"El que hace trofeos de los hombres"
The Predator is a extraterrestrial species, characterized by its trophy hunting of other species for sport. The Predators are sapient and sentient humanoid creatures who possess advanced technology, such as active camouflage, directed-energy weapons, and are capable of interstellar travel. 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 its presence to its prey.
First introduced in 1987 as the main antagonist of the film Predator, the Predator creatures returned in the sequels Predator 2 (1990), and Predators (2010), as well as the crossover franchise Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007).
Director: Nimrod Antal
Cast: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Louiz Ozawa
A bold new chapter in the Predator universe, Predators was shot on location under Roberto Rodriguez's creative auspices at the filmmaker's Austin-based Troublemaker Studios, and is directed by Nimród Antal. The film stars Adrien Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they've been brought together on an alien planet... as prey. With the exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers – mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members – human "predators" that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators
Predator 2 (1990)
Cast: Danny Glover, Gary Busey, María Conchita Alonso, Ruben Blades, Bill Paxton, Calvin Lockhart, Kevin Peter Hall
Set in 1997, ten years after the events of the first film, the 1990 sequel follows a new Predator who sets his sights on Los Angeles due to its summer heat and drug wars between Jamaican and Colombian gangs, as well as the L.A.P.D. attempting to fight both gangs. After eliminating the leaders of both gangs, the Predator begins actively targeting the L.A.P.D. officers attempting to investigate his handiwork, specifically Lieutenant Michael Harrigan (Danny Glover) and his three partners (Rubén Blades, María Conchita Alonso and Bill Paxton). A federal officer, Keyes, played by Gary Busey, is also killed. Towards the end of the movie, the Predator is ultimately confronted by Harrigan in his own ship and killed when Harrigan uses one of his own weapons against him. The Predator's clan-mates de-cloak and carry away the dead Predator's body and give Harrigan a flintlock dating from 1715 as a sign of respect. The film also makes a reference to the Alien films, as shown in the Predators' trophy room, which has a skull closely resembling that of an Alien.
Director: John McTiernan
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Kevin Peter Hall
Predator has come to this location due to the wars between rebel and government forces, already having made several kills among the locals before beginning to hunt down a United States Army Special Forces group, sent there to rescue presidential cabinet ministers kidnapped by guerrilla forces. The Predator dispatches the soldiers one by one with a vast array of weaponry until Major Dutch Schaeffer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is the last one alive. Dutch eventually confronts the creature, covering himself in mud to hide his heat signature from the Predator's thermal imaging, and setting up numerous booby traps. Though he manages to disable the Predator's cloaking ability, the Predator manages to capture him, and then, in a display of chivalry, discards his mask and electronic weaponry before challenging Dutch to a final duel. Physically outmatched, Dutch eventually sets off one of his traps, which crushes and mortally wounds the creature. After being asked what he is by Dutch, the Predator simply mimics his question and sets off his self-destruct device before laughing maniacally, though Dutch manages to escape the explosion
AVP 2: Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
Director: Greg Strause, Colin Strause
Cast: Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, John Ortiz, Shareeka Epps, Johnny Lewis, Sam Trammell, David Paetkau
Visual effects specialists Greg and Colin Strause both make their feature directorial debut with this no-holds-barred monster mash that attempts to set itself apart from the 2004 Paul W.S. Anderson original by serving as a straight-up sci-fi horror scarefest. The aliens (and a predator) have landed on planet Earth, and small-town America is about to become the scene of an epic interstellar showdown. As these two breeds of cosmic killers clash in the small-town streets Gunnison, CO, the locals are sent running for their lives. From the murky sewers to the rain-soaked streets, Gunnison has become a total bloodbath. Nowhere is safe, especially from the unstoppable new hybrid known as the "predalien." Now, as the once-quiet community of Gunnison is overrun by Aliens, the only hope for humankind is a fierce hunter from the deepest reaches of space. But this predator is far from a benevolent savior of the human race, because he'll kill any man, woman, or child who gets in the way of his mission to destroy every last alien under these stormy Colorado skies.
