Image: 20th Century Studios/Hulu

More Predator movies are probably on the way.

Per a new press release shared by The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Studios’ Prey has managed to become Hulu’s number-one premiere to date, including all film and TV series debuts on the streamer. Prey also happens to be the “most watched film premiere on Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ under the Star Banner in all other territories, based on hours watched in the first three days of its release.”

Disney goes on to share a synopsis for Prey, the fifth installment in the Predator series and a prequel to the other films, including John McTiernan’s 1987 classic with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The newest entry in the Predator franchise, Prey is set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. It tells the story of a young woman named Naru (Amber Midthunder), a fierce and highly skilled warrior who has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains. So, when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.

SPOILERS: Prey ends with a mid-credits sequence that seems to suggest the filmmakers have already begun thinking about a direct sequel. The end of the sequence depicts the arrival of more Predator ships, implying that Naru might have to go up against not one, but multiple Predators in the next installment.

The end of Prey also includes a nice Easter egg for Predator 2 fans. Apparently, the flintlock pistol that Naru holds in the film is the same one that the Elder Predator hands Mike Harrigan, Danny Glover’s cop character, in 1990’s Predator sequel. It’s engraved with the words “Raphael Adolini 1715.”

Source: The Walt Disney Company

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7 comments

  1. From the Critical Drinker's review on it, I got the impression that it's only "good" because the bar has been set so low that it surprises people. He still pointed out several issues with the character and characterization with all the characters as well as the protagonist. She has no known motivations and its just another character that's essentially a description of a character rather than something that's remotely fleshed out. Still, he said it wasn't a complete waste of time and it's better than many of the franchise entries. Again, the bar there is pretty low.
  2. From the Critical Drinker's review on it, I got the impression that it's only "good" because the bar has been set so low that it surprises people. He still pointed out several issues with the character and characterization with all the characters as well as the protagonist. She has no known motivations and its just another character that's essentially a description of a character rather than something that's remotely fleshed out. Still, he said it wasn't a complete waste of time and it's better than many of the franchise entries. Again, the bar there is pretty low.
    I've said it a while ago that the bar is set too low, I think in the context of the extraction, which the critical drinker gushed over. I think that was mediocre at best, Prey is just plain bad, still it could be worse. But just because something isn't the worst it can be in every possible way doesn't make it good by any definition of the word.

    I mean, if someone was expecting high cinema from a predator movie….
    You are already lowering the bar with this statement.

    I don't sit down in front of any movie expecting it to be disappointing, especially one that has been described as "surprisingly good" even by non-establishment critics.
  3. I don't sit down in front of any movie expecting it to be disappointing,
    I tend to agree with this - I won't even watch a movie if I don't expect to like it.

    There are exceptions -- those movies that are so bad it's entertaining. But you are in a different mindset for those movies, like MST3k, and they are few and far between.
  4. I tend to agree with this - I won't even watch a movie if I don't expect to like it.

    There are exceptions -- those movies that are so bad it's entertaining. But you are in a different mindset for those movies, like MST3k, and they are few and far between.
    A month or two ago we watched one on Netflix. It was French comedy/horror that mixed Dodgeball(in this case an all-girl Volleyball team) w/ Friday the 13th-Deliverance and was called "Girls with Balls". The sad part is that the trailer showed pretty much all the best parts but oh well.

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