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According to Schwarzenegger, none of the Predator sequels were satisfactory

07.08.2015

We've got several Arnold Schwarzenegger projects coming up which see the actor reprise past roles; a Conan sequel, THE LEGEND OF CONAN, is in development as well as a TWINS sequel titled TRIPLETS. A return to PREDATOR, one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's most iconic roles as well as one of his best films, hasn't yet materialized but the actor recently called the PREDATOR sequels which followed the original film unsatisfactory.

Arnold Schwarzenegger participated in a Reddit Q&A following a screening of TERMINATOR: GENISYS where he commented on the upcoming Shane Black PREDATOR film (more on that later) but also addressed the difficulties of making a sequel and why the PREDATOR sequels could never be as good as the first.

The sad story is that sometimes studios do a great job at creating sequels, and sometimes they really screw it up bad, and it all has to do with greed, they sometimes want to do it really cheap and make as much money as possible, so they don’t hire the right cast or the right director. It’s a stupid move to make, and therefore they lose a lot of movie by doing that, so far, no Predator, no matter which one they did after the first one has come out, has been satisfactory to the audience.

Shane Black, who appeared in the original 1987 PREDATOR, has been attached to write and direct what he's calling an "inventive sequel" to PREDATOR and while Arnold Schwarzenegger hasn't been asked to participate, he hopes that Shane Black's return to that universe "will be great."

So far the sequels to PREDATOR have included PREDATOR 2, ALIENS VS. PREDATOR, ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM, and PREDATORS. Arnold is correct, none of those films have nearly the same impact as the first, but after the less then warm welcome that TERMINATOR: GENISYS has received, I'm not sure if Arnold can turn his nose up at mediocre sequels.

Would you like to see Arnold Schwarzenegger return to the PREDATOR franchise?

Source: Reddit Q&A

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8:45AM on 07/10/2015
Predator 2 was awesome. It was very "satisfactory." I would say it's a cult classic even. A lot of people come to love that movie.
Predator 2 was awesome. It was very "satisfactory." I would say it's a cult classic even. A lot of people come to love that movie.
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10:30PM on 07/09/2015
I agree. Predator is one of my all time favorite movies. Nothing has topped the line up of pure badasses as Predator. I find Predator 2 mildly entertaining and the concept for Predators was cool but the characters did not measure up for me, Andrien Brody no matter how much he worked out for the role does not look like a hard-ass. Now if you went with this same premise and dropped Arnold, the Rock, Vin Diesel, Jet Li then we may have something.
I agree. Predator is one of my all time favorite movies. Nothing has topped the line up of pure badasses as Predator. I find Predator 2 mildly entertaining and the concept for Predators was cool but the characters did not measure up for me, Andrien Brody no matter how much he worked out for the role does not look like a hard-ass. Now if you went with this same premise and dropped Arnold, the Rock, Vin Diesel, Jet Li then we may have something.
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3:09PM on 07/09/2015
Predator was awesome, Predators was good. Predators was the first second movie I fell asleep in the cinema. First one was Matrix 2.
Predator was awesome, Predators was good. Predators was the first second movie I fell asleep in the cinema. First one was Matrix 2.
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6:54PM on 07/09/2015
First movie in my adult life that I caught myself falling asleep during while watching in the theaters was Xmen 3.
First movie in my adult life that I caught myself falling asleep during while watching in the theaters was Xmen 3.
3:02PM on 07/09/2015

