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Predators is a direct sequel to Predator and its sequel Predator 2 , and is intended to ignore the events of AVP: Predator and AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem However, there is no apparent connection to any of the other movies apart from being about group of people being hunted creatures belonging to the same taxa and armed with the same tools as the ones from the earlier pictures. It's a standalone movie with events taking place in an unspecified later time no earlier than and belonging to the same fictional universe as the events of classic Predator.

The title is a play-on-words, so we know that the human characters are supposed to be among the most dangerous humans on earth as well as the Predators that hunt them. Royce Adrien Brody , a stone-cold American mercenary soldier that reluctantly becomes the de-facto leader of the group. He is armed with fully automatic AA shotgun, an unknown type of sidearm, and a Bowie knife.

Edwin Topher Grace , a doctor who seems out of place among the group of professional killers. In a deleted scene, he admits to having been a surgeon addicted to drugs. During an operation, he experienced a drug-induced psychosis, causing him to violently stab his patient to death; he thinks this may have been the reason for his selection.

Because the scene was deleted, it may not necessarily be canon. He carries a small medical kit on his person, which includes a scalpel. Walter Stans Walton Goggins , a famous mass-murderer who was days away from being executed at San Quentin.

He was third on the FBI's most wanted list, suspected of killing 38 people, and is armed with a shiv, much to his own chagrin. He is also seen firing another It also explains how she knew of the Predator's existence if she was in the CIA. Hanzo Louis Ozawa Changchien , a silent Yakuza hitman from the Inagawa-Kai family, armed with a customized Beretta 92FS Inox pistol and later comes across a generic katana a samurai sword. There was a 9th member of the original Group that lands next to Royce and Cuchillo at the very beginning of the film; unfortunately for him, his chute didn't open.

Therefore, little is known about him but it has been suggested that he was likely a member of the United States army due to the pixel-gray Army Combat Uniform fatigues he was wearing. He says "10 seasons" but being an alien planet, we never find out how long 10 seasons is. It was long enough for him to become rather isolated and strange enough to create an imaginary friend.

He scavenges the planet for whatever tools he can find. He has numerous weapons that he's scavenged in his hideout but he is shown to have captured the Predator's cloaking technology and he carries some sort of alien rifle. In the previous Predator films, the Predators would go to Earth and hunt for their initiation. However, in the expanded universe of stories, it has been said that there are many different clans of Predators who likely have different ways of hunting. It is possible that the Predators in this film are seasoned hunters who have passed their initiation and simply hunt for entertainment, which would explain a game preserve.

It could also be a hunting ground that is only used by the big Super Predators and not by the "Classic" Predators. Another explanation would be that this game preserve serves as training ground for semi-advanced hunters, who are experienced enough for a dangerous hunt on a familiar terrain with a controlled number of prey, but not yet ready to venture to an alien planet all alone. Other possibilities are that they ran too much of a risk 1 of being discovered or captured or 2 of having their technology exploited if they continued to hunt on Earth, so they rethought their strategy by taking the humans off Earth to hunt.

It is hinted in the film and confirmed by Robert Rodriguez in a live chat with fans on ustream. The Predators seek the most dangerous creatures from around the universe and place them on this planet for the purpose of hunting. It is through this hunting method the Predators discover any weaknesses they have whenever they are bested by their game and then learn to adapt for these weaknesses in future hunts. There are four Predator characters in the movie: There are two types of Predators, the difference being the same as between a dog Classics and a wolf Super Predators.

Supers all have larger heads than Classics, as well as different eyes and a more protruding mouth. Make-up artist Greg Nicotero confirms in an interview here that the three main predators are all Super Predators. No, that Predator is dead. Classic, in this film is the same in design, weapons and Mask-wise only. Even still the face is slightly different as to show it is not exactly the same. Ignoring the AvP films, some fans consider the new Super Predators weaker than the Classic Predators in the first two films. However, that may just be because there are three of them attacking a small group of humans and the humans wind up successful in the end, whereas the previous films had one Predator that would take out entire groups of people.

