June 20th, 2012
June 12, 1987, a day that will live in Predator infamy! That’s the day that the Predator (the original and still the best) movie premiered in Hollywood. I saw it a week later and that was it, I was hooked. It is a testimony to director John McTiernan, writers Jim and John Thomas and of course Arnold and the rest of the cast that this movie has become an institution and in many ways an icon.
And you have to remember that this was a 1987 movie that grossed almost $100MM ($60MM domestic and $98MM worldwide) very nice numbers for the 80’s. It ended up the number 12 movie for 1987 but for those of us who have developed a passion for this, the best of all sci-fi movies, it is now and will remain number one! Happy 25th anniversary and here’s to 25 more!