Fight scene between Yakuza and Predator:
The Predator didn’t even take the fight seriously until it was too late. Yakuza charged in and tried fighting him up close, which resulted with the Predator blocking every swing and then tossing him 30 feet. At that point, his only option was to charge in and hope for a lucky swing. If the Predator went all out and went for the kill, he would have killed the Yakuza in seconds.
Look at the end of Predator. He didn’t take that fight seriously with Arnold and almost killed him.
If you have a melee weapon in your hand, the Predator will meet you in combat with melee weapons. If you show up with a gun, they will blow you away with a Plasma Caster.[/quote]
Why would a Predator half ass anything? They’re fucking Predators. They hunt and kill as efficiently as possible. They have no time to fuck around. There were just so many inconsistencies in this. In Predator 2 they clearly explain that the metal that the Predators weapons are made from are several times stronger than anything humans have, yet a fucking samurai sword can hold off a Predators arm blades? FUCKING WEAK.
Also, it’s clearly stated that a Predator won’t hurt anyone that’s unarmed 'cause it’s not a challenge, yet in this atrocity of a film it happens several times. This movie was so fucking weak it should be yanked and redone immediately. Rodriguez completely fucked this up.
Would you take a human serious if all he had was a sword and was trying to fight you? The Predator would take the fight based on honor, but he knows he’ll win and will string the fight along. Just like in the first Predator movie. There was nothing Arnold could do without weapons.
As far as hunting and killing, the Predators could kill them at any time. When they used Danny Trejo as bait, Predators could have used their Plasma caster to kill at least two of them. But this movie is about the Hunt. They flushed them out, saw how they acted, and when the times comes, the Predators will kill them one by one.
As far as killing unarmed individuals, everyone was armed. Laurence Fishburne was armed when he was blown away. The Russian had a pistol before he was stabbed. Also, everyone who was brought to this planet were Top Rated Killers. Special Forces, Spetsnaz, CIA, Yakuza, RUF, Sociopaths, Death Row Inmates. These aren’t helpless individuals.
As far as Katana vs Predator Blade, I see your point. That bothered me to. But watching the fight, the Pred was mostly deflecting the attacks. If he actually started attacking with full force, Predator would break the Katana and the Yakuza’s arm in one swing.[/quote]
If I was a Predator hell yeah I would. Remember in the first Predator when the Indian [drawing a blank on his name, Sunny I think] pulled out his bowie knife to make his stand? Not even 10 seconds passed before we heard him scream. Now, we’re supposed to believe that a Predator is gonna “toy” with someone with a “knife” that’s 3x the size of Sunny’s?
I don’t think a rapist with a shank and a serial killer with a scalpel counts as “armed”. It also irritated me that the skinny inmate could just sneak up on a Predator and shank him several times. I agree that the Predator was mostly deflecting the Yakuza’s attacks, but why?
Why not dispatch of him as quickly as he dispacthes of everything/one else? I don’t know man. Maybe I’m being overly critical, it’s just that I high had really high hopes for this movie and was hoping Rodriguez would inject some life back into the franchise. It was even worse than I feared.