Top 5 Predator Movies Ever Till 2023
Predator is one of the most iconic film franchises of all time, with a likewise iconic monster. An alien hunter who uses a series of superior weapons to hunt down humans for sport has captivated viewers' imaginations ever since 1987. The character has been featured in a range of forms of other media from comics, video games, and crossover series, and audiences can't get enough of the Predator.
Here are Top 5 Predator Movies Ever Till 2023:
The most recent entry in the Predator franchise is Prey which takes the viewers back to the year 1719 set two centuries before the first Predator film. The story follows Naru (Amber Midthunder), an expert Comanche warrior who is determined to prove herself as a hunter and finds herself coming face to face with the Predator, who has arrived on Earth looking for a decent hunt.
The movie ends with Naru killing the Predator and proving herself a commendable hunter, but the end credits seem to taunt the arrival of more Predators on Earth signifying a long hunting season for the creatures has only just started. It also features a flintlock pistol that is going to pay off in Predator 2.
The original arrangement was to market the movie without any hints that it was a Predator film, leaving audiences astonished. Leaks spoiled the hook mostly, and the marketing shifted to a Predator film as audiences had never seen, and it worked. Prey received a number of the best reviews for the franchise, was a super hit with critics and audiences, and seems to point out there will be more additions to this list for years to come, no matter which time era or genre the Predator is in.
The first movie of the series, released in 1987, Predator follows the best paramilitary rescue team led by Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to save hostages in the guerrilla-held territory in a Central American rainforest. There they come across the alien hunter the Predator, where Dutch's whole team gets picked off one after another by the camouflaged killer alien, leaving Dutch to face the creature all alone. Dutch manages to execute the Predator, being the only survivor but appears to be perpetually haunted by the incident.
Dutch's bump into with the Predator will inform the rest of the film series, as it appears that the government began taking confidential account of the encounter. The movie also establishes key workings of the Predator's arsenal, like his camouflage, his capability to see in infrared, and his self-destruct bomb that allows the creatures to leave no hint of their existence.
3. Predator 2
While released in 1991, Predator 2 is in fact set in 1997, placing it ten years after the events of the first Predator. The film takes place in Los Angeles and follows Lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover) during a huge heat wave and a turf war among rival gangs, where he discovers a Predator has arrived in the city and is on the chase. Harrigan defeats the Predator but is greeted by a crowd of Predators who confer him a flintlock pistol from 1715 as a trophy, representing how long they have been hunting on Earth and showing him a sign of esteem. This pistol features Raphael Adolini, who was played by Bennett Taylor in Prey. The pistol was last observed in Prey in the hands of Naru, so it is uncertain at one point the Predators took the pistol.
Predator 2 does a lot to set up the lore of the Predators, spelling out how their weapons work and their chosen methods of hunting. It also establishes a sense of honor that the Predators have, as they will not harm an undeserving target, like once they spare a pregnant woman. It also leaves trace at how long the Predators have been coming to Earth, and that they aren't the only tedious creature in the galaxy, as the film features a Xenomorph skull on the Predator ship, laying the foundation for the next entry in the series.
4. Alien vs. Predator
A film that was years in the making (and supposedly responsible for Ripley's death in Alien 3), the Predator finally has a crossover movie with the titular aliens from the Alien film series. Set in 2004, seven years past the events of Predator 2, Alien vs Predator sees an assembly of scientists in Antarctica find out an ancient pyramid that could be the link to the first civilization. When they go to examine it, the humans find themselves trapped in an ancient conflict between the Predators and Xenomorphs.
Alien vs. Predator expands on much of the Predator mythos laid out in Predator 2, with the film establishing Predator as the less significant of two evils, as main character Lex (Sanaa Lathan) teams up with the Predator to impede the alien forces. The film also builds upon how long Predators have been traveling to Earth, enlightening that they were worshiped as gods by the first civilization and that the ritual to hunt Xenomorphs is a habit of passage into adulthood for them.
5. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
Set simple moments after Alien vs. Predator, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem sees the Predator ship run into in the woods of Colorado as the Pred-Alien has killed the whole crew and is now running amok in a small town. The ship sends out a grief signal, and a seasoned Predator known in the praise as Wolf (a indication to Winston Wolf in Pulp Fiction, who also cleans up messes) is sent to send off the threat. The Predator executes the aliens and battles the Pred-Alien but dies when the government nukes the town. Though, the Predator's shoulder cannon is confiscated and brought before Ms. Yutani of the Yutanti Corporation, which in the future will unite with the Weyland Corporation to create Weyland-Yutani and become the means for the Alien film series.
The biggest disclosure that Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem brings to the Predator mythos is in introducing the Predator's home planet. Whilst shown briefly, it does start to show the franchise ever so briefly beginning to increase on the Predators as a species and tries to lay out a sense of their society in more specification, which the following movies will expand upon.