Nick Clement brings this over-hyped feature down to earth with his Prey movie review.
A skilled Comanche warrior protects her tribe from a highly evolved alien predator that hunts humans for sport, fighting against wilderness, dangerous colonisers and this mysterious creature to keep her people safe.
Currently streaming on Hulu this was lots of gory fun and zipped along for 100 very entertaining minutes.
Unfortunately, some of the spotty CGI detracted from the overall product, but in general, I appreciated the tightness of the script, and the ferociousness of the monster, which looks really cool here, totally angry and disgusting, and ready for bloody battle.
Director Dan Trachtenberg stays on point and keeps a visceral edge all throughout the picture, and he provides his film with a smart level of nostalgia pertaining to the original 1987 effort, while still very much doing his own thing as a filmmaker and storyteller.
The Native American element is thoughtfully interwoven into the narrative, though I’d have preferred a subtitled picture in which the Comanche characters spoke in their natural dialect.
The very photogenic and physically agile Amber Midthunder carries the picture on her small shoulders and through her smoky eyes, and does a heroic job in many respects, while Sarah Schachner’s riveting score consistently ramps up the tension, though I could have gone for a dose of that iconic theme somewhere.
Prey review by Nick Clement
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This is a nasty monster movie, nothing more, nothing less.