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Prey Officially Released Across Streaming Platforms!

After months of anticipation, the new Predator prequel Prey is finally upon us! It’s currently available for people to stream on Hulu in North America and on Disney+ in the UK.

The reception from the press and fans has been extremely positive, many calling it the best Predator film since the original. Prey is currently sitting on 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes – the highest-rated Predator film and third highest in the Alien and Predator franchises (after Alien and Aliens).

 Prey Officially Released Across Streaming Platforms!

Prey is out today across streaming platforms!

Prey is set 300 years ago and tells the story of a young warrior called Naru who defends her Comanche Tribe from a technologically-advanced creature – the Predator. This results in a terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.

Have you watched Prey? Sound off in the Fan Reviews topic or in the comments below and tell us what you thought of the film. Remember, you can also watch the Predator film in the Comanche dub as well.



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  1. KiramidHead
    Honestly with the big deal people were making about the dog, I was surprised how little of the movie it was actually in. It just kind of disappears for portions of it.
  2. Crazy Rich
    I've been thinking about it, why people don't get the success, and I think I have the answer.

    You underestimate the power that a good doggo has over the masses.
  3. BlueMarsalis79
    Just watched this again with a bunch of friends and it just reinforces how I feel.

    Absolutely f**king love this film now in my top four.

    Love the score this time and the exposed mandibles are so clever in terms of a way of giving Feral more personality.

    Spoiler
    New Ranking:
    Alien
    Alien³
    Predator
    Prey
    Aliens
    Predator 2

    Predators

    Alien Resurrection
    Alien Covenant/Prometheus
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  4. Kradan
    While I don't really like how they handled flintlock sub-plot, I liked the character of Raphael Adolini. He was kinda pathetic but not in an annoying way, you feel bad that he got tangled up in all that mess. He also was probably the only character other than Taabe who was somewhat nice to Naru which helped make him more likable
  5. KiramidHead
    The other Comanche hunters were a bit thinly written, basically asshole jocks from an 80s teen movie. But they're barely in it, so it doesn't really hurt the film all that much for me. I think the French trappers worked just fine for what the movie was doing.
  6. PredBabe
    Quote from: Pu$$yFace on Yesterday at 05:33:07 PM
    Quote from: PredBabe on Yesterday at 04:58:19 PMFor me, as a woman, it's nice to have that first pred movie feature a strong female character (with a very talented actress no less). I thought Midthunder did great with what she was given. Naru is clearly eager to learn and very smart and capable. I liked the mud trap she sets up by the end to take Feral out... BUT the way they went about developing other aspects of the story is what ruined it for me.
    The coming-of-age story, while not my first pick for a female lead Predator movie, was cheapened with the many throwaway bully male characters and then a predator creature that operates solely on "brute force" rather than the methodical and devious creature that we know it to be from previous films. It's kind of a slap to the face to think that we can't have other (male) characters more fleshed out or even a more competent Predator for such a smart female to go up against. I just think there was a lot more room for improvement.

    You don't need to dumb down the surrounding characters for the audience to root for Naru. They didn't do this to Dutch. It wasn't necessary for Ripley. It wasn't necessary for Sarah Connor. It wasn't necessary for Furiosa. 


    It's not the first.  Alice Broga was border line co lead in Predators.  And quite frankly she was the most likable person in the cast, also the most honorable character. She should've been the protagonist, period instead of cringe ass unlikable Adrien Brody.

    Feral still stalks his prey like a traditional Predator.  The movie is an hour and a half long, and given the lack of automatic projectile weapons or militaries, or gangs, he didn't need to be as "devious" or cunning.  Or stalk for plot purposes building tension for endless amounts of time.

    It was a simple, efficient, quick and straightforward plot.  No need to dick around.

    I think it's deliberate being a more savage take on the character not AS reliant upon technology that he prefers a more beastly and animalistic physical confrontation.  And for the most part of the film he is killing animals until he gets to the Comanches and French fur trappers.

    And at no point were the characters around her dumbed down.  They had a justifiably archaic and tribalistic view of how and what women should mean or do in their community.  And it seemed more than believable.

