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Predator meets Game of Thrones

Predator: Dark Ages is a fan-film based on the Predator franchise.

Set during the Crusades, the faith & fighting skills of a group of Templar Knights is put to the test when they encounter the Predator. Their battle is the thing Myths and Legends are born from.

The movie was directed by James Bushes. To watch the movie, click here.

The Fan-film contains the following examples:

  • Bittersweet Ending: Thomas and Sied survived their encounter with the Predator. However, most of Thomas's men are dead and there's a possibility that the Predator will once day return.
  • Cool vs. Awesome: Predator is fighting in Medieval times, fighting knights.
  • Corrupt Church: When Thomas asks why the Church has taken such an interest in the Demon that has been hunting the lands, the priest mentions that the local villagers made a substantial donation to them. So naturally, as the priest says, "God wills it." Thomas doesn't seem surprise by this and appears more resigned than anything.
  • Enemy Mine: Sied states that the Predator does not care about religion; Muslim or Christian, both are prey and it will keep on killing unless it is stopped.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Godfrey gets impaled from behind by the Predator's wristblades.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Thomas states at the beginning of the film that he intends to leave his order, saying that he's seen too much death, both deserved and not, and seems to be questioning his faith.
  • Noble Bigot: It goes without saying that Thomas, being a Christian knight and a former Crusader, doesn't have a very high opinion of Saracens. The moment he sees Sied, he wants nothing to do with him and only takes him along on his mission because he's been ordered to. He warms up to Sied as the film goes on, and the fact that the man saved his life definitely made him feel much more hospitable towards him.
  • Whole-Plot Reference: The film is nearly a beat-for-beat short remake of the original with medieval knights instead of special forces mercenaries. This isn't necessarily a bad things; there's a familiarity to it that make the differences more pronounced.