Prey has made its way to Rotten Tomatoes with very positive reviews.
Prey reviews are in, all agreeing that the film is a refreshing update to the franchise. The saga began 35 years ago with the Predator of Arnold Schwarzenegger, in which a team of commandos tried to take on an alien hunter in the jungle. Later, he introduced himself to the Predator stalking Los Angeles in Predator 2 (1990)have hunted humans on their homeworld in Predators (2010) and have taken over the suburbs in Predator (2018)In addition to fighting against Xenomorphs both in Antarctica and in the small towns of the United States in Alien vs. Predator from 2004 and its sequel from 2007.
The franchise has still found new places to go in the new movie Prey. The project is set centuries back on the Comanche Nation in 1719. It will follow a young warrior named Naru (Amber Midthunder), who must protect his tribe against the attack of a technologically advanced being. The cast also includes Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, Stormee Kipp, Michelle Thrush y Julian Black Antelope.
The embargo has now been lifted and various critics have been able to publish their reviews of Prey. So far, they’ve been nearly unanimous in their praise of the film as a refreshing new take on a franchise.
Reactions and criticism of Prey
Graeme Guttman, Screen Rant
A lean action thriller, Prey takes Predator back to its ultraviolent roots and proves to be a worthy entry into the franchise’s mythology.
James Dyer, Empire
With its ferocious heroine, an authentic period setting, and a gory series of inventive action beats (frenzied flight through tall grass; piling in the rain of ash from a burning forest; poignant confrontation with a cranky bear), The Movie Trachtenberg breathes new life into a long-flattering series.
Kate Erbland, IndieWire
It turns out that even the most squeezed IP can still harness some really clever new ideas.
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
It’s clear that even a Predator movie can now be designed as a lesson in how to be. But perhaps, in the case of this franchise, that marks a slight improvement over movies that wanted to be nothing more than what came before.
Tom Jorgensen, IGN
Dan Trachtenberg’s Prey never gives up. It’s filled with the trademark violence and tension of the Predator franchise, but it’s Amber Midthunder’s stellar, ferocious turn that stands as its greatest strength. The film’s sole focus on its main character, Naru, means the support roster seems a bit stiff, but when Prey follows the young warrior’s duel with the Predator, filled with powerful visuals and creative kills, it rarely fails.
Carly Lane, Collider
For all of the movie’s engaging dynamic, this movie is from Midthunder, and it proves to be more than adept at being not only our window into this world of rugged and often cruel survival, but a protagonist worth rooting for until the end credits.
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
There’s no denying that director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Street) has indeed gone back to basics. There’s enough carnage and violent action on display to satisfy Predator fans whose thirst for cinematic blood knows no bounds, and the dramatic shift in between provides some much-needed freshness.
At the moment, Rotten Tomatoes has Prey with a 96% approval rating with an average score of 7.8 based on 57 reviews. The new direction that Prey has taken seems to be liking critics, we will have to wait to see if they get the same response from fans.