    And more competent Predator?  It is shown deliberately that her brother is by far the best and most experienced natural hunter or warrior in the tribe, and Feral lays waste to him.

    Some absolutely gross exaggerations going on here  :laugh:

    I meant as a leading female role... otherwise we could sit here all day and discuss Isabelle, Casey, Anna or Leona for that matter. 

    You may not feel it's necessary for the Predator to stalk and observe its prey, but I think it brings a different feel to the creature. Especially if this is truly their first time on Earth, as the movie suggests, and especially if Feral is taking on opponents head-on.

    In regards to other characters, again I think a lot more could have been established than what was presented, especially with the Frenchmen. Taabe and Naru were the only strong characters and while I get that characters are ultimately going to get killed off, there was room for more conversations outside of belittling the main character.   

    Quote from: Wysps on Yesterday at 06:28:20 PM
    Quote from: Pu$$yFace on Yesterday at 06:15:25 PM
    Quote from: 426Buddy on Yesterday at 06:11:17 PMPeople definitely come up with some weird takes.
    Yet oddly don't keep the same level of heightened criticisms of other films they defend.  Keep the same pessimistic and negative energy.

    People are critical because the movie just came out.  You should have seen this place when The Predator came out.  I'm sure The Predator fans can attest to the atmosphere LOL.  Reviews of all the movies run the gamut on this site.  People have some strong positive feelings for P2 that I don't quite understand.

    But regardless, I AM glad that there is renewed interest in the Predator universe after this movie.  I think that is a win in the long-run.  I don't agree with all of the negative reviews in this thread.  But IMO, pretending like the movie doesn't have problems and to NOT discuss its shortcomings...I don't think that's the way either.

    Agreed wholeheartedly. I'm glad that it's bringing attention to the series- even if there is a bit of a split within the fandom. I can appreciate the movie for attracting newcomers- I know my man really enjoyed it as it seems to have sparked his interest. But can't help but have my reserves for it...
  7. Mike’s Monsters
    Quote from: DaddyYautja on Yesterday at 06:50:08 PM
    Quote from: Mike's Monsters on Yesterday at 06:32:40 PM
    Quote from: DaddyYautja on Yesterday at 06:24:52 PMShe bit the guy she was fighting, that wasn't her blood. And I do acknowledge her greatest foe...  The bear trap. 

    Or that she took a huge punch to the face right around then too? Like, does that not have any factor in counting here? That punch clearly puts her on her ass.

    You mean the sucker punch she got after some one else got involved? because she clearly couldn't be beat in one-to-one combat? I guess, but it's not clear cause she did bite into that guy and made him bleed.

    Yeah, it was a sucker punch. But she still holds her own against a comanche warrior before another steps in for the cheap shot. Those warriors give Feral a bit of a run for a few minutes, and later Taabe really kicks him in the balls. That establishes, to me, how tough those guys are. And if she's able to hold her own against them, she's able to fight. So when she takes out the trappers later, it was no surprise to me that she could move like that, and later with the Predator. It's clearly established that she's a tough cookie, with a lot of fight in her, but also we see her knocked out and beat down often in the movie.

    She gets roughed up, and yeah, bloody in the mouth because of the bite. But you see her get hit pretty hard during that fight. It's not just the sucker punch that leaves her dirty. To say she's never scratched is really interesting to me.
  8. DaddyYautja
    Quote from: Mike's Monsters on Yesterday at 06:32:40 PM
    Quote from: DaddyYautja on Yesterday at 06:24:52 PMShe bit the guy she was fighting, that wasn't her blood. And I do acknowledge her greatest foe...  The bear trap. 

    Or that she took a huge punch to the face right around then too? Like, does that not have any factor in counting here? That punch clearly puts her on her ass.

    You mean the sucker punch she got after some one else got involved? because she clearly couldn't be beat in one-to-one combat? I guess, but it's not clear cause she did bite into that guy and made him bleed.
  9. Wysps
    Quote from: Pu$$yFace on Yesterday at 06:15:25 PM
    Quote from: 426Buddy on Yesterday at 06:11:17 PMPeople definitely come up with some weird takes.
    Yet oddly don't keep the same level of heightened criticisms of other films they defend.  Keep the same pessimistic and negative energy.

