By propelling the action to the 18th century, in Comanche lands, Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) offers a second youth to the saga inaugurated in 1987.
The saga predator gets a makeover. It was time. Central American jungles populated by American Green Berets with gleaming guns and strong muscles are out of style. Too “old world”, too hackneyed. Contrary to the almost parodic The Predator (2018), the fifth film in this action-sci-fi series turns back. He lifts his foot, changes air, puts on a new title, Prey (the prey) and wraps it all up in the form of a seriously serious historical prequel, more than two centuries older than the first part.
For this refreshing declination, the eternal showdown between a silent alien, in love with hunting, and some irreducible humans invites itself in 1719, in the expanses of North America. Naru (Amber Midthunder), a young Comanche, comes of age to choose her path. She wants to hunt, like her brother, Taabe (Dakota Beavers). His people disagree. Not one to give up, Naru trains with his dog in the woods, exercises…