I liked Predators

I thought Predators was pretty cool, it did something different but it was far from perfect. Predator 2 was also not bad, Danny Glover carried the film but Predator in NYC! How could that be less than entertaining.
I thought Predators was pretty cool, it did something different but it was far from perfect. Predator 2 was also not bad, Danny Glover carried the film but Predator in NYC! How could that be less than entertaining.
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11:34AM on 07/09/2015
"The sad story is that sometimes studios do a great job at creating sequels, and sometimes they really screw it up bad, and it all has to do with greed, they sometimes want to do it really cheap and make as much money as possible," -YEAH , That sounds like the TERMINATOR sequels (after T2 that is)
"The sad story is that sometimes studios do a great job at creating sequels, and sometimes they really screw it up bad, and it all has to do with greed, they sometimes want to do it really cheap and make as much money as possible," -YEAH , That sounds like the TERMINATOR sequels (after T2 that is)
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9:58AM on 07/09/2015
Funny that's the same feeling I have about the Terminator sequels.
Funny that's the same feeling I have about the Terminator sequels.
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8:31AM on 07/09/2015
I thought Predators was actually pretty excellent. Arnie shouldn't be criticizing since he hasn't had a solid movie since coming back to Hollywood.
I thought Predators was actually pretty excellent. Arnie shouldn't be criticizing since he hasn't had a solid movie since coming back to Hollywood.
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8:17AM on 07/09/2015
Predator - awesome.
Predator 2 - a decent sequel - changed things up a bit - I like it.
Alien vs Predator - not the worst film in the world, but the Predators were all rookies and mostly died too easily.
AvP2: Requiem - I remember it being fairly poor - a slasher movie in AVP clothing
Predators - was alright - plenty of nods to the original, and a decent concept.
Gotta say i disagree with Arnie on this one. The Predator franchise wasn't "all about him" the way Terminator ended up. Both are
Predator - awesome.
Predator 2 - a decent sequel - changed things up a bit - I like it.
Alien vs Predator - not the worst film in the world, but the Predators were all rookies and mostly died too easily.
AvP2: Requiem - I remember it being fairly poor - a slasher movie in AVP clothing
Predators - was alright - plenty of nods to the original, and a decent concept.
Gotta say i disagree with Arnie on this one. The Predator franchise wasn't "all about him" the way Terminator ended up. Both are cool concepts that were well-equipped to move on without the original star - hopefully both will get new movies that allow new action stars to flourish.
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9:28AM on 07/18/2015
good summary of the series, am pretty much in the same boat. Used to hate AVP with a passion but it has grown on me over the years but the fact that they were rookies always detracts although next to Requiem it looks like 'Citizen Kane'.
good summary of the series, am pretty much in the same boat. Used to hate AVP with a passion but it has grown on me over the years but the fact that they were rookies always detracts although next to Requiem it looks like 'Citizen Kane'.
6:56AM on 07/09/2015
I'll take Predator 2 over any of the mediocre Terminator follow-ups (not counting Judgement Day of course).
I'll take Predator 2 over any of the mediocre Terminator follow-ups (not counting Judgement Day of course).
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6:16AM on 07/09/2015
Sorry Arnie, preferred P2 to P1
Rest were awful
Sorry Arnie, preferred P2 to P1
Rest were awful
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6:03AM on 07/09/2015
I mostly agree with him. However, I enjoy Predator 2 and think it's a worthy sequel. They took the premise and did something very different using different characters and a different atmosphere.
I mostly agree with him. However, I enjoy Predator 2 and think it's a worthy sequel. They took the premise and did something very different using different characters and a different atmosphere.
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4:35AM on 07/09/2015
The 2nd Predator film felt like a stand alone in a way with a small connection. I would have liked the second film to have more connection to the first with a bit more reaction to the events in the jungle as well and what was to follow. Not know why Arnie didn't do a second but could have been great had he did the 2nd one at least. So I agree with Arnie that the follow ups haven't lived up to the first. Even the 2nd lacked something for me.
The 2nd Predator film felt like a stand alone in a way with a small connection. I would have liked the second film to have more connection to the first with a bit more reaction to the events in the jungle as well and what was to follow. Not know why Arnie didn't do a second but could have been great had he did the 2nd one at least. So I agree with Arnie that the follow ups haven't lived up to the first. Even the 2nd lacked something for me.
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12:21AM on 07/09/2015
Honestly i would put Predators 2 on par with the first film. Actually think I may have seen it more times than the original. Predators 2 did exactly what any good sequel should which is to tell a completely different story and not be a retread of the original. Predators was alright but relied far too much on imitating the first film. Definitely interested in seeing where Shane Black takes the franchise, almost forget that was even happening.
Honestly i would put Predators 2 on par with the first film. Actually think I may have seen it more times than the original. Predators 2 did exactly what any good sequel should which is to tell a completely different story and not be a retread of the original. Predators was alright but relied far too much on imitating the first film. Definitely interested in seeing where Shane Black takes the franchise, almost forget that was even happening.
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10:28PM on 07/08/2015
Predator 2 was actually quite fun. Also Predators is extremely underrated. But Alien vs predator films were shit.
Predator 2 was actually quite fun. Also Predators is extremely underrated. But Alien vs predator films were shit.
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10:27PM on 07/08/2015
I actually find Arnold's comments about this, the idea of another Terminator being presumptive, etc. to be kind of refreshing. I don't think it hurts the movies he wasn't in to say he didn't think they measured up. I don't know that he would be this honest though if he hadn't spent the better part of a decade outside of the Hollywood machine.
I actually find Arnold's comments about this, the idea of another Terminator being presumptive, etc. to be kind of refreshing. I don't think it hurts the movies he wasn't in to say he didn't think they measured up. I don't know that he would be this honest though if he hadn't spent the better part of a decade outside of the Hollywood machine.
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8:48PM on 07/08/2015
His quote says a lot about his involvement in the recent Terminator films.
His quote says a lot about his involvement in the recent Terminator films.
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8:40PM on 07/08/2015
I still really enjoy Predator 2, and think it was a satisfactory follow up. The rest though, have been luke warm.

The main thing the later sequels have a problem with is this weird urge to "buddy up" with the Predator towards the end. AVP had that chick buddying up with the Predator to fight the Alien queen, Predators had it buddying up with the humans to get off planet. Honestly, it's like a deer hunter, teaming up with a deer, to fight a bear. It just doesn't work.

I'd still like to
I still really enjoy Predator 2, and think it was a satisfactory follow up. The rest though, have been luke warm.

The main thing the later sequels have a problem with is this weird urge to "buddy up" with the Predator towards the end. AVP had that chick buddying up with the Predator to fight the Alien queen, Predators had it buddying up with the humans to get off planet. Honestly, it's like a deer hunter, teaming up with a deer, to fight a bear. It just doesn't work.

I'd still like to see another one though.

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7:53PM on 07/08/2015
Arnold used to decline offers to star in any new Terminator movies if it's not directed by Cameron. I have a feeling he should have stick with that decision.
Arnold used to decline offers to star in any new Terminator movies if it's not directed by Cameron. I have a feeling he should have stick with that decision.
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7:29PM on 07/08/2015
True that none match the first movie, but I enjoyed Predators.
True that none match the first movie, but I enjoyed Predators.
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7:46PM on 07/08/2015
I also liked it.
I also liked it.
7:23PM on 07/08/2015
Arnold's acting has never been satisfactory. And his performance as a governor was shitty. Apparently, he has no self awareness, either, as he thinks this new Terminator flick is actually good.
Arnold's acting has never been satisfactory. And his performance as a governor was shitty. Apparently, he has no self awareness, either, as he thinks this new Terminator flick is actually good.
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8:42PM on 07/08/2015
Wow. Don't take it so personally.
Wow. Don't take it so personally.
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