Prey: Directed by Dan Trachtenberg. With Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, Stormee Kipp. The origin story of the Predator in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. Naru, a skilled female warrior, fights to protect her tribe against one of the first highly-evolved Predators to land on Earth.
Vastly better than “The Predator” this is a prequel / sequel / remake / reimagining / homage of the very first film, with plenty of references to nearly all the other films to keep even the most fervent fan of the franchise happy. Of particular note is Amber Midthunder’s performance, as she did a great job of a woman at odds with the men around her, trying to find her way in a world that doesn’t want her to do anything more than what a woman should be doing.
I was also impressed with the dog that’s in the film, it was so well trained for its scenes that I’m wondering if it was an exceptionally well done CGI critter or a real, live animal.
It’s on Hulu, so you can comfortably watch this in the comfort of your own comfortable house!