    People are critical because the movie just came out.  You should have seen this place when The Predator came out.  I'm sure The Predator fans can attest to the atmosphere LOL.  Reviews of all the movies run the gamut on this site.  People have some strong positive feelings for P2 that I don't quite understand.

    But regardless, I AM glad that there is renewed interest in the Predator universe after this movie.  I think that is a win in the long-run.  I don't agree with all of the negative reviews in this thread.  But IMO, pretending like the movie doesn't have problems and to NOT discuss its shortcomings...I don't think that's the way either.
  10. DaddyYautja
    Quote from: Mike's Monsters on Yesterday at 05:55:30 PMI saw a lot of blood on her face after she was punched by the Comanche guys trying to find her before the Predator wiped them out. She seemed like she was working through the pain when she had been hit by the bear trap. To quote how you worded it " I don't know how people don't see it."


    She bit the guy she was fighting, that wasn't her blood. And I do acknowledge her greatest foe...  The bear trap. 


    QuoteThe Predator letting her go is no different the City Hunter not wiping out Harrigan on the roof. He's observing, he's toying, he's hunting.

    Harrigan turned around cause he felt something and unlike this Pred the city hunter values stealth and while he was out in the open he decided to stand still and disappear into the background.

    Look,  I'll give one but there's two in this film.

    Quote from: Pu$$yFace on Yesterday at 06:11:02 PMFeral also doesn't actively consider her worthy prey, he clearly takes out other predators, before she even appears on his radar as worthy of a kill.  Pretty accurate to the characters code of ethics established in the first two movies.  People are picking nits with this movie.  I wonder if it's because it's being so glowingly reviewed, that they feel threatened over the nostalgia for the first two films, but otherwise I don't see how this isn't an absolute win for our fandom, especially after the previous two installments

    If she's not worthy prey while does he continue to follow her and even chase after her?

  11. Pu$$yFace
    Feral also doesn't actively consider her worthy prey, he clearly takes out other predators, before she even appears on his radar as worthy of a kill.  Pretty accurate to the characters code of ethics established in the first two movies.  People are picking nits with this movie.  I wonder if it's because it's being so glowingly reviewed, that they feel threatened over the nostalgia for the first two films, but otherwise I don't see how this isn't an absolute win for our fandom, especially after the previous two installments
  12. DaddyYautja
    Quote from: Nightlord on Yesterday at 04:33:41 PMFunny thing about the movie looking at it again. Naru caused her brother and the other 4 tribe members to get killed by the Predator. The pred is shown to be in their area when he leaves the snake skin there but didn't have any interest in hunting any of them I suppose, no way he could have missed them. Instead we do see that he was fighting with the French far off later that night.

    Therefore, couldn't it be drawn that he had no interest in the Comanche until Naru purposely went off after him and brought his attention to them?

    This is why I say she's not the hero of the film.  We do follow her but she is not the hero.  She falls more in line with Dillon in creating a situation that leads to a bunch of people being killed. 
  13. Wysps
    Quote from: PredBabe on Yesterday at 04:58:19 PMFor me, as a woman, it's nice to have that first pred movie feature a strong female character (with a very talented actress no less). I thought Midthunder did great with what she was given. Naru is clearly eager to learn and very smart and capable. I liked the mud trap she sets up by the end to take Feral out... BUT the way they went about developing other aspects of the story is what ruined it for me.
    The coming-of-age story, while not my first pick for a female lead Predator movie, was cheapened with the many throwaway bully male characters and then a predator creature that operates solely on "brute force" rather than the methodical and devious creature that we know it to be from previous films. It's kind of a slap to the face to think that we can't have other (male) characters more fleshed out or even a more competent Predator for such a smart female to go up against. I just think there was a lot more room for improvement.

    You don't need to dumb down the surrounding characters for the audience to root for Naru. They didn't do this to Dutch. It wasn't necessary for Ripley. It wasn't necessary for Sarah Connor. It wasn't necessary for Furiosa. 

