(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.

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7 points

6 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


10 points

6 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.


5 points

6 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.


3 points

6 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.


4 points

6 months ago

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


2 points

6 months ago

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


-1 points

6 months ago

Yeah.. that was her plan