Arnie and his crew of mercenaries are sent into a South American country in order to liberate some important American hostages, only to discover that they've been duped by the CIA into doing a bit of dirty 'black ops' work. However, a larger problem arises when an alien big game hunter with the ability to turn itself invisible decides that Arnie and his pals are to be his next victims. There's overacting a plenty, but what do you expect from a film featuring Arnie, Carl 'Apollo Creed' Weathers and former WWF wrestler Jesse 'The Body' Ventura? The politics of the script is fairly wishy-washy and the whole thing is really nothing more than a big budget B-movie, but who cares? Predator is all about tension and excitement, as Arnie and his gang are picked off by the unseen predator.
McTiernan paces the film expertly and the action scenes deliver in spades. The film's masterstroke is Stan Winston's design for the titular creature, which transcends the obvious man-in-a-suit clichés to become one of the most memorable movie monsters. And before you ask, it is uncut this time around.