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POTENTIAL SPOILERS IF HAVEN'T SEEN: I'm a BIG fan of the original Predator film. It's basically lightening in a bottle. But truth be told, I've always been somewhat disappointed in its sequels. I like Predator 2, but I do think it's a bit silly a bit too often...and VERY over-the-top at times. Predators I actually surprisingly enjoyed for the most part, but its got warts. Then you cut to The Predator and my God, I was shocked by how utterly bad the film was. It was almost a spoof of Predator. Nothing has truly fully captured that original again...till now...

So with that said, when I heard they were doing a fifth film...I was very nervous after the bad taste in my mouth from The Predator. But I finally sat down and watched Prey and my God, it blew me away. THIS? Comparing this to the other sequels is doing it an injustice. This exceeded my expectations tenfold. I'd say it's *almost* rival to the freaking original. And not only is the action intense and the gore juicy, but never did I think a Predator movie could be so cinematically beautiful and have such a stunning and emotional score. HIGH praise for Prey! Big time recommend!
 
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It is refreshingly gory! And the cinematography is beautiful.
I might be wrong, but I am sure I heard Sigur Rós in the score (NOT a complaint).

This track specifically:

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This is the one. It does sound similar in tune, but I don't think it's neither Sigur Ros nor a "steal".
 
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It is refreshingly gory! And the cinematography is beautiful.
I might be wrong, but I am sure I heard Sigur Rós in the score (NOT a complaint).

This track specifically:

Edit:
This is the one. It does sound similar in tune, but I don't think it's neither Sigur Ros nor a "steal".

Good call! I can totally hear it. I'm a big Sigur Ros fan too.

I just can't get over HOW good this movie was. This is a much needed return back to formula to the franchise. Yet it's not REMOTELY a ripoff Xerox of the original - not even sort of. It's just staying very true to the primal nature roots of the original. This might ACTUALLY be my favorite movie of the year so far. I've already watched it twice. And like said, never did I expect a PREDATOR film to be so visually BEAUTIFUL. And that score...woooooow....I especially love this track.


P.S. The SECOND NECA makes this new Predator from Prey (and you know they will), I won't hesitate to buy. Man...and I thought the original Predator was one ugly Mother...=P
 
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I would love to watch the Comanche version - I am sure it brings a lot more authenticity and heft to it, rather than the native Americans speaking modern English.

And the predator is a beast to be feared in this - and they almost succeed 100%, but I feel they rush it at the end and thus the most capable and cunning hunter is suddenly not so smart.
I guess that's the problem when the humans have to win.

But for having only watched it once, it was overall some great perfomances and this movie is way better than The Predator and Predators.
Not on par with the original, in my opinion, but up there.
 
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I would love to watch the Comanche version - I am sure it brings a lot more authenticity and heft to it, rather than the native Americans speaking modern English.
As an avid viewer of foreign content this stood out to me more than anyone I think, and I feel it should have been in the native language with English subtitles. Though I get that "reading" during a movie isn't everyone's forte due to that fact it may go by too fast for some. The part that caught my attention was that they didn't even bother translating the French that was spoken so the audience could understand, again though it was likely done because the natives wouldn't understand it and you're seeing it through her eyes.

And the predator is a beast to be feared in this - and they almost succeed 100%, but I feel they rush it at the end and thus the most capable and cunning hunter is suddenly not so smart.
I guess that's the problem when the humans have to win.
I was torn on this because it was very well done for the most part but then did feel slightly rushed towards the end, as for the intelligence aspect I think it's just the fact the Predator didn't think local primitives would be smart enough to decipher their technology and use it against them.

As I stated in another thread if they do another movie I hope it's not a direct sequel thus explaining the pistol connection in detail, but a totally separate story set in a another time. My top choice has been feudal japan against a clan of Samurai, but a second scenario gaining traction would be prehistoric times and them taking on various Dinos. Third option maybe Greek or Roman times against their elite warriors. Whatever they do it should be done with more reserve this time around and really think it through so as to not repeat the three prior attempts before Prey. Curious would they call it Prey 2 or something totally different I wonder?
 
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As an avid viewer of foreign content this stood out to me more than anyone I think, and I feel it should have been in the native language with English subtitles. Though I get that "reading" during a movie isn't everyone's forte due to that fact it may go by too fast for some. The part that caught my attention was that they didn't even bother translating the French that was spoken so the audience could understand, again though it was likely done because the natives wouldn't understand it and you're seeing it through her eyes.


