Yeah, the ending to Pred 2 is very memorable. So much lore was illustrated in that ending.
So true, it established the Predator and Xenomorph are in the same universe.
It showed more than one Predator, that they arn't loners, and there is hierarchy.
The film proved they have been hunting us as far back as the late 18th century.
Loved the podcast!
Some thoughts, I was thinking the Smart disc actually hooms on a target like a heatseeker, perhaps infared? I also have read the wrist gauntlet controls it.
I felt totally opposite about the detective angle. It made is suspenseful that we the audience know what is happening but the characters are in the dark, like Aliens. I actually found City Hunter more terrifying, even in opening when he strings uo a kill and Danny is like “you couldn’t carry that guy up there,” gave me chills. To me the suspense was heightened by the investigation, that slowly Harrigan is learning more about this Hunter. I also found City Hunter hunting methods way more psychologically unnerving, that he gets in close and cute you to pieces.