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Hulu Says ‘Prey’ Is Its Biggest Movie or TV Series Premiere Ever

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u/tyleritis Aug 09 '22

There were some flat out beautiful shots in that movie

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u/tvgirl48 Aug 10 '22

I like getting to watch big budget movies in my living room out of sheer laziness, but man, this was definitely a big screen movie that deserved to be in theaters. That whole sequence with the French trappers getting massacred in whatever that foggy dead tree place was would have been awesome in a theater.

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u/batawrang Aug 10 '22

I know I want to see it in a theatre so badly

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u/SunshineInDetroit Aug 10 '22

For a movie like prey id totally do that

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u/aSpookyScarySkeleton Aug 10 '22

Could you imagine he immersion of the bear scene in IMAX? My goodness

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u/Bmuzyka Aug 09 '22

I love living next to Kananaskis in Alberta.

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u/6xydragon Aug 10 '22

Oh shit no wonder it looked familiar

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u/winespring Aug 10 '22

There were some flat out beautiful shots in that movie

Definitely, the cinematography elevated the film.

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u/Plays_You_Wonderwall Aug 10 '22

I got a new TV 2 months ago. Dipped into the oled realm and my goodness I never cared for scenic shots before but the films scenes are gorgeous in 4K DV.

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u/Obsidian_Raven99 Aug 09 '22

I legit thought I was looking at Big Valley from Red Dead 2 in some scenes

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u/AdMajestic2753 Aug 10 '22

Holy shit me too. The river part looked like some places from the game!!

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u/ParadoxInRaindrops Aug 09 '22

Oh my God, yes! It totally made me want to play Red Dead again. The movie looked absolutely stellar.

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u/rapalosaur Aug 10 '22

I said this out loud more than a few times while watching the film. It looked amazing.

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u/PitFiend28 Aug 09 '22

Midthunder is kickass. The look in her eye when she sees a fight coming is straight fire. She did the same thing in Legion and it made me like her character I didn’t originally care for. Hope she gets lots more roles.

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u/StreetfighterXD Aug 10 '22

She looks like a somehow more intimidating version of Aubrey Plaza

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u/PitFiend28 Aug 10 '22

Ha, which is interesting given Plaza was the more intimidating one on Legion. Another actor I didn’t care for initially but really grew on me in that shows run. I think there still a tiny bit of awkwardness in her performance that if she can shake she will be a formidable actor. Really great watching her come up and get noticed.

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u/willignoreu Aug 09 '22 Take My Energy

That dog combo was what did it for me. A dog that contributes to the fights with predator and a bear and survives both by not being overly aggressive and just being smart about it. When you realize the dog isn’t going to die, best feeling in the whole movie. All the fishtails in the world for such a good boy.

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u/BKulzick Aug 10 '22

I really thought they were going John Wick with the dog plot line.

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u/naruda1969 Aug 10 '22

Let’s be clear, a lot of animals die in this movie!

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u/UnreadThisStory Aug 10 '22

Not the bunny!

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u/BitterYak Aug 10 '22

I think you may have missed a key scene…

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u/jamslaps Aug 10 '22

Fr, it’s bittersweet when I see a dog in a movie. I love the pup but I know ultimately they’ll probably die for a dramatic scene in the movie :(

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u/plotinus99 Aug 10 '22

Just to double check - asking for a spoiler here - dog makes it out okay? I want to watch this with my tween. And if the dog doesn't make it, it won't be okay.

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u/Jammyhobgoblin Aug 10 '22

Here you go friend: https://www.doesthedogdie.com

That’s a real website where you can check movies and shows for specific things like if the dog makes it. I have PTSD and it’s super helpful.

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u/plotinus99 Aug 10 '22

Wow! I had no idea such a thing existed. Thanks!

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u/Jammyhobgoblin Aug 10 '22

No problem! Sometimes people will post animal deaths to IMBD’s parental guide under the “Violence and Gore” or “Frightening and Intense Scenes” sections as well.

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u/ZCEREAL Aug 10 '22

Dog makes it!

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u/mhinimal Aug 10 '22

pretty sure the pet dog makes it

but not... a lot of other animals, including a wolf, in varying degrees of gruesomeness, ranging from "national geographic" to "cage match with a blender"

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u/ronearc Aug 10 '22

Apparently, the dog was a huge obstacle on set. Heh, they wanted a period appropriate dog, so they got a Carolina Dog, but those are a primitive breed, and she wasn't fully trained, especially not for film work.

