And so here we go. Following all of the the year-based movie marathons I’ve done so far this year (1985, 1967, 1986, 1977) I kick off what I imagine will be the last one I do this year: 1985. I have a massive list of stuff I want to watch (60+ I think, but I won’t necessarily watch all of that), and I was pretty excited to start with Predator, an action classic of the era, and a film I hadn’t revisited in decades. I think it’s aged pretty well — sure, you get the cheesy 80s machismo, but that’s part of the package I was expecting, and the action itself (and build up, especially) is still quite enjoyable to watch.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.