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Prey Opens the Door for a Broader Exploration of Human History

For decades, the Predator franchise has struggled to stay relevant and exciting post-the original 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger led-movie. While the original has been beloved since it was released, Predator 2 made less money and struggled to find critical success on its own. Even though it has since seen new life as a cult classic, it […]

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Prey: Defeating the Predator Has Always Taken More Brains Than Brawn

Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for the movie Prey.The newest entry in the Predator franchise, Prey directed by Dan Trachtenberg, absolutely rips. In previous years, the franchise has been kind of misguided in finding new ways to tell more stories in the same universe. The commercial and critical reception of those sequels also reflects […]

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All 7 Predator Movies Ranked, from ‘Prey’ to the ‘Alien’ Crossovers

Arnold Schwarzenegger kicks off his legendary performance as Dutch, the alien-fighting star of the first and best “Predator” movie, with a warning: “We’re a rescue team, not assassins.” It’s a fitting starting block for the 1987 action classic-turned-seven-film sci-fi series, though you might not know it at first.Sent into the perilous jungles of Val Verde, […]

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‘Prey’: How the SFX Team Ratcheted Up the Horror for the Redesigned Predator Alien

With the new “Predator” prequel, “Prey” (now streaming on Hulu), set in the Comanche nation in 1719, director Dan Trachtenberg wanted a more appropriate design for the iconic alien hunter. He’s leaner, more feral, and primitive-looking (played by Dane Diliegro in a special effects costume). Yet he’s still as ferocious and badass as ever. Gone […]

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The Dog Actor In Prey Was Adopted Especially For The Movie ⁠⁠– And She Was A ‘Hot Mess’

Dan Trachtenberg’s “Predator” prequel, “Prey,” features two of the most fierce female protagonists in recent cinema history: the Comanche warrior Naru (Amber Midthunder) and her canine companion, Sarii. As Naru battles against a deadly extraterrestrial threat, she has Sarii by her side to help. The two are a regular Predator-fighting team, and who doesn’t love […]

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‘I will die on this hill’: readers share their favourite action movies

After our writers revealed their action-packed picks, you replied with your favourites from Predator to Mad Max: Fury RoadThe first movie in the series is a masterpiece of story, action and – seldom acknowledged – a perfect soundtrack. The editing is immaculate, while the screenplay stays on the right side of rational. The pacing is […]

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Prey Early Buzz: The Latest Predator Movie Is A Brutal, Gritty Creature Feature

Dan Trachtenberg’s “Prey” is a highly-anticipated entry in the “Predator” franchise, and rightly so. The film follows the story of a young woman named Naru (Amber Midthunder), a fierce warrior on the hunt for a prey, which turns out to be an exceptionally-evolved alien predator. The premise alone warrants a clash or showdown between the two […]

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