Daywalker’s 2 Cents…
“All other eyes are on Naru as she follows a trail of blood during a hunt in the year 1719. Naru’s own are focused on a masked creature with dreads, fangs, and claws. Yes, the Predator has arrived for a hunt of his own.
The Predator, an extraterrestrial from the planet Yautja, first made his appearance in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1987 film. The beast has now made appearances in five follow-up films and has largely lost his allure. Prey, which shifts the action to 1719, benefits from Dan Trachtenberg’s steady direction, whose credits also include Black Mirror, No Escape, and 10 Cloverfield Lane. Amber Midthunder, who has never played a leading role in a motion picture gives a wonderful performance and brings a dangerous swagger to her part. Her Naru aspires to be a hunter like the men in her tribe, but when her first prey turns out to be an extraterrestrial, she finds herself in over her head but determined to prove herself a worthy warrior!
The plot is simple and well defined: With an axe in one hand and a bow in the other, Naru demonstrates her prowess as she moves through the woodland. She’s no match for this bigger, more nimble animal, yet she’s desperate to upset the food chain and prove herself to all. It’s kind of like seeing a rabbit chase a wolf. Along the journey, there are many encounters between Naru and Predator, as well as many challenges to keep the fearless Naru on her toes.
Prey follows in the tradition of Predator, which has always been about the action. Whether in a forest, lake, or camp, the beast always comes up with novel ways to dismember his victims. He uses the same tools from earlier episodes but with fewer modern trappings. A deft way of setting us in a bygone era where guns are substituted by spears while tearing into his prey like a lion does a piece of meat. In contrast to Arnold, Naru is more shaped like Ripley, bringing a Girl Power message to the never-ending fights. The kills are as spectacular in all their glory as is the cinematography and the breathtaking location where Prey was filmed.
Midthunder and the rest of the ensemble are superb, particularly Dakota Beavers as Taabe, the elder brother of Naru. While being a fearless leader, he picks up the equipment required to slay the beast and offers Naru a chance to complete the task. Behind his machismo he is a loving supportive brother willing to sacrifice all for his sister and tribe. It’s good to witness a happy ending for our heroine after five gloomy sequels. That being said, the body count is very high as there is always a big price to pay when taking on a Predator.”
It lives to hunt. #Prey is now streaming on Hulu.
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Movie was good, only thing that I didn't like is a main actor wasn't in the good shape….
הכנס. משרקים. אפון 13. למה לכניס. תמשחק
I loved the first 5 minutes when the Indian girl could run as fast as a deer and her dog's tail MAGICALLY got caught in the White man's fur trap. True wimmin power 🎉
To fnf fans here:
"Are you prey?"
Predator vs Mayans
"Want some candy?"
I wasnt sure what to expect because this is the only thing I have seen or watched about this movie.
Promoting a false sense and unrealistic form of women empowerment.
Gracias por esta película. Desde mi punto de vista recuperaron la esencia de la película original de 1987. Y por supuesto mi agradecimiento a Sarah Schachner por esa belleza de música❤❤❤❤
Man wth why now they stealing identity omg this is disrespectful at the highest
God this movie was absolutely terrible.
strong whamen. woke garbage
Great! Another Disney Princess defeating the monster with Girl Power, yay!
Really good movie the alien is from predictor
Something tells me this will be one of the best Predator movies since the first
lets go further back in ancient times as far as romans to egypt
Growling doesn't work much anymore 🎭 Being out on the Woods wise
I NEED MORE PREDATOR MOVIES. MORE. MORE.
All predator movies are awesome….
movie score high in intrest and till last it feel good.
direction was good and it completes every need.
specially vfx, cinematography was scores high.
everything is perfect until climax scene bcz having that kind f technology predetor easy defeat was unjustify in end.if director present some other excellent fight scenes with many vs predetor then it feel high.
here predetor defeated from girl easily having high alien technology.this had no sence.
all actors acted good and predetor looks solid and strong here.
considering predetor series first movie still not beaten from other parts.
if they makes predetors fighting with present army,navy,airforce then it had very intresting to watch between
predetor technology vs world military force.
and movie makers should explore more time in predetors planets and their civilization.
and appreciate for direct release in ott market. if this kind f movie direct in ott then only ott got high standard and this feel movie is a art not business.
it s not important that how it earns , important s how much they give dedication,worship and hardwork for that movie.
Man I love this fnf song /j
1:59 – 2:01
Predator got style
None of you have a problem with Vasquez or Ripley from Aliens or Sarah Connor from Terminator 2, so it's silly that you've taken issue with Naru from Prey. It's a survival movie, so it has nothing to do with "female empowerment" or "woke culture". It's brutal & gory & it has the most beautiful soundtrack I've heard in years. It's just as good, if not slightly better than the original Predator. I've watched it several times, 10/10
It is hard to surpass Apocalypto. Should not even try.
Such a solid film, great female lead role. Simple no bullshit.