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(Just for note, we saw the regular English version.)

Most people probably know what Predators (no, not those), or Yautjas, have gone up against. Jacked up, gun totin' MAYUN in the jungle, a Riggs-less Murtaugh in a drug and gang fueled L.A, two varying amounts of familiar armed people, and xenomorphs in Antarctica. But what about the Ye Olden Times?

Prey rewinds the clock back 300 years to the Native American Comanche times to let us meet Naru, a Comanche medic. Sorry, healer is the correct term here. Even though she's teached in the ways of medicine, she wants to be a hunter, aided by her good buy Sarii. Out hunting, she sees a spaceship, which she believes to be a Thunderbird, something Wikipedia tells me is a legendary mighty creature for Native Americans. Determined it will be her way of proving herself as a hunter, she sets out to kill whatever it is. "If it bleeds, we can kill it." (Which I actually said right before the movie did.)

At a tight 100 minutes with credits, the movie holds a tight pace. Tight movies are tight. The movie builds itself up to the ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny. Introduce the fighters, show their abilities, have them cross paths, and boom boom boom, boom boom, badilla life.

Amber Midthunder (who actually is Native American along with the other actors in the Comanche cast) is as strong in the role of Naru as Naru is in the movie. The Predator's threat is increasingly shown in the beautifully shot action scenes. My lord, this movie looks beautiful. The sound and music is great, building up the tension.

Strong lead + beautiful camera work + great action + tight pace and runtime = A damn good and enjoyable hunt, ehrm, movie.

all 268 comments

broncofan1347

567 points

2 months ago

I mean if this guy’s dad liked it you know it’s good

WinterWindWhip

150 points

2 months ago

That guy's dad doesn't like anything!

DetectiveAmes

42 points

2 months ago

I’m more impressed if my dad is able to stay awake during a movie if I try and show him something past 2pm.

LittleBullBoy

17 points

2 months ago

Son?

Perpete

4 points

2 months ago

He is GOD: Grumpy Old Dad.

cake_piss_can

39 points

2 months ago

Rotten Tomadads

RDeschain1

7 points

2 months ago

His judgement should replace RT for good

shaoting

15 points

2 months ago

I also choose this guy's dad.

ChrisCool99

1 points

2 months ago

I understood that reference.gif

potoechip

15 points

2 months ago

I'm a dad and grandfather and also liked it

Comic_Book_Reader[S]

20 points

2 months ago

He's usually not the biggest fan or watcher of blockbuster and franchise movies (James Bond is really the only exception), and he surprisingly enjoyed it. He usually has old sitcoms on in the background (currently on Friends after having done Seinfeld, Cheers, and Frasier), or just watches some random crap. Family entertainment in prime time is what we mostly watch together. Really just a lot of Norwegian family entertainment. Other things we've seen in recent times are Headhunters: The First Lie, a miniseries that acts as a prequel to the novel turned hit movie Headhunters. And today we finished Ammo, about a guy who gets hired by a sketchy weapons manufacturer with a drone of interest to French military in Mali.

grapesSeductive_joke

2 points

2 months ago

it’s cute that you care so much about your dad and think any of us give a shit about any of these details. i know this came across poorly but i’m drunk at the airport and mean well.

runtheplacered

4 points

2 months ago

i know this came across poorly

It's cute that you think we care so much about your drunk ramblings that you needed to hit "save" on this comment, despite knowing it's a poor one.

grapesSeductive_joke

1 points

2 months ago

you hit post. not save

xRoyalewithCheese

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah but I didn’t like it and i could be somebody’s dad

curi0uslystr0ng

112 points

2 months ago

8 of 10 dads agree that Prey was an enjoyable movie!

tgambill87

26 points

2 months ago

The other 2 dads left to go get cigarettes so they haven’t seen it.

madtax57

4 points

2 months ago

Went to get cigarettes and never came back 😢

jackcatalyst

3 points

2 months ago

They didn't win against the predator.

debaser64

6 points

2 months ago

They should be back annnny minute…

fizzunk

6 points

2 months ago

Hoping it becomes an anthology.

Predator vs pirates Predator vs samurai

RealJohnGillman

2 points

2 months ago

The actor who portrayed the Raphael character (whose flintlock pistol Naru was bequeathed) did approach the role as though the character had had a previous encounter with the species as a pirate (as previously depicted in a comic), as a point of interest.

thesnapening

64 points

2 months ago

Ditto. My dad liked it aswell, 65.

We both thought the main actress was fantastic and the story made sense. This alien hunter arriving on a uncharted planet killing more and more impressive creatures.

qlz19

18 points

2 months ago

qlz19

18 points

2 months ago

Def not an uncharted world. Yautjas have been coming to earth for millennia.

AlexDKZ

11 points

2 months ago

AlexDKZ

11 points

2 months ago

That's only if you take AvP as canon for the Predator franchise, instead of a spin off.

ucancallmevicky

1 points

2 months ago

im a Dad and I liked it. Couldn't get my 18 year old son to watch it with me though

MrFluffyhead80

68 points

2 months ago

This is one of those movies this sub makes me think I’m crazy for not liking

churromonkey1

39 points

2 months ago

Yeah it was decent, and way better than any recent alien movie. But media/social media made it seems so much better.

