The Predator

Continuity mistake: After the small predator kills everyone in the back of the truck he grabs a left arm that becomes a right arm. (00:37:25)

oswal13

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Suggested correction: I agree this APPEARS to be correct, but I think it is questionable - it COULD be the left arm. The covered thumbs-up arm the Predator extended to the driver had its fingers curled toward the palm, not straight out like they were. There was a zigzag pattern on the glove's wrist, but this could be the opposite (outer) side if it also had the pattern, not the inner side. The thumb looked broken - giving the image that it might have been the right thumb, but actually the left. You MIGHT be right.

KeyZOid

The mistake is valid, no correction needed. It's a right hand that extends through the opening and a left arm seen on the floor. A key factor is the knuckles location, so it doesn't matter if the thumb looked broken.

Bishop73

I watched several times and still believe it could be the left hand. The way the fingers are folded (curled) toward the palm, they look like left knuckles.

KeyZOid

If the hand was a left hand, then you wouldn't see the knuckles.

Bishop73

No matter which way fingers are folded under toward the palm, there will be knuckles showing on either side. (Make a fist and see for yourself!) No further replies from me here.

KeyZOid

Then you misunderstand what I mean by knuckles. I'm talking about the metacarpophalangeal joint, not the interphalangeal joint.

Bishop73

No, I didn't... and knuckles are knuckles! [Now, no additional replies from me here.].

KeyZOid

Continuity mistake: What top Dr. Casey Brackett is wearing (or not) in the decontamination chamber changes. Initially, she removes an off-white short-sleeved T-shirt-like top before putting on the protective gown. When she returns to the chamber, an automated voice says to "remove outer garment", which she does - but she is now wearing a sleeveless off-white top that was not under the gown. When she ducks down to hide from the Predator, she does not have ANY top on. (There may two+ different short-sleeved tops). (00:22:33 - 00:31:28)

KeyZOid

Continuity mistake: After the small predator wakes up at the lab he holds a woman as a shield using his right arm then the left then the right again.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: When Casey tries to leave Quinn and the others at the motel he throws her her bag but a second earlier it was already on the bed.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: After Mckenna holds the small sphere in his hand, a bag appears beside him that was not there before.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: After Treager leaves the chopper at night, he is holding the box of gum in his right hand and the candy in his left but in the next shot he has the gum in his right.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: After the predator crashes, McKenna jumps and falls with his machine gun on his left, then it disappears, then is on his right.

oswal13

Continuity mistake: The little boy, Rory, gets to a baseball field after his mask blows a hole in some guy's chest. On the field the bulldog comes up to him and then the Predator dog shows up. Rory is standing there and has the Predator's gauntlet on his left arm, but in the shot where he and the bulldog look up at the other Predator dog, suddenly the gauntlet is on his right arm and his left arm is up and empty, only for it to jump back to his left arm for the rest of the scene. (00:51:26)

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Question: The movie Predator, is supposedly canon to only the first Predator film and never acknowledges the second film from even happening. Sort of a Superman Returns deal where it's a sequel to an earlier film, retconning the later films. This movie, however, acknowledges both of the first films but nothing about Predators is ever mentioned. But considering the premise of Predators, maybe just nobody in the film researching these aliens knows about the events of that film, however unlikely. So my question is this movie canon with all 3 previous films, or does it not count Predators?

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Answer: Well, in the case of Predators, it was violent criminals, mercenaries and military being randomly kidnapped and dumped on an alien planet. From the perspective of humans, it would appear that the criminals and mercenaries had gone missing in a more mundane fashion or simply died. If the Predators were covert about it, the Predator researchers would not be suspicious at all. So it's entirely possible it's canon.

Answer: The second film is actually subtly acknowledged by Jake Busey playing a scientist named Keyes, implying that he is the son of Peter Keyes from the second film who was played by his father Gary.

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