I was torn on this because it was very well done for the most part but then did feel slightly rushed towards the end, as for the intelligence aspect I think it's just the fact the Predator didn't think local primitives would be smart enough to decipher their technology and use it against them.

As I stated in another thread if they do another movie I hope it's not a direct sequel thus explaining the pistol connection in detail, but a totally separate story set in a another time. My top choice has been feudal japan against a clan of Samurai, but a second scenario gaining traction would be prehistoric times and them taking on various Dinos. Third option maybe Greek or Roman times against their elite warriors. Whatever they do it should be done with more reserve this time around and really think it through so as to not repeat the three prior attempts before Prey. Curious would they call it Prey 2 or something totally different I wonder?

Quick thought... a predator vs occult national socialists during WWII could be interesting too.
I would love to watch a clan of Samurai or ninjas against a Predator - the ninjas of Iga utilized some interesting guerilla tactics - but then again it would probably be the usual humans win movie.
 
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We do know at least a few of them win, after all the elder predator is the one who gives Glover that pistol from 1700's in the second movie.
 
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My take, like real life not every predator hunter is as good as the original.

Since we are never told much about predator culture, we don’t really know if this is how they do vacation, right if passage, required for military etc.

This time & place seems more like a level 1 of a game, so comparing this hunt with ones where they are armed with space machine guns isn’t a fair comparison.

This predator was a level 1, who got knocked out of the game. So if they do a sequel maybe we get to see what happens to the failed hunts (where the hunter survive s)
 
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This just crossed my mind:
Is it "fair" that movies take presedence over established comic book lore, just because they are movies and thus become the one and only canon?
When comic books built a lore when there was nothing else, and they all somewhat agreed to it. Based of the initial movie(s)
And new movies just do whatever they feel like.
 
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Comics are usually the 1st canon to be ditched when a movie comes along. Happened to Star Wars, & every other IP, mostly because of grey area of copyrights, & splitting who owns what.

My attitude has always enjoy what you like & ignore what you don’t. There is no rule that says that you need to like everything served up by whoever the current IP holder is.
 
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This just crossed my mind:
Is it "fair" that movies take presedence over established comic book lore, just because they are movies and thus become the one and only canon?
When comic books built a lore when there was nothing else, and they all somewhat agreed to it. Based of the initial movie(s)
And new movies just do whatever they feel like.
I do think some comic aspects do have to be changed for theatrical because they would come across very cringe if not, just look at the much older Captain America Movies in 80's or that F4 movie from the mid 90's. And with how they didn't put Wolverine in spandex for the Fox movies. lol
I feel as long as the core components that make up that character remain intact it's okay to change some of the circumstances around it. However, that does prove to be more difficult the more time passes and if they want to set the movie in current times. Because if you did Cap's origin story now how old would that make him, or would it still be able to utilize the WWII setting? That would mean even longer on ice, which I guess could work for him. But I've heard some rumblings about possibly a new origin for Magneto due to the age they would want to go with and that era being too far in the past to make sense for a thirtysomething actor. Would it be okay to change that and adapt to a more current era?
 
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I do think some comic aspects do have to be changed for theatrical because they would come across very cringe if not, just look at the much older Captain America Movies in 80's or that F4 movie from the mid 90's. And with how they didn't put Wolverine in spandex for the Fox movies. lol
I feel as long as the core components that make up that character remain intact it's okay to change some of the circumstances around it. However, that does prove to be more difficult the more time passes and if they want to set the movie in current times. Because if you did Cap's origin story now how old would that make him, or would it still be able to utilize the WWII setting? That would mean even longer on ice, which I guess could work for him. But I've heard some rumblings about possibly a new origin for Magneto due to the age they would want to go with and that era being too far in the past to make sense for a thirtysomething actor. Would it be okay to change that and adapt to a more current era?

Those sort of changes are, imo, nescessary to be believable. As you say, as long as it doesn't change the core of the accepted, potentially loved, and established origin story. Of course with X-men and Magneto they can make it believable due to portals, tech etc.

I think my brain fart was centered around the flint lock pistol - I'm not opposed to the new background story, I just don't see why they did it. Maybe they don't know the comic book story?

Comics are usually the 1st canon to be ditched when a movie comes along. Happened to Star Wars, & every other IP, mostly because of grey area of copyrights, & splitting who owns what.

My attitude has always enjoy what you like & ignore what you don’t. There is no rule that says that you need to like everything served up by whoever the current IP holder is.

That's probably not a bad way to approach it. I kind of already do to some extent - e.g. the Sequel Trilogy - I know it exists, but it's not really part of "my" Star Wars and I will most likely never watch those movies again.
 
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