There’s a reason why Predator 2 isn’t talked about half as much as the original. That’s because it is cheesy and over the top. This time the Predator lands in downtown Los Angeles and runs into police detective Lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover).
The tone of the film is set with the opening sequence where there is a huge gun battle between a drug gang and the Los Angeles police. Lt. Harrigan arrives, crashing his car through the various police vehicles to get close to the fight, and then pulls out a giant pistol with a scope on it. It only escalates from there, and it’s totally overblown and overkill. The battle does attract the attention of the Predator who decides Lt. Harrigan is the man he wants to hunt.
Given that start you can’t expect this to be like the original. That was a classic and for good reason. This one just gets ridiculous and can only be enjoyed if you suspend your disbelief.