History Film / Predators

31st Aug '16 8:34:24 PM YT45
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* GoMadFromIsolation: Noland went this route a long time ago.

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* GoMadFromIsolation: GoMadFromTheIsolation: Noland went this route a long time ago.
31st Aug '16 8:18:36 PM YT45
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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 - Special Forces types on highly-dangerous classified missions, 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.



* EveryoneHasStandards: The benevolent doctor is thoroughly disgusted by Stans's "rapin' bitches" comment. [[spoiler:He's later revealed to have been faking it -- he's a serial killer himself.]]

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* EveryoneHasStandards: The benevolent doctor is thoroughly disgusted by Stans's "rapin' bitches" comment. [[spoiler:He's later revealed to have been faking it -- he's a serial killer himself.]]himself, [[EvenEvilHasStandards though even that doesn't necessarily mean he's okay with rape.]]]]



* {{Fingore}}: Hanzo had two of his fingers chopped off by his bosses because he talked too much.



* GoMadFromIsolation: Noland went this route a long time ago.



* GunPorn: Many of the guns get their own close ups, long and lovingly enough that firearm aficionados can read "Surefire" on the grip of Royce's automatic shotgun and "elcan" on Isabelle's scope, enjoy the sheen of Hanzo's pearl-gripped Beretta...etc.

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* GunPorn: Many of the guns get their own close ups, long and lovingly enough that firearm aficionados can read "Surefire" on the grip of Royce's AA-12 automatic shotgun and "elcan" on Isabelle's scope, enjoy the sheen of Hanzo's pearl-gripped Beretta...Beretta, Royce's ivory-gripped 1911...etc.



* SociopathicSoldier: Half the cast are soldiers, but only Mombasa is part of a militant group known to have openly participated in atrocities and war crimes and he admits as much.

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* SociopathicSoldier: Half the cast are soldiers, but only Mombasa is part of a militant group known to have openly participated in atrocities and war crimes and he admits as much. Royce hints that he's a merc because he likes killing. Averted with Nikolai, who's a fairly stand-up guy with two children he obviously loves, and was selected by the Preds because he was on some top-secret mission in Chechnya with ''Spetznaz'' Alfa Group.
11th Aug '16 9:17:18 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* DarkIsEvil: The "modern" predators have [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver black gear and a red tint to their skin]], in contrast to the steely-gray armor and yellowish-brown skintone of the [somewhat] more honorable "classic" predator.
11th Aug '16 9:06:59 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* NeutralFemale: Ultimately subverted, although it's a close call.

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* NeutralFemale: Ultimately subverted, although it's a close call. Also justified: it's hard to leap into the fray when [[spoiler:you've been paralyzed by a potent neurotoxin]], after all...
8th Aug '16 4:09:28 PM TitoMosquito
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* IOweYouMyLife: Never said, but rather obviously how Nikolai and Edwin became friends and how Stans and Mombasa stopped trying to off the other.



* IronicEcho:
** When Edwin is injured, Royce wants to leave him behind, but Isabella protests that "He's one of us". Later, Edwin will argue "Please, I'm one of you," in very different circumstances.
** Stans mocks Mombasa after the latter dives into the detritus to avoid a deadfall with "Looking good, boss." Later, when Stans is lying on the ground covered in dirt and alien dog blood, Mombasa parrots the line back at him.
** A subtle one. When the group first meets Noland, Royce asks him, "What the fuck are you?" and Noland answers, "I'm alive." Noland later shows part of the reason why, [[spoiler:he's not above murder when it's for his own benefit. He gets the group to trust him so he can (attempt) to kill them for their weapons, and it's implied he's done it before. Later, when Royce is showing a similar inhuman disregard for the life of Edwin (whose death would benefit him), Isabelle asks him, "What are you?" and Royce replies, "I'm alive."]]



* IOweYouMyLife: Never said, but rather obviously how Nikolai and Edwin became friends and how Stans and Mombasa stopped trying to off the other.

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* IOweYouMyLife: Never said, but rather obviously how Nikolai and IronicEcho:
** When
Edwin became friends and how is injured, Royce wants to leave him behind, but Isabella protests that "He's one of us". Later, Edwin will argue "Please, I'm one of you," in very different circumstances.
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Stans and mocks Mombasa stopped trying to off after the other.latter dives into the detritus to avoid a deadfall with "Looking good, boss." Later, when Stans is lying on the ground covered in dirt and alien dog blood, Mombasa parrots the line back at him.
** A subtle one. When the group first meets Noland, Royce asks him, "What the fuck are you?" and Noland answers, "I'm alive." Noland later shows part of the reason why, [[spoiler:he's not above murder when it's for his own benefit. He gets the group to trust him so he can (attempt) to kill them for their weapons, and it's implied he's done it before. Later, when Royce is showing a similar inhuman disregard for the life of Edwin (whose death would benefit him), Isabelle asks him, "What are you?" and Royce replies, "I'm alive."]]
26th Jul '16 4:01:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Royce makes a number of very smart decisions regarding the plot of the movie. He's the first one to figure out that they are being sent to the planet to be hunted, recognizes a booby-trapped body when he sees one, and uses his team as bait to lure the Predators out of hiding and figure out more about their size, shape, and technology, and his tactics against the aliens later play off of various franchise tropes.
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.
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