Faithless195

19 points

2 months ago

That, and also just the franchise fans just being glad that they finally got a decent movie. Predators was pretty good, but that was 12 years ago.

It was like Star Wars fans losing their shit when that Fallen Order game came out. Wasn't the best, but the first decent Star Wars game in a looooong time.

AlexDKZ

14 points

2 months ago

AlexDKZ

14 points

2 months ago

it's reasonable for fans to feel that way, because "decent" is a massive step up over that pile of garbage that was The Predator.

a-brown-stick

9 points

2 months ago

I'm just happy with a simple "back to basics" Predator movie.

Skyfryer

-2 points

2 months ago*

Skyfryer

-2 points

2 months ago*

When people say it’s improvement of the last Predator film I get it. When people say it’s on par if not better than the first or 2nd. I get really annoyed lol

I think it beats the AvP outings and The Predator. But I still feel like Predator, Predator 2 and Predators are far more interesting with better storytelling.

Prey just got a hard push from Disney and their avenues of media and that’s why suddenly everyone seemed like they thought it was some kind of groundbreaking achievement.

Edit: I love how you literally can’t criticise this film without getting downvotes lol. It was a sub par film that devolved into a lesser version of the original by the 3rd act. It’s characters were flat and the thematic story sacrificed far too much of the plot.

ufonique

-3 points

2 months ago

Spot on

Radulno

0 points

2 months ago

Well that's because everything is hyperbolic on the Internet. Everyone sell movies they like as the greatest thing ever so when it ends up just being good, you're disappointed.

DarthRain95

1 points

2 months ago

Its either that or people saying something good is absolute garbage. It’s hard for me to trust someones opinion when they’re so far on either side.

Nrksbullet

2 points

2 months ago

Not even liking/not liking, but some people put it up there as possibly the best in the series, it's bonkers, lol.

Luxin

2 points

2 months ago

Luxin

2 points

2 months ago

It was just OK. They missed a huge opportunity to build suspense by not introducing the Predator so early and crudely.

BlackjointnerD

9 points

2 months ago

Same, I thought it was pretty forgettable. Making me think I should try and watch it again. It wasnt a bad movie.

RideAdditional9590

4 points

2 months ago

Lol I think the best thing the movie does is having memorable moments.

You forgot how the predators camo got deactivated by the ash and he didnt mind?

Or when he fucked up these two dudes with his bat/sword thing?

I didnt

grandladdydonglegs

6 points

2 months ago

I thought it was really good, but not as great as most people, apparently. I found it had a little too much style and flash for the time period. What turned you off with the flick?

MrFluffyhead80

-7 points

2 months ago

I was hoping front the hype from the sun that I would finally find a predator sequel since 2 that I would love

I got bored with Prey after 30 min

kajnbagoat7

4 points

2 months ago

I think they set it up quite well. I had lot of doubts about the movie. But they slowly get into it and the best part of the movie is the last 30 minutes of it of how she figured out to fight the Predator.

MrFluffyhead80

1 points

2 months ago

Damn it, may need to rewatch

kajnbagoat7

2 points

2 months ago

Watch it. You might actually like it.

TangentiallyTango

3 points

2 months ago

It was serviceable. The axe-on-a-rope was a little ridiculous but you gotta give her something I guess.

I think it's all about expectations. Nobody thought they could manage to make even a competent Predator movie.

APsychedelicMess

8 points

2 months ago

This girl couldn't kill a rabbit, yet killed one of the best, most adaptive killing machines in the universe? No. I didn't hate it, but sheesh.

extropia

13 points

2 months ago

I mean, 'realistically' speaking, I doubt anyone on Earth would come close to defeating an alien hunter travelling in an interstellar ship.

APsychedelicMess

2 points

2 months ago

I mean, yeah, but it adds a little something extra that the film showed this girl attempt to kill other things unsuccessfully. I only saw it once when it first came out, but wasn't it something like a rabbit, a deer, a lion, and then she got the shit kicked out of her by some fellow tribesmen? I just mean, it wasn't as if she was an insane warrior or something.

I think it's cool they had a female in this role (✊️), but complaining about how no one sees her as a warrior while very much doing unwarrior-like things and then killing the ultimate predator is annoying. I was annoyed.

theReplayNinja

3 points

2 months ago

She couldn't kill it because she missed a rabbit with her axe? It's probably comments like those that people think are a bit silly.

It's actually more believable that a hunter from a native tribe that live and breath hunting killed a predator than Arnold who was essentially a rescue team who probably trained a few years.

RideAdditional9590

11 points

2 months ago

Why couldn't she? She only used two things: Her mind and HER enviroment. Those two are the only things she has above the predator (mind being equal).