    I think we're definitely on the same wavelength.

    Not that I think all the men in all the movies have been just excellent characters  :laugh: , but in this movie in particular, much of all of the supporting cast seemed to fall into either two camps: 1) A Dude-bro or 2) A Doofus.  The tone of this movie was a little more serious than the first one, so I would've expected characters that weren't so...caricatured.  There was so much room for improvement here.

    Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Yesterday at 05:40:56 PMTaabe was great, but I'd argue that the comanches who bully her are dumbed down a bit, and that the trappers felt cartoonish and very goofy.

    Yes, very goofy.  I mean, it's all subjective, right?  But still.  Lots of goofs.
  14. Mike’s Monsters
    I saw a lot of blood on her face after she was punched by the Comanche guys trying to find her before the Predator wiped them out. She seemed like she was working through the pain when she had been hit by the bear trap. To quote how you worded it " I don't know how people don't see it."

    Been interesting seeing how selective people are with how the view media. How our own experiences and views shape the way we take in the media. Stuff that was completely spelled out and clear to me seem to be missed by others. Or others are choosing to ignore it, tough to say. We all don't see the same way, and we don't have to. Just quite interesting on how far some of us are from each other and what film we've all watched.

    The Predator letting her go is no different the City Hunter not wiping out Harrigan on the roof. He's observing, he's toying, he's hunting.
  15. DaddyYautja
    Quote from: Pu$$yFace on Yesterday at 01:32:31 PM
    Quote from: DaddyYautja on Yesterday at 04:59:31 AM
    Quote from: Pu$$yFace on Yesterday at 03:13:38 AMTotally don't get any negativity for Prey.

    The main character has tremendous plot armor,the pred is tremendously dumb, and this is long before he got shot in the head. There's no consistency of events. The story is just bad all around.
    Nah.  Every protagonist that defeats a predator, it's kind of stupid, and they all have plot armor.  So what's your point? Dutch included.


    No,  the pred has her twice and let's her go twice. Her dog saves her a couple of times.  She is just not touched trough the movie,  in fact,  her most successful enemy is a beat trap.

    QuoteIf you're implying some type of SJW, Mary Sue, Libtard, Feminazi pandering Rey type scenario here, I do not see it whatsoever.

    Outside of her family member all almost all dialogue towards her from her tribe was sexist stuff. I don't know how people don't see it.

    QuoteShe struggled, she learns, she wants to prove her worth (likability), she's fiercely intelligent but also lucked TF out.  Just like Dutch, Harrigan, Royce etc

    Her worth is as a healer.  She saves a dudes life and couldn't care less because of her weird nonsense about doing it because they think she cant.  That's the SJW silliness of the movie which makes here completely unlikable.

    QuoteBased on how these creatures are explained in the movies, none of these humans should stand a remote chance.

    Yeah and that's why Dutch had his ass handed to him in physical combat and won solely based on traps,  meanwhile,  this woman OVERPOWERED the predator several times.

    QuoteHow was the predator in this anymore dumb? 

    Jungle Hunter literally walks into a trap because of a few knives dangling visibly on a log as a red herring?  Is he dumb too?

    How is Feral any more moronic then in any other incarnation?

    Every single fight the pred has with human he just walks forward like he's Michale Meyers and here's just one example.

    His first fight with humans he kills the guy with the opossum while cloaked then he decides, WHILE THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE THERE LOOKING FOR HIM, to pick up the bolts from the dead dude CLEARLY revealing his position because the body is moving around as the pred pulls the bolts out. 

    Why was he cloaked to start if he's just going to reveal his location?

    In the first movie it is clearly stated that the pred cannot see traps if they are made from the natural material that's around them because he is not able to  tell foliage and the traps apart, everything looks like plants to him.

    Do you see the difference? in one the predator himself put himself in a bad position while in the other a weakness was found and put to use.

    QuoteThe script was tight, the protagonist was likable enough, this definitely had best predator focused action scenes in the entire franchise.

