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    Beowulf vs. Predator

    Found this at Wikipedia. Opinions?

    Plot Parallels

    Some claim to see "clear parallels" between the plot of "Predator" and the plot of the ancient Anglo Saxon poem "Beowulf".

    In both stories a group of elite foreign warriors arrive in an area suffering the depradations of a mysterious, almost-invisible monster that has defeated other warriors on their own ground — in "Beowulf" a great hall; in "Predator" the crashed (or downed?) helicopter. The newly arrived warriors sleep in or near this place, and the monster comes in the night to attack them. They fight, but the warriors' weapons and tactics are ineffective against the monster, who is protected by near-invisibility, and magic that deflects weaponry. The monster sees in the dark and can kill with flashes from its eyes. Picking off the warriors one by one, the monster takes, or returns and steals, the corpses of its victims, to keep as trophies.

    At one crucial point the monster flees the warriors after being wounded in the arm. A sign that the monster has been wounded, an indication of its mortality, is seen in the finding of its blood, a substance of unnatural colour. (In "Beowulf", two related monsters are dealt with in succession, but in "Predator" they are conflated into one.)

    In both stories it is the individual heroic leader of the warriors who alone survives, and eventually defeats the monster(s). He discards some of the potent weapons with which he has been equipped (a firearm in "Predator"; a sword in "Beowulf") when he realises they are useless against the monster, and in the end he is protected by his own special armour (or mud, in the "Predator" version). The warrior hero deliberately provokes the monster into hunting him for one final confrontation. He has made elaborate preparation for this confrontation, and in it he defeats the monster, without relying on some of his own sophisticated weapons.

    Ultimately, he uses ingenuity and cunning to protect himself and outwit the monster. He turns its own weapons against it and fells it by his own singular might, removing its head (or, in "Predator", prising off its helmet) in final victory.

    Both stories contain the element of gradually coming to know the nature of the mysterious monster(s), and learning how to counter it.
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    It may be nothing but coincidence though

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    I thought you were announcing a new movie..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blutwölfin
    I thought you were announcing a new movie..
    Me too.. wouldnt that be awesome.. predators going for a hunt in vikingland.. just that one beats them up, and gets to join for a galaxy spanning venture of alien slaying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blutwölfin
    I thought you were announcing a new movie..
    Would you put it past hollywood to do such a thing?

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