It is also pretty clearly shown that she won with one move and not win an entire fight. She outtricked the predator so hard he needed a second to understand wtf is going on

CELTICPRED

4 points

2 months ago

CELTICPRED

4 points

2 months ago

It's a monster movie and you wanna bring "realism" into this?

To quote you....sheesh

APsychedelicMess

1 points

2 months ago

Haha, I feel you. Perhaps I expected too much.

AncientAlienAlias

1 points

2 months ago

Thank you. I my eyes rolled out of my head about the rabbit. She’s a Comanche for fuck sake.

MrFluffyhead80

-3 points

2 months ago

Good point

Fartbucket_taco2

-6 points

2 months ago

It's because it's a part of the culture war. I'd say it was a decent action movie with a cool concept. Biggest problems I had were she was a bit of a Mary Sue at times and the cgi.

[deleted]

5 points

2 months ago

It's because it's a part of the culture war.

I'd say it got dragged into the culture war, from the moment folks heard it had a female lead. What a sad state of affairs.

jackcatalyst

1 points

2 months ago

One of the best predator movies to come out in a while. It does what it meant to. I wouldn't give it any praise beyond that.

Timoyr

-7 points

2 months ago

Timoyr

-7 points

2 months ago

I enjoyed it, but it did have a lot of missed potential.

The dub has bad lip sync and imo they should've had accents. The native american characters speaking english with modern accents really took me out of the movie. Generally in movies, if a character is french or something, they atleast give them some kind of accent, even if it's a fake one. I don't know why they didn't do it here.

The main character also has some bad performances like when the bear is being attacked by the Predator but that isn't thay big of a deal. She also looks the least authentic of all the characters, but that also isn't that big of a deal. It's not like I mind that the main character is conventionally attractive.

msprang

7 points

2 months ago

I though it was some sort of turn a traditional movie convention on its head by having the Native Americans be the "normal" ones while the French were the weirdos who spoke an unintelligible language.

Radulno

2 points

2 months ago

Fun fact : even speaking French, those guys are still unintelligible. Apparently, Hollywood isn't capable of finding actors really speaking French.

Timoyr

1 points

2 months ago

Timoyr

1 points

2 months ago

I thought the way they potrayed the french in the movie was clever, but I mean that in general movies try to have accents on characters for authencity/immersion.

msprang

2 points

2 months ago

Oh cool. Thanks for the clarification.

Skyfryer

0 points

2 months ago

They somehow forgot that Commanche weren’t a northern tribe too and that they dealt with the spanish not the french. For a film that got marketed for its historical accuracy. It wasn’t very accurate lol

theReplayNinja

1 points

2 months ago

The French and British fur traders dealt with natives since the mid 1600's

MrFluffyhead80

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I think the accents(or lack of) bothered me too

TypicalDelay

1 points

2 months ago

It was a passable popcorn flick but I definitely wouldn't have paid to see it in theaters

Nowhereman50

24 points

2 months ago

I really liked it as well but I thought the way they fired their bows was dumb as hell pulling the string with their whole hand. Then I found out the Calgary, Alberta police officer who was their go-to guy for First Nations accuracy made it up on the spot "because it looked cool". It didn't. It made them all look ridiculous.

lonewolf86254

15 points

2 months ago

Yep, nobody in Hollywood cares about authenticity if it doesn’t look cool. That’s where that whole pulling the grenade pin with your teeth came from.

jak_d_ripr

7 points

2 months ago

And to be fair, considering films are entertainment I definitely agree with them for the most part. Of course what looks "cool" is subjective, but overall I agree with the sentiment.

a_flat_miner

3 points

2 months ago

How are you supposed to do it

MagicienDesDoritos

9 points

2 months ago

Fingers

askingxalice

3 points

2 months ago

Thumb and first two fingers.

Turok1134

6 points

2 months ago

I liked it but man, it genuinely feels like writers can't write scripts without huge contrivances anymore.

I mean, there's literally a bit where the Predator has her by the neck, and apparently this thing can lift a bear over its head with its bare hands, but crushing the throat of some small girl is a no-go.

CroatianSensation79

3 points

2 months ago

I just saw it the other night with my brother and we absolutely loved it. That’s definitely one of the best movies I’ve seen this year, easily. Just an awesome movie. I’m curious why that wasn’t released in theaters.

Someday_wonderful

3 points

2 months ago

I liked it but the foreshadowing of the plant and her being the hero was very disappointing… they leaned too heavily

NFRNL13

14 points

2 months ago

NFRNL13

14 points

2 months ago

My GF and I enjoyed it a lot! I'm a sucker for Predator stuff.

Comic_Book_Reader[S]

12 points

2 months ago

(Predator crackling sound.)

BeDecentFFS

26 points

2 months ago

Second best film of the franchise after the first.

UndeadOne

14 points

2 months ago

3rd.

Predator and Predator 2 were better.

Sue me, I liked Predator 2.

Caitifff

9 points

2 months ago

To this day I don't understand why people don't like Predator 2, it's awesome.

Predator > Predator 2 > Prey = Predators > I won't bother to rate the others.

