Today we’re talking about the 2022 film Prey.
The story is fairly simple and predictable but extremely satisfying. Everything is set up and everything pays off perfectly.
There are some excellent emotional moments and I am impressed with how tight the script was.
The main character is awesome. She is the perfect underdog in this sort of story and she kicks a lot of ass. I loved her brother. Their individual arcs and their sibling arc were wonderful.
I was impressed with how accurate the French was for the time period.
I’m a little sad I didn’t know there was a full Comanchi version before I watched.
The dialogue was well done. In the version I watched, they transitioned from Comanchi to English and it worked well. I liked the nods to previous Predator movies.
The main character’s body language helped with the intensity of the movie. She reacts realistically and viscerally to the horror.
Visuals and Music
The great plains are a great backdrop for something so epic. The wild is just so big and the predator is so much more terrifying in comparison to the bears and mountain lions. They are also beautiful.
The camera work is clean and lets us see the impressive fighting.
The music was understated but effective.
The movie didn’t grab my attention right away and could have used a little more action right at the beginning but I think that’s because I was expecting an action movie not a horror.
Overall it was a lot of fun though.
An intense action horror with enough references to make Predator fans happy but not so much as to make it unwatchable on it’s own.
The action is amazing, the acting is fantastic, and I want a whole series of kick ass woman throughout history fighting off predators.
Final Score: 5 Stars out of 5*
*A 5 star review doesn’t mean the movie was perfect nor that it is perfect for everyone but it is a movie I believe is as close to perfect as possible.