History Film / Predator

1st Mar '17 4:02:22 AM Arivne
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* ICallItVera: Ol' Painless.

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* ICallItVera: Blaine's portable minigun Ol' Painless.



* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Machete Always Works]]: "[[BondOneLiner Stick around!]]"

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* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Machete Always Works]]: ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: In this case, a machete. "[[BondOneLiner Stick around!]]"
1st Mar '17 3:51:50 AM Arivne
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* FridgeHorror: The Predator is on safari. It's the exact same thing we humans have done to animals for hundreds of years.
1st Mar '17 3:27:45 AM Arivne
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* ItsProbablyNothing: Billy senses the Predator is watching them, looking at the spot where the Predator is watching from. Dutch comes to know what's up with him.

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* ItsProbablyNothing: Billy [[BeingWatched senses the Predator is watching them, them]], looking at the spot where the Predator is watching from. Dutch comes to know what's up with him.



* MagicalNativeAmerican: Billy senses the presence of the alien long before anyone else does. Justified as he ''is'' their scout. Still played straight, however, as Billy's reactions indicate that he somehow understands the otherworldly nature of their foe.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: Billy [[BeingWatched senses the presence of the alien alien]] long before anyone else does. Justified as he ''is'' their scout. Still played straight, however, as Billy's reactions indicate that he somehow understands the otherworldly nature of their foe.
1st Mar '17 3:25:04 AM Arivne
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* BeingWatched: While Dutch and his team head for the rendezvous point, the MagicalNativeAmerican Billy senses the title opponent watching them from the trees.
24th Feb '17 12:41:54 AM MarkLungo
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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 ''Franchise/{{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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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 ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' fame), and Jesse Ventura Wrestling/JesseVentura 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]].
20th Feb '17 9:59:35 AM Ithilgore
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* DeathByLookingUp: Technically, [[spoiler: The Predator dies moments later when it blows itself up, but it is fatally injured by Dutch's trap when it looks up just in time for a suspended log to drop on its head, crushing it and leaving it a broken heap that has only enough strength left to active its self-destruct bomb and [[EvilLaugh laugh]].]]


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** Also, Dutch quite literally grabs a large rock to use as a weapon at the close but [[spoiler: drops it when he sees the Predator has already been mortally wounded by his log trap]].
6th Feb '17 3:01:15 AM erforce
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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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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}}'' ''Franchise/{{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]].
7th Jan '17 1:32:38 PM Warwolf
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* HandSignals: Dutch's men use them in loo of audio communication.

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* HandSignals: Dutch's men use them in loo lieu of audio communication.
11th Nov '16 9:43:41 PM ajbit26
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* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Dutch uses stealth tactics to defeat the Predator, though it isn't enough to win outright.



%%* BigBadWannabe: Dillon in a way.



%%* BitchInSheepsClothing: Dillon to an extent.

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%%* * BitchInSheepsClothing: Dillon Dillon. He uses his friendship with Dutch to an extent.get everyone sent to South America to undertake a mission under false pretenses.



* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Dutch uses stealth tactics to defeat the Predator, though it isn't enough to win outright.



* DiscOneFinalBoss: The mission is undertaken to rescue some men from a group of South American guerillas. Soon after the camp is destroyed, the human-hunting alien shows up.

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: The mission is undertaken to rescue some men from a group of South American guerillas.guerrillas. Soon after the camp is destroyed, the human-hunting alien shows up.



* 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 [[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.]]



* GatlingGood: The famous GE M134 minigun "Ol' Painless", wielded by Wrestling/JesseVentura, was the first handheld minigun ever to be used on film (or in any fiction for that matter). The actors who fired it had to be braced just offscreen, lest the recoil knock them on their ass. And that was just firing ''blanks''. They also had to connect it to an external power source offscreen, via a wire that went down his pants. Jesse himself has stated that while the gun was suspended from an offscreen crane in early takes, he later managed to fire it without the crane's help: "You just had to grit your teeth and hold on. It's like firing a chainsaw. It's fucking ridiculous. Why the fuck would anyone want to use something like that?"

