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As shown throughout the film, the Predator has only killed armed opponents. At this point in the film Arnold has put up a great fight against the Predator and is currently unarmed. The Predator looks him over much like a hunter might take time looking at a prize kill before firing a shot. The Predator disarms himself and then fights Arnold hand-to-hand, a ...


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A couple of other reasons (besides the already mentioned one: Dutch was unarmed at the time so the Predator chose to disarm himself and to engage in melee combat): Dutch was a fantastic adversary; he was clearly the strongest, the smartest, and he lasted the longest among all the preys. The delay in killing was in part to show some sense of respect. Dutch ...


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Predator was just mimicking back what he said. Just his way of taunting before he hit the self destruct. Even Wikipedia synopsis describes it quite well: As the creature lies dying, Dutch asks in disgust, "What the hell are you?". The alien simply repeats the question in garbled English before activating a self-destruct device, laughing maniacally as the ...


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The producer did comment on it. From dnaindia.com: According to producer John Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger did not sign to act in Predator 2 because of a $250,000 dispute. "The sequel to the first one rebooted it. We should've had Arnold in the movie. The deal broke down over $250,000, which is a shame. But it was moved from the jungle to the ...


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First of all, the team fired at it. This means in the general direction of the Predator. Yes, they leveled the jungle in doing so, but between the Predator's agility and its sophisticated camouflage, it was able to evade most of the damage laid down by the team. This doesn't mean it wasn't hurt, as we saw there was blood on the leaves, which Anna later shows ...


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It means exactly the opposite of your take on it. I think Arnold said "No Sport" to indicate that if she was unarmed, she would be too easy to kill; not sporting. If she was armed by picking up the gun, the Predator would consider her to be true sport, in a fairer fight. Here's a sound clip of a quote from Blade Runner that conveys the same message more ...


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As another line of reasoning: The predator is sometimes mocked as the dentist-on-safari among alien invaders. With all previous kills it had more opponents. So it killed them off instantly and with all its high-tech gadgets to avoid the risk of being outnumbered/caught off-guard. Dutch (Arnold's role) was alone in the end. So the dentist-on-safari ...


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@JohnnyBones is right in saying "I wouldn't wish that on a broke-dick dog" is the equivalent of saying "I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy", however, his explanation is a little off. Broke-dick is military slang for someone who is always or frequently unable to do their job because they are injured, frequently with the implication that the person is ...


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After reading the script, I think the predator does ask "who the hell are you?' but I take it not just as mimicking, but as really asking the question. Asking Dutch: Who is it that can kill a predator Aren't they really both the same kind of creature, that is, a killing, hunting machine?


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It was possibly a joke about Hanzo's too much talking. When Edwin notices Hanzo can speak English he asks him why he doesn't talk more. He then shows his hand that is missing 2 fingers. In the Yakuza when a member talks against a gang leader or speaks out of turn, a finger joint is cut off. Those 2 missing fingers just indicates that how much Hanzo used ...


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What do dogs love to do? Hump things. Therefore, a dog with a broken sexual organ is a pretty sad thing to be. If you're a dog and you can't hump things, what's the point of living? A more popular way of phrasing this is, "I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy".


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You mean this scene? The Predator collects the skulls of his prey as trophies, so he was probably checking if Arnold's skull was worthy of his collection. After that he removes his helmet and goes without weapons, to make this hunt more challenging since he would be lowering himself to the technical level of his prey. The ...


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KnowYourMeme has an entry for this here. "Due to Schwarzenegger’s thick European accent, the line came off as a comical relief rather than exclamation of urgency and it eventually became one of the most celebrated quotes attributed to the actor."


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In films there is no mention of Female Predators (Yautja), but in extended canon there are female predators: From wikia: Reproduction: The subject of Yautja reproduction is not touched upon in the slightest within the films, there are many members of the species seen but none blatantly female by human standards. Alien vs. Predator: Prey: ...


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According to the script he realized that death is inevitable and that is his destiny. Billy stands at the foot of the bridge, knife raised, waiting, accepting his oncoming destiny.