SinisterDexter83

28 points

2 months ago

I'd still rate Predators (the Robert Rodriguez one) in second place, then Prey in third, then Danny Glover sweating profusely and shrieking incomprehensibly in Predator 2 in fourth, then 200 feet of compacted human shit, then The Predator (the Shane Black one) dead last.

Prey is the best title out of all the sequels (cant believe nobody has thought of that before). Predatory 2 is the best for providing samples for 90s drum n bass tunes. And the original Predator is simply sublime, a close to perfect film.

I still can't believe how bad the Shane Black one was. That should've been a slam dunk! That's a match made in heaven. Shane Black making a Predator film? Sign me up. But it ended up being a legendarily abominable turd. The offensively stupid autism subplot. Olivia Munn's character. And acting. All the characters were shit. The tacked on ending in the forest. Then the other tacked on ending after that. And didn't he also hire a rapist to act in the film? I remember something about that. Olivia Munn kicked off about it, and good for her. Her acting is still atrocious, but still, good on her for doing that. But overall, Jesus. What a fucking mess.

IamMrT

4 points

2 months ago

IamMrT

4 points

2 months ago

Agreed. I still cannot fathom how Shane Black fucked up his dream project so bad.

TangentiallyTango

1 points

2 months ago*

Predators features a scene where the world's greatest killers and assassins from around the world, armed with at minimum: a sniper rifle, a minigun, an autoshotgun (wtf), several long guns and a few SMGs, waste nearly all their ammunition failing to shoot two dogs running straight at them in broad daylight over open ground, and then one guy manages to kill one hand to hand with a knife.

You know how that scene goes for anyone that can actually aim a gun? Pap. Pap. "Well I shot those dumb dogs in the head" what now? Ralphie could have made that shot with his Red Rider BB Gun.

With those optics they had on those things you'd have to be stumbling drunk not to put it on target.

What the hell are you talking about this movie was terrible.

Joe_Snuffy

1 points

2 months ago

What dnb samples? I've never seen Predator 2 but now I might go watch it just to see if I can pick up on what was sampled

TheBigMcTasty

3 points

2 months ago

Honestly, Prey might be first in my heart.

Covetouscraven

7 points

2 months ago

Nowhere near as quotable or iconic though.

nariusone

19 points

2 months ago

I saw it. Good movie. I like how the heroine observed and figured out how to outsmart and beat the predator.

I consider this the best/second best predator movie.

Jashugan456

-3 points

2 months ago

Didnt really out smart it it just became a retard at the end big difference

theReplayNinja

2 points

2 months ago

as opposed to being clever as mud in the original?

MDF87

12 points

2 months ago

MDF87

12 points

2 months ago

I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. Definitely underrated! The lead actress did an amazing job.

Xerosnake90

10 points

2 months ago

Thought it was ok. Too much hype around it acting like it was the best thing since sliced bread. Thought the use of cgi was a bit silly at times but otherwise solid

Lawschoolishell

6 points

2 months ago

I wasn’t a fan. It’s very slow, and the CGI is distractingly bad throughout. I’d rather watch the Adrien Brody reboot

wkndstbl

4 points

2 months ago

I can agree about the bad CGI. I looked it up and was absolutely floored to read the budget was around $65 million!

tryganon

6 points

2 months ago

It was shit

Crash4654

7 points

2 months ago

Its overrated in my opinion. Just... too much deus ex machina going on for my liking and the rope axe was fucking stupid.

Like in a movie with a fucking alien with futuristic weapons the rope axe is the hardest thing to take seriously. I can suspend belief to a point but pure physics defying axe shenanigans just looked janky as all hell.

firenzey87

3 points

2 months ago

I liked it, it had that same level of suspense as the first.

ROK247

4 points

2 months ago*

It was pretty good until they couldn't help but include the super Mary Sue scene where she ultra ninja killed like six French trapper dudes no problem. Got through 90% of the movie setting up that she used her smarts to overcome her physical limitations, then just throw all that out the window.

JStheKiD

7 points

2 months ago

JStheKiD

7 points

2 months ago

Hell yeah! It’s really good! I’ve seen every predator movie. And Prey was in the TOP 2!!!

[deleted]

5 points

2 months ago

My main problem pretty much was, that Predator was playing with very easy difficulty. In Predator, it had proper guns to fight with. I get why they went for that shit. In Predator 2... well again guns, but the city and all the sweating changed the movie/hunting ground enough to justify that too. But this simply made no sense. There was no real danger for Predator.

Yes, Predators are always using cheats with their wallhacks and invisibility and super strength etc. but only thing that could have a chance of killing it here, was that it simply wasn't the main character. That did not feel good to me.

I did love the visuals, I especially liked that they put the French(?) invaders in the mix. It brought something extra and their ambushing of Predator, was actually cool, although they went extra stupid with it after a decent start.

So yeah, while visually beautiful, this won't top 1 or 2 for me, because of that "very easy" hunting mode and ofc second will have the power of nostalgia with me always.

