The Predator Star Boyd Holbrook Hints At Throwbacks To The First Film

More than 30 years ago, The Predator arrived at a time when the Vietnam war movie was arguably at its peak.

In dealing with heavy themes like the anti-war movement and those soldiers crippled by nightmarish visions and Ptsd, films in the vein of Platoon, Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now earned critical acclaim in what proved to be a heyday for one of cinema’s most brutal subgenres.

But in 1987, John McTiernan’s cult classic flipped the tables and thrust its core cast – a cast headed up by action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger – into Central America’s Northern Triangle, where the hunters soon became the hunted. The end result was one of the most quotable and action-packed movies of the ’80s, and one that served as perhaps the perfect tonic to Vietnam war films and their potent subtext.

Fast forward to now, and with Shane Black cooking up a bold new rendition of The Predator,
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