In the realm of the top five “anything,” the person creating the list must stick with a certain set of principles and criteria. These criteria must then be applied evenly across the available data in order to demonstrate a fair and logical rating process. Dave Portnoy has his “One Bite” pizza rating system, and I have my special movie rating system. I have chosen to rate the top five “Save the World” movies based on the level of danger facing the Earth and the unlikeliness of the hero/heroes to actually save the day. We start with one of my all-time favorites, Predator!
In a world full of SOBs who “ain’t got time to bleed,” Predator stands tall among few! We are whisked to Costa Rica, where a crack special forces rescue team is tricked into tracking a vicious space alien in a terrible game of who’s hunting who. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s one-liners are classic and without a major injection of testosterone, this alien could have destroyed much more than Jessie Ventura’s chest cavity. Predator makes number 5 on the list because the bad guys and good guys are all badasses and though a small nuclear weapon was detonated, the world wasn’t in immediate danger. Next on the list the stakes for humanity are slightly higher! Can you unplug from the Matrix?
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