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Author Topic: The Predator Behind-the-scenes Thread  (Read 47138 times)


Corporal Hicks
Jan 20, 2019, 06:05:46 PM
Reply #376 on: Jan 20, 2019, 06:05:46 PM
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Damn, I sure do love Fugitive.


pmaz11
Jan 22, 2019, 10:26:24 AM
Reply #377 on: Jan 22, 2019, 10:26:24 AM
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I agree ;D Fugitive has earned himself some credit I think.

Just curious, had anyone already posted this picture below?



Just an interesting shot of the cast (with Edward James Olmos & the Emissary Predators)



Voodoo Magic
Jan 24, 2019, 03:28:11 PM
Reply #379 on: Jan 24, 2019, 03:28:11 PM
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I agree ;D Fugitive has earned himself some credit I think.

Just curious, had anyone already posted this picture below?



Just an interesting shot of the cast (with Edward James Olmos & the Emissary Predators)

Great pic! I'm still sad Edward James Olmos was cut from the film.

Oh look, more Crabators!  I'm suddenly hungry for seafood!



Still Collating...
Jan 26, 2019, 02:41:28 PM
Reply #381 on: Jan 26, 2019, 02:41:28 PM
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Fugitive was great as he was, but that last mask really was beautiful IMO, good job ADI.



SuperiorIronman
Mar 09, 2019, 01:30:05 AM
Reply #383 on: Mar 09, 2019, 01:30:05 AM
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What I love about the concept was the Predator aesthetic taking on a more organic appearance. I freaking love the cannon and even it's arm mounting being more sweeping and rounded. There's some good concept art of the Emissary armor floating around and that bulbous look for whatever reason just does it for me.

The mask they ended up using though. That helmet is beautiful.


Voodoo Magic
Mar 09, 2019, 02:30:31 AM
Reply #384 on: Mar 09, 2019, 02:30:31 AM
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Except for his slack-jaw, Crabator broken jaw bones, I liked the Fugitive Predator too, including his biomask.


SuperiorIronman
Mar 09, 2019, 01:30:34 PM
Reply #385 on: Mar 09, 2019, 01:30:34 PM
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It's still unclear on whether they can or can't close the mouth.
Or articulate it into the shape of the "X" seen on the thumbnail.
It's not unclear at all. They fit the animatronic into the sculpt.
There's no mechanical reason they couldn't make that shape --
ADI's not incompetent when it comes to their machinery.
They just aren't designed for it.

The "sculpting the Fugitive" video clearly shows the mandibles
aren't sculpted to fully close over the mouth to begin with.

So, the problem comes from not sculpting the mouth to close to begin with-
I wonder then is that a choice ADI made or it just so happens to be a choice;
Paul Anderson, The Strause Bros and Shane Black all made.


Then you've got KNB- that got the "X" correct, but otherwise the mouth
couldn't close or articulate much, to quote Leonna and then Danny boy-
"What the f**k is going on?"
"This is not good Mike, not good at all."

Ok so the reason the Classic Predator couldn't close his mouth was due the production of Predators running out of money to do that. That's also why when Berserker opens his mandibles it looks a bit stiff. Berserker however suffers from the same problem of closing his mouth because while it does move, it can't fully close. So in the scene when he decapitates the Classic Predator you can see that when he prepares to roar his mouth never really moves as much as it should.

It turns out to be a budgetary issue and that would make sense because next to the original film it's the second smallest budget of the series and you have four Predators in that movie. That's why the movie cuts back to Classic and back to Bersekrer as he's taking off his mask because they swapped heads to pull that shot off. The Berserker head they had just couldn't fit behind the mask because of the mouth not closing and the mandible being unable to close fully.






 

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