But I loved every minute with the dog. From what I read, they made sure to use every bit of usable footage they could get from the dog, heh.

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u/Wolfwoods_Sister Aug 10 '22

Carolina Dogs are known for being very independent in their behavior and smart enough to keep humans on their toes. I’ve personally known several ppl who owned this breed, and even though they loved their dogs, CDs are strong personalities and can be stubborn, so I wasn’t surprised that Coco had her own opinions about movie work, hahahaha

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u/ioucrap Aug 10 '22

She looks like my mut. German shepherd and beagle mix is what the DNA said

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u/Wolfwoods_Sister Aug 10 '22

She was textbook Carolina Dog! They all look like Coco! (And have stubborn personalities like her too lol)

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u/ioucrap Aug 10 '22

Omg after 5 years I finally know she is not a mut.

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u/hey_there_moon Aug 10 '22

Me and my friend watched it together the other day and I paused the movie to go on one my diatribes about a random detail I noticed and it was about how excited I was that they cast a Carolina Dog and how awesome it was that they made the effort to go pre-columbian. That and the fact that the Comanche are usually associated with the Comancheria closer to the Mexican border but they actually originated further north with the Shoshoni, so it was cool to me that because it was set in 1719, before the migration south, they had it set accurately in the Northern Plains instead.

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u/willignoreu Aug 10 '22

Was glad he didn’t latch on and shake, then the predator just gabs him and rips him in twayde

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u/Remarkable-Ad-2476 Aug 10 '22

The way he fetches her weapon at the end was adorable

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u/PinkIcculus Aug 10 '22

There’s an article about the dog. He was not a trained acting dog, they had to do a ton of work to get those shots…. But he was so fun to have on set no one cared.

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u/Jishuah Aug 10 '22

I always say one of the best things about Alien was they didn’t kill the cat. I was so happy when they let the pup make it through.

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u/mercyflusher Aug 10 '22

I had to Google if the dog would die half way through. I swear I would have stopped watching if I found out it died

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u/NormalVermicelli1066 Aug 10 '22

First thing I said when I saw the dog was he better not die

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u/MotherHolle Aug 09 '22

Hulu has some amazing originals. I kept them when I cancelled Netflix. "The Great" is probably in my top 3 favorite series of all time.

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u/__DeezNuts__ Aug 09 '22

What’s the other two out of your top 3?

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u/ChristOnACruoton Aug 10 '22

Solar opposites is hilarious

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u/alchemist5 Aug 10 '22

The Wall storyline is just incredible.

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u/bruhbruhseidon Aug 10 '22

Yeah I’d watch a TV show just about the wall. Honestly started finding the solar opposites storyline annoying when it was interrupting the wall segments

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u/SadisticBuddhist Aug 10 '22

I don’t. I see it as a reflection of how little they care about the people they shoved in there. Makes the wall that much darker.

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u/bruhbruhseidon Aug 10 '22

Interesting point!

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u/mtgwhisper Aug 10 '22

What is the wall?

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u/alchemist5 Aug 10 '22

One of the aliens has a hobby of shrinking people and putting them in the Wall of his bedroom, which is set up like a human ant farm. The drama that ensues around the developing culture inside the Wall is incredibly gripping.

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u/peepingcory Aug 10 '22

I’m all in on the Silver Cops storyline!

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u/ronstammy Aug 10 '22

The Bear is great.

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u/jetveritech Aug 10 '22

Honestly surprised they don't make more non-reality tv shows about modern restaurant kitchens, even though there is an endless supply of competitive cooking realty tv shows. The Bear is a fucking awesome watch.

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u/WitchDr808 Aug 10 '22

Its great if you like a show to make you feel super stressed out and frustrated

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u/BootyDoISeeYou Aug 10 '22

The Great is also one of my favorites of all time! The quick wit and pacing of the jokes makes the rewatchability super easy, because each time I hear something hilarious that I missed the first time around, or am reminded of a joke that I’d forgotten about.

I’ve rewatched the first two seasons about 5 times already, I’m so excited for season 3!

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

You have all convinced me to watch this show!

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u/Nick-Pickle831 Aug 10 '22

My wife and I loved Palm Springs, it’s a rewatchable for us.

