History YMMV / Predator

31st May '17 7:13:33 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Back in its time, the film itself was considered shocking as it broke the action movie mold by having Arnie and his friends defeated by a stealthy being that used its brain and deception to defeat them. Nowadays, it's common practice for action movies such as ''Film/DieHard'' have their protagonists rely on their brains instead of heavy firepower and shooting stuff.

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** Back in its time, the film itself was considered shocking as it broke the action movie mold by having Arnie and his friends defeated by a stealthy being that used its brain and deception to defeat them.them and, in turn, is only beaten in the end by some quick thinking on part of the hero. Nowadays, it's common practice for action movies such as ''Film/DieHard'' have their protagonists rely on their brains instead of heavy firepower and shooting stuff.
10th Apr '17 7:44:32 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CompleteMonster: From the comic ''Bad Blood'', we have the eponymous Bad Blood himself. Unlike most Predators, or Yautja, who [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy value honor and the glory]] of [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame the hunt]], the Bad Blood is an AxCrazy SerialKiller hunted by his own people as a psychotic criminal. After crash-landing on Earth, the Bad Blood kills, tortures, and cannibalizes an entire crew of other Predators before setting off on a killing spree of unsuspecting humans. The Bad Blood routinely makes his kills as gruesome and painful as possible, seeming to cheerfully acknowledge himself as a "sick, psychopathic bastard." While most Predators are no friend to humanity, the Bad Blood has the distinction of being a monster by both human and Yautja standards.

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* CompleteMonster: From the comic ''Bad Blood'', we have the eponymous Bad Blood himself. Unlike most Predators, or Yautja, who [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy value honor and the glory]] of [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame the hunt]], the Bad Blood is an AxCrazy SerialKiller hunted by his own people as a psychotic criminal. After crash-landing on Earth, the Bad Blood kills, tortures, [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures]], and cannibalizes [[MonstrousCannibalism cannibalizes]] an entire crew of other Predators before setting off on a killing spree of unsuspecting humans. The Bad Blood routinely makes his kills as gruesome and painful as possible, seeming to cheerfully acknowledge himself as a "sick, psychopathic bastard." While most Predators are no friend to humanity, the Bad Blood has the distinction of being a monster by both human and Yautja standards.
8th Mar '17 12:53:38 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: Many of the sounds the Predator makes, which include its distinctive chirp and the cackle it makes at the end of the first film. The sound the Predator's Vision makes and its hearing, which crosses over into UncannyValley when it listens to humans.
24th Feb '17 12:35:21 AM MarkLungo
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** Jesse Ventura (Blain) spends the first movie wearing a MTV t-shirt under his combat gear. While MTV still had some rebel cred in 1987, the sight of a hulking badass wearing the shirt of a network now mostly known for Tween reality shows is hysterical.

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** Jesse Ventura (Blain) spends the first movie wearing a MTV Creator/{{MTV}} t-shirt under his combat gear. While MTV still had some rebel cred in 1987, the sight of a hulking badass wearing the shirt of a network now mostly known for Tween reality shows is hysterical.
24th Feb '17 12:34:23 AM MarkLungo
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** Of course, any movie with Arnie and Jesse Ventura is funnier because of their subsequent political careers, but lesser known is that Sonny Landham (Billy) also tried to run for Kentucky Governor and Senator. Carl Weathers later mocked this with a spoof campaign commercial: "Vote for me. I was in ''Predator''!"

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** Of course, any movie with Arnie and Jesse Ventura Wrestling/JesseVentura is funnier because of their subsequent political careers, but lesser known is that Sonny Landham (Billy) also tried to run for Kentucky Governor and Senator. Carl Weathers later mocked this with a spoof campaign commercial: "Vote for me. I was in ''Predator''!"



** Speaking of The Expendables, Dutch's declaration that his team is "not expendable" is this since, at least in the three Expendable movies released as of this writing, none of the actors who play Dutch's platoon make an appearance.

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** Speaking of The Expendables, ''The Expendables'', Dutch's declaration that his team is "not expendable" is this since, at least in the three Expendable ''Expendables'' movies released as of this writing, none of the actors who play Dutch's platoon make an appearance.
24th Feb '17 12:31:21 AM MarkLungo
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: The film has been noted as an allegory for the Vietnam War -- an unseen enemy who is well versed in camouflage, defeating a "superior" American force. (The Predator's technological advantage notwithstanding.)

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything[=/=]WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: The film has been noted as an allegory for the Vietnam War UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar -- an unseen enemy who is well versed in camouflage, defeating a "superior" American force. (The Predator's technological advantage notwithstanding.)
17th Jan '17 5:24:09 PM nombretomado
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** The first film has [[spoiler: [[JesseVentura Blain]], [[ScaryBlackMan Mac]], [[BadassNative Billy Sole]] and [[FallenHero even]] [[BadassBureaucrat Dillion]]]].

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** The first film has [[spoiler: [[JesseVentura [[Wrestling/JesseVentura Blain]], [[ScaryBlackMan Mac]], [[BadassNative Billy Sole]] and [[FallenHero even]] [[BadassBureaucrat Dillion]]]].
14th Nov '16 7:18:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Predator species is subjected to a large amount of this due to the fact there is little information on them. Are they thrill seeking beings hunting for honor or are they a bunch of evil assholes who hunt humans for giggles?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The Predator species is subjected to a large amount of this due to the fact there is little information on them. Are they thrill seeking beings hunting for honor or are they a bunch of evil assholes who hunt humans for giggles?
14th Nov '16 2:51:12 PM jeffreyloonychen
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** The first film has [[spoiler: [[JesseVentura Blain]], [[ScaryBlackMan Mac]], [[BadassNative Billy Sole]] and even [[FallenHero Dillion]]]].

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** The first film has [[spoiler: [[JesseVentura Blain]], [[ScaryBlackMan Mac]], [[BadassNative Billy Sole]] and even [[FallenHero even]] [[BadassBureaucrat Dillion]]]].
11th Nov '16 10:14:43 PM CommanderAce
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** ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' has an overlap in interest with the series, owing to also being a violent 80's sci-fi series sharing numerous creators and actors with the ''Predator' films, particularly Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.

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** ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' has an overlap in interest with the series, owing to also being a violent 80's sci-fi series sharing numerous creators and actors with the ''Predator' ''Predator'' films, particularly Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.
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