Set in the not too distant future of 1997 (remember, this was released in 1990), this adventure swaps the enigmatic settings of the Latin American jungle, for the turbulent world of Los Angeles city. Where rival Columbian and Jamaican drug gangs are tearing the city apart in a series of violent armed conflicts.
Danny Glover takes the lead role this time, playing Lt Mike Harrigan, a tough LA cop whose police force seem to be fighting a losing battle against the rival gangs. So when a Columbian gang gets wiped out, right in the middle of a police shootout, they suspect it was probably the Jamaicans. However, when the same thing happens to a rival Jamaican gang, they realise something else must be behind these.
Yes, it seems the Predator has come to town and is literally painting the town red. But their efforts to discover who, or what, is behind these slayings are hampered by a mysterious DEA officer named Keys (Gary Busey), who orders them off the case. But Keyes isn't who he appears to be, and is certainly not working for the DEA and has his own reasons for wanting to find out what this thing is that's being causing mayhem in the city. But attempting to capture it may prove to be the death of all of them.
A really entertaining sci-fi/horror movie, with some spectacular action sequences, including a scene where the Predator attacks an underground train full of gun toting commuters. It also boasts a good supporting cast, including the aformentioned 90s action movie stalwart Gary Busey, and likes of Bill Paxton (from "Aliens") and hard man Robert Davi (but sadly, no Arnie this time).
It may not be as "epic" as the original, but it's certainly as entertaining.