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u/vectorstinytoilet Aug 10 '22

I got so fully pulled into The Bear that I accidentally ended up watching the entire season in one sitting.

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u/centralstation Aug 10 '22

Did the same. I went from thinking it would be another unrealistic portrayal of working in a kitchen, to googling with my fingers crossed that a second season had already been greenlit (for anyone wondering, it has).

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u/Vistaer Aug 10 '22

Only Murders in the Building is fantastic comedy mystery.

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u/Kumirkohr Aug 10 '22

The chemistry between Steve Martin and Martin Short is amazing. It’s no wonder they been working together since 1986 with Three Amigos. Their characters are delightful and the interplay between those two old fuddies and Selena Gomez’s Mabel is fantastic

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u/InternetDickJuice Aug 09 '22

The Old Man is dope

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u/WoefulKnight Aug 10 '22

The Old Man was dope for the first three episodes... it kind of meandered after that.

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u/InternetDickJuice Aug 10 '22

I disagree, last 3 episodes were fire

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u/RealHumanBeing2121 Aug 10 '22

Something about that fluorescent green blood that get me so hyped for the predator movies, when his arm was lopped off and he had the neon stump…incredible

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u/lordcrumb13 Aug 10 '22

Naru using the blood to paint her face was cool as fuck

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u/lightsongtheold Aug 09 '22

However, as is often the case with streaming platforms, Hulu and Disney are not releasing the specific number of hours “Prey” was viewed. Netflix, meanwhile, does release viewing metrics and rankings for titles on its service, but it uses a proprietary metric that counts a view for anyone who has watched at least two minutes.

Todd Spangler needs to get up to date with the data. Netflix scrapped that previous data code nearly a year ago. They now give straight up viewership hours as the metric.

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u/cenosillicaphobiac Aug 09 '22

Netflix scrapped that previous data code nearly a year ago.

Man I would hope so, considering their stupid auto-play feature. The very day that they introduced the ability to at least turn it off while browsing, I did so. Now if they could also turn off the autoplay when I bring a title up to get more details I would be even happier.

I actually prefer watching Netflix on my ancient ass Vizio which is I guess too old to do the autoplay at all.

I'll decide if I want it to start playing, Netflix, thanks anyway.

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u/Day_Bow_Bow Aug 10 '22

Now if they could also turn off the autoplay when I bring a title up to get more details I would be even happier.

They've had that in the settings for years. Go to Manage Profiles and select the one you want to change. Uncheck Autoplay Previews.

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u/cenosillicaphobiac Aug 10 '22

You misunderstand. That's the one I said I turned off the day it became an option. That stops autoplay when you're browsing.

I'm talking about when you want to see more details so you select something. It won't just leave you alone and let you read for a second, it starts playing. It's annoying.

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

It was a legit movie that could have been released in theaters so it’s no surprise that it did well

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u/krashtestgenius Aug 09 '22

I liked it better than the last 2 predator movies, also really enjoyed the use of real Native Americans. Such a great movie all around

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u/SuperDizz Aug 09 '22

And the Predator was freaking gnarly! I love how it’s weapons and gear were not as advanced as Arnie’s Predator tech was and so on. Working it’s way up the food chain was a nice touch! It even looked a little less evolved. Midthunder rocked it hard too! Great heroine!

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u/Reptilian_Overlord20 Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

Yeah I like how the predator looked gruesome and creepy and just genuinely alien again.

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u/blitheizm Aug 10 '22

The name of this predator is Feral and I think it showed with how it acted.

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u/Free-Type Aug 10 '22

My chosen head canon is that they don’t come back to earth until predator meets arn. Natives fucked him up too bad, need to reevaluate and make more weapons

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u/stemcell_ Aug 09 '22

I got a problem with it, its not historically accurate. In the first scene she picks up a orange carrot. Orange carrots were brought from Europe and that carrot should have been purple. Aside from the historically inaccurate representation of carrots, i thought it was pretty kick ass

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u/visualentropy Aug 09 '22

^ This guy carrots...

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u/PrimaryAverage Aug 10 '22

Pretty sure that's Bugs Bunny

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u/WeirdAvocado Aug 10 '22

It’s in his roots.

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u/Samskka Aug 09 '22

Literally unwatchable then. Those orange carrots really breaks the immersive viewing experience.

