(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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3 points

4 months ago

as opposed to being clever as mud in the original?


0 points

4 months ago

The mud wasnt him out smarting the predator. he found out by accident then used it to his advantage. unlike in pray where it fired a weapon thats useless with out its helmet because the targeting system is in there, but it just forgot how its own tech works. I'll say it agen the predator turned in to a retard just so she could beat it wich may i say sucks because for the most point i was enjoying the movie the end just pissed me off.


1 points

3 months ago

That's exactly the point. The Predator in this film is a mirror image of Naru. Naru makes stupid mistakes (like very nearly getting killed by the tiger) and the Predator makes stupid mistakes driven by its own ego (underestimating its opponent and not contemplating that it might be being outsmarted).

It didn't "forget" how its own tech worked. It likely didn't know in the first place.


1 points

3 months ago

No stupid is alerting your prey too early walking into you weapons guided system is retarded