History Franchise / Predator

13th Nov '17 3:07:39 PM Mdjj1996
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* ImpendingDoomPOV: The audience often sees the Predator's victims from the Predator's POV.

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* ImpendingDoomPOV: The audience often sees the Predator's victims from the Predator's POV.POV, normally in [[InfraredXRayCamera infrared]].
4th Oct '17 10:30:48 AM x_countryguy
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Generally averted, as the black characters are some of the last to die in the original film and [[spoiler: ''Predator 2'''s black protagonist survives]]. Narrowly averted in ''Predators'', as [[spoiler:Mombasa dies SECOND.]].

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Generally averted, as the black characters are some of the last to die in the original film and [[spoiler: ''Predator [[spoiler:''Predator 2'''s black protagonist survives]]. Narrowly averted in ''Predators'', as [[spoiler:Mombasa dies SECOND.]].



* OutrunTheFireball: In the first movie, it's the Predator's SelfDestructMechanism; in ''Predator 2'', the ship's take-off exhaust (and a ShoutOut to the first movie's scene). In ''Predators'', the team has to outrun the blast caused by [[spoiler: Nicholai's heroic sacrifice]].

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* OutrunTheFireball: In the first movie, it's the Predator's SelfDestructMechanism; in ''Predator 2'', the ship's take-off exhaust (and a ShoutOut to the first movie's scene). In ''Predators'', the team has to outrun the blast caused by [[spoiler: Nicholai's [[spoiler:Nicholai's heroic sacrifice]].
2nd Sep '17 1:44:40 PM dangerdan97
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* HellIsThatNoise: The jolting sound that accompanies the visual transition to Predvision.
10th Aug '17 7:52:01 AM VagabondPeafowl
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On June 24th, 2014 a Predator sequel was announced. It will be written and directed by Creator/ShaneBlack, who helped direct the first movie (where he also played Hawkins). It is currently set for a March 2nd, 2018 release.

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On June 24th, 2014 a Predator sequel was announced. It will be written and directed by Creator/ShaneBlack, who helped direct the first movie (where he also played Hawkins). It is currently set for a March 2nd, August 3rd, 2018 release.
12th Jul '17 6:41:50 AM CosmicFerret
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* LoweredMonsterDifficulty: The Predator... the [[Film/{{Predator}} first one]] systematically hunts down and kills an entire elite special forces unit, only losing due to a conveniently placed trap shortly before it could kill Arnold. In ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'', although it does do quite a number on drug gangs and attains a higher kill count, as soon as Danny Glover manages to track it down (he is a very well-armed cop), he has it on the ropes, lops off one of its arms, and kills it with it's own weapon. In the original ''Film/AlienVersusPredator'', two Predators (out of three) get taken out in one five minutes of screentime (although the third one lasts the length of the film). Finally, in ''Film/{{Predators}}'', a trio of stronger, less fettered Predators end up being killed off by a group of similar size to the group in the first film, despite using things such as "hunting hounds" and UAV surveillance, and the fact that while the unit in the first film was a cohesive group (with the exception of Dillon), the group in ''Predators'' was composed of a random assembly of dangerous people who didn't trust one another, including a convict armed only with a shiv. While the final Predator does take quite a lot of damage before succumbing (including being shivved in the neck, fighting a worn-out and injured "Classic" Predator, and having grenades explode in his face), the other two die fairly rapidly.

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* LoweredMonsterDifficulty: The Predator... the [[Film/{{Predator}} first one]] systematically hunts down and kills an entire elite special forces unit, only losing due to a conveniently placed trap shortly before it could kill Arnold. In ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'', although it does do quite a number on drug gangs and attains a higher kill count, as soon as Danny Glover manages to track it down (he is a very well-armed cop), he has it on the ropes, lops off one of its arms, and kills it with it's own weapon. In the original ''Film/AlienVersusPredator'', ''Film/AlienVsPredator'', two Predators (out of three) get taken out in one five minutes of screentime (although the third one lasts the length of the film). Finally, in ''Film/{{Predators}}'', a trio of stronger, less fettered Predators end up being killed off by a group of similar size to the group in the first film, despite using things such as "hunting hounds" and UAV surveillance, and the fact that while the unit in the first film was a cohesive group (with the exception of Dillon), the group in ''Predators'' was composed of a random assembly of dangerous people who didn't trust one another, including a convict armed only with a shiv. While the final Predator does take quite a lot of damage before succumbing (including being shivved in the neck, fighting a worn-out and injured "Classic" Predator, and having grenades explode in his face), the other two die fairly rapidly.
11th Mar '17 2:09:38 PM Calandir
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** In some portrayals, they've notably giving themselves a handicap by NOT using the most advanced technology at their disposal. Yautja Military units wear powered armour and wield even more powerful weaponry that can kill multiple foes simultaneously.
11th Mar '17 2:05:16 PM Calandir
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* GeniusBruiser: Varying slightly in portrayals but generally played straight. They are intelligent enough to adapt to multiple situations, are capable of roughly triangulating the path and origin of projectiles on the fly, and manipulating situations to their advantage (such as the gang war in LA). Also par the course for an interstellar race that has optical camouflage, nano-molecular blades, and energy weapons.
26th Feb '17 1:24:36 PM TheDragonDemands
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**The trio in the first ''Alien vs. Predator'' were explicitly stated to be unblooded novices, and the humans accidentally took away their best weapons (plasma guns, etc.) leaving them to fight with melee weapons.
24th Feb '17 12:39:47 AM MarkLungo
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What made the first film such a successful piece of cinema were its groundbreaking special effects, big-budget action sequences and unique premise. Considered ''[[RatedMForManly the manliest movie ever made]]'', it's hard to argue; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers (of ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' fame), and Jesse Ventura took major roles, 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}}''.

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What made the first film such a successful piece of cinema were its groundbreaking special effects, big-budget action sequences and unique premise. Considered ''[[RatedMForManly the manliest movie ever made]]'', it's hard to argue; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers (of ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' fame), and Jesse Ventura Wrestling/JesseVentura took major roles, 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}}''.
6th Feb '17 3:01:24 AM erforce
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What made the first film such a successful piece of cinema were its groundbreaking special effects, big-budget action sequences and unique premise. Considered ''[[RatedMForManly the manliest movie ever made]]'', it's hard to argue; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers (of ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' fame), and Jesse Ventura took major roles, 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}}''.

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What made the first film such a successful piece of cinema were its groundbreaking special effects, big-budget action sequences and unique premise. Considered ''[[RatedMForManly the manliest movie ever made]]'', it's hard to argue; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers (of ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' fame), and Jesse Ventura took major roles, 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}}''.
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