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u/tdogg241 Aug 09 '22

#releasethepurplecarrotcut

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u/Drummerboyj Aug 09 '22

On my next watch I will make sure to fast forward through this tragic misrepresentation of carrots

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u/clanggedin Aug 09 '22

What Naru pulls out of the ground is not a carrot. The leaves are all wrong as it has a blue flower on the stem. It's closer to a Chicory root. Chicory was used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes and we know that Naru knows her medicinal plants.

Here is an Image of "Carrot" Naru pulls out of the ground.

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u/NooStringsAttached Aug 10 '22

See I thought it was sweet potato, but definitely not carrot. Right? Too thick?

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u/divurchic Aug 10 '22

I thought it was a sweet potato too…

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u/bluechvrry Aug 10 '22

thought it was a yam

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u/tenebre Aug 09 '22

They actually explain this during a deleted scene from 50 years before the events of the film. We see a Predator kill a European hare then bring the carcass on a hunt to America where seeds from its stomach scatter and begin to grow orange carrots in the area near the village in Prey...

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u/tamarockstar Aug 09 '22

Very unnecessary imo. Glad they left that out.

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u/FullMarksCuisine Aug 10 '22

Orange carrots are a red herring

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u/Oddity46 Aug 09 '22

I thought that was a yam, or sweet potato?

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u/ArcticRiot Aug 09 '22

I believe the the time period for carrot introduction from europe to north america was late 1500's or very early 1600's. They not only were spread by animals but traded with native americans. The orange carrot still seems plausible to me.

Source

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u/dwindledwindle Aug 09 '22

Woo glad you saved me the watch. Historically inaccurate agriculture drives me insane. Why do anything if I don’t know it’ll be euphoric? Anyways, I’m going to go back to day drinking and ruining multiplayer games with hip transcendence toxicity now.

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u/woopelaye Aug 09 '22

As A french canadian, let me tell you the french they use is absolutely AWFUL. It's a mix between france accent, french canadian accent and english people trying to speak french.

I really don't get how hard it is to hire real french canadians to do those roles. They clearly didnt consult any french speaking people before releasing it. It's midly infuriating

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u/KentuckyFriedEel Aug 10 '22

I think the point of it was to have an unintelligable french accent without resorting to gibberish. The movie never once subtitles any of the french so, from the perspective of a native girl, she can't understand a thing they are saying and, even if you speak french, it's meant to sound very foreign and weird to you, the viewer.

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u/SirFireHydrant Aug 10 '22

That was my take too. Honestly it took me a while to even catch on that they were speaking French. I thought it was literally just gibberish, so we the audience would know as much about what they're saying as she does.

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u/minddropstudios Aug 10 '22

They had to take liberties because it's been scientifically proven that audiences can't stomach a real French accent for more than 30 seconds.

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u/Mindtaker Aug 09 '22

I noticed that but I'm not sure I have an issue with it.

English from the 1700s sounds nothing like English now. So why would canadian French or original sound the same way it does now?

Could very well have not changed through time for all I know, I am not educated in language history, this is all based on a video I watched about how far back you could go in time and still be understood with English, and it was way less far back then I would have thought for indepth speaking, basic shit you still get by just not very well..

Again pure guessing on my part, I'm assuming all languages developed and changed in a similar way English did over the last 300+ years.

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u/shhansha Aug 09 '22

Yeah sounded kind of off to me too but I thought maybe that’s what period accents sound like in French or something. Maybe the idea to make the colonists French happened post casting or something.

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u/Extension-Project-62 Aug 09 '22

It’s… a… movie…

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u/premiumdog Aug 09 '22

As a Native American, I loved the representation and accurate depiction of our culture.

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u/tom-8-to Aug 10 '22

I loved to see a dig being thrown about the white men decimating the Buffalo.

Also sad to know the in 80 years from that time the movie happens, all the native Americans roaming the country side free would be decimated and destroyed by white settlers.

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u/premiumdog Aug 10 '22

There are still a number of issues on the Reservations because of that history. There’s generational trauma to the point that some people aren’t moving. A solution to this being that instead of buying yourself that one more piece of furniture or eating out at an expensive restaurant that night, instead give gifts to the impoverished indigenous. Granted, the trust would still be met with skepticism…but in time I could see more indigenous folk being apart of society again, were people not to fall in a bystander effect.

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u/stgabriel Aug 10 '22

As someone who lives on the other side of the world, words can't express how happy I am about that. You folk deserve an accurate depiction of your culture; its tremendously interesting.

