Well, the original Predator (McTiernan, 1987) movie is usually considered to be the only worthwhile entry in the film series, but unlike many it seems, I don’t mind its sequel…and I find something intriguing in the film.
Predator 2 (Hopkins, 1990) appeared in 1990, with Danny Glover (dude from the Lethal Weapon films) in the lead role – a street war-ridden futuristic (1997) LA was the setting for the film. The aspect I find intriguing are the costumes of the film’s male police officers. The characters wear a Film Noir-esque style clothing, but the film is set in the near future, so essentially, the style of contemporary police clothing seems to have reverted back to a style that would be 50 years old or so. Below are images of Bill Paxton and Danny Glover from the film:
Personally, I like that in this semi-dystopian environment, select officers of the law wear clothes that presumingly wouldn’t go hand-in-hand with the film’s setting. Ultimately, I think the costumes are overlooked in a film that is quite often overlooked.
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This article’s imagery is sourced from Predator 2 (1990) 20th Century Fox / Dir: Stephen Hopkins / Prod: Silver, Gordon and Davis.