PREY is incredibly well filmed and edited. The action is intense. The main drawback of the film is the bloody violence of the third act, where the alien Predator kills many Comanche Indians and many French fur trappers. PREY also has four obscenities, two of which are in French. Additionally, there is a feminist subtext to Naru’s desire to hunt with the young men. However, PREY emphasizes courage, empathy and sacrifice above all else. That said, extreme caution is advised due to the bloody and intense violence in the film.
Dominant worldview and other worldview content/elements:
A lighthearted and redemptive moral worldview emphasizes courage, empathy and sacrifice, tainted by a feminist subtext
Two obscenities in English, two obscenities in French
Extreme and intense bloody violence where a large alien predator guts a wolf and is shown at a distance holding the wolf’s head and spine aloft, an alien slices a bear and holds it above its head to bathe in animal’s blood, alien cuts arm of brave indian, alien cuts the body of another brave, blood splatter occurs when alien catches up with another brave he was chasing, alien beheads several men, an alien gets his arm cut off, the indians use spears and axes to fight an alien, and the corpse of a brave indian has an arrow in the eye, plus a lot of strong action violence includes a young woman loses her balance and slips off a tree branch, young woman is stuck in bog and has to retreat to safety, woman has to run away from bear and swim in beaver dam, bear tries of the catching with her muzzle while she curls up in the beaver dam, the fur trappers shoot guns at the stranger, the stranger shoots his arrows at people, the stranger uses a sharp double bladed knife in fighting people and p piercing the head of a rattlesnake, a dog’s tail is caught in a trap, but its owner puts mud in it, a woman’s ankle is caught in a trap and a fur trapper knocks out a young woman
Top male nudity as Comanche hunters go shirtless
Alcohol consumption :
Drinking by French fur trappers and some of them seem to be a bit drunk one night
Smoking and/or drug use and abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,
French fur trappers kidnap two Comanche Indians and use them as bait, and young men taunt a young woman who wants to hunt with them.
PREY is a sci-fi film on Hulu where a group of Comanche Indian warriors on the American plains in 1719, led by a hunter and his sister, battle an alien hunter equipped with futuristic technology. PREY is an incredibly well done and thrilling adventure, but the fights between the humans and the alien at the end are bloody and violent, so extreme caution is advised.
Part of the Predator franchise, the film centers on Naru and his brother, Taabe, members of a Comanche tribe living on the American plains in 1719. They speak both Comanche and English. Naru wants to join the young men in their hunts, but the men laugh at her hunting skills. Her brother, Taabe, is likeable, but he doubts she’s up to the task. So, Naru practices even more. His dog, Sarii, is a constant companion.
Meanwhile, a spacecraft drops an alien predator hunter into the nearby foothills. The Predator engages its cloaking device and descends the side of the mountain.
That same saying, a mountain lion leads one of the Comanche hunters. The other hunters are looking for their friend. Naru wants to go with them. The other men say no, but his brother reminds them that Naru is a good tracker and knows medicine. As night begins to fall, they reunite with their injured mate and Naru applies the herbal medicine skills his mother taught him.
Taabe wants to keep hunting the lion. Naru wants to go with him, but Taabe orders him to go with the men who take the injured man back to their village. Naru warns his brother that something must have scared the lion or their friend would be dead.
On the way back to the village, Naru finds a dead rattlesnake that was skinned by the Predator. The men think it was a bear, but the tracks around the snake suggest something that walks on two legs. So, Naru and another man go to warn Taabe.
After reaching Taabe, Naru suggests that they bait the lion and wait to attack it from the trees. However, while Naru and the other brave Comanches wait on a tree branch, the lion grabs the braves and appears right next to Naru. A strange noise, apparently coming from the yet unknown Predator, distracts Naru, and she loses her balance and falls.
Naru wakes up in the village and learns that Taabe brought her home and went back to find the lion. Taabe soon returns with the lion’s carcass. Due to Taabe’s bravery, the chief chooses Taabe as his warlord. However, during the tribe’s celebration, Naru tells Taabe that they must go out, beyond the ridgeline, and kill the thing that scared the lion and killed the snake. Taabe reminds her that he was the one who killed the puma and that he had to bring her back to the village. “I can hunt,” Naru said. “You tried,” Taabe replies, “but you couldn’t bring him home.”
The next morning, Naru and his dog go hunting the Predator. She returns to where they found the wounded braves. She uses a stick to measure the predator’s footprint and finds a small spatter of the alien’s green blood.
Nearby, the Predator uses its infrared device to watch a wolf chasing after a rabbit. The alien confronts the wolf, kills it, guts it and celebrates its kill.
Meanwhile, Naru and his dog continue to hunt down the Predator. The next day, the predator hears the dog barking, so it starts following them.
Eventually, the Predator attacks Naru and a group of brave Comanches sent by his brother to bring Naru back to the village. Afterwards, Naru and his brother are kidnapped by a group of French fur trappers, who use them as bait to lure the Predator. A huge battle ensues.
PREY is incredibly well filmed and edited. The natural environment of the Comanche village is beautifully photographed and the action intense. Along with battling the alien, Naru gets trapped in a bog and encounters an angry bear as well as the mountain lion.
The main drawback of the film is the bloody violence of the third act, where the alien Predator kills many Comanche Indians and many French fur trappers. PREY also has four obscenities, two of which are in French. Additionally, there is a feminist subtext to Naru’s desire to hunt with the young men. When her mother asks her why does she have to hunt, Naru replies that she has to because everyone tells her that she can’t. On the positive side, however, PREY emphasizes courage and sacrifice throughout its history. That said, extreme caution is advised due to the bloody and intense violence in the film.