History Film / Predator

23rd May '16 3:15:00 AM PsychWardWalker
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** [[spoiler: The log was part of the spiked branches trap as the counter-weight to pull it up into the spikes. Dutch was lucky it didn't walk around the other side.]]
23rd May '16 3:09:32 AM PsychWardWalker
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** [[spoiler: The falling log was part of the same trap. Had the Predator stepped forward instead of around, its foot would have been snared in the rope and pulled it up between the two spiked branches with the log as the weight to jerk it upwards. Dutch just improvised when it stepped underneath the counter-weight.]]
13th May '16 3:50:04 AM ArtieBird
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This film was a successful piece of action cinema because of its groundbreaking special effects, big-budget action sequences, and unique premise. Considered ''[[RatedMForManly the manliest movie ever made]]'', it's hard to argue the point: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers (of ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' fame), and Jesse Ventura had major roles in the film, and were all very big, strong guys who were prone to bleed and sweat (though they [[BadassBoast ain't got time to bleed]]). On the other hand, the emphasis on big, sweaty men being sweaty with each other in the jungle makes it one of the most HoYay films of all time, perhaps second only to Schwarzenegger's own ''Film/{{Commando}}''. The manliness is also a StealthParody, however, because it all vanishes in an instant when [[MeaningfulName the soldiers are no longer the predators]].

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This film was a successful piece of action cinema because of its groundbreaking special effects, big-budget action sequences, and unique premise. Considered ''[[RatedMForManly the manliest movie ever made]]'', it's hard to argue the point: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers (of ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' fame), and Jesse Ventura had major roles in the film, and were all very big, strong guys who were prone to bleed and sweat (though they [[BadassBoast ain't got time to bleed]]). On the other hand, the emphasis on big, sweaty men being sweaty with each other in the jungle makes it one of the most HoYay films of all time, perhaps second only to Schwarzenegger's own ''Film/{{Commando}}''. The manliness is also a StealthParody, however, because it all vanishes in an instant when [[MeaningfulName the soldiers are no longer the top predators]].


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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: The Jungle Hunter. Justified as its been eavesdropping on the team, recording some of the conversations then playing them back and parroting what someone standing near it said.
26th Apr '16 8:28:05 AM owlyoudoin
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* MeaningfulEcho: At the beginning of the film, Mac's friend Blain plays a tape of LittleRichard's "Long Tall Sally" on the chopper flight to the drop zone. Much later, during Mac's HeroicBSOD, he repeats the lyrics like an insane mantra.

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* MeaningfulEcho: At the beginning of the film, Mac's friend Blain plays a tape of LittleRichard's "Long Tall Sally" on the chopper flight to the drop zone. Much later, during Mac's HeroicBSOD, he repeats the lyrics like in an insane mantra.
26th Apr '16 8:27:33 AM owlyoudoin
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* MagicalNativeAmerican: Billy senses the presence of the alien long before anyone else does. Justified as he ''is'' after all their scout, but Billy's reactions are very different from what you'd expect if an ordinary human enemy was stalking them, indicating that he somehow understands the otherworldly nature of their foe.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: Billy senses the presence of the alien long before anyone else does. Justified as he ''is'' after all their scout, but scout. Still played straight, however, as Billy's reactions are very different from what you'd expect if an ordinary human enemy was stalking them, indicating indicate that he somehow understands the otherworldly nature of their foe.
26th Apr '16 8:24:39 AM owlyoudoin
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* FlayingAlive: The fate presumed to have been suffered by the team of Green Berets at the beginning.

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* FlayingAlive: Sort of. The fate presumed to have been suffered by the team of Green Berets Beret team at the beginning.beginning was skinned, but given the Predator's methods of taken trophies, it was almost certainly done after death.
26th Apr '16 8:22:26 AM owlyoudoin
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* GenreShift: Starts off as the usual UsefulNotes/ColdWar military shoot-em-up action flick with hostages, CIA spooks & such but then morphs into basically the plot of ''Alien''.

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* GenreShift: Starts off as the usual UsefulNotes/ColdWar military shoot-em-up action flick with hostages, hostages and CIA spooks & such but then morphs into basically the plot of ''Alien''.a sci-fi action/horror halfway through.
23rd Apr '16 9:56:26 PM TitoMosquito
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* BigWhat: Poncho says this ("Que?!") when Anna told him "the jungle came alive and took [Hawkins]".
5th Feb '16 9:41:58 AM AlexanderLevian
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* CurbStompBattle: Dutch and his team absolutely decimate the guerillas early in the film. Then the Predator hunts down and kills Dutch's team one by one without hardly a scratch. The battle between Dutch and the Predator also starts this way, as the Predator completely wrecks Dutch in hand-to-hand combat.

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* CurbStompBattle: Dutch and his team absolutely decimate wipes out the guerillas guerrillas early in the film. Then the Predator hunts down and kills Dutch's team one by one without hardly a scratch. The battle between Dutch and the Predator also starts this way, as the Predator completely wrecks Dutch in hand-to-hand combat.
7th Jan '16 5:02:36 PM nombretomado
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* TheMockbuster: ''Robowar'', starring Reb Brown of ''SpaceMutiny'' fame. Oddly, while copying the film almost entirely in visual style and rough plot, it replaced the alien predator with a cyborg TheGovernment had made from Brown's character's war casualty friend, self-loathing but suffering from ICannotSelfTerminate.

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* TheMockbuster: ''Robowar'', starring Reb Brown of ''SpaceMutiny'' ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' fame. Oddly, while copying the film almost entirely in visual style and rough plot, it replaced the alien predator with a cyborg TheGovernment had made from Brown's character's war casualty friend, self-loathing but suffering from ICannotSelfTerminate.
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