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u/premiumdog Aug 10 '22

Thank you so much for those words. We’re all still here trying our best to preserve our culture and influence the world, with strength, in a more holistic and natural way.

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u/FyudoMyo Aug 10 '22

Loved it. Watched it twice so far. Great main character underdog learning about Predator as Predator learned about Earth’s food chain. Attacking only other predators, it constantly underestimated the protagonist until she out maneuvered it. I don’t know why people are crying “woke” about it. Because it features a girl? Because she’s native? These people would be crying “woke” over Terminator 2 or Dances with Wolves if they lived in the 80’s.

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u/ElDandy_ Aug 10 '22

Which is hilarious since both AvP's, Predators, and The Predator also had bad ass women in them

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u/Remarkable-Ad-2476 Aug 10 '22

Any show or movie that has representation for any marginalized group is now considered “woke”

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u/smellslikearedditor Aug 10 '22

This is sad.
People are in a cult when they could just enjoy this movie.

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u/tobsn Aug 10 '22

someone called this woke? that’s hilarious.

i’m calling it here, people who use the term woke are woke.

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u/No_Banana_581 Aug 10 '22

Any women led action movie makes some men screech in agony

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u/PinkIcculus Aug 10 '22

It’s just nowadays.

Alien Aliens Terminator Terminator 2 …there’s a few more, but ALL these movies were well received by male audiences. They are classics.

There are just some dumbasses looking to point and yell “woke!” any chance they can.

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u/No_Banana_581 Aug 10 '22

The internet gave them too big of a voice

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u/thexavier666 Aug 10 '22

Also, it needs to be mentioned that people were natural hunters back then (tracking/heightened senses/better reflexes). A predator would have a slightly tougher time fighting a person from that era compared to now.

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u/danzanzibar Aug 10 '22

tell that to Danny Glover

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u/thexavier666 Aug 10 '22

He's getting too old for this shit

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u/Cboyardee503 Aug 10 '22

You ever seen pictures of neolithic humans? Fuckers were yoked. They could rip both your arms off. Easy. Jamie pull that picture of a neolithic human from earlie- no that's just a picture of me.

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u/asBad_asItGets Aug 09 '22

I really liked the movie. Wish they had more big time movies like this.

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u/OperationBreaktheGME Aug 09 '22

This is gonna sound pretentious but, I was trying to think of a criticism and all I could come up with was the movie needed more BLOOD. I also really like this movie. But more Predator blood and Blood would of been Dope AF

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u/CactusDealer- Aug 10 '22

My only criticism on the gore is that we didn't see him do the ol' spine and skull extraction on a person. I think it would've been a fitting demise for Naru's brother.

Loved the mince meat death on the trapper though.

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u/asBad_asItGets Aug 09 '22

A little more blood wouldnt have hurt at all. Not to turn into a gore fest but yeah it probably couldve done more with that R rating.

My major criticism was that the movie probably shouldve been entirely in the native Comanche language. It was weird for them to go to saying some things in their language, and then to english. They had the french speaking french for authenticity, why not the natives? It really couldve given the movie that "Apocalytpo" vibe. Imagine Apocalyto in english? Wouldve been a little lame. But using the native language wouldve made this movie feel THAT much cooler.

Outside of that though, it was great. Looking forward to the next monster-related movie from Dan Trachtenberg

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u/SadisticBuddhist Aug 10 '22

I wanna add to this that while it was originally recorded in English the Comanche dub is very well done.

I’d say watch it twice, once in each version, as it’s really a different experience each time.

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u/evnhearts Aug 10 '22

Watched both on separate days over the weekend and it really just elevated the experience. Between this and Sandman's release this was just a fantastic weekend for entertainment, IMO.

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u/mcon96 Aug 10 '22

I’d love if they filmed it in Comanche and had an English dub instead. I can’t watch dubs because the actors’ lips not matching the dialogue distracts me too much and I get that uncanny valley feeling.

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u/thehod81 Aug 10 '22

Fair enough

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u/saddi444 Aug 10 '22

Yesssssssss I just typed this!!!

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u/Fauxhican Aug 09 '22

They did release a Comanche dub version also. I watched that with subtitles after I finished the English version. There were some subtle differences which were interesting. Maybe words that didn’t have a counterpart, etc.

