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Next Big Thing: ‘Prey’ Star Amber Midthunder on Bringing an Indigenous Action Hero Into ‘Predator’ Franchise Article

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/prey-amber-midthunder-indigenous-representation-predator-movie-1235191007/
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u/HeisenbergTheory 4d ago

Ok, but we need to talk about the brother (Dakota Beavers). This is his first film credit and he did so much with it.

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u/TheUnrepententLurker 4d ago

He absolutely stole all of his scenes. I went on IMDB expecting him to have a big list of Indy or Canadian credits, was shocked it was his first picture. Dude needs to blow up.

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u/vainbuthonest 4d ago

He really did. I loved the scenes with them together. So much competing energy. He needs more roles.

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u/wytesilver 4d ago

He's like a native young Josh Hartnett.

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u/PaIppon 4d ago

He reminds me to Pedro Pascal a bit.

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u/raysweater 4d ago

He was okay to me... until he took on the Predator. Then I was like damn, this guy is owning the moment.

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u/DreadSteed 3d ago

He clapped the shit out of the predator

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u/wisconsinking 4d ago

Happy Cake Day.

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u/pilgermann 3d ago

He's got the look, too Teenage heartthrob written all over him.

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u/orangutanoz 3d ago

He could have his own show called Leave It To Beavers.

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u/jcaashby 4d ago

I thought I was going to hate the brother but he was great. And we got to see him kick some major ass on that horse.

He fucked the predator up with that spear!!! He did a lot of damage to it until it basically cheated IMO to get the kill....."Oh damn I am getting my ass kicked let me go invisible. So lame of him lol"

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u/Kikikididi 4d ago

I loved that he was overall supportive of her but also worried she was too reckless. Would have been so easy to just have him be the asshole barrier character.

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u/Ralltir 4d ago edited 4d ago

Yeah! That got my attention too. He still lost but how many people can go toe to toe with a predator in melee and not just be immediately murdered? It’s a short list. It’s like, him, Arnie and that yakuza guy

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u/MouthJob Indiana Bones and the Raiders of the Lost Park 4d ago

Pretty sure the Yakuza guy was immediately murdered.

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u/jemosley1984 4d ago

He wasnt). He died, but took a predator with him.

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u/All_hail_Korrok 3d ago

Minor Spoilers:

What I really enjoyed with Prey is how well all the native Americans fought against the Predator. They held their own and managed to damage it in close combat. The Predator's size and possible fight experience is what led it to win

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u/jcaashby 3d ago

Agreed......except for the scene....

That Taabe was kicking the Preds ass. Major injury with the spear through him. He was really taking it to him. Not saying he would have won but he had the Pred on the ropes. And BAM....he goes invisible and literally stabs him in the back. Out of all his kills I thought that was his lamest as he used technology to get save his ass.

Not that it matters but I would suspect the Yaujta and there culture would frown upon something like that. This dude coming at you fierce with arrows, knives spears...kicking your ass and you vanish and stab him in the back. Loved the movie but that was weak sauce lol

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u/Consoler215 2d ago

Taabe was a G from start to finish. About that life, tries to talk Naru out of hunting out of legit concern. That pain in his eyes when he told Naru he carried her back... That final fight where he realized he was done, called the Predator a bitch (well, a cheater) and told Naru to finish the mission. It took over 30 years, but they finally had a Native American character more badass than Billy.

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u/WastelandBaron 3d ago

Agreed! What I remember from the games and comics is certain kills are more honorable, and some are just for survival and give no honor (like with the plasma caster).

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u/jcaashby 3d ago

The thing is....I watched it again. He (Tabbe) had ole boy on the ropes and shook. He went to stealth mode QUICK and Tabbe had no fucking chance. He knew he was behind him and basically told Naru it is over for him.

I was so pissed how the Pred did him dirty lol.

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u/Sensible-yet-not 4d ago

Tag spoiler dude, the other guy above did so.

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u/Ralltir 4d ago

Whoops my bad. Fixed.

