YMMV / Predators

  • Critical Research Failure: Not in the film itself, but in the Falconer Predator's NECA action figure description. It mentions that he is highly skilled in ingeniery and that he built his drone "using the technology of the Yautja augmented by the technology of Xenomorphs." It goes to not mention that Xenomorphs are bestial predators that have no culture or technology. It might mean that he created the thing using materials extracted from the Aliens, like their tough quitin or acidic blood, but the text is quite badly phrased if that's the case.
  • Broken Base:
    • The redesign of the new Predators has been met with varied reactions. In particular, the appearance of the Berserker Predator's face looks kind of ridiculous to some (his eyes are a little too far apart and its mouth claws are a bit too massive) and impressive and scary to others (unlike other Predators from films, you can read in his eyes that this being is evil).
    • The fact that Berserker's mask has officially a Xenomorph chin grafted into it turns the franchise into another iteration of Alien vs. Predator, which has both its fans and detractors. Some believe it is cool and appropriate to bring back the best of the franchise for this movie, while others (specially the people who didn't like the AvP movie, which are not few) think it would have been better to leave the good ol' Aliens out this time.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Hanzo, who is the most quiet of the group and the least focused on. Beating a Predator one-on-one with a katana will have that effect.
  • Memetic Mutation: Stans's "bitch raping time."
  • Moral Event Horizon: Many of the characters crossed it before the film even began. Like Cuchillo who kidnapped and burned people alive for crime syndicates in Mexico for money and had the gal to call Stans out on killing people out of sadism and not for the paycheck. Speaking of whom..
    • Stans has killed 38 people because as he said "why not?" The "bitch raping time" comment also causes some thoughts...
    • Noland has survived into the wild by degenerating into a serial killing beast fitting right into the jungle.
    • Edwin turned out to be one of the most prolific murderers as he was a serial killer who loved killing so much that he was bent on staying and tried to torture and kill Isabelle despite the fact that she saved his life many times and was nice to him.
    • Even Royce who is more of an Anti-Hero is implied to have killed people for money in the past and uses his own team as bait to draw out the Predators.
  • Money-Making Shot: Adrien Brody covered in Predator lasers in the trailer. Too bad that it ended being a example of Never Trust a Trailer.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Maybe not quite one scene, but come on, Laurence Fishburne as Noland was easily one of the best bits of the film.
    • Especially one of his first lines. Royce asks what the hell he is, and he simply whispers, "I'm aliiiiive."
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: After the poor reception of Predator 2 and the Alien vs. Predator films, this convinced critics and fans who didn't like the other films that the series still had life left in it.
  • Win Back the Crowd: Robert Rodriguez hoped for this to happen and it's safe to say he succeeded.