays, video and music playlist, and blogs for all of our episodes including our fantastic artwork at https://rewindmoviecast.com/
MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! Head to our Teemill Store for some fantastic shirts, stickers and more.
Thank you for listening, and if you like the show please hit subscribe, and maybe leave us a little review (it really does help!)
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.