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Prey - Review

He Has Us. 4 / 5

Directed by Dan Trachtenberg.

On the Great Plains in 1719, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled Comanche warrior, sets out to protect her people when an unknown danger threatens them.

A brilliant "what if?" movie come to life, Prey takes the predator back to the 1700s stripping the story down to the essentials of Warrior vs Warrior.

Amber Midthunder leads as Naru, a Comanche hunter who takes it upon herself to defend her tribe against an outside force. That outside force unfortunately ends up being a bloodthirsty Predator from another world. She gives a fierce performance holding her own against a terrifying adversary.

Dan Trachtenberg does a solid job behind the camera with some strong and expectedly brutal action sequences. The film benefits from the small scale helping the story to feel focused while keeping the tension high. I wish Trachtenberg could have gotten his wish of keeping the predator a secret during marketing to really surprise audiences and it goes without saying how a cinema release would have benefited this.

A welcomed surprise amongst the mundane of straight-to-streaming films.

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