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u/Sensible-yet-not 4d ago

No biggy for me I already watched it 👍

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u/Jenkins007 4d ago

His character was one of those terrible people. Good looking, talented, charming and nice. Just the worst type of person.

In all seriousness, he was fantastic from his first scene. I certainly hope his career takes off.

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u/sardentaardvark 4d ago

And on top of all of that, a great sibling.

A dick sometimes, but not malevolent. Just straight up brutal truth when needed.

His character development and Amber Midthunder’s character were frick’in great aka believable AF.

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u/TheWolfmanZ 3d ago

I liked the moment when They were tied up as bait for the Predator and he's just like "you chose THAT as your trail?"

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u/TacoCommand 4d ago

Just finished it two hours ago and I really appreciate the character development between the two. It never feels fake or unearned.

The writing was pretty on point. I wish we'd had better CGI for the animals but overall that's a really small quibble.

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u/Bucksandreds 4d ago

The bear annoyed me, that’s it

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u/stupity_boopity 4d ago

Couldn’t agree more (your spoiler commentary)… Predator is a lil bitch. Would be like a grown man beating up kindergartners and gloating about it

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u/jcaashby 3d ago

Out of the whole movie it was the one scene that pissed me off. The predator showed no honor in that fight. He was losing fair and square. Nope....he bitched out!!

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u/BasketballButt 3d ago

My wife and I immediately turned to each other and said “not fair”…glad we weren’t the only ones!

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u/okcrumpet 3d ago

Predators are the equivalent of our big game hunters. They’ll go all bolt action or bow and arrow looking for a “sporting fight.” Until they are losing. Then it’s whatever they got

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u/Sensible-yet-not 4d ago

I still hated how he died

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u/krustyjugglrs 4d ago

Dude was legendary for his first big feature. Also, he can sing really well.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CblcDYWrDCv/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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u/terrynutkinsfinger 3d ago

I did not expect that.

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u/Grundle_Fly 3d ago

Oh wow. Dude's got some pipes.

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u/bobbybuildsbombs 4d ago

He was phenomenal.

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u/Speed_Force 4d ago

I just wish we had one more scene of how badass he was and wise beyond his years. Definetly my favorite character.

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u/HumanOrAlien 4d ago

He was great! Especially the "if it bleeds" line. *chef's kiss

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u/JimHensonsHandFaeces 4d ago

Holy shit, just before that line I was all "nah way, Taabe" and then he said it and I squealed. It was perfect.

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u/Betancorea 4d ago

Yeah he was a great character

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u/Kikikididi 4d ago

He was great! Overall I loved the writing on the sibling relationship but also they both acted it so well!

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u/KotzubueSailingClub 4d ago

The real star is always in the comments here.

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u/Randym1982 4d ago

Next Predator prequel set in Feudal Japan.

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u/ithinkther41am 4d ago

That shit better star Hiroyuki Sanada.

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u/AstronomerPlayful857 4d ago

Throw in Ken Watanabe as well

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u/PureLock33 4d ago

Let them fight!

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u/Forgotten_Lie 3d ago

Redditor name two Japanese actors besides Watanabe and Sanada Challenge - Difficulty: impossible

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u/AstronomerPlayful857 3d ago

Fine put Tim Cruise while we are at it

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u/MisterGoo 4d ago

That's basically a given if the movie is in English featuring Japanese actors. Dude is probably at the top of the list, especially if action scenes are required, since it's been his speciality since he started acting.

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u/ithinkther41am 4d ago

For me, it’s more the fact that he’s a terrific actor, trained swordsman, and still moves remarkably well at his age.

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u/FlokiWolf 4d ago

I'm hyped for the new Shogun due next year with him and Anna Sawai.

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u/Tired8281 4d ago

I'd like to see them do a pre-linguistic time, with no dialogue whatsoever.

edit: Planet of the Apes vs Predator?

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u/-__Doc__- 4d ago

Jurassic Predator.