    For the first time since the first two, yet even more so, we actually get to see the predator be a beastly Rastafarian athletic warrior.


    The predator is a hunter and hunters are smart.  I don't want to see "beastly"  berserker Michale Meyer wannabes. You like the berserker stuff? Cool.  To me that goes to the bottom of the pile.  I want to see a dude have the upper hand with high tech weapon out maneuvering people.



    QuoteThis movie was awesome.  Total shot in the arm the franchise needed.

    Hope this doesn't continue on because if I want to see Jason or Michael Meyer I'll go and see a Jason and Michaele Meyers movie.
  16. Pu$$yFace
    Quote from: PredBabe on Yesterday at 04:58:19 PMFor me, as a woman, it's nice to have that first pred movie feature a strong female character (with a very talented actress no less). I thought Midthunder did great with what she was given. Naru is clearly eager to learn and very smart and capable. I liked the mud trap she sets up by the end to take Feral out... BUT the way they went about developing other aspects of the story is what ruined it for me.
    The coming-of-age story, while not my first pick for a female lead Predator movie, was cheapened with the many throwaway bully male characters and then a predator creature that operates solely on "brute force" rather than the methodical and devious creature that we know it to be from previous films. It's kind of a slap to the face to think that we can't have other (male) characters more fleshed out or even a more competent Predator for such a smart female to go up against. I just think there was a lot more room for improvement.

    You don't need to dumb down the surrounding characters for the audience to root for Naru. They didn't do this to Dutch. It wasn't necessary for Ripley. It wasn't necessary for Sarah Connor. It wasn't necessary for Furiosa. 


    It's not the first.  Alice Broga was border line co lead in Predators.  And quite frankly she was the most likable person in the cast, also the most honorable character. She should've been the protagonist, period instead of cringe ass unlikable Adrien Brody.

    Feral still stalks his prey like a traditional Predator.  The movie is an hour and a half long, and given the lack of automatic projectile weapons or militaries, or gangs, he didn't need to be as "devious" or cunning.  Or stalk for plot purposes building tension for endless amounts of time.

    It was a simple, efficient, quick and straightforward plot.  No need to dick around.

    I think it's deliberate being a more savage take on the character not AS reliant upon technology that he prefers a more beastly and animalistic physical confrontation.  And for the most part of the film he is killing animals until he gets to the Comanches and French fur trappers.

    And at no point were the characters around her dumbed down.  They had a justifiably archaic and tribalistic view of how and what women should mean or do in their community.  And it seemed more than believable.

    And more competent Predator?  It is shown deliberately that her brother is by far the best and most experienced natural hunter or warrior in the tribe, and Feral lays waste to him.

    Some absolutely gross exaggerations going on here  :laugh:
  17. PredBabe
    For me, as a woman, it's nice to have that first pred movie feature a strong female character (with a very talented actress no less). I thought Midthunder did great with what she was given. Naru is clearly eager to learn and very smart and capable. I liked the mud trap she sets up by the end to take Feral out... BUT the way they went about developing other aspects of the story is what ruined it for me.
    The coming-of-age story, while not my first pick for a female lead Predator movie, was cheapened with the many throwaway bully male characters and then a predator creature that operates solely on "brute force" rather than the methodical and devious creature that we know it to be from previous films. It's kind of a slap to the face to think that we can't have other (male) characters more fleshed out or even a more competent Predator for such a smart female to go up against. I just think there was a lot more room for improvement.

    You don't need to dumb down the surrounding characters for the audience to root for Naru. They didn't do this to Dutch. It wasn't necessary for Ripley. It wasn't necessary for Sarah Connor. It wasn't necessary for Furiosa. 

  18. Nightlord
    Funny thing about the movie looking at it again. Naru caused her brother and the other 4 tribe members to get killed by the Predator. The pred is shown to be in their area when he leaves the snake skin there but didn't have any interest in hunting any of them I suppose, no way he could have missed them. Instead we do see that he was fighting with the French far off later that night.

