Jack’s Bad Movies: Predator 2 (1990)

IMDB’s Description


Amidst a territorial gang war in 1997, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan.

This movie opens with Mike R. Harrigan (Danny Glover) involved in a major shootout with the gangs of LA. From the movie’s perspective, this is set in the future, specifically 1997. Not sure why that is relevant to anything though. A predator is watching the battle, something we only know because we saw the first movie (this movie basically requires you to have seen Predator (1987)).

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Highlights from 2019 – 1st Quarter

Stats

Top Question and Top Viewed:

The top question was “Why is Shelob considered evil?” asked by Misha R with an accepted answer by wcullen, although there are several competing answers, two of which have more votes by Valorum and Paul Johnson.


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Top Answer:

The top answer was to the question “Does any Looney Tunes character ever use any fictional brand-name product that isn’t ACME?” asked by TheAsh and answered by Valorum.


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Most Controversial:

Are there any examples of feminist works in the Sword and Sorcery genre?” asked by vallismortis.


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Bounties

28 bounties were awards for 4450 rep.

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What We Can Expect From 2019

When movies are set in the future and we eventually catch up with that future, it is fun to see what they got right and what they got wrong. The 1980s in particular seemed to have high expectations for the year 2019. Starting with…

Blade Runner (1982)

The movie is set in November, so we technically have eleven months to achieve some of this stuff, but here is what we were hoping for by 2019 from Blade Runner.

  • Flying cars
  • Off-world colonies
  • Robots that can love us and kill us

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Orchid Dragonmaster

If poetry is allegory,
then the master lures with opioid orchids,
sequestered in the great depths of western range,
the master cultures the flowers to omnipotence –
the hatchlings suckling on nipped buds.

Mature, they scour the seven directions of the continent:
the master’s guild summoning their allegiance –
saddled fireeaters rushing porpoises in the gangetic hunt;
clawswyrm tilling the stepped arteries of the far east;

Old, they are the roofs of cities in the south,
their shackles bending the city basin.
Their shackles welded by their own sunburnt madness.
And released, they can think only as those who bear wintery embers.

Old souls, their asylum created in their death, they seek
their own rot and carcass,
in flight north to final winter,
and in fleshy death startled eternal
as kindred fire of the guild.

composed by LakshmiNarayanan Ayyangar

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