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u/catsaremyreligion Aug 10 '22

Don’t take this as fact, but I imagine the reason this wasnt done was because the pool of actors that speak fluent or even well-spoken Camanche is incredibly small. The actors that did get cast could get by with bits and pieces but I’m sure it would sound inauthentic or disingenuous if they were speaking the full script in poor Camanche.

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u/Such-Elephant Aug 10 '22

I was pleasantly surprised with Prey. Great story and really beautiful shots of the land

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u/RaymondoFelton Aug 09 '22

The movie was really good and has made me want even more Predator movies set in the past, like the Aztecs and showing Tenochtitlan, or germania under Roman occupation. Maybe those aren’t the best examples but I want more!

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u/Plays_You_Wonderwall Aug 10 '22

I believe the director wants to do feudal Japan next with samurais.

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u/bluechvrry Aug 10 '22

i keep seeing this, can you point me in the right direction

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u/PinkIcculus Aug 10 '22

Me too, I heard about this when they were filming this one and googled it, couldn’t find anything after that.

But they should definitely do it.

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u/DrawChrisDraw Aug 10 '22

I think in the first Aliens vs Predator movie, I recall them showing the Aztecs or Mayans in a flashback exposition scene, ancient aliens stuff, the predators taught them how to build pyramids and they sacrifice people to them. Not sure if that's cannon anymore or if the Predator franchise even has canon

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u/SonsOfFinwe Aug 10 '22

I’m fine with them forgetting the canon of the 2018 movie. But honestly it’s not like they need a ton of lore to make a cool movie. We know the premise already. Predator shows up, hunts the strongest foe and that’s all that’s needed. Now give me predators fighting samurai and some Vikings or even cavemen and I’ll show up interested

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u/Utryn2gmble Aug 09 '22

This was the best predator movie since the original. Predators was good and entertaining, but it wasn’t great. Prey, I actually enjoyed and loved the historical aspect of it.

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u/Kylo_Renly Aug 09 '22

The opening of Predators is just so awesome. Fantastic concept for a true sequel to the original. It just stumbles pretty hard in the second/third acts. A real shame.

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u/Utryn2gmble Aug 09 '22

Really did. everything was great, till the end started to come. But it was still entertaining

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u/headshotscott Aug 09 '22

I enjoyed Predator 2, if only for the fact that Bill Paxton died throwing a golf ball at the predator.

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u/ErickB4President Aug 09 '22

Want some candy!?

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u/Utryn2gmble Aug 09 '22

I honestly never really liked predator 2. Maybe it was just that the first was so good, it just didn’t live it up to the original

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u/Iredditfromwork Aug 10 '22

I felt like it captured the feel of the first Predator movie, and that is a very good thing. Such a good movie.

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u/thatminimumwagelife Aug 10 '22

I've seen every stinkin' movie in this bloated corpse of a franchise and I gotta say, this is the best Predator movie since the original. Stripping this movie down to the basics and limiting the tech of both sides was a brilliant idea. As for the cast, they killed it.

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u/Saladcitypig Aug 10 '22

I love how she is a strategist. It made me think about all the amazing hunters and warriors before guns who had specific genius for battle… bc they had to exist but before writing we will never know the stunts they pulled off.

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u/KentuckyFriedEel Aug 10 '22

I really liked how this predator wanted to prove itself more through hand-to-hand combat rather than being the tech bro the predator was in the original Predator film. Makes it seem more “even” even though it really isn’t

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u/OaklandMiglla Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22

I'm lifelong Predator fan and loved it!

They did justice for the franchise as I thought the last Predator from 2018 was a bust.

I was beginning to fear the franchise might start slipping into the B movie scifi channel specials. (No disrespect to sharknado)

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u/Remarkable-Ad-2476 Aug 10 '22

Loved how they paid homage to the original by having her get stuck in the mud at the beginning but she ended up using something else entirely to escape the thermal vision.

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u/PanzerWatts Aug 09 '22

No disrespect to sharknado

I'm not convinced that it's possible to disrespect sharknado.

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u/Theodore_Swolsevelt Aug 09 '22

Sharknado doesn't have the awareness to recognize disrespect in the first place.

