why viewers are praising the new Predator film

Recently, we’ve been spoiled for choice with the deals on Disney+, that’s for sure. We’ve had our fair share of true crime, documentaries galore, our (glorious) fair share of Pixar selections, and some stellar dramas.

Now, however, the platform is bringing us an early release of a new movie, and if you’re a fan of horror, the iconic Predator franchises and female leads, listen up. Prey was released today (Friday August 5) and as the reviews roll in, it’s clear that the new movie will be a hit of the year.

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Amber Midthunder as Naru in Disney+’s Prey.

According to the synopsis: “Set on the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, Prey is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior. She has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters to roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect the people from it.”

And if you need to refresh your Predator knowledge before the new movie, Disney+ has all the previous movies ready and waiting for you.

The film is not only a new addition to the acclaimed franchise, but also puts a Native American woman (Amber Midthunder) front and center, a form of representation that has long been missing from the film industry. The Hollywood film is being praised for its accurate portrayals of Comanche culture, thanks to its Comanche producer, Jhane Myers. She was hired by the director, Dan Trachtenberg, to ensure that the science fiction film remained authentic to Native American culture.

according to The GuardianMyers was allowed to project Prey to the various departments of the Comanche Nation. They loved the new movie and especially loved the fact that their input meant so much to the production that they were showing an unfinished movie when they still had a chance to reshape it.

Myers talks about the importance of the film, saying, “Because it’s science fiction, it’s action, but it has native culture, there are young filmmakers who will see it and be excited to make something of their own. We are just scratching the surface of the native content market. It is unexploded. Imagine if someone did something totally out of character just because they saw this.”

The cultural significance of the movie is just one of the positive points of this new movie, the tension, the acting and the premise are part of the main reasons why Prey it should be at the top of your weekend watch list agenda.

Could it be part of our top 10 movies of the year? There is great potential.

You don’t have to be a die-hard fan of the Predator franchise, it seems.

Amber Midthunder is the actress of the moment.

It might leave you on the edge of your seat, but it could be the horror of the year.

And if you ever had any doubts about the strength of Disney+ Original Movies, consider it settled after watching. Prey.

With all that said, it’s time to refresh our memory of Predator and get ready for a glorious weekend of streaming.

Prey is now available to stream on Disney+.

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