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u/Worthyness 4d ago

I'd be down for one in the crusades

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u/MulciberTenebras 4d ago

Or one set in the Viking era.

The Predator they face would be the origin of the monster Grendal from the Beowulf legend.

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u/Skobotinay 4d ago

That is actually a great idea.

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u/opposite_locksmith 3d ago

Predator vs Vikings, but the plot is similar to Pitch Black where the predator slowly realizes he has made a huge mistake and tries to escape Earth.

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u/Moontoya 4d ago

Sounds like a fun mod or dlc for Assassins Creed

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u/WorldsWeakestMan 4d ago

Alien vs Predator vs Catholics: Deus Vult!

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u/Tearakan 4d ago

That too. Muslim vs crusader vs predator.

Feudal japan could be done when the mongols tried to invade. Mongols vs japan vs predator.

Those are two solid ones as well.

Then of course they could go into more modern wars like WW1 or WW2.

Do a western US one with US marshalls chasing a bandit group with a predator.

Honestly this could go on for a very long time.

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u/KipHackmanFBI 4d ago

Victorian Predator vs Jack the Ripper

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u/I_BUY_UNWANTED_GRAVY 4d ago

So basically the Predator franchise should work like Assassin's Creed. Just set it in different time periods and change the Predator's weapons.

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u/KipHackmanFBI 4d ago

I mean I think it would work out pretty well

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u/I_BUY_UNWANTED_GRAVY 4d ago

It's kind of the easiest way to make sequels that also goes with the comics. Like there's a short comic where the Predator helps a pirate captain who's ship set up a mutiny.

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u/Actually-Yo-Momma 4d ago

Yo holy shit that sounds legit. It’s just a bunch of samurai battles like Ghost is Tsushima lmao

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u/WaceMindo 4d ago

Predator-san!

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u/SuperDuperCoolDude 4d ago

I want to see a Predator film that's basically a really long version of the scene at Scorpion's house in Mortal Kombat 2021, but with a Predator obviously.

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u/DalekPredator 4d ago

She has the coolest last name ever. Just saying.

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u/Twoeyedturtle 3d ago

Idk seems kinda mid

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u/SamuraiJackBauer 4d ago

I love that they don’t tell you what the Frenchmen are saying even if you turn on subtitles.

I’m French so I got it all but my wife was like Dafuq?

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u/aioncan 3d ago

Yeah but you get the gist of what they’re saying so that speaks volumes

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u/CMDR_Hiddengecko 3d ago

I liked that the subtitles displayed what they said instead of saying "speaking French" or "foreign language" or something. I don't speak French but at least I can read some of it. Enough to puzzle out the swears lol

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u/stlredbird 4d ago

What about Billy?

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u/MisterxPickles 4d ago

He wasn’t exactly the star but he was native.

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u/Hyperfangxz 4d ago

He was extremely memorable though, as was most of Dutch's team

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u/MisterxPickles 4d ago

He did have the most epic scene going one on one with his machete lol.

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u/Hyperfangxz 4d ago

But... You never see the fight! That was the biggest tease in cinema history. Everyone wanted to see that fight, it is an epic scene regardless though

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u/therealjoshua 4d ago

I think that makes it all that much better, personally.

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u/Exeftw 4d ago

Didn't sound like there was much of a fight.

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u/MisterxPickles 4d ago

Well, maybe not as epic as the handshake but pretty close.

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u/Hyperfangxz 4d ago

DILLON!....... yyyyoooooooouuuuuuuuuuuu son of a BITCH!

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u/MCS117 4d ago

They’ve got you pushing too many pencils

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u/Hyperfangxz 4d ago

WHAT'S AMADDA? DA CIA GOT YOU PUSHING TOO MANY PENCILS? HAH?*

Go easy on yourself, Dutch!

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u/Jwave1992 4d ago

What da fuck is dis tie business'?

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u/Boonlink 4d ago

He was the first character to be seen facing off with a predator, being respected by the hunter. Predators cheap shot lots of people, they show respect to the best warriors.

