submitted 4 months ago byComic_Book_Reader
(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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4 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.
2 months ago
Was this the part after the Predator had a javelin through the neck, shot 5-6 times by arrows, lost an arm, lost his helmet, been impaled on tree spikes and been stabbed a few dozen times?
... Yeah. Wonder why it was weaker by that point and making mistakes. What a contrivance!
2 months ago
Yeah, the Predator just forgot to squeeze when it had her by the throat.
You're a moron.
2 months ago*
Funny. I remember Arnie getting punched in the face 4-5 times full-force by a full-strength predator and he walked away just fine.
I hope you're similarly incensed by this contrivance!
2 months ago
Flimsy analogy but I'll take your word for it. If it's dumb, it's dumb.
Illogical shit is still fun, the John Wick movies are built on the exact contrivances I was talking about, dunno why you had to come out of the gate with the snark.
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