Prey, the latest film in the Predator franchise, has impressed critics and audiences alike, earning a high score on film review site Rotten Tomatoes
Prey is the latest film in the Predator franchise following 2018’s The Predator and sees humanity once again battle its ultimate enemy.
The film is by Dan Trachtenberg, the director of the claustrophobic horror film 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Chronologically, Prey sees one of the first encounters between the Predator and humans taking place three centuries before the events of the first film.
Prey has already received strong response with a 91% re-rating from critics and an 86% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
What is Prey about?
Prey is set in 1719 in the world of the Comanche Nation, a North American Indian tribe of the Great Planes.
When the Comanche encounter the Predator, a deadly alien hunter, Naru, a skilled warrior who wants to prove herself, faces the threat head-on to protect her tribe.
Naru realizes that the Predator has a sophisticated weaponry, and she must use all her cunning to level the playing field.
The film will follow a similar storyline to the first Predator film, in which a team of commandos in Central America were being pursued by the Predator, but at least they had machine guns on hand.
A prequel to all other Predator films, Prey depicts the earliest encounter between mankind and the Predator to date, 268 years before Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Dutchman came into contact with one in 1987.
Who is in the cast of Prey?
Amber Midthunder plays the warrior Naru, who will take on the Predator and fight to defend her tribe.
Midthunder is known for her role as Kerry Loudermilk in the sci-fi drama series Legion and for her roles in the action thriller The Ice Road opposite Liam Neeson and in the drama film The Wheel.
Dane DiLiegro plays the Predator, an alien superhunter who kills humans for fun.
DiLiegro played the Dragior in the Disney series The Quest and has also appeared in The Walking Dead and American Horror Stories.
Other performers are:
- Dakota Beavers as Taabe
- Stormee Kipp as Wasape
- Michelle Thrush as Aruka
- Julian Black Antelope as Chief Kehetu
- Stefany Mathias as Sumu
- Bennett Taylor as Raphael
- Mike Paterson as Big Beard
- Nelson Leis as a waxed mustache
When is Prey’s release date?
Prey was released on Disney Plus in the UK on August 5th. The film has a running time of 1 hour 39 minutes.
Is there a trailer
Yes, there is, and you can watch it right here:
Where to Watch Other Predator Movies?
Most of the Predator films are now available to watch on Disney Plus, including in release order:
- Predator (1987)
- Predator 2 (1990)
- Alien vs. Predator (2004)
- Predators (2010)
- Alien vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
The Predator, the last film in the franchise to be released before Prey, is not available to watch on Disney Plus. It can be rented from Amazon Prime.
In addition, the Alien franchises (Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant) tangentially related to the Predator films through Alien Vs Predator are also available on Disney Plus.