Melvin & Dan talk about the latest Predator movie, Prey, that probably should have been in theaters, right?
- Immediate disappointment that Prey was not in theaters.
- Jacob Knight on Letterboxd writes that Predator is at its best when it just embraces its “Pro Wrestling” aesthetic.
- Predator has always been more enjoyable when it’s simple. This is why Predators can feel pretty fun at times, and why Prey feels great all the time.
- Melvin & Dan want to see the Predator dropped into other time periods: pirates, samurai, ancient Greece. All sorts of weird, high concept stuff!
- Amber Midthunder was very pleased to see the depictions of Native Americans in Prey was not hyper spiritual and shamanistic.
- There’s a cultural, current fascination with “simple” movies; movies with high concepts that are easy to explain and easier to understand.
- Dakota Beavers, really the only other character in the movie, who also has no other credits on IMDB, was also pretty great!
- As far as we can tell, all the Native American characters have Native American heritage, which is really great!
- Ranking the Predator movies.
- Blue Letter Bible & NET Bible (Apps)
- Look for Independent Theaters nearby for fun community events!
- 10 Cloverfield Lane (Movie)
Prey is Rated R for strong bloody violence. It features Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Dane Diliegro, Stormee Kipp, and Michelle Thrush. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg. Prey is available on Hulu.
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Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!
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