PREY Is A Bold And Engaging New Entry In The Predator Franchise And One of the Best Of The Series

The latest film in the Predator film series has arrived and the firstunder Disney ownership since their purchase of 20th Century Fox. “Prey”takes a look back in order to move the franchise forward and it doesthis by setting in amongst the Comanche community roughly three hundredyears in the past.

The film follows a young girl named Naru (Amber Midthunder) who looks tobecome a warrior but in a male-dominated setting, only her brother isrelatively supportive of her ambition and talks about when she will facea trial which she must endure to show her worth.

At the same time, a Predator has arrived and begins to hunt the localwildlife. Naru sees evidence of his work and tries to convince the tribethat the carnage they are finding is not the work of a bear or amountain lion as the community believes.

When the nature of the threat manifests itself, Naru must find thecourage and skills to track and face the enemy who threatens to destroyher tribe.

The film is directed by Dan Trachtenberg and he mixes a good amount ofaction along with a very interesting setting and characters to create anengaging tale.

There are some moments that the FX was not as sharp as one might expectbut the sequences with the Predator are filled with action and suspenseand should make fans of the franchise very happy. The film at times doesrequire some leaps of faith from the audience but in the end, “Prey” isa satisfying film that is superior to “The Predator” and rates as one ofthe stronger entries in the series and that the franchise is in goodhands for the future.It will be interesting to see where the franchise goes next as there is lots of material for the franchise to explore, but for now, “Prey” is a refreshing take on the series and one fans should enjoy.
4 stars out of 5


“Prey” Will premiere on Hulu on August 5th in the U.S.