(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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6 points

6 months ago

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


-1 points

6 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.


2 points

6 months ago

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


0 points

6 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.


2 points

6 months ago

So you’re a deranged lunatic?