History Film / Predators

23rd Jun '16 3:24:59 AM gewunomox
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* SoundtrackDissonance: An upbeat LittleRichard song plays over the end credits. See ShoutOut above.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: An upbeat LittleRichard Music/LittleRichard song plays over the end credits. See ShoutOut above.
25th May '16 2:52:01 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* MercyKill: Isabella tries to do this for [[spoiler: Cuchillo, only to have him call out for help again after being shot through the heart, implying his cries were actually records played by the Predators.]]

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* MercyKill: Isabella tries to do this for [[spoiler: Cuchillo, only to have him call out for help again after being shot through the heart, implying his cries were actually records a recording played by the Predators.]]
14th May '16 1:19:19 AM ArtieBird
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** If you know anything about the [[RapePillageAndBurn RUF]], you'll realize that Mombasa is probably the worst person out of the entire group. However, given their M.O. [[ChildSoldier it's possible he wasn't given a choice about joining them]].

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** If you know anything about the [[RapePillageAndBurn RUF]], you'll realize that Mombasa is probably the worst person out of the entire group. However, given their the M.O. of the RUF [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation it's possible]] that [[TragicVillain Mombasa]] [[ChildSoldier it's possible he wasn't given a choice about joining them]].
2nd May '16 7:58:39 PM TitoMosquito
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* FantasticRacism: There's an ongoing blood feud between the "classic" predators and the bigger, nastier "black" predators. Though according to WordOfGold, it's less they're different clans and more the black predators are criminals by their own kind's standards.

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* FantasticRacism: There's an ongoing blood feud between the "classic" predators and the bigger, nastier "black" predators. Though according to WordOfGold, WordOfGod, it's less they're different clans and more the black predators are criminals by their own kind's standards.
18th Apr '16 2:54:03 PM Hyze
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* HumansAreBastards: Our heroes are not nice people. [[https://www.alluc.to/stream/Predators Predators]] are bastards to each other, too. The Preds picked Royce and the others because no one would miss them (being soldiers guilty of genocide or terrorism, heartless mercenaries, criminals, et cetera). Though technically neither Isabelle nor Nikolai are shown or mentioned as doing anything "evil", other than just being soldiers.

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* HumansAreBastards: Our heroes are not nice people. [[https://www.alluc.to/stream/Predators Predators]] Predators are bastards to each other, too. The Preds picked Royce and the others because no one would miss them (being soldiers guilty of genocide or terrorism, heartless mercenaries, criminals, et cetera). Though technically neither Isabelle nor Nikolai are shown or mentioned as doing anything "evil", other than just being soldiers.
6th Mar '16 4:09:20 PM OmegaMetroid
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** Noland calls Stans [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Agent Orange]] when he's messing with his stuff. [[spoiler:[[{{Hypocrite}} He then proceeds to attempt to kill the group for their stuff]], which is exactly the kind of thing Agent Orange would do.]]
16th Feb '16 12:56:43 PM jeffreyloonychen
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** Nikolai and Cuchillo are likely nods to the {{Starter Villain}}s of the first and second films.
*** Nikolai is a member of the Russian military, who served while under Soviet rule as advisors to the guerrillas before falling victim to Dutch's team in the first film.
*** Cuchillo is a member of a Hispanic cartel, which references to the Columbian cartel battling the police in the second film's ActionPrologue, Cuchillo even references the Columbian cartel's enforcer El Scorpio, down to relying on submachine GunsAkimbo, while [[HilariousInHindsight interestingly]] and retroactively, El Scorpio coincidentally resembles {{Film/Machete}} from the film of the same name which was directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez, the producer of this film, and features Creator/DannyTrejo, who plays Cuchillo, in the title role.



* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong: Subverted by Nikolai, who is certainly physically tough, but he's also one of the most compassionate characters along with Isabella.

