History Film / AlienVsPredator

17th Apr '18 12:16:56 AM Drgonzo
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** All of the Predators really. They were there to hunt Xenomorphs, not humans. Yet they stop to kill the drill-team on the surface (even going so far as stringing them up for skinning) even though they should realize that time is of the essence with curious humans poking around the temple. Had they not taken this senseless detour in their priorities, they could have gotten to the plasma casters before they were taken by the expedition; and the hunt would have likely gone very differently. Justified in that if Predators weren't that fanatic about hunting they wouldn't be in that mess to begin with.

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** All of the Predators really. They were there to hunt Xenomorphs, not humans. Yet they stop to kill the drill-team on the surface (even going so far as stringing them up for skinning) even though they should realize that time is of the essence with curious humans poking around the temple. Had they not taken this senseless detour in their priorities, they could have gotten to the plasma casters before they were taken by the expedition; and the hunt would have likely gone very differently. Justified in that if Predators weren't that fanatic about hunting they wouldn't be in that mess to begin with. Possibly justified, as it's hinted this is the first hunt for these particular Predators, so it's likely a rookie mistake.
9th Mar '18 3:11:37 PM NOYB
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* FinalGirl: Everyone but Alexa Woods are killed, leaving her alone with the last remaining aliens and the last predator; ultimately she is left to fight the Queen alongside Scar.

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* FinalGirl: Everyone but Alexa Woods are is killed, leaving her alone with the last remaining aliens and the last predator; ultimately she is left to fight the Queen alongside Scar.
9th Mar '18 3:06:41 PM NOYB
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The concept was first hinted at in the second Predator movie, which featured a Xenomorph skull amongst the Predator's trophies. It was followed by ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' in 2007. The movies abandoned the futuristic setting of the comics and had the conflict take place on contemporary Earth. The movies weren't exactly embraced (though the first film was ''slightly'' better received by audiences), even by the fanbase. Most people point to ExecutiveMeddling as the cause of the films' failures.

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The concept was first hinted at in the second Predator ''Predator'' movie, which featured a Xenomorph skull amongst the Predator's trophies. It The film was followed by ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' in 2007. The movies abandoned the futuristic setting of the comics and had the conflict take place on contemporary Earth. The movies weren't exactly embraced (though the first film was ''slightly'' better received by audiences), even by the fanbase. Most people point to ExecutiveMeddling as the cause of the films' failures.
25th Jan '18 4:04:14 PM MM_Crusader
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* EnemyMine: Lex and Scar forge an uneasy alliance in the second half of the film.



* SequelHook: [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, a Chestburster emerged from Scar's body, setting up the stage for the next movie.]]



* VillainousRescue: As a Predator is about to kill Lex, a Xenomorph appears out of the shadows and impales the hunter with its tail, inadvertently saving Lex.
* TheWorfEffect: As with the ''Predator'' movies, the hunters are shown to be unstoppable with their superior technology against humans, having killing several of them in the first half of the movie. Then, a single Drone killed two of them, reminding the audience that the Xenomorphs are just as dangerous (if not more) as the Yautjas. Granted that these Predators are young-blood and are not properly equipped.
* WorthyOpponent: Having seen her killing two Aliens, Scar sees her as a warrior and branded her with the same marking as him. [[spoiler:After the rest of the clan arrives, the Ancient Predator rewards her with his spear as a sign of respect]].



11th Dec '17 12:52:20 PM DustSnitch
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* BadassGrandpa: Charles Weyland stands up to a Predator and, when it tries to leave him after detecting his illness, ''provokes'' it into killing him to give the others time to escape.
-->'''Weyland:''' Don't you ''dare'' turn your back on me!
15th Sep '17 2:32:46 PM Tightwire
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* LockAndLoadMontage: The Predators get one, checking their weaponry and blades just before they beam down.
13th Jun '17 11:33:18 PM Dingbot
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** The movie has only ''one'' survivor, [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse who was left in the middle of Antarctica]]. The novelization clears up Lex's fate -- the ship everyone arrived on had a separate crew which stayed behind while everyone went exploring. Presumable Lex was able to contact them once she got back to base camp.

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** The movie has only ''one'' survivor, [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse who was left in the middle of Antarctica]]. The novelization clears up Lex's fate -- the ship everyone arrived on had a separate crew which stayed behind while everyone went exploring. Presumable Presumably Lex was able to contact them once she got back to base camp.
9th Jun '17 10:30:35 PM SnowHesher
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-->'''Weyland:''' Don't you ''dare'' turn your back on me!
9th Jun '17 10:29:06 PM SnowHesher
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** A popular fan theory is that the predator knew that Weyland presented no actual threat to him, but he so respected Weyland's courage that he granted him a warrior's death.
7th Jun '17 5:16:11 PM trixus
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** All of the Predators really. They were there to hunt Xenomorphs, not humans. Yet they stop to kill the drill-team on the surface (even going so far as stringing them up for skinning) even though they should realize that time is of the essence with curious humans poking around the temple. Had they not taken this senseless detour in their priorities, they could have gotten to the plasma casters before they were taken by the expedition; and the hunt would have likely gone very differently.

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** All of the Predators really. They were there to hunt Xenomorphs, not humans. Yet they stop to kill the drill-team on the surface (even going so far as stringing them up for skinning) even though they should realize that time is of the essence with curious humans poking around the temple. Had they not taken this senseless detour in their priorities, they could have gotten to the plasma casters before they were taken by the expedition; and the hunt would have likely gone very differently. Justified in that if Predators weren't that fanatic about hunting they wouldn't be in that mess to begin with.
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