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* GatlingGood: The famous GE M134 minigun "Ol' Painless", wielded by Wrestling/JesseVentura, was the first handheld minigun ever to be used on film (or in any fiction for that matter). The actors who fired it had to be braced just offscreen, off-screen, lest the recoil knock them on their ass. And that was just firing ''blanks''. They also had to connect it to an external power source offscreen, off-screen, via a wire that went down his pants. Jesse himself has stated that while the gun was suspended from an offscreen off-screen crane in early takes, he later managed to fire it without the crane's help: "You just had to grit your teeth and hold on. It's like firing a chainsaw. It's fucking ridiculous. Why the fuck would anyone want to use something like that?"



* GiveMeAReason: Anna (the captured guerilla) tries to escape from Dillon, her captor. After she's recaptured he says to her "Try it again...please", a threat of what he'll do to her if she does.

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* GiveMeAReason: Anna (the captured guerilla) guerrilla) tries to escape from Dillon, her captor. After she's recaptured he says to her "Try it again...please", a threat of what he'll do to her if she does.



%%* HandSignals

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%%* HandSignals* HandSignals: Dutch's men use them in loo of audio communication.



* ItsProbablyNothing: Billy senses the Predator is watching them, looking at the spot where the Predator is watching from. Major comes to know what's up with him.

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* ItsProbablyNothing: Billy senses the Predator is watching them, looking at the spot where the Predator is watching from. Major Dutch comes to know what's up with him.



* JumpScare: After coming out of his hiding place to draw out the Predator, Dutch was about to turn back the Predator suddenly got caught in their trap.

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* JumpScare: After coming out of his hiding place to draw out the Predator, Dutch was about to turn back when the Predator suddenly got caught in their trap.



* NotSoDifferent: Perhaps. Dutch, upon seeing the [[spoiler: mortally wounded]] Predator, asks "What the hell are you?" It replies, "What the hell are ''you''?" Though it might just be mimicking the sound, considering the context, it's very likely he was inferring a similar response regardless.



* OutGambitted: [[spoiler: How the Predator is defeated. In the final encounter most of his traps count on this, forcing the Predator to second guess everything and guiding him toward his own demise. The final fatal instrument counts on the Predator being smart enough to notice it, in order to position himself under the counterweight. Still had the Predator been a little less cocky (or walked in the wrong direction). he'd have killed Dutch a few times over before then.]]

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* OutGambitted: [[spoiler: How the Predator is defeated. In the final encounter most of his Dutch's traps count on this, forcing the Predator to second guess everything and guiding him himself toward his own demise. The final fatal instrument counts on the Predator being smart enough to notice it, in order to position himself under the counterweight. Still had the Predator been a little less cocky (or walked in the wrong direction). he'd have killed Dutch a few times over before then.]]



** Dillion tells that's not his decision to make.

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** Dillion tells him that's not his decision to make.



* [[YouShallNotPass/{{Film}} You Shall Not Pass]]: [[spoiler:Billy]] makes his last stand against the Predator to give the rest of the team a chance to escape.

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* [[YouShallNotPass/{{Film}} You Shall Not Pass]]: YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler:Billy]] makes his last stand against the Predator to give the rest of the team a chance to escape.
11th Nov '16 9:28:19 PM ajbit26
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Dillon. His actions lead to the deaths of everyone since he tricked them into taking the mission in the first place. considering most of the deaths of the characters by the Predator's hand lead back to him, due to tricking his colleagues to their deaths all because he left them in the dark about the actual assassination mission.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Dillon. His actions lead to the deaths of everyone since he tricked them into taking the mission in the first place. considering most of the deaths of the characters by the Predator's hand lead back to him, due to tricking his colleagues to their deaths all because he left them in the dark about the actual assassination mission.]]
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