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* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong: Subverted by Nikolai, who is certainly physically tough, but he's also one of the most compassionate characters along with Isabella.Isabelle.
9th Feb '16 3:09:02 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* DuelToTheDeath: Between Hanzo and the Falconer Predator. [[spoiler:The result [[MutualKill is a draw]].]]
31st Dec '15 8:40:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WakingUpElsewhere Waking Up]] ''[[WakingUpElsewhere In Freefall]]''
31st Dec '15 8:40:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* AliensAreBastards: Played with, in the case of the Predators, who abduct humans and take them to a "hunting preserve" on a different world. However, they deliberately take humans that no one will miss ''and'' will put up a good fight - serial rapists and murderers with plenty of knowledge about hunting, soldiers who've committed war crimes, gangsters, cold-blooded mercenaries, {{Sociopathic Soldier}}s and disgraces, terrorists, et cetera...
** It's also shown that the Predators that are hunting the group are a separate group from the standard Predators we usually see (who are known for their focus on honor and nobility) and have ''far'' fewer morals than the others.

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* AliensAreBastards: Played with, in the case of the Predators, who abduct humans and take them to a "hunting preserve" on a different world. However, they deliberately take humans that no one will miss ''and'' will put up a good fight - serial rapists and murderers with plenty of knowledge about hunting, soldiers who've committed war crimes, gangsters, cold-blooded mercenaries, {{Sociopathic Soldier}}s and disgraces, terrorists, et cetera...
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cetera... It's also shown that the Predators that are hunting the group are a separate group from the standard Predators we usually see (who are known for their focus on honor and nobility) and have ''far'' fewer morals than the others.



** To be fair, surviving by hiding and running is very different from surviving when you're actually confronted by a Predator and have nowhere to run.
** It could also be another indication of just how ''long'' he's been there. [[spoiler:Rather than continuing to toy with Noland, the Predator just up and shoots because he's sick of hunting him. There's no longer any sport in it.]]



** FridgeLogic: Real-Life recreational hunters know that especially effective methods, tools, and techniques are often not allowed by hunting regulations. Big Game hunters have a code that requires them be close to their prey despite the availability of guns that can kill from safe a distance. Deer hunters cannot hunt at night, and cannot spotlight their prey, etc. Given the Black Predators hunt in groups rather than alone, and use technologies such as the Falcon Drone, there is a very strong implication that they are their race's equivalent of poachers.
* FatalFamilyPhoto: [[spoiler:Nikolai.]]

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** FridgeLogic: Real-Life recreational hunters know that especially effective methods, tools, and techniques are often not allowed by hunting regulations. Big Game hunters have a code that requires them be close to their prey despite the availability of guns that can kill from safe a distance. Deer hunters cannot hunt at night, and cannot spotlight their prey, etc. Given the Black Predators hunt in groups rather than alone, and use technologies such as the Falcon Drone, there is a very strong implication that they are their race's equivalent of poachers.
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%%* FatalFamilyPhoto: [[spoiler:Nikolai.]]



* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: The entire plot.
* HuskyRusskie: Nikolai.

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* %%* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: The entire plot.
* %%* HuskyRusskie: Nikolai.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice

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* %%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice



** Pay attention to his fighting style. He moves in on Mombasa like a cobra when he demands a gun, but it just shows viewers why he was left with a shiv. Also when he's set upon by the Tusker, and is battling Mombasa, his fighting style is a mimicry of the brutal savagery of violent convicts - especially the smaller ones for whom the sole rule is, grab something and don't slow down for ANYTHING.
** In the USA, it takes a ''lot'' to get put on Death Row nowadays, as Stans mentioned he was up for execution in two days, in California no less. In deleted scenes, Stans is a multiple murderer and quite likely to be a rapist too. He's as bad as any other killer.



* OhCrap: "Nice shot!" "...I missed." And they realize that they are ''so'' incredibly boned.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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"Nice shot!" "...I missed." And they realize that they are ''so'' incredibly boned.



* SmallGirlBigGun: Isabelle.

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* %%* SmallGirlBigGun: Isabelle.
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