We’ve always loved the ridiculously over-the-top machismo and shoot-’em-up sci-fi action of John McTiernan’s 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle Predator , but it always seemed like it was missing something. And now we know what that mysterious missing element was: showtunes. Jon and Al Kaplan, the delightfully twisted YouTube geniuses known as “legolambs,” have previously combined film clips with original music and lyrics to create musical versions of such distinctively un-musical efforts as Schindler’s List, RoboCop, and Rambo . But their muse is clearly the Governator, whose Commando, Terminator 2, Total Recall, and Conan the Barbarian have provided inspiration for memorable five-minute musical re-workings.
Their latest is the inspired “If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It,” a stirring, multi-leveled anthem in the “Do You Hear the People Sing” vein, inspired by Predator. They say it is “the final Schwarzenegger musical,” but c’mon, guys — what about True Lies? The Running Man? The duet possibilities of Red Heat are staggering. Anyway, take a look at “Predator: The Musical” after the jump and let us know what you think.