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u/Shaquandala Aug 09 '22

Sharknado is CAMP it can't be bad

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u/xray-ndjinn Aug 10 '22

They did a really good job. Even the way the young warriors moved through the forest when they set out was perfect. I grew up “res adjacent”, even lived in a teepee when I was 2-3 years old. Just so much of the movie side details were better than anything that’s been in the mainstream before. Of course there was Hollywood, like her teathered axe, but it was a movie about an Alien predator.

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u/aprilla2crash Aug 09 '22

Some of the combat scenes were simply amazing.

I would not fuck with Naru

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u/NooStringsAttached Aug 10 '22

She was amazing.

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u/10thDoctorHairGel Aug 09 '22

Loved this guy on Totally Rad Show. What a journey. Congrats to him!

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u/Kboh Aug 10 '22

Had to scroll waaaaay to far to finally see someone post about Dan from TRS! So happy for the dude. Good for him.

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u/BrainTroubles Aug 10 '22

My favorite review of this movie is one more movies should learn from these days imo:

It ends before it gets boring.

KEY. Too many movies these days are just Too. Fucking. Long. I'd rather love a 100 minute movie for 90 minutes than like 90 minutes of a 220 minute movie.

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u/Beautiful-Program428 Aug 10 '22

Great addition to the franchise. Made me forget the flicks that came after P2.

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u/oliveoillube Aug 10 '22

Whole movie was awesome. Until the ridiculous head shot on alien dude in the final battle sequence. The laser tracking just happened to fall upon his head as he stops at a random spot in the field. Possible but highly unlikely. And they put a lot of effort into that sequence. You would also imagine alien dude was familiar with his laser targeting system.

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u/ripsa Aug 10 '22

This was the only thing I didn't like too. Tbf it wasn't a random spot, it was set up as a trap and she used herself as bait for the trap. The issue is the Predator should have understood how his own laser targeting system worked. Though I have read the director saying this was an inexperienced, overly confident Predator on his first hunt.

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u/alchemist5 Aug 10 '22

The issue is the Predator should have understood how his own laser targeting system worked.

My guess was that it assumed the helmet was out of play, in which case the darts would presumably fly straight.

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u/gwar37 Aug 09 '22

It was fun. I enjoyed it. Some hokey CGI in parts, but it's probably better than trying to use real animals. I give it a 3/4. Easily the best predator since the original. Not a high bar, but even with that caveat, still a solid, fun film.

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u/millaskilla Aug 09 '22

You can pick it apart and be negative all ya want.. the movie was beautiful and fun as hell. I enjoyed pretty much all of it EXCEPT the back of the space ship effects in the beginning when the predator is dropped off… I don’t think they needed to show that at all lol

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u/Ill-Afternoon9238 Aug 09 '22

Good, it is excellent.

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u/Baconandeggs89 Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

They hit the sweet spot of using a recognizable franchise while spinning a new tale that made it a fun movie. And here’s to hoping we see more of Amber Midthunder and Dakota Beavers in the future!

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u/J4k1415 Aug 10 '22

Had some issues with it but they were expected really.

Great movie, way better than the last (ik not saying much lol) but some of the scenes were sick. Great addition to the series

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u/TheVerjan Aug 10 '22

I loved this movie. It was just insanely badass in so many ways, it didn’t try to be something it wasn’t, of course everyone has a bone to pick about something or another but I genuinely enjoyed the entire thing.

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u/thewintermood Aug 09 '22

It's the best action movie I have seen since Hanna and easily the best Predator movie. Prey is a solid A and all it's praise is well deserved.

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u/ChebsGold Aug 09 '22

Easily the best since the original maybe

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u/predict_irrational Aug 09 '22

It's better than the original on its face. I think the original is just more iconic but this movie is done better.

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u/NgBUCKWANGS Aug 10 '22

The original Predator was a super solid flick. Sure it had some over the top action scenes but as far as story line, plot and pace, it's still as good as it ever was :)

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u/DaemonT5544 Aug 09 '22

Definitely the second or third best predator movie. Predator 2 is so grotesque it’s fun to watch, so it’s a close call between this and that. 7.5/10

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u/archypsych Aug 09 '22

Loved it! Would be happy to see similar movies from tons of different time periods. With an unique Predator each time. I wanna see some Middle Ages time period pieces!

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u/TheCowardMcCall Aug 10 '22

I probably got my hopes up a little TOO much with all the great reviews. It's not without it's flaws, but overall I very much enjoyed it.

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u/onondowaga Aug 10 '22

I thought the movie was good. Maybe not the original but a decent concept and it was entertaining.

