Throughout much of the first half of this movie you start getting the feeling that it’s gonna be one of those films where the plot gets stretched way too thin and it becomes a yawnfest. While the former is still true, the latter goes away as soon as we get our first encounter with the monster. From then on we are wide awake and become invested in the outcome, while Predator turns into a pretty decent action-suspense film.
However, much of the dialogue is laughable and every time Arnold opens his mouth you have to shake your head.
Besides the impressive special effects and costume design, all of this film’s points come from the second half when the action starts rolling, as the Thomas brothers aren’t too competent at writing narrative.