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In a 2017 interview with all the Predator key actors by Pete Keeley for The Hollywood Reporter, Jim Thomas (who wrote the script together with his brother John) said: But the original conceit was always, "What would it be like to be hunted by a dilettante hunter from another planet the way we hunt big game in Africa?" And at first, we were thinking about ...


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Answering the last part of your question: "Did checking Arnold's head mean something?" I always thought that the predator examined Arnold to try to understand the reason why he wasn't able to see him (the mud). Arnold still had sections of his face covered in mud so the Predator "wonders" how these sections are not visible to him and others are.


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Was this technology not available at the time? It was but for soldiers on the ground this usually translated to Night Vision Devices. Pure infrared was more normally used by aerial forces for missile guidance and aircraft detection. Why didn't "Dutch" and the commandos didn't bring thermal imaging devices like goggles or sensitive listening devices with ...


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Consider too, that it was already hurt, that when it was hit by the log, it was not expecting it, so it took the damage without mitigation, and within the lore of the screenplay, it likely triggered a protocol (possible capture/death) that required it to remove evidence of its existence. Then there is this: screenwriters are God. :-)


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This brief but perfectly executed line of dialogue is possibly Schwarzenegger’s finest performance. It is arguably his most famous/ iconic movie. This movie was also a archetype of the 80's action genre, with more testosterone than any movie put to film. Issuing his final order to his last (surrogate) team member he boldly summarizes their hopes and the ...


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The word was pronounced che-aw-par, I think that was a first in movies. A lot of mimicry artists picked on that dialogue and voila.


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Don't forget that Dillon (Carl Weathers' character) knew that there was more to their mission that what Dutch originally thought. It's plausible that he explained what was going on to some superiors, who authorized the chopper to pick ANYONE up assuming they came out alive. As for Anna possibly being a guerrilla fighter, unless she had a grenade on her ...


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There are two theories. One is that Billy decided to go full native on Predator. He understood that they are the prey and for the rest of the pack to escape or regroup something needed to slow down the hunter. We don't know if he knew he would die in this fight or if he had hopes for winning. The second theory is that he just went bonkers, hence self harm ...


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It was a rational challenge of blade-to-blade combat and/or hand-to-hand combat. Everything that happened up to here points to this. In fact, it won Predator’s acceptance of the invitation and later admiration (as a trophy). I’m sorry, but it was not a suicidal spasm. He didn’t go bonkers, and he did not take his fate lying down. He did what he did for good ...


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This is a very open question. There are many explanations for this. The old ones in the village cross themselves and whisper crazy things. "Demonio. Cazador de trofoes." Only the hottest times of the hottest years... This is a very weak source. Maybe they only noticed the Predator during summer, because they wouldn't go on extended forest walks in ...


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The short answer, which is probably the best answer, is that he was an experienced hunter and wanted to hunt "the most dangerous game"; a combat soldier. You'll note that he never kills unarmed humans (which is why Anna got sent to the chopper unarmed), and at the conclusion he decided to engage in hand-to-hand combat against Dutch, whom he deemed to be a ...


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From wikipedia Predator culture revolves around the hunting and stalking of dangerous lifeforms. After making a kill, Predators typically skin or decapitate the carcass, converting it into a trophy. If immobilized or at the brink of death, a hunter will activate the mass-explosive self-destruct-mechanism in his wristband, honorably erasing any trace of ...


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The first three Predator movies reference Alien or AvP only in a sense that there is the Xenomorph skull in the trophy case in Predator 2. However, the upcoming movie The Predator (released in September 2018) will reference at least some of the things in the AvP movies. In the trailer, there is a mask worn by one of the young blood Predators in AvP. What is ...


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In terms of audio it just seems like the predator repeats "what the hell are you?" back. I've always taken it to be a sort of resigned snorting retort, not straight disrespect. Along the lines of "huh, how could I let one of YOU best me?"/"Are you different or did I done goof up?" The '87 predator seemed to be a fairly juvenile sloppy hunter, relying more ...


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