quarta-feira, 21 de setembro de 2011

Classic Predator (Gort Mask) - Predator

Marca - Neca
Tamanho - 7"
Known to Earth as The Predator, he is one of a close clique of alien hunters who scour the galaxies seeking the ultimate surge of excitement as well as the prize of the most glorious catch. The Predators land on varied habitable planets and are drawn by intense heat as well as conflict between native races. They possess advanced survival and destruction technology, notably light-bending camouflage as well as wrist-mounted explosives capable of obliterating entire cities. The Predators are, naturally, carnivorous creatures but also have a code of honor.
Such creatures appeared on Earth, and spent hundreds of Earth years engaged in the hunt, periodically acquiring firearms that would be considered ancient at the end of the century. Two Predators became known late in the 20th century. One landed in the jungles of Central America in the late 1980s, where it stalked and killed a team of human commando soldiers. One soldier, however, figured out a method of camouflage and succeeded in badly injuring the creature. The soldier, known on Earth as Major Dutch Schaefer, escaped when the Predator activated his wrist explosive rather than surrender.
Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura, and Kevin Peter Hall. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox.
The story follows an elite special forces team, led by 'Dutch' (Arnold Schwarzenegger), on a mission to rescue hostages from guerrilla territory in Central America. Unbeknownst to the group, they are being hunted by a technologically advanced form of extraterrestrial life, the Predator.
Predator was scripted by Jim and John Thomas in 1985, under the working title of Hunter. Filming began in April 1986 and creature effects were devised by Stan Winston. The film's budget was around $15 million and when the film was released in the United States on June 12, 1987, it grossed $98,267,558.
Initial critical reaction to Predator was mixed, with criticism focusing on the thin plot. However, in subsequent years critics' attitudes toward the film warmed, and it has appeared on a number of "best of" lists. Two sequels, Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010), as well as two crossover films with the Alien franchise, Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), have been produced.


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