History Film / Predator

25th Aug '17 9:02:57 PM FungusFromYuggoth
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* FairPlayVillain: The Predator [[spoiler: doesn't attack the unarmed, given they're not much sport; he spares Anna, as she was a civilian. He later gives Dutch a better shot at him by stripping off his mask and shoulder cannon when he had him at his mercy. Not that the fight is anywhere near even, given his superior strength and wrist-blade, but it's more fair than long-range instant death.]]

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* FairPlayVillain: The Predator [[spoiler: doesn't attack the unarmed, given they're not much sport; he spares Anna, as she was a civilian. He later gives Dutch a better shot at him by stripping off his mask and shoulder cannon when he had him at his mercy. Not that the fight is anywhere near even, given his superior strength and wrist-blade, incredible resilience, but it's more fair than long-range instant death.]]death. Besides, taking MookChivalry even further, after going hand-to-hand with Dutch the Predator does not use his wristblade in the initial phase of the fight, "merely" pummeling and kicking his opponent (had the alien actually used it in the same way as on the other members of the team, it would have probably been a very short fight, only marginally less short than "long-range instant death".)]]
23rd Aug '17 6:41:57 PM FungusFromYuggoth
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** ''Might'' still be a JustifiedTrope - Dutch's team clearly seem to be part of some kind of (possibly fictional) [[{{TheModernDayRambo}} special operations force]], being [[{{ElitesAreMoreGlamorous}} highly trained commandos]]. SOF, being focused on small-unit operations behind enemy lines, often have much more extensive training in fieldcraft, navigation and tracking than "ordinary" soldiers. So, it's likely that any one of Dutch's men is quite a good tracker, making Billy, the designated scout, potentially [[{{TheAce}} very, very good at his job]] (as said, he is the first one to be aware of the Predator). Assuming he's that good and, conversely, an expert on stealth, it's possible that he simply understood pretty fast that no human could have used such advanced camouflage techniques in such an efficient manner. Add to that the characteristic, or at least common image, of SOF soldiers being somewhat less rigid in their doctrine, more [[{{GeniusBruiser}} capable of thinking "outside the box"]] and more adaptable to drastic changes in circumstance, and it could be at least somewhat plausible that Billy arrived at the (to the team) highly unexpected conclusion that "yeah, there might be some''thing'' else out there" as the only logical explanation.
13th Aug '17 10:24:56 AM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: Creator/RogerEbert opened his review remarking that the film was ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' combined with ''Film/{{Alien}}''; he meant it as a compliment, noting that the fusion counted for originality in Hollywood.
17th Jul '17 10:13:50 AM ClintEastwood
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* OhCrap: In the finale, when the Predator sm
ashes a log used by Dutch with his bare forearm.

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* OhCrap: In the finale, when the Predator sm
ashes
smashes a log used by Dutch with his bare forearm.
2nd Jul '17 7:57:45 AM fgenzo159
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* NoodleIncident:

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* NoodleIncident: At least two :
** At the beginning, when Dutch and Dillon are introduced :
-->'''Dillon:''' I heard about that little job you pulled off in Berlin. Very nice, Dutch.
-->'''Dutch:''' [[GoodOldWays Good old days]].
-->'''Dillon:''' Yeah, like the good old days. Then how come you passed on Libya?
** When attacking the guerrillas :



'''Dutch:''' Trying to forget it

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'''Dutch:''' Trying to forget itit.



* OhCrap: In the finale, when the Predator smashes a log used by Dutch with his bare forearm.

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* OhCrap: In the finale, when the Predator smashes sm
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a log used by Dutch with his bare forearm.
27th Jun '17 10:01:08 AM Mujaki
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* NotSoDifferent: By the end of the film, Dutch and The Predator are the only ones left, playing a primal cat-and-mouse game with traps. [[spoiler: Upon it's defeat,]] Dutch walks up to it's fallen form and utters...
-->'''Dutch''': What the hell are you?
-->'''The Predator''': [[IronicEcho What the hell are]] '''''[[WorthyOpponent you?]]'''''
9th Jun '17 8:10:13 PM Arsonistic
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* NoodleIncident:
-->'''Poncho:''' Do you remember Afghanistan?\\
'''Dutch:''' Trying to forget it
8th May '17 9:55:16 AM Tahaneira
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* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Dutch and his team are mercenaries; however, they specialize in hostage and rescue operations, turning down assignments that only involve killing people. [[spoiler:Accordingly, when Dutch learns that Dillon fabricated the hostage situation to trick Dutch into wiping out a rebel compound, the mercs are ''not happy.'']]
7th May '17 4:14:58 AM k410ren
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* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The Predator's gauntlet comes equipped with a pair of razor-sharp WolverineClaws.

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* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The Predator's gauntlet comes equipped with a pair of razor-sharp WolverineClaws. They're even somewhat pliable, since the Predator uses them to wrap around Dutch's head while sneaking up on him.


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** [[spoiler:Hawkins:]] Stabbed and gutted by the Predator, who hangs his body upside-down in a tree.
** [[spoiler:Blain:]] Shot in the back by the Predator.
** [[spoiler:Mac:]] Shot in the head by the Predator, leaving his brains strewn all over the jungle floor.
** [[spoiler:Dillon:]] Arm shot off by the Predator, then impaled.
** [[spoiler:Billy:]] KilledOffscreen by the Predator with unknown means and his skull taken as a trophy.
** [[spoiler:Poncho:]] Shot in the head by the Predator, which in his case is BloodlessCarnage.


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* HandCannon: Dutch, Poncho, Mac, Billy and Hawkins all carry Desert Eagle handguns, though no one ever uses them.
21st Apr '17 6:16:26 AM Arivne
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* NeckLift: The [[Film/{{Predator}} title villain]] grabs [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Dutch]] by the neck, picks him up and presses him against a tree, examining him closely before administering a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
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