PREY – Brandy McDonnell reviews

The long-running Predator film franchise goes back in time and gets back to basics with its lean, mean and thrilling new prequel, Prey. Set in 1719 on the Northern Great Plains of the Comanche Nation, the latest installment of the bloody sci-fi series introduces a hero worth rooting for in Naru (Amber Midthunder), a would-be Comanche warrior. Prey marks another step in the right direction in film and television representation of Indigenous peoples. Produced by Jhane Myers, a Comanche and Blackfeet artist, dancer and filmmaker who hails from Oklahoma, the movie boasts a cheer-worthy Indigenous hero, authentically recreates 18th-century Comanche culture and celebrates the warrior spirit and fighting style of Native Americans.

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PREY – Review by Susan Granger

It has been 35 years since the original sci-fi action thriller Predator (1987) was released – and Prey is a worthy complement to the franchise. Set in 1719 in the Comanche Nation on the rugged Northern Great Plains, the story revolves around wannabe warrior Naru, who is determined to be recognized by her tribe as a hunter like her skeptical older brother Taabe “Why do you want to hunt?” inquires her mother. “Because you all think I can’t,” Naru replies.

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