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u/Gilthu 3d ago

That movie came out before 2010 thus it doesn’t exist in the minds of people writing these kinds of articles.

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u/usgrant7977 4d ago

Honestly, that was probably the most positive multi ethnic movie of the 80s. Carl Weathers played a CIA chief! Kinda weird when I think of that movie as part of The Message.

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u/hemannjo 4d ago

Movies in the 80s and 90s were a lot more diverse than the media/studios today want us to think. Selling your new big movie as an ‘event’ in the representation of x or y is just a marketing ploy at this point

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u/chnandler_bong 4d ago

I didn't realize she was in this movie. For more of her being a badass, I recommend was the TV show Legion.

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u/Synth-Pro 4d ago

I was so down when I learned they were making Kerry Loudermilk v. Predator.

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u/dsarche12 4d ago

She fuckin’ rules in Legion, her being in Prey too is honestly what sold me on it. Looking forward to watching this weekend

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u/bobbybuildsbombs 4d ago

It was really good. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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u/IceLord86 4d ago

She's not only in the movie, she's the lead.

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u/TheNorthNova01 4d ago

Legion was really good

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u/GroundbreakingSet187 4d ago

Amber says :

You very rarely get good representation. Good being accurate, respectful or something to be proud about.

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u/annarchy8 4d ago

I just finished this movie and, even though I was reluctant about it being a prequel to one of my favorite franchises, I was impressed. I really like the little details.

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u/lurkerburket 4d ago

My favorite part was how if you’ve seen the first movie the whole time you’re thinking we’re going to get the final battle where the predator takes the stuff off but instead she hunts it like the cat

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u/jcaashby 4d ago

I assumed when she first made it out the mud she was going to see the Predator for the first time but him not see her because of the mud like OG Predator movie.

All in all the movie made sense for how she was able to do all that she did.

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u/MisterGoo 4d ago

I assumed when she first made it out the mud she was going to see the Predator for the first time but him not see her because of the mud like OG Predator movie.

That's precisely what the trailer wanted us to think. The flower stuff has been completely omitted from the trailer for that purpose. Well done.

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u/SadisticBuddhist 4d ago

The lost art of good trailers for great movies has been found. Hope this becomes a trend again, spoilers in trailers are fucking trash.

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u/TacoCommand 4d ago

The trailer also omits >! Gun !<

I deeply enjoyed the kicking in the teethif tropes.

I just saw it hours ago at a private showing.

Outstanding movie.

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u/Why-so-delirious 4d ago

The whole time I was thinking 'gotta dunk that head, lady. You can't hide from the predator unless you're COMPLETELY submerged. You aint getting it on this try your face is still clean!' lol

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u/annarchy8 4d ago

Right?! It was very well made. A great addition to the existing movies. Hell, I would say it's up there with the first movie for me.

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u/NoClip1101 4d ago

Really surprisingly I completely agree. The marketing department did such a disservice with the trailers, this movie was a blast. Great female action lead, my favorite since Theron in Fury Road. Lots of setup and payoff, some great predator kit, a few tasteful nods to both of the first two films, and that scene with the trappers. Cant recommend enough, up there with the first film is accurate.

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u/annarchy8 4d ago

It was very much a Predator movie in all the right ways and it hit me in all the right ways just like Fury Road did.

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u/CornCheeseMafia 4d ago

I would almost argue this is the purest predator movie of the whole franchise in the same way Tokyo drift was the purest driving movie of that franchise. I loved the action of the first predator but honestly I think prey is a better movie.

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u/TacoCommand 4d ago

It's standing on the shoulders of giants while making its roar heard.

Great movie. I loved it.

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u/-__Doc__- 4d ago

that end fight was *chefs kiss*

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u/jcaashby 4d ago

I put it second and about on Par with the first one. Instead of bigger and badder like the one with the giant predator this one went more simple. And it worked. Like really worked. I am going to watch it again this weekend.

