Prey review: the best Predator movie since the 1987 original

Prey: important information

– Fifth Predator movie in the sci-fi action horror franchise
– Set almost 300 years before the 1987 Predator movie
– Directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane)
– Written by Patrick Aison (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan)
– Featuring Amber Midthunder as Naru, a Comanche warrior
– Release on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in other territories

The 80s were a turning point for the sci-fi genre. Hugely popular movie series, such as Alien and The Terminator, were made during this time and while these franchises struggled to stay relevant in the modern era, the duo delivered sequels – Aliens and Terminator 2 – that were arguably superior to their predecessors.

The Predator franchise can’t claim that either. The first film in the Jim and John Thomas-created series — the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger film — may have wowed audiences with its tense moments, strong and simple characterization, and over-the-top set pieces upon its initial release. . However, multiple sequels have failed to deliver a worthy sequel to the testosterone fueled sci-fi action original, leaving the Predator film series waning in the eyes of many.