The latest instalment in the Predator series has dropped on Disney+.
Disney’s synopsis describes it as “Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, Prey is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior.
“She has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people.
“The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.”
The origin story of the Predator in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago.
It was better than I expected, a typical one-time streaming movie.
Prey is a true underdog story Amber Midthunder’s character goes up against a massive alien being with a full arsenal of advanced technology.
Only one winner, right?
I liked that they went back to a time period when they were still using bows and arrows, it gave it a different feel to the rest of the Predator movies.
Although Prey does feel a little B movie like with no real big-name actors or director.
This feel might come from “The filmmakers were committed to creating a film that provides an accurate portrayal of the Comanche and brings a level of authenticity that rings true to its Indigenous peoples.
“As a result, the film features a Native Comanche producer, Jhane Myers, and a cast comprised almost entirely of Native and First Nation’s talent, including Amber Midthunder (“The Ice Road,” “Roswell, New Mexico”), newcomer Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp (“Sooyii”), Michelle Thrush (“The Journey Home”) and Julian Black Antelope (“Tribal”).
“The movie also stars Dane DiLiegro (“American Horror Stories”) as the Predator.”
A prequel to the Predator series that stays true to the essence of the original – stylishly violent, stickily graphic, impossibly tense.
My Rating: 7/10