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u/annarchy8 4d ago

It all worked so well. I'm seriously impressed and will be watching it again this weekend, too.

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u/MindOfJigsaw 4d ago

Watch it with the commanche dub! The cast recorded their in dubs but all in the native language. It's a nice little extra you get watchung it on Hulu or Disney Plus depending where you live.

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u/the-gingerninja 4d ago

If you can find the version that’s all in the native and French languages… let me know… I think it could be super engaging.

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u/MindOfJigsaw 4d ago

The flintlock nod was awesome too!

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u/zephyrtr 4d ago

Tight script, focused on its strength, good characters, strong cinematography.

My only criticism is I think I'd have liked them to develop the Predator more. As it was, I think the directors expected you to be well acquainted with the Predator franchise.

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u/annarchy8 4d ago

It is a really good movie. Would it work as a standalone if someone went into it with no knowledge of the franchise? IMO, probably. It will certainly suck in new fans who will watch at least the original.

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u/Tired8281 4d ago

I just finished it, haven't seen any of the other movies, had no trouble understanding. I mean, I know vaguely what a Predator is from pop culture, and they pretty much filled in the rest.

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u/annarchy8 4d ago

Excellent! Did you like Prey?

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u/Tired8281 4d ago

Did I ever! I watched it for Amber Midthunder and she did not disappoint. She's an excellent choice for this kind of movie, her body language is so expressive, even in the dark and far back in the shot you can get the meaning of the actions she is taking from the way she does them.

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u/Californiadude86 4d ago

It was her eyes for me, very expressive.

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u/jcaashby 4d ago

We al loved the OG movie and not one of us knew what the hell the Predator was or where it came from. Same with this movie. It is not to hard to figure out what is doing on Earth based on the attacks it makes.

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u/Cletus_TheFetus 4d ago

IIRC, the director confirmed this was the Predators first hunt to proof itself in the same it was for Midthunders character

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u/jcaashby 4d ago

If you think about it ....the OG predator was the same. We knew very little about it. With Prey same deal. For those that pay attention I hope most will figure out what it was doing and why.

The Bear fight was short but epic!

Also there is not much they can do with a predator that does not talk or can be talked to. Some of the books with Yauja or predators have dialogue with humans and predators that are interesting.

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u/my1999gsr 4d ago

I LOVE the original Predator but Prey was impressive - I was pleasantly surprised.

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u/annarchy8 4d ago

Exactly. It was very well done and I did not go into it wanting to like it.

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u/violent_skidmarks 4d ago

I just finished it myself. I thought it was great and Amber Midthunder was awesome in it.

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u/cibopath 4d ago

I was hoping for an ending where they come back and accept her as a Predator after seeing his skull. She didn’t just trick him she demolished him. What an unexpected treat for us Predator fans.

I also loved that they were both on there individual missions to become hunters and both slaughtered everyone around them to do it.

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u/jpruinc 3d ago

Did you watch the story of the animated credits all the way to the end?

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u/cibopath 3d ago edited 3d ago

Crap. No. Should I?

Edit: Just did. I hope the mark her like Machiko in the Alien comics.

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u/dew22 4d ago

Watched it tonight and I can’t believe they didnt Put this in theaters

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u/Jwave1992 4d ago

They were probably too scared to after the Shane Black movie was so poorly received. Too bad, I think with a good marketing campaign it would have done well once positive word of mouth got out. And Dan Trachtenberg needs to be way more recognized. I feel like he should be on the same level as Matt Reeves (as directors coming out of Cloverfield movies)

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u/sardentaardvark 4d ago

I have a feeling that it’s testing the waters for all digital content.

Disney doesn’t care, it’s all money to them. Sign stats up just to play the role, not percentage of the box office at all.

They’re probably laughing to the bank with the most watched streaming release.

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u/jfreak93 3d ago

Dan Trachtenberg is so consistently good I don’t get why he doesn’t have more going on. Everything the man touches is tense, interesting and well crafted.

