History Film / Predator2

21st Apr '17 5:07:39 AM ErikModi
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'''Keyes''': Not for what it ''does'', Harrigan. For what it ''is''. For what we can learn from it.

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'''Keyes''': Not for what it he ''does'', Harrigan. For what it he ''is''. For what we he can learn from it.give us. [[JustThinkOfThePotential A new era of scientific technology!]]
20th Apr '17 8:25:26 AM crazyrabbits
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: The City Hunter [[spoiler: and the Elder Predator]]. Justified as the Predators been monitoring Earth [[spoiler:for centuries]] as well as [[AliensStealCable tapping into local transmissions and radio broadcasts]]. Subverted as they seem to struggle a bit with enunciation due to the alien structure of their mouths.

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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: The City Hunter [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and the Elder Predator]]. Justified Justified, as the Predators have been monitoring Earth [[spoiler:for centuries]] as well as [[AliensStealCable tapping into local transmissions and radio broadcasts]]. Subverted as However, they seem to struggle a bit with enunciation due to the alien structure of their mouths.



** Compare to the "Jungle Hunter" in the last film, the "City Hunter" comes across more honorable and possesses more skill than the previous Predator.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Glowing blue jello (with anything else added to it -- here the primary ingredient is drywall) can apparently heal the most dire of wounds. The Predator has weapons beyond our understanding, why not medicine too? Also a case of ClarkesThirdLaw.
* ArmorIsUseless: Averted; Harrigan's bulletproof vest/metal plate combination save his life when the Predator fires a shot from a backup plasma caster hidden in its wrist console.

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** Compare Compared to the "Jungle Hunter" in the last film, the "City Hunter" comes across as more honorable and possesses more skill than the previous Predator.
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Glowing blue jello (with anything else added to it -- here the primary ingredient is drywall) can apparently heal the most dire of wounds. The Predator has weapons beyond our understanding, so why not medicine too? Also This is also a case of ClarkesThirdLaw.
* ArmorIsUseless: Averted; Averted. Harrigan's bulletproof vest/metal plate combination save saves his life when the Predator fires a shot from a backup plasma caster hidden in its wrist console.



* BoogieKnights: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljEC7HKbP0g This]] behind-the-scenes clip from the set of ''Predator 2'' is dripping with this trope.

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* BoogieKnights: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljEC7HKbP0g This]] behind-the-scenes clip from the set of ''Predator 2'' the film is dripping with this trope.



* BulletproofVest: In the beginning of the movie Danny Glover armors his car by hanging kevlar vests over the side windows.

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* BulletproofVest: In the beginning of the movie Danny Glover movie, Harrigan armors his car by hanging kevlar vests over the side windows.



** There is also an Outrun the Fireball moment that mirrors the end of the first film.

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** There is also an Outrun the Fireball OutrunTheFireball moment that mirrors the end of the first film.



* CrooksAreBetterArmed: The ActionPrologue sets up the situation regarding the drug gangs on the city: they are so better armed (with machine guns and on the opening shootout ''even grenade launchers'') that nothing the L.A.P.D. can field, not even S.W.A.T., can take on them head-on. So when the Predator starts doing its business and slaughtering members in droves, the press (but not the cops) is quick to call them a bunch of {{Asshole Victim}}s getting their due. Additionally, a reporter on the scene mentions that SWAT is having ''its'' ass kicked in a similar shootout on the other side of town.

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* CrooksAreBetterArmed: The ActionPrologue sets up the situation regarding the drug gangs on the city: they city. They are so better armed (with machine guns and on the opening shootout ''even grenade launchers'') that nothing the L.A.P.D. can field, not even S.W.A.T., can take on them head-on. So when When the Predator starts doing its business and slaughtering members in droves, the press (but not the cops) is quick to call them a bunch of {{Asshole Victim}}s getting their due. Additionally, a reporter on the scene mentions that SWAT S.W.A.T. is having ''its'' ass kicked in a similar shootout on the other side of town.



** The Predator itself qualifies for this as well. Even after it gets pumped full of shotgun shells and loses its left arm, it is still fierce enough to confront Harrigan again (although he does flee to the Predator ship first to try and level the playing field). It does lose points though because the moment things were turning against it, it went straight for the [[TakingYouWithMe Self Destruct]] instead of even trying to fight.

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** The Predator itself qualifies for this as well. Even after it gets pumped full of shotgun shells and loses its left arm, it is still fierce enough to confront Harrigan again (although he it does flee to the Predator ship first to try and level the playing field). It does lose points though points, though, because the moment things were turning against it, it went straight for the [[TakingYouWithMe Self Destruct]] instead of even trying to fight.



* {{Dystopia}}: Gangs running amok. Crime is so rampant civilians have to carry guns. The LAPD is frequently outmanned and outgunned. Then the Predator shows up...

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* {{Dystopia}}: Gangs running amok. Crime is so rampant civilians have to carry guns. The LAPD L.A.P.D. is frequently outmanned and outgunned. Then the Predator shows up...



* {{Expy}}: King Willie's name sounds like Billy from part 1. They both believe in the supernatural and both die the same way when they face the Predator.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When King Willie realises the creature "not of this earth" has found him, does he flee for his life? No, he draws his CaneSword and prepares for a LastStand against the alien butcher. He presumably dies pretty easily, but his skull certainly earned its place on the Predator's trophy rack.

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* {{Expy}}: King Willie's name sounds like Billy from part 1.the original film. They both believe in the supernatural and both die the same way when they face the Predator.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When King Willie realises realizes the creature "not of this earth" has found him, does he flee for his life? No, he draws his CaneSword and prepares for a LastStand against the alien butcher. He presumably dies pretty easily, but his skull certainly earned its place on the Predator's trophy rack.