    Therefore, couldn't it be drawn that he had no interest in the Comanche until Naru purposely went off after him and brought his attention to them?
  19. Wysps
    Quote from: PredBabe on Yesterday at 03:58:15 AMAnd I don't get the unwavering praise it's getting.

    It's clearly a better-constructed sequel than the last two movies, but it's also pretty boring to me as it lacks the pizazz that made the first movie great and stripped away all the things that make the Predator creature fascinating and cunning. 
    It could have been a great Predator sequel/prequel but I think they played things way too safe and in tune with the typical SLASHER flick.

    Yep.  Agreed, wholeheartedly.  There was some good stuff, sure.  But I personally didn't find it that exciting.  People talk about how Predators was a rehash of the original; this one was even worse when it comes to retreading old ground.

    Quote from: newagescamartist on Yesterday at 04:26:31 AM
    Quote from: PredBabe on Yesterday at 03:58:15 AMAnd I don't get the unwavering praise it's getting.

    It's clearly a better-constructed sequel than the last two movies, but it's also pretty boring to me as it lacks the pizazz that made the first movie great and stripped away all the things that make the Predator creature fascinating and cunning. 
    It could have been a great Predator sequel/prequel but I think they played things way too safe and in tune with the typical SLASHER flick.




    If Prey gets one thing right, it's that it made the Predator franchise accessible for a new generation of fans. Get ready, once these folks digest the entire franchise on Hulu we're going to have a ton of new fans entering. If they keep making more Prey movies pretty soon the fanbase will be Prey fans and Predator fans lol sort of like what happened with the Jurassic Park franchise, having JP fans and JW fans.  :laugh:

    That I can definitely see.  Though it appears that there's enough of the old school fanbase that does like this movie, so perhaps the lines aren't as clear cut as new vs old.
  20. Pu$$yFace
    Quote from: DaddyYautja on Yesterday at 04:59:31 AM
    Quote from: Pu$$yFace on Yesterday at 03:13:38 AMTotally don't get any negativity for Prey.

    The main character has tremendous plot armor,the pred is tremendously dumb, and this is long before he got shot in the head. There's no consistency of events. The story is just bad all around.
    Nah.  Every protagonist that defeats a predator, it's kind of stupid, and they all have plot armor.  So what's your point? Dutch included.

    If you're implying some type of SJW, Mary Sue, Libtard, Feminazi pandering Rey type scenario here, I do not see it whatsoever.

    She struggled, she learns, she wants to prove her worth (likability), she's fiercely intelligent but also lucked TF out.  Just like Dutch, Harrigan, Royce etc

    Based on how these creatures are explained in the movies, none of these humans should stand a remote chance. In fact, hopefully they lean into that and the next one the predator wins, as it should be by this point, if anything just to regain the 1715 pistol.

    How was the predator in this anymore dumb? 

    Jungle Hunter literally walks into a trap because of a few knives dangling visibly on a log as a red herring?  Is he dumb too?

    How is Feral any more moronic then in any other incarnation?

    The script was tight, the protagonist was likable enough, this definitely had best predator focused action scenes in the entire franchise.

    For the first time since the first two, yet even more so, we actually get to see the predator be a beastly Rastafarian athletic warrior.  Running ridiculously fast, and unlike even the first two films, we get to see him jumping around with his 7 1/2 to 8 1/2 foot frame incredibly athletically, which is horrifying.

    This movie was awesome.  Total shot in the arm the franchise needed.
  21. Kradan
    Yeah, it's almost like him saying "Really ? That's like tickling to me"


    Quote from: [cancerblack] on Yesterday at 09:31:58 AM
    Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Yesterday at 05:52:44 AMYeah, I definitely found a new ringtone 8)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0ggIWkQLD4

    Are ringtones still a thing?

    Anyway, I came here to say that there's now three good Predator movies, one profoundly mediocre one, and three absolute dogshit ones (the Predator franchise can keep the AvPs, we don't want them). Will the next one tip the balance in favour of quality? We can only hope.

    AvP is fine, Requiem can rot in hell
  22. [cancerblack]
    Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Yesterday at 05:52:44 AMYeah, I definitely found a new ringtone 8)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0ggIWkQLD4

    Are ringtones still a thing?

