Predator 2, 1990
Welcome back to an all new episode of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers’ 2019 Summer of Sequels. This week Dion Baia & J. Blake are covering a film that has been polarizing ever since it first was released, with supporters and naysayers on both sides of the cinematic aisle. The boys are taking on Predator 2, from 1990!
Blake and Dion jump right in, tying in elements of the novelization, as well as the limited Dark Horse run of Predator: The Concrete Jungle, which premiered the year prior. They discuss the violence and setting of the dystopian inner city as a backdrop, and the awesomeness of the Predator character. So sit back and make sure you come unarmed and bring all your lucky voodoo charms, because the fellas are going to gritty and sweaty LA on the hunt, in the all new edition of the Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers Podcast!
(*Dion mistaking referred to the 2012 Morton Downey Jr. Documentary as Provocateur, when it is actually entitled, Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie. His sincere apologies.)
For more on the backstory found within the novelization, check out this fan wiki link.
To see more on the legendary Dark Horse 1989 miniseries, Predator: Concrete Jungle, click here.
Take a look at the trailer to the 2013 documentary Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie, about the fascinating life and times of Morton Downey Jr.
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As one of the Directors of Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie I am grateful for your mention and correction of our film’s title! – Best, Jeremy
You’re very welcome! Sorry about the flub. It’s a fabulous, fabulous documentary on such a fascinating person (I’m mildly obsessed with him ). Thank YOU for listening and for taking the time to message us. -Dion
Great cast. You were pondering a version of “The Most Dangerous Game” from the early 80s. Your description sure sounded like Walter Hill’s “Southern Comfort”, a lost little gem. Give it a looksie and see if it jostles some memories. Then go watch his “Extreme Prejudice” for its spiritual sequel. 80s action gold.
Thank you so much for dropping us a line. We’re so glad you enjoyed the podcast. We’ll definitely check out that Walter Hill movie and see if that’s it. And then after afterward we’ll both watch Extreme Prejudice! Thank you so much for the lead, and as always, thank you for listening!
Great episode, guys! It’s taken me a while but I’ve come around on Predator 2. This was one of those “Dad rented a movie and let me watch it with him” deals. I remember that day, too because he found a reprint of a Tales From the Crypt comic (the show was just gaining steam on HBO, so they were cranking out reprints of the comics) and if memory serves me right, a day or so later he took me to see The Rocketeer. Anyways, yea, I thought this movie was okay when I was a kid. I saw it once and forgot about it. It wasn’t until it started showing up on channel 11 and on cable that I liked it more. It took me YEARS to realize that’s a Xenomorph skull in the trophy room.
As fellow New Yorkers, you guys have been on the train when the lights randomly go out for a few seconds, so you can appreciate how much the scene of the Predator in the subway messed me up! Anytime I was on a train and the lights flickered, I always thought of this scene.
Also, I’m in the camp of those who LOVE Last Action Hero and hope you one day cover it on this show. I got a kick out of it as a kid and once I realized it was a send up of action movie tropes, I loved it even more.
Hey Jose! Great memories, thank you for sharing. And don’t worry, we’ll be getting to Last Action Hero one of these days. We were actually going to do it this year, but called an audible at the last minute and switched it for something else. But dont worry, it’ll be covered one of these days. As always, thanks for listening, and for all the support. You’re the man!