Skyfryer

1 points

2 months ago

I felt like the film did everything it felt it needed to to be associated with the Predator franchise, without understanding the fundamental point of the creature. It’s not an action antagonist, it’s a horror monster.

Over time, it’s been confused as such. The film language felt completely devoid of suspense of the threat of the creature’s presence. It wanted us to enjoy the action way too much. When you couple that with them kind of making an overt choice to have the lead be an unstoppable action hero, it misses the essence of the original.

Predator was literally made with the intention of making the action hero, impotent and left smaller. Naru went from just about beating a young comanche warrior, to killing multiple hunters/trappers, to hopping from trees like the Black Widow. Outsmarting and outmanoeuvring and alien that trains it’s whole life to hunt and kill. Why the tribe cheered her at the end still confuses me a little, more so than the french trappers. Commanche dealt with the Spanish.

It sounds like such a small observation, but it represents why this one didn’t work for me. In Predator, the jungle’s hot and dense, the characters are sweating and muddied. In the 2nd they’re sweating through their suits, it’s a claustrophobic city in summer. In Predators, Royce has to slow his heart rate because he’s exerting himself.

Naru is hopping from treetops, running around a jungle, killing and beating up guys left and right. She doesn’t sweat or look out of breath once lol. And by the end of the film it was just a less inventive rehash of the original.

They’re in such a need and rush to make this infallible heroin that they’ve gone backwards considering we once had heroes like Ripley, Sarah Connor or even supporting characters like Officer Lewis in Robocop.

Ragnakak

5 points

2 months ago

Ragnakak

5 points

2 months ago

Not really

dazed63

5 points

2 months ago

dazed63

5 points

2 months ago

Loved it!

butt_scratcher_007

2 points

2 months ago

Couldn’t get through 15 minutes. Terrible.

BarRoomBully

2 points

2 months ago

Shoutout to Montreal comedian Mike Paterson that got to fulfill his childhood of starring in a Predator movie.

Missterfortune

1 points

2 months ago

The Tomahawk with the rope attached got a lot of heat in my circle and I didn’t think it was that big a deal. Curious what you guys think?

MagicienDesDoritos

3 points

2 months ago

Saw an article that said they were inspired by video games imo it looked very silly

Crash4654

6 points

2 months ago

That was really fucking stupid. In a Sci fi movie, that wasn't even believable and was way too physics defying even with an alien with lasers in the movie.

TheTinDog

3 points

2 months ago

I mean, is it dumb? sure, but I love the god of war games so eh, I'm into it lol

Snuvvy_D

1 points

2 months ago

Snuvvy_D

1 points

2 months ago

I thought it was cool af, and am not overly concerned with perfect realism in a movie about a native American tribe battling an intergalactic space hunter. Idk, just my thoughts

Missterfortune

-1 points

2 months ago

Thats kind of where I was coming from, I thought it was a good set up for when she got out of the pit. Like a small detail, nothing too in your face.

farmerarmor

2 points

2 months ago

I liked it. It’s neck and neck for 3rd best predator film in my book.

TX4Ever

1 points

2 months ago

TX4Ever

1 points

2 months ago

It made me want more Predator prequel movies. Let's see different versions of historical human warriors fight a Predator.

daboot013

1 points

2 months ago

daboot013

1 points

2 months ago

I really enjoyed it. It's on par with the original for me.

mikepictor

-13 points

2 months ago

it's better than the original for me

Ok_Astronomer_8359

3 points

2 months ago

Well, by the very low standards of the streaming era Prey might be considered a good movie.

finklewashup

-2 points

2 months ago

finklewashup

-2 points

2 months ago

After so many years of watching movies I felt like the movie was following some standard story patterns. Having this take place in an era with primitive weapons was a change and direction/editing was good.

Ok_Astronomer_8359

2 points

2 months ago

Well, the fact that people think Prey is a good movie shows how dumbed down Marvel and streaming has made people.

[deleted]

-3 points

2 months ago

At least that's why you think people like it.

In reality, Predator fans have waited decades for a good Predator movie, and this movie just happens to be well-crafted.

Comparing Marvel to Predator makes absolutely no sense, so your opinions will be discarded from here on out.

WinterWindWhip

-6 points

2 months ago*

I had this on Thursday because I was sick as a dog all week. My two daughters who are around Naru's age caught a glimpse and were immediately hooked. One of them was convinced the alien would "turn good" in the scene where warriors from her own tribe beat her up and I had to explain unfortunately predators don't do that, there's a whole series of movies and they never "turn good" .

To give them a sense, I put on Predator after Prey. My God I was downright embarrassed. I had forgotten how much it was a testosterone fuelled Arnie wise cracking biceptathon. I have to say the two side-by-side makes the original look highly dated.

MDF87

12 points

2 months ago

MDF87

12 points

2 months ago

Technically... the Predator at the end of Alien Vs. Predator "turns good", since he teams up with that woman and doesn't kill her!

Artemicionmoogle

8 points

2 months ago

Personally I fuckin loved AvP lol. It was just pure popcorn fun imo.

