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The origin story of the Predator in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. Naru, a skilled female warrior, fights to protect her tribe against one of the first highly-evolved Predators to land on Earth.
  • 7.2 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
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  • 2020-03-05 Added:
  • Patrick Aison, Writer:
  • Dan Trachtenberg, Director:
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8 / 10

Prey is a back to basics return to form with tremendous atmosphere and suspense that unfortunately won't be experienced in theater.

As a lifelong fan of this franchise I am admittedly biased. Since the revolutionary classic first film, Fox/hollywood have made 4 sequels all of which I have thoroughly enjoyed/ still critiqued. A perfect sequel hasn't been made imo and may never be, but I can say this new film has the closest effective wilderness ambience/suspense to the first film and that warrants great praise.

I was skeptical with a few things judging by the trailer but seeing the final product I can say that no matter the logic holes in the mismatch of Pred vs prey , the film is executed quite well. The settings are phenomenal and amplify the overall product. Dan Trachtenberg has a keen eye for detail as seen in 10 cloverfield lane and shows it once again. The costume design captures a completely different timeframe awesomely as well as shows a new more prehistoric predator that might be the coolest visually yet. Cgi effects are used sparingly which is a breath of fresh air but when utilized very believable. Music and sound is crisp and powerful and adds so much. The acting is bare bones but for the story it has to be as far as context.

It's a shame that this had to be only streaming as it should have been in theater. The scenery is fantastic. But regardless it's a surprising return to roots as far as the back to basics setting and suspense aspects. It's another welcome sequel and should be seen by any predator fan or action fan.

6 / 10

Good movie great concept

So this was a great idea to have a movie when the predators came to earth years before the original predator movie against Indians or nights or whatever. The movie was a good movie called evening incredible movie they didn't write the main character the way they wrote her. The wrote her a little bit of a brat. And it's like she doesn't realize because she so wants to prove everyone wrong that she can hunt she doesn't realize that her actions cause other peoples in Or death. Brother is great to her and she can never be happy for him even after he saved her life I'm carrying her home to go back out here and finish the hunt.

P.s.

I think it's sad that people are talking about politics on the reviews about this movie that people are so pathetic I guess no other platform wants to hear their horrible views on politics one talking about the right the other ones talking about the left. It's so funny because the left who's making fun of the right saying they're gonna hate this movie because the woman is the lead and calling the right a bunch of hillbillies I think they're both pathetic that they have to be talking about politics on a movie review leave your politics do you want go to Reddit and spew your politics over there thank you.

9 / 10

Way better than reviews!!

It was everything I wanted in an origin story about the predators first hunt on planet earth. Action was awesome and it was the right run time as well.

2 / 10

When You're Out Of Ideas....

Overall, if this was not a predator film it would have been okay but since it is, that's the major problem. While I'm sure natives could have taken out a predator with overwhelming force, I don't think they would have. Why? Because history shows that they would more than likely worshipped it. That being said.... About this film.

The first film which has the most praise had two special forces teams almost wiped out, the previous team before dutch arrived was wiped out.

Then, the 2nd film had one predator take out loads of armed thugs and it seemed it was going on before the film started.

So for context, the two best films in the series had set up these predators were tough to deal with. The other films are worse in all ways though predators is actually decent. That one captured the spirit of the first one and is much better than this new film on every level.

When you look at the first film, the second, and even predators one thing stands out.... You need to be smart and adaptive to beat them.

This idea works in the favor of the new one however it's insane to think that such a small person could take down a predator. While the character may be smart, in all the films the predator kicks the crap out of the lead character, a beating that a small female certainly can't take. Sorry, but it's true. That's the thing with this film, they wanted to make a female led predator movie and in Hollywood wisdom they came up with this!

I mean why not continue off of predators which is generally liked? Why not work in a female lead that doesn't feel forced, like in Alien? I'm all for females kicking butt but so many films made today fail to do it well, it's sad.

That all being said, this film isn't complete doggy-do but it is not the predator film that comes close to the original... Sequel... Or even predators.

9 / 10

Worth the wait

Finally a Predator movie that can compete with the original movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger. By no means is this movie perfect but it was incredible to say the least. Cinematography was great and the soundtrack had your heart pumping. Just the right amount of action. I saw this movie at San Diego Comic Con and got to hear from the cast, director and producer. The cast is extremely new to acting but it really didn't matter. They acted superbly and Amber Midthunder was just a great choice for the lead even though she is relatively new to acting. You can tell that the budget was nowhere near a full cinematic movie but it held its own and could easily do well at the box office. I'll end this by saying if you loved Predator 1 you must see this movie. Chances are you will love it.