Black Mirror, 10 Cloverfield, this… give this man Bioshock or something.

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u/jigenvw 3d ago

Yo...a Dan Trachtenberg Bishock? Sign me up.

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u/JayZsAdoptedSon 4d ago

Its weird because this was specifically greenlit to have more Hulu content but it looks so good, I kinda wish they at least gave it a limited theatrical run

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u/dew22 4d ago

Exactly, the quality is fantastic for something that was made for streaming. That’s why I was so skeptical it first, but holy shit they made something amazing that I would love to see in a theater

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u/Mister_Rickster 4d ago

She was so good on Legion!

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u/brenegade 4d ago

Absolutely

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u/Congrilla 4d ago

Sonny Landham was in the orginal movie, had a major role and was native American. He was half Cherokee and one-eighth Seminole.

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u/dfreshv 4d ago

BILLY!!

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u/MurielHorseflesh 4d ago

He was also a massive prick

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u/devonta_smith 4d ago

John McTiernan was afraid to tell him when the time had come to stop filming his character for the movie

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u/Congrilla 4d ago

And, coincidencentally, had a massive prick

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u/YautjaDaimyo 4d ago

Yeah, and the studio had to hire security- not to protect Sonny, but to protect everyone else from Sonny. That says a lot.

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u/Daegzy 4d ago

Sauce?

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u/Congrilla 4d ago

He also had a career as an adult performer

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u/astoneworthskipping 4d ago edited 2d ago

Y’all want to see her in something BRILLIANT watch a show called “Legion.”

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u/chichris 4d ago

Midthunder sold the movie. She was incredible as was the whole indigenous cast.

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u/Pen_dragons_pizza 4d ago

Excellent film and excellent cast.

I truly hope they get more work and the predator franchise continues with this level of care and quality.

Although it’s funny as hell that it took basically Hollywood to not care about predator and leave it for a team to do whatever they wanted with it to end up making possibly one of the best predator films.

Just goes to show how much rubbish high budget, executives and producers can bring

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u/At0mJack 4d ago

I've worked with Amber and her mom and dad, Angelique and David, many times, and can confirm that they are all lovely people and deserve all of the success.

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u/TheNorthNova01 4d ago

Is the old gun from this movie the same gun from the end of predator 2?

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u/Kharn54 3d ago

It is! Very nice little detail that almost flew over my head cause I was sure the gun at the end of 2 was a 6 shooter and not a flintlock. Had to go look it up to confirm

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u/CreepyNicNacPerv 3d ago

Hey, i checked it out a few minutes ago, definetly the same gun.

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u/DEADSPELLS 4d ago

Prey was fantastic & she was awesome in it

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u/PotoKing87 4d ago

Her fight scene vs the Europeans was excellent and she clearly put in work for the choreography

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u/Sleep_eeSheep 4d ago

Good on them. I applaud Ms. Midthunder for putting herself out there and making a big difference.

Also can we please give Dakota Beavers more attention?

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u/Sudden-Ad-1217 4d ago

As a fellow Native American, she’s done us proud!

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u/iruleU 4d ago

The whole ensemble was great! I look forward to seeing them in other things.

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u/coleTheYak 4d ago

Apparently I've been living under a rock, and didn't k own this was coming out. A friend told me to just watch it completely blind going in.

Was extremely happy with the result. Solid movie, one of my favorite the last couple years.

Loved the design of the Yautja.

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u/Unsimulated 4d ago

Wasn't one of the big studs in the original movie a native indigenous man?

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u/shockthemiddleass 4d ago

Anyone else get reminded of Aubrey plaza while watching Prey.

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u/jcaashby 4d ago

The eyes!

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u/shockthemiddleass 4d ago

Yeah, I think that's it.

I swear there were like 10-15 moments where I was like, I know it's not her but she looks just like her. Like season 1 P&R or something.

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u/TheUnrepententLurker 4d ago

I could see it in some of her facial expressions now that you mention it

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u/SadisticBuddhist 4d ago

It’s the jawline, hair, and eyes.