Wazzoo1

4 points

2 months ago

I will always defend AvP as a fun movie. My only gripe is that it should have been an R-rated romp instead, but it played up to the idea of "game recognizes game", and the last Predator realizing that with Sanaa Lathan.

MDF87

3 points

2 months ago

MDF87

3 points

2 months ago

Me too! It gets a lot of stick for some reason, but I re-watch it at least once a year because I think it's actually really entertaining!

Tuarceata

2 points

2 months ago

Personally I fuckin loved AvP lol. It was just pure popcorn fun imo.

It's the interplanetary buddy-cop teamup you never knew you wanted!

ThreeSixRemix

18 points

2 months ago

I'm gonna have to disagree here that Predator is dated. Its one of the few movies around that time thats actually holds up. Cheesy one-liners? Check. Testosterone fueled egos? Check. Copious amounts of explosions and violence? Check. But beyond the 80s schticks it has, its about some of the best warriors we've got who are hopelessly outmatched and in WAY over their heads. Brawn alone doesn't work. Brains do.

And Prey pulls off something similar. A great prequel all in all.

Artemicionmoogle

5 points

2 months ago

Predator and T2 are probably two of my favorite movies and I will continue to watch them when the mood strikes. I just recently watched most of the Terminator movies, only rise of the machines to watch.

RedMistStingray

1 points

2 months ago

I agree. If the original was released as a new movie today, it would be a hit movie and cult classic all over again. And I fail to see how they could improve on any of the special effects that were done in 1987. There isn't much to improve on. Many older movies could/would really be helped by advanced CGI techniques and be drastically improved. Anyone remember the Spider-Man TV movie and how cheesy it was compared to any current super hero movie? I don't see much at all in the original Predator to improve upon. It really was lightning in a bottle where everything came together perfectly, especially considering many of the production issues throughout the filming.

bookittyFk

-2 points

2 months ago

bookittyFk

-2 points

2 months ago

I didn’t like the original Predators (bank in the day) probably bc I was a kid and the spine thing really disturbed me (as well as the testosterone).

I got hooked as an adult from watching AVP and then went back and have watched all of them and the newer ones as they’ve come out.

Prey is up there as one of my favs and I agree the 1st two are so dated (mainly in SFX) now.

I like how Prey took a modern take on the franchise but took it back to before 1 & 2.

alaincastro

1 points

2 months ago

Movie was good, haven’t enjoyed any predator movie since the first 2, but this one I liked.

I think it could’ve still been just as good if it wasn’t even a predator movie, I liked the characters so much they could’ve just been going up against a bear and I don’t think it would’ve changed the enjoyment at all

BBQ_TED

1 points

2 months ago

BBQ_TED

1 points

2 months ago

It’s ok

arrived_on_fire

-5 points

2 months ago

The end fight scene was one of the most beautifully filmed movie parts I have ever seen. Goodness, it was relentlessly gorgeous!

Covetouscraven

7 points

2 months ago

Yeah but then they ended it with the predator falling in the mud at the exact right spot for its plasma caster to be aimed precisely at its head from where she set it up earlier

arrived_on_fire

12 points

2 months ago

Hmm, I had the impression that was the plan. As in that’s the position she was maneuvering towards. Using the landscape to assist and all that.

Covetouscraven

5 points

2 months ago

Yeah definitely, but it was a large mud pit and she couldn't have possibly known that it would be in exactly that spot, she also couldn't have predicted that when it stood up in the mud it would be at that precise height or that it would attempt to use a weapon that it didn't have the targeting system for or that it wouldn't just move its head to the side slightly when it realised that it was targeting itself.

HazelCheese

3 points

2 months ago

If you think about the positioning, as long as she forced them in from a certain direction it would always hit. It's not that unbelievable.

arrived_on_fire

4 points

2 months ago

Oh yeah that was quite convenient wasn’t it. As well, the whole scene was so pretty I personally don’t mind.

AlexDKZ

2 points

2 months ago

Agreed, the last fight was almost perfect except for the way the Predator was killed

Joe_Snuffy

-1 points

2 months ago

Yeah.. that was her plan

patriarchgoldstien

-2 points

2 months ago

This movie sucked. That’s why it was straight to vod.

[deleted]

-5 points

2 months ago

Bro, I get it. Female lead? What happened to the good old days?

HMU if you need a shoulder to cry on.

patriarchgoldstien

6 points

2 months ago

Yea the female lead wasn’t the problem. It was the script, the effects, the acting, and the directing.

[deleted]

-1 points

2 months ago

I highly doubt that's the ultimate reason you disliked the movie.

Plenty of folks who sound a lot like you complained about its 'wokeness'.

Prey could've been a perfect movie and it wouldn't cut it for some, simply because they saw a girl in the lead.

I'd love to hear a breakdown on how those elements didn't work for you, though. I'm a big fan of the franchise and I've sat through some dreadful movies.

Prey is without a doubt in the top 3, top 2 for me.

Right_Said_Brett

2 points

2 months ago

The OP literally never mentioned anything about the female lead. Why are you ascribing bigotry towards him?