This Predator met his ultimate fate by way of suicide. He was toying with Dutch and brutally beating on him instead of killing him. Near the end of the fight, the Predator notices a trap that Dutch had set for it. So the Predator proceeds to get careless and doesn't take notice to the large tree trunk that was set as the counter-weight to the original trap, which lands on it, forcing the Predator to activate a bomb on its wrist. This Predator is shot a dozen times, has his arm sliced off, then during the final duel with Harrigan, he believes he has mortally wounded Harrigan and once again, the Predator gets careless and savours the moment before striking the final blow, which presents an opportunity for Harrigan to kill the Predator with its own throwing-disc.

Nikolai then lifts up his shirt to reveal he has a claymore strapped to his body and detonates it, killing both of them.

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The Tracker didn't know Nikolai had a bomb strapped to him and wouldn't be able to survive such a large explosion. They both take a few swipes at each other, Falconer then throws Hanzo around like a rag-doll and even starts to taunt him. But in one final charge, Hanzo somewhat out-maneuvers and disembowels Falconer with his sword before succumbing to his own mortal wound. Also, Classic may have been tied up for some time so he may have been severely weakened and malnourished and he still put up a decent fight.

Lastly Berserker is stabbed repeatedly by Stans which seems to have little effect on him, then he gets in a brutal fight with the Classic Predator, then he is blown backwards by a grenade booby-trap. Finally, in a guerrilla fighting style, Royce takes running swings at Berserker with an axe while Berserker's vision is blocked. Eventually Berserker recovers and gets the upper-hand on Royce, proceeding to brutally beat him. Before striking the final blow which would kill Royce, Isabelle shoots Beserker center-mass with her sniper rifle, causing an exit wound which brings Berserker to his knees.

Whether Berserker didn't know where Isabelle was before that or thought her of no consequence because she was paralyzed is up to the viewer. But Royce is able to finish the Predator off with his axe thanks to Isabelle's well-placed shot. The ultimate downfall of the Predators seems to be arrogance or carelessness in all the films.

The Super Predators are probably even more self-confident, seeing as how they hunt the Classics. All of their deaths in this film are the result of toying with their prey instead of just killing them or not taking into consideration that humans are more agile and can set elaborate traps as well. A web search on Archaefructus lianongensis shows that Archaefructus is an extinct genus of flowering aquatic plants with three known species, Archaefructus eoflora, A. While unlikely, it's possible that Edwin had studied paleobotany at some point.

It's also possible that this plant still exists in the film's fictional Earth. In a live chat with fans on iesb. As such, it can be assumed that in order to do so the Predators harvested many forms of animal and plant life from many worlds around the universe, including Earth, and then planted them there over the course of hundreds, possibly millions, of years. Edwin recognizing a plant in the jungle Archaefructus liaoningensis supports this theory. The film is also said to feature animals and plants that are not from Earth.

Also, this helps explain why sometimes the scenery switches from Jungle, to forest. No one has ever seen another life-supporting planet so who's to say what one would look like. An alien planet would most likely need a similar climate, topography and various other features similar to Earth to sustain life; likewise concerning the encompassing solar system too. So it's very possible that an alien planet would look much like ours. The film was shot on location in Hawaii and Texas the real reason the scenery changes from Jungle to Forest , as the filmmakers did not have the budget for an Avatar-style CGI jungle, nor may have they wanted to for aesthetic reasons even if they did.

Considering that he left the shoes behind, Hanzo wasn't worried about ruining them, so possible explanations are that he removed his shoes 1 in order to move more silently as a Yakuza hitman, stealth and silence are his trademark or 2 in order to obtain better traction he was wearing dress shoes with smooth flat soles, took one step in mud and his foot slipped slightly, so he knew they would be a liability. Hanzo is a Yakuza hitman. He stays silent throughout most of the movie, because he admits he "talks too much", and shows his hand with only three fingers.

Yakuza members follow a strict code of honor, which includes cutting off parts or whole fingers as a sign of apology or penance—the practice is called yubitsume. The Japanese fictional movies Autoreiji and Autoreiji: Biyondo may provide further insight into the Yakuza culture.

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Obviously, Hanzo's mouth has gotten him into trouble several times in the past, perhaps breaking the code of his group or bringing shame on its members, forcing him to atone for this sin by cutting his fingers. Also, he may have been disrespectful to his superiors and so they cut off his fingers as punishment for his arrogance.

