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Predator 2 vs Predators

Predator 2
41 (87.2%)
Predators
6 (12.8%)

Total Members Voted: 46

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yhe1
Nov 30, 2018, 01:50:22 AM
Topic on: Nov 30, 2018, 01:50:22 AM
Q
We all know Predator is first and The Predator is last, but which is second and which is third?


Samhain13
Nov 30, 2018, 02:08:28 AM
Reply #1 on: Nov 30, 2018, 02:08:28 AM
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Predator > Predator 2 >>> Predators >>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Predator


yhe1
Nov 30, 2018, 07:24:49 PM
Reply #2 on: Nov 30, 2018, 07:24:49 PM
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damn, nobody thinks Predators is better than Predator 2? wow



Huggs
Nov 30, 2018, 08:23:50 PM
Reply #4 on: Nov 30, 2018, 08:23:50 PM
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damn, nobody thinks Predators is better than Predator 2? wow

Predator
Predators
Predator 2
The Predator.

Predator 2 just hasn't aged well for me. Predator is a jungle hunter, I never cared for the city as a backdrop in a predator film. Leave the cities to batman. A bunch of Jamaican gangsters don't have anything on elite soldiers either.

Predators at least tried to stay within the same spirit as the original, but improved upon it vastly with the game preserve idea. And aside from Topher Grace's awful presence, it's only grown better with age. There's no cryo guns, no crawling up buildings like the creature from the black lagoon, nowhere near as much cheesy acting, no bathroom medical scene with granny one-liners and her broom. Not to mention City Hunter was about half a freakin' idiot, getting whupped by a cop and dropping gear left and right while running for home.

All in all, I find Predators to be a much more serious film, pitting much more serious and capable characters against more serious predators. For all its shortcomings, the more I watch it, the better it seems to get. It brought a lot of interesting new ideas that didn't take away from the lore, and I hope we get to return there someday.


Voodoo Magic
Nov 30, 2018, 08:41:26 PM
Reply #5 on: Nov 30, 2018, 08:41:26 PM
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damn, nobody thinks Predators is better than Predator 2? wow
Predators at least tried to stay within the same spirit as the original

Or just plain copy it!  Take Hanzo the Yakuza.  He stops fleeing with the survivors just like Billy. Turns to face the oncoming Predator just like Billy. Takes off his shirt just like Billy. Un-sheathes his bladed weapon just like Billy. The exact music plays, just like it did with Billy.

J.J. Abrams would be proud!  :P

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There's no cryo guns, no crawling up buildings like the creature from the black lagoon

What?!  Don't go disrespecting Creature of the Black Lagoon!  Dem, fighting words!





Huggs
Dec 01, 2018, 12:06:35 AM
Reply #6 on: Dec 01, 2018, 12:06:35 AM
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Take Hanzo the Yakuza.  He stops fleeing with the survivors just like Billy. Turns to face the oncoming Predator just like Billy. Takes off his shirt just like Billy. Un-sheathes his bladed weapon just like Billy. The exact music plays, just like it did with Billy.

Maybe Hanzo saw Predator when he was a kid.  ;)

Either way, is there a more manly way to go? It's what I'd hope I would do, if it came to it. And yes, I'd ask him to wait while I cued the music first.


What?!  Don't go disrespecting Creature of the Black Lagoon!  Dem, fighting words!


Hard to disrespect that which I hold dear. But that crawling up the side of the building was such a "guy in a suit" moment.


PredBabe
Dec 01, 2018, 01:22:52 AM
Reply #7 on: Dec 01, 2018, 01:22:52 AM
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Predator
Predator 2
The Predator
Predators


Predator 2 is easily my favorite sequel of the bunch. I know I enjoyed The Predator more than Predators but I’m trying to remember why...  :P


Billiken
Dec 01, 2018, 01:25:22 AM
Reply #8 on: Dec 01, 2018, 01:25:22 AM
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Predator 2. Didn't care for the Predators in predators. Nothing on Stan Winston's designs.  And it just tried to rip too much from the original. The mud scene, the russian with the huge gun, the theme song.


TheSailingRabbit
Dec 01, 2018, 02:12:00 AM
Reply #9 on: Dec 01, 2018, 02:12:00 AM
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Predator 2

*whispers* Because Predators doesn't have Bill Paxton. Yes, I'm biased that way.


Samhain13
Dec 01, 2018, 02:38:26 AM
Reply #10 on: Dec 01, 2018, 02:38:26 AM
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I know I enjoyed The Predator more than Predators but I’m trying to remember why...  :P

Lower expectations? Maybe you if rewatch Predators now after seeing The Predator it will be more enjoyable. I appreciate it more now.


PredBabe
Dec 01, 2018, 03:43:50 AM
Reply #11 on: Dec 01, 2018, 03:43:50 AM
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I know I enjoyed The Predator more than Predators but I’m trying to remember why...  :P

Lower expectations? Maybe you if rewatch Predators now after seeing The Predator it will be more enjoyable. I appreciate it more now.

I’ve watched Predators since viewing The Predator and I can’t say it makes me enjoy or appreciate Predators more. They’re both pretty disappointing flicks, though it may be fair to say where one movie fails the other excels. I do actually enjoy and care for the characters in The Predator more and really liked the movie up until the untimely death of Fugitive.

« Last Edit: Dec 01, 2018, 03:47:23 AM by PredBabe »

BigDaddyJohn
Dec 01, 2018, 03:55:03 PM
Reply #12 on: Dec 01, 2018, 03:55:03 PM
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I know I enjoyed The Predator more than Predators but I’m trying to remember why...  :P

Lower expectations? Maybe you if rewatch Predators now after seeing The Predator it will be more enjoyable. I appreciate it more now.

I’ve watched Predators since viewing The Predator and I can’t say it makes me enjoy or appreciate Predators more. They’re both pretty disappointing flicks, though it may be fair to say where one movie fails the other excels. I do actually enjoy and care for the characters in The Predator more and really liked the movie up until the untimely death of Fugitive.

I wholeheartedly agree, The Predator is way more entertaining, has less dull characters and doesn't try as hard as Predators to pay hommage to the first movie in a stupid way. Though The Predator has plenty of stupid in other departments  ;D


Wysps
Dec 03, 2018, 01:03:00 AM
Reply #13 on: Dec 03, 2018, 01:03:00 AM
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I know I enjoyed The Predator more than Predators but I’m trying to remember why...  :P

Lower expectations? Maybe you if rewatch Predators now after seeing The Predator it will be more enjoyable. I appreciate it more now.

I enjoy Predators much more than The Predator, but it may because I had already liked Predators to begin with  :laugh:  Didn't need any convincing on my part.  Would have liked Crucificed to have had as much screen time as Fugitive though.  Fugitive seems to be the only saving grace of The Predator, and some of the interactions between the Loonies.  Will say though that The Predator did well in giving us some character development that was actually meaningful (which seemed to be lacking in all of the previous Predator films).  That part where Coyle and Baxley looke at each other before dying  :'( 


Corporal Hicks
Dec 03, 2018, 09:04:28 AM
Reply #14 on: Dec 03, 2018, 09:04:28 AM
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damn, nobody thinks Predators is better than Predator 2? wow
Predators at least tried to stay within the same spirit as the original

Or just plain copy it!  Take Hanzo the Yakuza.  He stops fleeing with the survivors just like Billy. Turns to face the oncoming Predator just like Billy. Takes off his shirt just like Billy. Un-sheathes his bladed weapon just like Billy. The exact music plays, just like it did with Billy.

J.J. Abrams would be proud!  :P



A few repeated beats/scenes does not a copy make it. There's so much more to Predators than that.


 

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