He asked me, after watching the aliens battle the predator, which I thought was better. I told him the aliens were obviously better, they only killed as a method of advancing the species. True, they were monstrous, destructive, salivating nightmares, but it was a biological imperative that drove them to their behavior. While the predator killed because he could, just for fun.
Being a child he was not impressed by Darwinian reasoning. He was impressed by the extravagant, sophisticated weaponry that the predator carried. When I explained to him that despite bristling with an advanced, technical armory the predator could defeat neither Arnold Schwarzenegger, (Should I call him Governor Schwarzenegger) nor Danny Glover (though, in all fairness he did manage to kill Gary Busey, pre-accident version, but so did Mel Gibson), he was unmoved.
But, that is not what I am here to talk about today. I am here to discuss the real star of the first Predator movie. Little Richard. When the helicopter was flying low, through the jungle, and Jesse Ventura, (should I call him Governor Ventura?) was rocking out with "Long Tall Sally" you knew the movie deserved some sort of award. Maybe, best Jungle Helicopter Flight Soundtrack.
So, I toast the Alien, the Predator, the Governors, but mostly you, Little Richard, you are a rock and roller in the finest sense of the word. By the way, you can get the "Very Best of Little Richard" on Amazon.com for only $5.99.
Here you go, dig it, daddy.
|Even the Predator loves Little Richard.|