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It's shown in the "extras" on the Blu-ray disc release in the form of an anime with some other characters. It's easy to miss, but as Royce is falling from the sky, he realizes he has a chute on and is scrambling to find the ripcord to deploy the canopy and he cannot find it. As he plummets to certain death, an emblem on his chest lights up and the canopy deploys automatically.

Even if they hadn't woken up in free-fall, or were too panicked to realize they had a parachute on, the parachute would have deployed, assuming it wasn't faulty like the one that was attached to the guy who falls next to Royce and Cuchillo. Royce's military training would have taught him how to tell time by the positioning of the sun. The Earth's sun moves a lot in just an hour, so if he didn't notice any significant change within that time, it would cause him considerable concern. There are two possibilities: Such an eclipse would clearly be much darker and last much longer than an eclipse of the sun by Earth's moon, given the alien planetoids' vastly larger appearance in the sky.

She had access to top secret CIA files that allowed her to read a dossier from a mission in Guatemala where a rescue team and a CIA liaison came into contact with an "other world life form" that killed everyone except the team leader and his POW. The creature he described fit the description of the creatures they were fighting on the planet. This of course is referencing the events of the original Predator movie, the events of which are only known to those in the CIA and the top levels of the United States government, hidden from public knowledge.

Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter. You will meet them doing various things with resolve, but their interest rarely holds because after the other thing ordinary life is as flat as the taste of wine when the taste buds have been burned off your tongue. No, Royce's weapon of choice is the AA combat shotgun. It is a unique shotgun because the design makes it lightweight and has almost no recoil, and unlike most shotguns, it is capable of full automatic fire.

In the real world, maybe. However, the English language is the third most common first-language spoken in the world after Mandarin and Spanish, and if you include those who speak English as a second language it is likely the most common language on Earth, so it's not as far-fetched as it may seem. But this is a movie, and in the movie's universe it could be explained that the Predators anticipated this when abducting the group members. They wanted the group to work together and the only way that would be possible is if they could all communicate with each other, so they chose people that all understood English.

Simply put, yes, they can. In every Predator film; the Predators all have their masks removed for extended periods of time and seem to have no difficulty breathing, not to mention being able to howl, growl and roar. The City Hunter from Predator 2 was without its mask for almost the entire third act of the film, but it was also shown to have a small device it put over its mouth and took three or four deep breaths.

After this, the device is never used again. It was likely because the City Hunter was severely wounded and was either having difficulty breathing or the mask held a sort of stimulant to keep him going until he was able to treat his wounds. Another point to add to this is when Harrigan is on board the Predator's ship at the end of Predator 2. He is able to breathe perfectly fine and the Elder Predator didn't have his mask on.

Therefore they were both breathing oxygen.

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It seems to be a common misconception that the Predator's mask is used for breathing, yet no other part of their equipment shows to be air tanks though this doesn't rule out the possibility that the mask uses some sort of air-filtration unit, seeing as how it appears to be airtight. The creature came from the cages they find earlier, covered in insects, and is another being that these Predators are also hunting. It is an homage to the original Predator design from the first film originally played by Jean-Claude Van Damme , before they dropped it, and Stan Winston Studios came in to redesign it as the dreadlocked-sporting hunter we all know today.

More information on the original design can be seen in the making-of featurettes on the 2-disc DVD Special Edition of Predator. Noland says that he's been there for seven, maybe ten, seasons. However, there's no telling what constitutes a "season," i. Does a "season" have defined parameters or does a new season begin when the previous round of Predators has either killed or been killed by their prey?

Viewers have suggested a few ways that a "season" can be defined. It's also possible that he just scavenged those weapons and materials. Thus, given the lack of any real, definable parameters, Noland could have been on the planet anywhere from fourteen weeks to forty years. In the motion comic available in Blu-ray disc, Noland voiced by Laurence Fishburne himself states that he had been on the planet for decades. Keep in mind if he was there for a short while, he could have been insane before being abducted. A thing to consider, though, is that all of the abducted earthlings could have been abducted in a wide variety of years or decades, only to wake up in with no memory of events before that time and after their abductions, as if picking right up where they left off.