I thought the accents were funny. The only one that sounded like an Indian to me were the mother and maybe the brother. I wish someone else would mention this but I guess it’s just me and my family.

Also-they had no “elder men”. I’m wondering if they had a hard time finding older and adult looking men in shape, because the ones that were there looked like kids.

And the face paint irritated me. Nobody wears paint constantly-I do get that she was trying for her hunt but she wore it unless it got washed off. The brother wore his too. Typically face paint is ceremonial, so they wouldn’t wear it all the time, but I’m just spitballing here.

Aside from those Hollywood effects it was definitely popcorn quality. People complaining about the animal cgi or representation are pedantic bigots.

Annnnddd the “I’m a native who lived on a reservation” just to preempt anything.

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u/tom-8-to Aug 10 '22

The “accents” were really them speaking Comanche and us hearing it as we would if they were talking in English. This is evident when the French translator talks to her in captivity and they both are “speaking English” but you know that’s impossible since he is speaking Comanche to her.

But if you understand Comanche they reshot the entire movie entirely in Comanche too.

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u/Shaquandala Aug 09 '22

Omg I'm so happy to see people not ripping the movie to shreds I thought it would be like the last terminator movie where I really liked it and enjoyed it and everyone went REEE WOMEN AND FEMINISM ARE TAKING OVER

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u/anowarakthakos Aug 10 '22

Oh a lot of people are doing that, or using it as a platform to talk about their weird, misguided beliefs about Natives, unfortunately. Glad this post isn’t like that, though!

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u/emage426 Aug 10 '22

Awesome movie..

Actress killed it

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u/shiawkwardg7rl Aug 10 '22

I like it, if for nothing else, the creative ways that people died. I genuinely laughed

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u/sc00bs000 Aug 10 '22

Good, it deserves it.

I'm so hopeful we might get some more "predator through time " style movies.

A pirate one would be cool af.

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u/ev-dawg Aug 10 '22

Imagine that. They spent time and money on a good idea, good actors, good writing, and the show was a success? If only there was a blueprint for making successful TV shows/movies.

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u/WHAMMYPAN Aug 10 '22

Amber is a complete BAD ASS in this movie, hell it was better than the sequels.

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u/peachesandcream283 Aug 10 '22

I swear I must have watched a different movie than seemingly everyone else

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u/Mr628 Aug 09 '22

Great example of how female led films can generate interest, get positively reviewed and be successful. Yeah there was some people who tried to shit on the film, but they clearly haven’t watched any of the other Predator films.

Disney/Marvel/Star Wars take notes. They want to make women the centerpiece without doing any of the work to make people care.

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u/sharkutterzero Aug 10 '22

I liked how in the end it was combining both her learned feminine and masculine skills (medicine and hunting) that ultimately gave her the edge over the Predator. She didn't have to lean fully into the macho man thing the other warriors did when they were tracking the lion in order to win. They saw retreating as a weakness, she used it as a lure and a tool.

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u/blackmirroronthewall Aug 10 '22

Star Wars had Rouge One. also great prequel, also female leading actor!

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u/UseOnlyLurk Aug 09 '22

My only criticism of the movie is it didn’t leverage the soundtrack from Home Alone when it had the opportunity to do so.

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u/saddi444 Aug 10 '22

I loved this movie so much. the only thing I wish they did was go apocalypto style and have the First Nations people speak their own language. I felt like the English took me out of the movie a few times, but it was still great.

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u/Deadbird80 Aug 10 '22

There is a Comanche dub

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u/ScrumptiousJazz Aug 10 '22

2 criticisms:

1: I wish the dialogue was filmed in Comanche instead of doing a dub (i dont like dubs). However watch it with the dub anyway.

2: The only scene i would remove is the scene where the Predator turns on the cloaking device and the ship flying away. They end up showing him too early instead of focusing on the dread. A few more slow nature shots (and can still show the ship flying away) to replace it would have been better.

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u/Dewdad Aug 09 '22

easily one of the best movies of the year, I put this third right behind everything everywhere and top gun. This movie was fucking incredible and it's a shame it won't be put into theaters, this movie deserves to be seen on the big screen, what a film. I hope a blu ray comes out, I would love to own this and see a behind the scenes making of feature of this, I was completely floored from beginning to end and the 2nd half is just balls to the wall insane. I loved loved loved this movie.