Predator has aged very well. The entire film is masculinized, but Billy's sacrifice was the most notable.Predator, I remember it was the first R rated movie I saw when I was a kid. The scene where Arnold lets out a battle cry to call out the Predator might be the most masculine moment in all of cinema.
I thought David Whewlis was the best possible pick for the role of the Hospitaller. I remember him in Restoration (1995) playing the Quaker. As for Russel Crow playing a blacksmith, yes. But as a penitent, no. I really think that back in 2002 or thereabouts when they were casting this movie there was not an actor around that could pull off this role. It was too complex a role. Irons could have pulled it off if it was made a decade earlier.Undoubtedly better than the theatrical edition.
But still let down by not having an actual man in the leading role, instead of a pretty boy with zero gravitas. A Russell Crow would have turned this film into a masterpiece. Still worth a watch though.
Predator has aged very well. The entire film is masculinized, but Billy's sacrifice was the most notable.
There's an old movie called Taps which is well worth the watch. It stars Timothy Hutton, and features George C. Scott, Tom Cruise, and Sean Penn…which is reason enough to watch the film. Anyhow, their military school is closed down and they decide to protect it from the land developers by seizing everything on the property. For most of the movie, it's a good morale builder in regards to fighting for what you believe in. However, it also presents the belief that some things are not worth sacrificing your life over. The movie does have a couple of plot holes, but it's still very interesting to watch all of these great actors in the same film.
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