** While Danny is killed off screen by the Predator, blood drips down to the floor beneath him.

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** While Danny is killed off screen off-screen by the Predator, blood drips down to the floor beneath him.



* IWorkAlone: Defied by Harrigan when he warns Jerry that Jerry's "lone wolf" days are over with his team. Everyone works together.

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* IWorkAlone: Defied by Harrigan when he warns Jerry that Jerry's the latter's "lone wolf" days are over with his team. Everyone works together.
14th Mar '17 1:49:07 PM morenohijazo
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* UrbanHellscape: The film portrays [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 1997 Los Angeles]] as a war zone between two rival gangs which are portrayed as foreign (particularly Jamaican) stereotypes, including constant drug use, barbaric forms of violence, and voodoo. The protagonist Mike Harrigan is, naturally [[CowboyCop a renegade cop]] who gets results but is constantly chewed-out by his superior officer.
25th Feb '17 4:28:34 AM morenohijazo
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: The City Hunter [[spoiler: and the Elder Predator]]. Justified as the Predators been monitoring Earth [[spoiler:for centuries]] as well as [[AliensStealCable tapping into local transmissions and radio broadcasts]]. Subverted as they seem to struggle a bit with enunciation due to the alien structure of their mouths.



* AliensSpeakingEnglish: The City Hunter [[spoiler: and the Elder Predator]]. Justified as the Predators been monitoring Earth [[spoiler:for centuries]] as well as [[AliensStealCable tapping into local transmissions and radio broadcasts]]. Subverted as they seem to struggle a bit with enunciation due to the alien structure of their mouths.



* CrooksAreBetterArmed: The ActionPrologue sets up the situation regarding the drug gangs on the city: they are so better armed (with machine guns and on the opening shootout ''even grenade launchers'') that nothing the L.A.P.D. can field, not even S.W.A.T., can take on them head-on. So when the Predator starts doing its business and slaughtering members in droves, the press (but not the cops) is quick to call them a bunch of {{Asshole Victim}}s getting their due.

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* CrooksAreBetterArmed: The ActionPrologue sets up the situation regarding the drug gangs on the city: they are so better armed (with machine guns and on the opening shootout ''even grenade launchers'') that nothing the L.A.P.D. can field, not even S.W.A.T., can take on them head-on. So when the Predator starts doing its business and slaughtering members in droves, the press (but not the cops) is quick to call them a bunch of {{Asshole Victim}}s getting their due. Additionally, a reporter on the scene mentions that SWAT is having ''its'' ass kicked in a similar shootout on the other side of town.
21st Feb '17 8:53:43 PM ThePest179
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* HeroicBystander: When a man on the subway is getting mugged, several people on the subway pull out their own weapons in the man's defense.


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** The scene where Keyes and his team confront the Predator in the slaughterhouse is practically an {{Homage}} to the scene in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' where the Marines first encounter the Xenomorphs.
3rd Feb '17 4:52:59 PM Lanes17B
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* StuntCasting: The reason why the movie cost so make as much as it did, is because Kevin Peter Hall, who played the Predator, convinced the producers to hire the Los Angeles Lakers to portray the other Predators.
3rd Feb '17 4:47:53 PM Lanes17B
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StuntCasting: The reason why the movie cost so make as much as it did, is because Kevin Peter Hall, who played the Predator, convinced the producers to hire the Los Angeles Lakers to portray the other Predators.

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* StuntCasting: The reason why the movie cost so make as much as it did, is because Kevin Peter Hall, who played the Predator, convinced the producers to hire the Los Angeles Lakers to portray the other Predators.
3rd Feb '17 4:42:52 PM Lanes17B
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StuntCasting: The reason why the movie cost so make as much as it did, is because Kevin Peter Hall, who played the Predator, convinced the producers to hire the Los Angeles Lakers to portray the other Predators.
1st Jan '17 5:55:13 PM Aaaargh
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** [[spoiler:Jerry Lambert]] blocks the Predator from following the fleeing subway passengers and pays for it with his life. [[spoiler:Although it could also be a SenselessSacrifice as Big Pred probably didn't pose a threat to most of the (unarmed) passengers, or - as we find out later - Leona. Lambert could simply have bit off more than he could chew, his recklessness costing him his life (and skull, and spine etc.) for very little in return.]]

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** [[spoiler:Jerry Lambert]] blocks the Predator from following the fleeing subway passengers and pays for it with his life. [[spoiler:Although it could also be a SenselessSacrifice StupidSacrifice as Big Pred probably didn't pose a threat to most of the (unarmed) passengers, or - as we find out later - Leona. Lambert could simply have bit off more than he could chew, his recklessness costing him his life (and skull, and spine etc.) for very little in return.]]
1st Jan '17 5:28:00 PM Aaaargh
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** [[spoiler:Jerry Lambert]] blocks the Predator from following the fleeing subway passengers and pays for it with his life. [[spoiler:(Although it could also be a SenselessSacriface as Big Pred probably didn't pose a threat to most of the (unarmed) passengers, or - as we find out later - Leona. Lambert could simply have bit off more than he could chew, his recklessness costing him his life (and skull, and spine etc.) for very little in return.)]]

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** [[spoiler:Jerry Lambert]] blocks the Predator from following the fleeing subway passengers and pays for it with his life. [[spoiler:(Although [[spoiler:Although it could also be a SenselessSacriface SenselessSacrifice as Big Pred probably didn't pose a threat to most of the (unarmed) passengers, or - as we find out later - Leona. Lambert could simply have bit off more than he could chew, his recklessness costing him his life (and skull, and spine etc.) for very little in return.)]]]]
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