Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Predator – we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…
Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…
The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.
“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…
Predator is now considered a classic from the 80s. At the time it was viewed as a fun popcorn action flick that proved very successful with its audience at and introduced a new Alien to movie history. Arnold Schwarzenegger was on a roll during this part of his career, pumping out a film every year and each one proving more successful than the next.
Over the years, Predator has been given more attention by film fans and many have highlighted its well executed action set pieces, great use of atmosphere and the sense of being watching. Once Arnold and his elite team arrive in the jungle you have this unsettling feeling that something is not right… As you come to realise the Predator is watching them and is planning to take them out one by one.
This retrospective discusses the production, cast, story, visual effects, computer games, soundtrack, the sequels and of course finished off my with analysis of this classic!.
Stick around folks and don’t forget too get to DA COPPER afterwards