Predator (1987), by John McTiernan
Do you feel like the apex Predator, the invisible hunter who uses camouflage to fall on his prey as they are walking carelessly among the trees of the jungle, tracking them with your heat vision, ready to cut them up with your wristblades? ¨Put on your armour and ready your spear and your shoulder cannon, and be careful of Dutch, Blain, Mac, Poncho and Hawkins who want to use their minigun and chopper to put an end to the Hunt. You might not be the most good looking under your mask, but you’re the most effective killer in the Galaxy! Enjoy the best Predator officially licensed merchandise with our t-shirts, hoodies and clothing in honor of the cult-classic movie of John McTiernan and the spirit of the Hunt.
Predator was released in 1987 and directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard, Last Action Hero…), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch Schaefer, the leader of an elite mercenary rescue team on a mission in Central America. The movie was a success to the box-office and is recognized as one of the best action movies ever. It created a whole franchise around the Hunter, with 3 direct sequels (Predator 2 in 1990, Predators in 2010 and the Predator in 2018) and a crossover with Alien (the Alien vs. Predator movies).
Here are a few fun facts about the first Predator movie: while the movie was named Hunter until post-production, Jean-Claude Van Damme was the original actor portraying the Predator under the armor but he was replaced by Kevin Peter Hall (a 7 feet ballet dancer and martial artist) because he was complaining too much about wearing his 200 pounds suit. The jungle of Val Verde doesn’t exists, therefore the movie was entirely shot in Mexico while the production was cut in the middle to change the design of the Predator, who was supposed to be a weird insect in the first place. It was redesigned by Stan Winston, the special effect specialist who created the robot skeleton in Terminator.
As a bonus, here are the most iconic quotes of Predator:
“Get to da choppa!” Dutch
“You’re one ugly muthaf*cka.” Dutch
“I ain’t got time to bleed” Blain
“If it bleeds, we can kill it” Dutch