    Anyway, I came here to say that there's now three good Predator movies, one profoundly mediocre one, and three absolute dogshit ones (the Predator franchise can keep the AvPs, we don't want them). Will the next one tip the balance in favour of quality? We can only hope.
  23. Local Trouble
    Quote from: newagescamartist on Yesterday at 04:26:31 AMIf Prey gets one thing right, it's that it made the Predator franchise accessible for a new generation of fans. Get ready, once these folks digest the entire franchise on Hulu we're going to have a ton of new fans entering. If they keep making more Prey movies pretty soon the fanbase will be Prey fans and Predator fans lol sort of like what happened with the Jurassic Park franchise, having JP fans and JW fans.  :laugh:

    Just wait until they start complaining about Jungle Hunter not looking enough like Feral.
  24. newagescamartist
    Quote from: PredBabe on Yesterday at 03:58:15 AMAnd I don't get the unwavering praise it's getting.

    It's clearly a better-constructed sequel than the last two movies, but it's also pretty boring to me as it lacks the pizazz that made the first movie great and stripped away all the things that make the Predator creature fascinating and cunning. 
    It could have been a great Predator sequel/prequel but I think they played things way too safe and in tune with the typical SLASHER flick.




    If Prey gets one thing right, it's that it made the Predator franchise accessible for a new generation of fans. Get ready, once these folks digest the entire franchise on Hulu we're going to have a ton of new fans entering. If they keep making more Prey movies pretty soon the fanbase will be Prey fans and Predator fans lol sort of like what happened with the Jurassic Park franchise, having JP fans and JW fans.  :laugh:
  25. PredBabe
    And I don't get the unwavering praise it's getting.

    It's clearly a better-constructed sequel than the last two movies, but it's also pretty boring to me as it lacks the pizazz that made the first movie great and stripped away all the things that make the Predator creature fascinating and cunning. 
    It could have been a great Predator sequel/prequel but I think they played things way too safe and in tune with the typical SLASHER flick.


  26. SiL
    Feral took the most damage because he let himself take the most damage. When the concept is he doesn't know what he's dealing with, that's just dumb. He has no idea what's coming next and if it can kill him or not, but he just stands there and takes it.

    It works as characterising him as inexperienced (I wouldn't say brain damage) but not particularly impressive as a monster.

    Feral would've seen Mac pick up the mini gun and roared at him before being turned into a fluoro green mist.
  27. St_Eddie
    I rather feel that those saying that the predator was suffering from brain damage and that's why he behaved like an idiot are making a cop out excuse for poor writing and their theory is not directly supported by the movie itself.  It's a head canon rationalisation for weak characterisation.  Even if you choose to invoke that head canon reasoning and claim that it was the writer's intent, it doesn't address the core issue itself; that being that it's just not particularly interesting to watch a predator acting like a rampaging brute and making dumb tactical decisions.  Whoever wanted the main predator in a Predator movie to be equivalent to the brain damaged pred-dog from The Predator?

    Even if you accept the theory that the predator was suffering from brain damage; they didn't have to write him receiving that bullet to the head and the consequences of it.  They could of written the predator as smart and a tactical expert.  They chose not to and that's a problem.  Having the predator be an idiot also undermines Naru's achievement in defeating it.  It simply doesn't make for a compelling main antagonist, not when compared to the predator from the original movie and it feels as though people are performing mental gymnastics to make excuses for a poor creative decision.


    Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Aug 11, 2022, 06:05:22 PMFeral defninitely was the predator that took the most damage in a movie.

    Sure, but it made him significantly less threatening and awe inspiring than his counterparts in the previous movies as a result.  Not exactly an ideal way for filmmakers to present their big bad.

    "Hey everyone, it's a new Terminator movie but the antagonistic terminator in this acts like a fool and constantly trips on things and falls over, but hey it's okay because fans will claim it's because his circuits are fried." :/

    The filmmakers could have written it any way they wanted.  They weren't making a documentary.  They chose to present their big bad as a buffoon.  Why make excuses for that by invoking head canon handwaves?
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