This would serve to further obfuscate how long Noland had been on the planet, but only if he was placed in any sort of stasis in the time between being abducted and being dropped into the strange surroundings. Either 1 once Noland found it, he cleaned, sharpened, and maintained it , or 2 the sword was self-sharpening i.

Whenever Hanzo sheaths or unsheaths the sword, you can distinctly hear the "shiiiinck" sound one would expect when drawing any blade across a whetstone. This is a common sound effect added into films whenever someone draws a knife, or simply raises it into the view of the camera. The group was trapped in Noland's hideout, in a room quickly filling up with smoke.

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They had no way to escape the room as Noland had blocked it off. Royce made the calculated effort to alert the predators to their location in the hopes that they would want to set the group free in order to hunt them in the open as opposed to letting them die trapped in a room.

Royce's assumption was correct, because the Tracker predator infiltrates the hideout and breaks open the entrance to the room in which they were trapped and then leaves in order to let them escape. Many people ask why someone who has killed two, maybe three, Predators wouldn't be considered trophy-worthy by the Predators. The behind-the-scenes would probably reveal that Laurence Fishburne's filming time was limited, so they didn't have the time or budget to give him an elaborate exit. In the realm of the film, it could be said that the Predators felt that Noland constantly luring other humans into his hide-out and then killing them to steal their gear is very dishonorable, so they gave him a gruesome and dishonorable death.

Another point to go with this theory is the Predators felt that, because he was killing their game, he was ruining their hunt, so they killed him the way they did out of anger rather than punishment. Super Predators don't operate on the "honor system" that the Classic Predators do. Trophies may not be their biggest priority as evidenced by the Special Forces soldier they find after escaping the traps, his chest was blown out but he was left there to rot, his skull and spine intact , so Tracker may simply have dispatched Noland as quickly as possible. Literally it means "What a face you have", but he uses a derogatory slang term for face which when used, basically means "You have a really ugly face.

Therefore, it may be considered that he says "You're one ugly motherfucker" but that exact phrase probably gets lost in translation to Russian so Nikolai says it as close as possible. Stans had stolen one of the armored vests that Noland had scavenged.

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He put it on underneath his jumpsuit, when he is laying on his stomach after he is shot, a close-up of the wound reveals the metal plating. While Edwin stepping on the bear-trap or in this case man-trap was not intentional, he was pretending the wound was worse than it was in order to convince Isabelle to stay behind and help him so he could paralyze her.

Later on he is able to walk but still has a bad limp. The Supers and Classics do not get along, besides the hunting. They, like Nolan say, are like dogs and wolves, the Supers probably caught the Classic hunting in their territory or took over his hunting grounds and took him prisoner. If you watch the film closely, you'll see that the Classic Predator activates the ship, puts it on auto-pilot for Royce.

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When Berserker sees the ship taking off, he simply detonates a bomb, destroying the ship. Berserker is never actually seen "controlling" the ship. The likely explanation is that the ship belonged to the Classic Predator's tribe and when the Super Predators captured Classic, they rigged the ship with explosives, either as a booby-trap for potential rescuers of Classic, or in case Classic managed to escape.

If the ship had belonged to Berserker, he likely would have just pushed a button to have the ship land again instead of blowing up his only means of getting off the planet. Edwin uses the toxin he finds on a plant to paralyze Isabelle and then reveals to her that he's in fact a serial killer. He says to her, "Don't worry, it's not fatal. You'll be able to experience everything. Some take this to mean he was planning on raping her before the Predators kill them both. Though other parts of his conversations such as " As many serial killers suffer from a "god complex", they see themselves being more than human, and people are just "things" and insignificant, such as how normal people might see a cockroach.

Also, he says to Berserker at the end, "Help me I'm one of you! As his parachute did not deploy properly, the soldier died in a high-impact collision with the ground. After the group is attacked by the Predator-hounds, Cuchillo disappears. They hear him calling for help and find him in a clearing sitting on the ground with his back to them. Luckily for Nashville supporters, the Predators are on the young season after two weeks. Whether or not this will translate to the team playing postseason hockey once again is yet to be determined, but, the Predators are looking very sharp and locked in early on.

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