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    ‘Prey’ Film Review: A Much-Needed Reboot to a Failing Horror Franchise

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    The movie brings back the true horror of the apex alien hunter

    The Predator franchise hasn’t had the best experience ever since the 1989 original became a massive sensation. After Arnold Schwarzenegger put up a good fight against the extra-terrestrial species, Danny Glover was handed the baton, in a less fortunate sequel. But after many spinoffs and crossovers with the Alien franchise, and the disastrous 2018 reboot, the franchise took a break. Then came director Dan Trachtenberg with the genius idea to put the predator in an 18th century environment, against a skilled warrior. This movie was titled Prey.

    About Prey 

    Prey
    20th Century Studios

    Prey tells the story of Naru (Amber Midthunder), a Comanche woman who embarks on a rite of passage named “kühtaamia,” which requires one to establish themselves as a hunter by hunting the creatures that prey on them. Despite her tribe members doubting her skill, she sets out to prove herself. But that is when a child in their tribe goes missing. In their attempt to save the child, an unknown visitor arrives – the Predator. Then things go south quick.

    The movie reminds us of Apocalypto, but with its own twist. It is no longer just a kill or be killed situation, but also shows coherence and emotional intelligence which was forgotten in many monster movies. The movie pays homage to the original with some thrilling kills and adrenaline-inducing moments. The Predator’s true strength doesn’t lie in their gadgets, but in their ability to test out the human spirit.

    In Conclusion

    Prey
    20th Century Studios

    Prey is a worthy movie to belong among the 1989 original. The performances by Midthunder and the supporting cast are excellent, and the Predator is fantastic as well. The one true sorrow here is that the movie did not receive a theatrical release.

    Check the movie out on Hulu.

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