DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.
IN THIS EPISODE:
It’s the only Hollywood ‘predator’ we’ve any love for. The awesome Predator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger was released 30 years ago. Despite lukewarm reviews at the time it’s now regarded as a genre classic. The 1990 Danny Glover starring sequel is less well regarded however. Though it does have a cult following due in part to one major Easter egg. And with Diminishing Returns favourite, Shane Black, at the helm for an upcoming sequel, due next year, it seemed like the right time to hunt these two down?
The set of Predator sounded like an amazing and insane adventure in, and of itself. The boys chat about on set antics, prima donna actors in monster suits, a litany of bad-asses, Danny Glover as an action hero, NO GIRLS ALLOWED! John McTiernan’s career trajectory, the many deaths of Bill Paxton (RIP) and the political power of the Predator cast.
Along the way Chris reconnects with lil’ Chris and Allen gets annoyed at the cultural misappropriation of Voodoo.
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