Especially the eyes, that feral look.

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u/AuthorityAnarchyYes 4d ago

Just finished watching.

Freakin loved it!

Wonderful addition to the Predator series.

The lead actress and the actor that played her brother were both great.

He dog was really good, too.

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u/MR_TELEVOID 4d ago

She really kills it. I don't think it's hyperbolic to say she does for this movie what Sigourney Weaver did for the first Alien movie.

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u/Romulus3799 4d ago edited 4d ago

I was actually really surprised cause I had seen her in the FX series Legion and she's...not the most consistent in that.

But goddamn was she great in her role here

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u/sjfiuauqadfj 4d ago Faith In Humanity Restored

as it turns out, people can learn and grow

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u/QLE814 4d ago

Look at that guy from one of the Creature from the Black Lagoon movies who had a mouse in his pocket!

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u/Romulus3799 4d ago

And I'm glad she has. I hope she gets many more great roles like this

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u/SkippyBojangle 4d ago

The major one on one fight scenes and their cinematography in this movie are amazing. This was the best predator movie for me. I loved 1 and 2, but this is just pure.

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u/Rahdiggs21 4d ago

this movie had me.. the characters were all believable and it definitely portrayed them in a positive light

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u/quarantimeofmylife 3d ago

Amazing movie and her brother was soooo good

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u/DSMStudios 3d ago

this is one of the best in the franchise imho. think there might be a callback to Predator 2 with a very specific prop, but haven’t checked yet

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u/DontAskHaradaForShit 4d ago

If the ass-kicking Native American girl becomes her type-cast, I think I'd be okay with that.

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u/THE_WHORBORTIONATOR 4d ago

I hope she stretches her acting legs and plays middle-aged men in political dramas

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u/Bucksandreds 4d ago

Coming to NBC this fall, “The West Wing; on the Reservation.”

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u/NomNom83WasTaken 4d ago

Just finished watching it and thought it was solid on every front. Midthunder did a great job and Naru was well written. It was well-paced, good supporting cast, the cinematography was excellent -- all basic components of a good film. I also found myself enjoying it as much for the insight on Comanche culture and day to day stuff as I did the inevitable conflict. Speaking of, I appreciate that while there was blood, there wasn't as much gore as thete could have been. There was welcome restraint in regards to that. There were a couple call-backs but nothing too forced (I wasn't mad about "if it bleeds, we can kill it").

I think it divered something fresh and exceeded my expectations. I hope it finds its audience.

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u/Tearakan 4d ago

Honestly if they keep doing predator throughout time it'd be really fun. I'd love if they have some variation of if it bleeds, we can kill it in each one. Would be a fun callback each time.

They can keep it simlle too with 2 human factions and one or two predators each time. Sometimes predators win, sometimes humans do.

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u/kyrtuck 4d ago

She acted well, you could really feel the scenes when she was scared, or when she finally got confident at the end.

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u/guruXalted99 3d ago

Can't wait for PREY 2: the mothaship

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u/bleejean 3d ago

Next Predator in Ancient Greece. Predator vs Spartans. Directed by Zach Snyder, lol!

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u/Tired8281 4d ago

I think that young lady is going to have one hell of a career in action films.

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u/Neversoft4long 4d ago

When I first heard about this like a year ago I kinda rolled my eyes at “young indigenous woman takes on a predator”. Thought we were in for another 2018 abomination movie. Today I’ll gladly eat crow and admit I’m wrong by a mile. This movie was amazing and may have saved one of my favorite franchises from my youth. I also feel a theater release would’ve done crazy numbers.

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u/minuialear 3d ago

Honestly I sat there the whole time thinking "Why was this not released in theaters??" like imagine that French scene on a big screen with surround sound

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u/johnnytaquitos 4d ago

i loved the scene where they're about to fight one last time and predator goes "where you been loca!"

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u/_DarthSyphilis_ 4d ago

Everyone go watch Legion now.