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My eyes can’t believe what I’ve seen. They FINALLY made another Predator movie that is actually good!
IMO, a more than worthy entry to the Predator Series (I'm a diehard fan of the original and the Predator character).
Actually, sort of a back to basics and did it nail it \m/
Very solid movie, beautiful cinematography, great leading actress and an action packed, well-paced flick (notably was able not to overdo too much).
Definitely brought back memories about the original, which was great.
Also enjoyed the Predator itself: fearsome, fearless, deadly and yet mortal.
When I say Prey is the best Predator movie, I say it without the nostalgia normally attached to the original. Many will say "best since the original". Despite originating the creature (which will always make it relevant), I find its 'roided-out gunplay not all that interesting. Now put the monster in gorgeous locations in 18th-Century America, going up against Comanche hunters using not much more than Stone Age tools, and you've got my interest, because while a "slasher" in which all the victims are action heroes is interesting, but the technological gap in Prey feels much more desperate. Amber Midthunder is great as a young woman who wants to be a hunter despite her culture's expectations, but she's smarter than most of her tribe, so she has a chance. French trappers (some with abominable accents, I'm afraid) act a secondary villain/cannon fodder, and really give a sense of a land being encroached upon, not just by the Predator, but uncapitalized predators as well. Tender hearts might want to be warned that there is some violence to (CG) animals, but aside from the ugly colonials, there a many characters you actively cheer on and hope for their survival. It's still a Predator film, so some of it is a little predictable, but there's just enough a twist to keep things interesting. I think they hit on a way to rehabilitate this long-suffering franchise and it's to dispense with the machine guns and put the creature up against historical warriors - samurai, maybe, or Boxer Rebellion fighters, Viking, Roman legionaries, what have you.
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