nice vid about Arnie's acting
Just your average movie goer, on 24 May 2011 - 09:03 AM, said:
2. With the rescue team, I agree entirely. I reckon Blain probably accidentally killed the other guy when he was firing his mini-gun wildly. It's a fun scene though, I'll give it that. I like to see where my two favourite extras appear throughout it. I'd say they each get killed a dozen times or more. There's the one with the little bad mustache and the crappy hat - let's call him Crappy Hat Dude - and then there's one with long hair and a red bandanna, who we'll call Bandanna Man. Anyway, next time you watch it, look out for Crappy Hat Dude and Bandanna Man and see how many times they appear, get blown to pieces, reappear and get blown to pieces again.
heh, I've got to rewatch that part. Crappy Hat Dude and Bandanna Man! Come and watch your two favorite regenerating South American rebels get killed again and again.
4. Don't worry. Anna would be in safe hands. She's a cute girl and I'm sure Dutch would vouch for her since she helped set up the first lot of boyscout traps. Maybe she felt that the chopper was at least safe refuge from the predator, even if going to it meant she'd never see her comrades again. Actually, if anything is odd with the Anna storyline, it's why she seems so cool when obviously her fellow rebels are bad people. I kind of get the impression that she's not really one of them - that the rebels are just occupying an area of several villages and the locals get forced into helping them whether they want to or not. That would make sense.
makes sense to me
Side-note: Another oddity involving Anna is that when Poncho asks her what happened to Hawkins and then says "She said the jungle came alive and took him", Dillon snaps back that "that's not what she said" and that "what she said doesn't make any sense." I've always found that hilarious because honestly, how much sense does 'the jungle came alive and took him' make? The other funny thing about it is, if I've heard correctly, she doesn't actually say anything to the effect. Now, I don't really know much Spanish so I'm just going to have to trust others on this - but I read somewhere that she says something like "I don't understand, senor." In this case, Dillon's rebuke would seem more logical.
I think its funny too. I think for Dillon its that he knows enough Spanish to get by.
5. Yeah, the predator's hunting. I get that it's not as bad as what a lot of people do. Although, being better than a sports hunter on Earth isn't too much to be proud of. I also get the rest of what you said. He was toying with Dutch's group, pacing himself, savouring the hunt. Actually, it's the downfall of the predators in both movies. They savour things too much and when they have their opponent on the ground, they gloat - and it's when they gloat that they're blindsided by something simple and taken out. Silly thing. A xenomorph wouldn't gloat. It'd just take out Dutch's team and then go and have a nap somewhere.
As a villain I will never ever gloat until I've watched my enemies become corpsified and I can see the physical evidence of their demise. If I can't get that then I will continue under the assumption that they just might come back to screw up my plans. I will not savor the moment. I will make the kill, I will wait till I get back to my well protected fortress, and then do a celebratory intrepretive dance.
Yeah, you're right. And Dutch kicking the gun away gave the predator time to get ready to shoot again. Also when Dutch was firing, he was a lousy shot. Actually, come to think of it, everyone in Dutch's team were lousy shots. They all fire indiscriminately and often with no idea what they're firing out. "Hey, look! Mac's firing at nothing! Let's join him!" Didn't hit a thing, you say, Poncho? What are you talking about? You took out several acres of precious rainforest. Oh, didn't hit whoever it was that killed Blain? Yeah, well, he probably did something really tricky like duck a few metres to the left or the right. Alien creatures can be cunning like that.
Actually, I can give this point to them. They already knew that the valley they were in was crawling with rebels. They hear/saw Mac scream and fire up a storm. When they got their they probably also saw Blaine lying on the ground, most likely dead. Nobody saw what Mac was firing at, but it was in a wide spread (they took out like 30-40 feet wide by however long of jungle. More than enough to prevent anyone from just ducking away I think), and could've easily been against multiple enemies. Its combat and any moment could be your last. They couldn't see what was attacking them, but they believed they were under attack, and reacted mostly appropriately. I believe that by their training, experience, instincts, and given their situation, they made the correct move. However, they did all just rush into it without probably assessing the situation first, and I'm not even sure if any of them took cover (which is moronic to say the least). I don't think any of them even tried to present a smaller target, by even doing something as simple as kneeling down. On the one hand, they probably screwed up a little, but on the other, they knew Hawkins was killed and his body disappeared a couple of minutes ago, and now Blaine is dead. They're probably extremely unsettled and were pissing their pants when they were firing all of that off. edit: double checked, yeah not only are they all standing up a not taking cover, but they all bunched right together. A single grenade probably could've incapacitated all of them. So much for training and experience.
As far as the point of the scene in the movie, it was to show off how powerful/skilled the Pred was really. A hail of gunfire and explosions and it took maybe a bullet. Now had they done the kinds of things I said earlier, I think the audience would really be thinking that the jungle had come alive. But, we already knew what it was and what it was doing, so ...
Mr Pye, I imagine this - Poncho says "Ehm guys? Did anyone save any ammunition at all?" Billy replies "No silly, this is a movie. I'm suprised we even had to reload a gun ever. We were only using full auto guns that probably ran through their magazines in about 40-60 seconds." Its like the ducts/ventilation in movies rule. We all know that they actually ran out of ammo awhile ago, we're just pretending not to notice. God, what I wouldn't give for a movie where they mostly kept track of shots fired and simply forced the events in action scenes to also have people reloading. Or just running out of ammo and switching guns (actually, this one does happen often enough I think). Really, a combination of the two.
Anyway, what a missed opportunity you've shown us here. Anna should have been the one who killed the predator! She was the most likable character, she's cute and it would work with the theme where the beefed up 80s action movie types are unable to deal with this creature. Also, if she got the creature then, then it wouldn't have been able to self-destruct - so they could drag it to the chopper, show the general that there's actually some meat to their little story about what happened to the others, and it can give the scientists back at Area 51 something to dissect. Also, it might possibly provoke other members of the creature's species into attacking the Earth en masse in retaliation... but I'm sure the chances of that would be pretty slim.
It would be spectacular! Such a turn around. She kills the Pred, saves Dutche's rear, and gets him to da choppa. I would find it believable that she was a woman who could kick some ass. Hell, even if things got played out. Like having her do the thing with the mud and the traps ... not how I know you would explain getting to that point or why she would keep fighting. This thought process might work better if they gave her a little more background, and one that would fit her actions. But I would certainly love it. Personally, I like strong women. Strong in the sense that they have good character. Being all muscley isn't a requirement. But having a toned body to one that does have quite a bit of muscle, yum .... errr, umm, I think I got a little off topic here.
Oh, and This
is what I call a trailer! Yeah, its one that gives away the Predator, but it is so unbelievably better than the trailers that got put out. This would make me want to see the movie.
This post has been edited by Zatoichi: 25 May 2011 - 10:30 AM
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