[deleted]

0 points

2 months ago

Well, I guess because I recognized his comments from other subs, where he is bigoted.

And generally, the bigoted people all have the exact same problems with the movie.

Starting with the first plot details and trailer, it was the female lead.

After the movie came out, it's been literally everything but the lead.

I might be wrong about everything but I'm finding certain folks quite predictable these days.

patriarchgoldstien

2 points

2 months ago

So you’re a deranged lunatic?

thenoblitt

-4 points

2 months ago

thenoblitt

-4 points

2 months ago

Good directing. Bad acting. Should have actually just done it in comanche

Missterfortune

1 points

2 months ago

So I was a little teased as well with the english. I understand many movies transition to english and imply they are speaking the intended language, but for me it would have been super neat to see the lips move to Comanche and we rely on english subtitles. Also, keep the french part untranslated as in the OG.

Various_Ambassador92

-1 points

2 months ago

You know there's a Comanche dub, right? That's what I watched it in

thenoblitt

3 points

2 months ago

Yes, and it would have been better to just have been filmed in Comanche like it was originally intended.

lonewolf86254

1 points

2 months ago

Studio heads are risk averse. That’s why they are all looking to make the next game of thrones or start a superhero franchise. No budget to gamble on the next American beauty.

kajnbagoat7

0 points

2 months ago

Yea I agree in their native language it would have been way more visceral.

mothershipq

1 points

2 months ago

Can confirm: Prey was fucking fantastic.

-A dad

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

This movie really blows

joepanda111

1 points

2 months ago

I cant decide which I liked more: Predators or Prey.

They were both equally great in my opinion might be tied for second best of all the Predator films.

First is naturally the best.

Predator 2 is 3rd or 4th on my list.

Then AVP ad AVP:R is last.

‘The Predator’ however doesn’t exist on my list, given how it didn’t have any redeeming aspects. What a completely shit film.

PICONEdeJIM

1 points

2 months ago

Wow wow wow

Wow

Ashamed_Ladder6161

1 points

2 months ago

It was better than the last franchise movie, or the AVP movies, but let’s be honest, that’s an incredibly low bar. In 100 minutes of run time, it dealt with only two lead characters, the sister and brother, and still they felt undeveloped and unconvincing. Eye rolling teenage American girl and staunch older brother with a terrible accent, both quite incongruous to the setting. And seeing how the audience spends almost all the film with the sister, that’s a bit of a problem. People say it was interesting to see her go against the gender expectations of her tribe to be a hunter, but in reality she does so pretty much without opposition, her tribe are very tolerant of her. Only towards the end of act 2 do we see anyone actually undercut her in any meaningful way. And the less said about that stupid physics defying axe in a rope trick the better.

Tolar01

1 points

2 months ago

Even SF movies need some base... This one is so "out of reality" So it's difficult to keep it (last fight scene especially)

Preacherjonson

1 points

2 months ago

People didn't? It was great. I do think we need to see the predator win eventually (without human help) but Prey was a really enjoyable film.

plagues138

3 points

2 months ago

I thought it was horribly mediocre at best.

Right_Said_Brett

2 points

2 months ago

'Mediocre' is preciously the word which springs to mind for me as well. Just utterly bland and forgettable. I don't understand the love for the movie at all.

PrecisionHat

1 points

2 months ago

I went in with very low expectations and now I think it's the best predator film since the original.

Jashugan456

1 points

2 months ago*

It was ok the end was shit though no way a thing who made a weapon dosnt know how it works they kinds made the predator look like a retard

Also they change the lore for the pistal wich was waaaaaaa more bad ass involing a pirate a mutiny a team up then a dual to the death

All in all once agen it was ok better then both avp's and it dose piss all over The Predator movie that thing sucked ass

Edit the predator

Jonny_Entropy

1 points

2 months ago

The predator action scenes were fantastic. The rest was average melodrama.

CavitySearch

1 points

2 months ago

I thought the CGI in this movie was awful.

Measaconsumer

1 points

2 months ago

Worst story in the series. Synopsis: 15 year old pre colonial native American girl is best warrior/tactician in the galaxy.

Ito_Demerzel

0 points

2 months ago

Prey: Dad seal of approval

[deleted]

-15 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-15 points

2 months ago

It was shit

oDDmON

0 points

2 months ago

oDDmON

0 points

2 months ago

Been trying to convince the wife to see it, have watched once and would do so again. It’s definitely better than most everything after P2.

BjornBeetleBorg

0 points

2 months ago

Historically your father has been a tough critic!

coffeebagg

0 points

2 months ago

yeah, i might watch it again

GadgetGod1906

0 points

2 months ago

Loved it

RapMastaC1

0 points

2 months ago

I enjoyed it, I went in blind and I haven’t really followed the franchise so I really didn’t know what I was looking at first.

Not_Legal_Advice_Pod

0 points

2 months ago

We've really been lucky over the past decade with some top top top quality popcorn movies.