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon, Tommy Flanagan, Joseph Rye, Agathe De La Boulaye
Set in early 21st century Earth, Charles Weyland, an industrialist billionaire, leads an archaeological expedition to Antarctica. Using thermal imaging satellites, Weyland believes to have discovered the ruins of an ancient pyramid temple buried under the ice, predating even the Egyptian and Aztec pyramids. Once inside, the team finds the remains of Humans with holes in their ribcages, along with the remains of Facehuggers - meaning that the possibility of the temple being uninhabited is very unlikely. To make matters worse, five teenage Predators are coming to the temple to perform a coming-of-age ritual that involves fighting to the death with the Aliens. Soon, it becomes clear that only one species is getting out alive
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer. Referred to as "Delta 5," he is the deputy director of the team, which is a joint Delta Force/ CIA SOG task force. He is a former Green Beret who served together with Dillon in Vietnam.
Carl Weathers as George Dillon, a former teammate of Dutch and current CIA agent, sent along with Dutch's team.
Elpidia Carrillo as Anna, a guerrilla, captured by Dutch's troops following a battle with the rebels.
Bill Duke as Mac Eliot, a close friend of Blain's who served with him in Vietnam.
Jesse Ventura as Blain Cooper, who fought alongside Mac in the Vietnam War. He often chews tobacco, and wears a battered old slouch hat. His weapon of choice is a modified M134 minigun he calls "Ol' Painless".
Sonny Landham as Billy Sole, a Native American tracker.
Richard Chaves as Jorge "Poncho" Ramirez, a Chicano fluent in Spanish who translates initially for Anna.
Shane Black as Rick Hawkins, the team's radio operator and technical expert, known for reading comics and for having to explain the sexual jokes he tells.
Predator 2 Characters
Danny Glover as Lieutenant Mike Harrigan, an LAPD officer, who is investigating rival Jamaican and Colombian drug cartels. He is very stubborn and often is criticized by superior officers for not obeying orders.
Gary Busey as Special Agent Peter Keyes, a DEA agent leading a special task force investigating a drug conspiracy as a cover for his attempts to capture the Predator.
Ruben Blades as Detective Danny Archuleta, a member of Harrigan's team and a long time friend of his.
María Conchita Alonso as Detective Leona Cantrell, an LAPD cop involved in the Jamaican-Colombian Gang wars.
Bill Paxton as Detective Jerry Lambert, an LAPD cop, transferred from another precinct into Metro Command. He is a comedic member of the team often telling bad jokes to Leona
Adrien Brody as Royce, an American ex-military soldier turned mercenary who reluctantly assumes leadership of the group of humans stranded on the alien planet.
Alice Braga as Isabelle, a sniper from the Israel Defense Force and a CIA black operations assassin.
Topher Grace as Edwin, a doctor who does not seem to belong amongst the group of hardened killers until he reveals that he is a psychopathic murderer.
Walton Goggins as Stans, a death row inmate from San Quentin State Prison who was scheduled to be executed in two days before suddenly finding himself on the alien planet.
Oleg Taktarov as Nikolai, a Russian commando from the Spetsnaz Alpha Group who was fighting in South Ossetia before finding himself on the alien planet.
Louis Ozawa Changchien as Hanzo, a Yakuza enforcer who rarely speaks and reveals late in the film that he is missing his leftmost two fingers, having performed yubitsume.
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali as Mombasa, a Sierra Leone Revolutionary United Front death squad soldier.
Danny Trejo as Cuchillo, a ruthless enforcer for the Los Zetas Mexican drug cartel who carries twin submachine guns.
Laurence Fishburne as Noland, a United States Army Air Cavalry soldier who has survived on the alien planet for multiple hunting cycles.
Alien vs. Predator Characters
Sanaa Lathan as Alexa Woods, the film's chief protagonist. Alexa is an experienced guide who spent several seasons exploring the Arctic and Antarctic environments. She is hired as the guide for a team of explorers and scientists that is sent by Weyland Industries to explore a pyramid beneath the ice of Bouvetøya.
Lance Henriksen as Charles Bishop Weyland, the billionaire head of Weyland Industries. He organizes the exploration and funds the team to investigate the pyramid.
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Characters
Steven Pasquale as Dallas Howard, a recently-released convict who returns to Gunnison and reunites with his brother, Ricky.
Reiko Aylesworth as Kelly O'Brien, a soldier who returns to her family in Gunnison from military service.
Related Pages: Predator, Alien