Will a trip back in time mean good things for the Predator franchise?
Prey jumped onto the Hulu screen this month but would it have enough to keep fans interested or is the Predator franchise dead.
The moment we first heard about it’s upcoming 2022 release, we were definitely on board.
But this is also the same time when some concerns cropped up. How would the approach be different from the rest? Would a movie appearing only on Hulu bring enough to the table.
On to our review of Prey.
This fresh look on the Predators coming to Earth was better than we hoped.
We enjoyed the dip back in time. While the Predator still had the technology advantage, the human edge was just enough. The redesign of the antagonist, the Feral Predator, felt right. The leaner, slicker look was perfect. So were the various weapons he brought along.
The addition of the dog, Coco, that was found in a nearby shelter was perfect. It helps keep the characters connected when it was only Naru on the screen.
Yes, there are some familiar patterns, but that is okay. It helps connect the movies. Also, we do like the use of the same line through the majority of the franchise. “If it can bleed, we can kill it.”
There some minor issues we had with the movie.
We are still unsure why the focus of the Feral Predator was on the French soldiers and not the Comanche tribe. Also it does takes some getting used to the yo-yo axe Naru created. On certain circumstances, it feels like it might be useful. Other times, not so much.
The biggest disappointment is not seeing it on the big screen. It would have been something to see the Feral Predator go through it’s various encounters.
If you are a fan of the franchise, this is a worth entry. If this is your first foray into the Predator world, you should check it out.