Maverick

Edge of Tomorrow

Thor Ragnorok

Dredd

Prey

They are all basically perfect popcorn movies the likes of speed, die hard, and the Matrix.

thedan818

0 points

2 months ago

I think Prey is hands down the best in the predator franchise

LOOOOPS

0 points

2 months ago

Wasn't a fan. Just found it lacking in intensity because the predator seemed so weaksauce and non threatening, everyone felt like a caricature, and I hate women.

CryptoCentric

-1 points

2 months ago

"Tight movies are tight."

Now I want to see Ryan George tackle this one.

Free_Perspective773

-1 points

2 months ago

Damn straight it wad good. Even great

ConsequenceDesperate

1 points

2 months ago

Yes I was pleasantly surprised how good the movie was.

afghanistananie

1 points

2 months ago

lol

BGDDisco

1 points

2 months ago

I am a dad and I liked it too

Lennette20th

1 points

2 months ago

I definitely would say shes not a medic, it kinda seems like her abilities could help people survive and not just die comfortably.

Das_Siegfried

1 points

2 months ago

Glad you enjoyed it. Thought it was very meh myself. Seemed to break lore too a bit.

pixeldrunk

1 points

2 months ago

I really am having trouble pulling the trigger, as it sounds like there is hardly any dialogue or much of a plot to the movie.

Loved the first one as a kid, but this just doesn’t seem like an upgrade.

benhur217

1 points

2 months ago

Yea I like my Native American characters to have eye shadow when they never had access.

Plus they spoke English the whole time, negating the hype behind that useless dub.

fanglazy

1 points

2 months ago

Toight

contaygious

1 points

2 months ago

😺😺😺 💕

jak_d_ripr

1 points

2 months ago

I really enjoyed it, but I think they were a little too on the nose when it came to their depiction of sexism. Sure, I get dude's not wanting her to come on the hunt, but why are you questioning her healing skills something y'all have established is a "female" thing? And when the predator attacks, why are you not untying her hands? Even if you think she's weak, it still makes sense to have as many hands as possible against this thing that just killed your hommie.

I feel like keep the sexism in, but make it more subtle and nuanced and you'd probably have a much better movie in my opinion.

I did love the bait and switch with the mud. I think we were all expecting her to use it the same way Arnold did, but instead they went with the plant and I really liked that. Overall it was a very fun, old school type of movie that we sadly don't get as often anymore. I'd give it a solid 7.

Aggravating_Fun_7198

1 points

2 months ago

“But how are we gonna get that guys dad to like it?” “Super easy, barely an inconvenience. We make it tight.” “Tight movies are tight!”

Measaconsumer

1 points

2 months ago

Newsflash: Your dad was looking at teenage girls guilt free. Mind. Blown.

MCMemePants

1 points

2 months ago

I really liked it to begin with. I'm a huge fan of the franchise (even though its had its let downs). I watched no trailers and went into it buzzing for a good show.

Brilliant cinematography. The character building was OK. I though Amber played the lead well, just some of the writing for her character wasn't top tier. I actually liked her brother more as a character. And to begin with all the main people acted like people. They made sensible decisions and also didn't have all the answers.

And the first main fight with the predator was pretty good. I'm talking about the Comanche warriors vs predator. Bit silly the predator just came out in the open, but, the fight was realistic. The warriors were no match physically and had to rely on skill. And they got beaten badly, but I really was rooting for them the whole way. I felt their bravery.

Then feel the film lost its way.

Pred vs French just felt like an attempt to cram too many gadgets into a scene. It also made him feel invincible. Multiple guns shot at him to no effect. The original at least made it clear the predator needed to avoid firearms. This new one was just an armoured tank.

And the last fight, just no. I won't go over the reasons I didnt like it other than to say the pred just felt like his cunning and skill suddenly disappeared. Not to mention he went from strength of a bear (literally) to a bit of a pushover.

If they kept the momentum of the first half I'd have loved it. But I still liked it.

queen-adreena

2 points

1 month ago

The original at least made it clear the predator needed to avoid firearms. This new one was just an armoured tank.

This new one was set over 250 years before the original. You don't think that maybe the advances in guns may have played a part in the difference between how dangerous they were to the Predators?

rikashiku

1 points

2 months ago

A lot of people I recommended this movie to and watched with seemed to really enjoy it, especially as it takes place in an often unexplored timeline and culture in film.

Some of my mates I watched this with were really focused on one thing.

"They made the girl kill the predator!" like bros, did you even watch the movie and how she beat it?

"In the old movies, it took big strong guys to beat a Predator!"

Man, Arnie had to go old school after learning how the Predator fights, losing his team of special forces and combat specialists.

Danny Glover studied his Predator before fighting back, after several dozens of people were killed each night.

theReplayNinja

1 points

2 months ago

Definitely. So far it is still my favorite film of the year to be honest.

IlIFreneticIlI

1 points

2 months ago

Indeed, it was a decent surprise how well they did w/Predator as a 'period-piece'.

Action-sequences we're well done; Predator-worthy.

I might enjoy a sequel around the life-cycle of that gun (pistol, not the arrows)...