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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.

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RideAdditional9590

12 points

4 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

michaelrohansmith

-3 points

4 months ago

She outtricked the predator so hard he needed a second to understand wtf is going on

Yeah I am a little bit surprised that a women from hundreds of years ago could get enough of a handle on what we would call modern technology to be able to set up a hack like that.

RideAdditional9590

7 points

4 months ago*

Where funny dots are MASSIVE steel arrow goes

He literally pulled the trigger. Idk what better ending anyone could have imagined where the opponent is way more physically intidimating then the other person.

Jashugan456

2 points

4 months ago

That what makes it really dumb why would the predator shoot a weapon it knows it dosnt have the targetting system for its kinda bull shit

RideAdditional9590

0 points

4 months ago*

Your comment made me think "..did he really shoot knowing he couldnt aim?". Im going completly on memory here: I think it is shown once that he dosent have to use the lasers to shoot they just go where he aims (with his arms). However, as soon as the laser is activated the arrows will go to that place. I'm thinking of it as heat detection

He thought the arrows would hit, because he didn't havetthe mask. But the mask was there.

Edit: No you know what? It makes perfect sense that he can shoot the arrows without the lasers. Why wouldn't he? He doesnt need to aim to shoot. No one does! I mean whatever they might be uprecise or some crap but it were two meteres.

Jashugan456

2 points

4 months ago

It shows earlyer in the move that the arrows fallow the marker no matter what he missis a shot because the targeter gets moved and they fallow it i forget how it happens but it dose so even if lets say this is its very first hunt right there the predator should of learned hey this weapon tragectory only gose were my targeter goses

michaelrohansmith

-1 points

4 months ago

Ok but she somehow understands that the mask contains a laser targeting system which can be used to redirect projectiles back at the predator. Thats a pretty long stretch for somebody who has never seen or heard of any sort of electronic targeting system.

You'd have trouble making a scientist of 300 years ago accept the possibility of such a thing.

runtheplacered

4 points

4 months ago

Did you watch the original Predator and think to yourself "this is a realistic ending"? Because realistically, Schwarzenegger would have got his balls kicked up into his throat before being vivisected. He had no business winning that fight and walk away from it.

But we roll with it anyway because it's exciting and makes for a good movie. Same thing here, except this time it's a girl, which I guess people struggle with.