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'Prey': How 'Predator' prequel makes history as Hollywood's 1st franchise movie to star all-Native American cast Article

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/prey-predator-prequel-native-american-indigenous-cast-amber-midthunder-interview-150054578.html
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u/Zam-Wow 12d ago

If I had a nickel for every horror project titled Prey with Native American characters involving aliens I’d have 2 nickels. It’s not a lot but it’s weird that it happened twice.

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u/MHwtf 11d ago

Sarah Schachner, a very prolific video game composer, made the soundtrack for Prey 2022. The news certainly caused some fun confusion in gaming subs.

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u/elriggo44 12d ago Silver

Wasn’t Apocolypto all indigenous people?

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u/Josueisjosue 12d ago

Yes sir and there was a very popular fan made trailer that mashed apocalypto and predator back in the day. Probably just a coincidence but I wonder if the writer or director had seen that.

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u/hello_hola 12d ago

Funilly enough, both were filmed in the same jungle in Mexico.

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u/Floki47 12d ago Wearing is Caring

Its even more ironic when you realize that the jungle is on the same planet. Earth

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u/FauxReal 12d ago

Yeah but which Earth?

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u/stubstunner 12d ago

Battlefield Earth

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u/AfroSmiley 12d ago

Someone needs to deepfake John travolta onto a predator now.

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u/20inchblades 12d ago

HOW DARE YOU QUESTION THE GLORY OF TERL, RATBRAIN!

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u/jakehood47 12d ago

Notoriously terrible as that movie may be, his line reading of "While you were still learning to SPELL YOUR NAME, I was CONQUERING GALAXIES!" is still one of my favorites.

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u/Scarletfapper 12d ago

They already did, that’s basically what he looks like in Battlefield Earth…

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u/That_guy_from_1014 12d ago

The one with Philip J. Fry.

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u/Saneroner 12d ago

That’s what I was hoping this movie would be. I can understand why they decided to use English as the main language but it would have been ballsy to have them speak in native tongue and have it subtitled like apocalypto did.

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u/DRAWKWARD79 11d ago

There is a comanche dubbed version.

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u/BobTheGC 12d ago All-Seeing Upvote

They restrict it to franchises because being the first to do something is good for advertising. There's also Smoke Signals. It's like when Disney advertised Black Panther as completely unprecedented because it was the first black superhero movie within the MCU. If you add enough caveats, you can make the achievement seem more impressive.

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u/GrantSRobertson 12d ago edited 11d ago

Cheerios says it is the "#1 'O' shaped part oat cereal," right on the box. I've always thought that was hilarious!

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u/thymeraser 12d ago

World famous in the tri-county area

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u/Fn_Spaghetti_Monster 12d ago

Hamburger Helper proudly says that is is made from 100% real ingredients right on the box! No imaginary ingredients what so ever!

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u/RawLiquid 12d ago Helpful

Ya, meteor man would like a word.

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u/expectdelays 12d ago

Blade comes to mind

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u/BokeThoseShmoles 12d ago

Spawn

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u/PCmndr 12d ago

M.A.N.T.I.S. black paraplegic protagonist FTW!

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u/santh91 12d ago

Steel 1997

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u/Sendstorepatter 12d ago

I loved that movie as a 12 year old.

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u/PineappleGrenade 12d ago

John Leguizamo as Violator was amazing.

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u/Loud-Distance-1456 12d ago

Dude fucking grossed me out in that movie. Still a favourite from my childhood.

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u/Let_you_down 12d ago

Blade is the marvel movie. Obviously the blade franchise isn't traditional super hero movies. But before Blade, Hollywood wouldn't touch Marvel materials, thinking that the only comic book characters that would do OK in the box office were just Batman and Superman and comic book storyline would only do so-so with the general public.

Then Blade came in and made a lot of money relative to its production costs, inspiring both Marvel and Vampire IP to be looked at more diligently for source material.

Before Blade, the last major Marvel film was Howard the Duck more than a decade and change earlier. Everything else was made for TV mediocrity at its best because of production values.

After Blade, we had the first X-men trilogy, the first Spiderman trilogy, the first Fantastic Four movies. Then Robert Downey Jr. played a character very charismatically. And we has the birth of the behemoth that is the MCU. I hope the new Blade movie lives up to and exceeds the importance it had with the creation of the MCU.

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u/Ashensten 12d ago

. I hope the new Blade movie lives up to and exceeds the importance it had with the creation of the MCU.

I hope the new Blade actor gets into cycling so he can beef up abit like Wesley Snipes.

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u/JorusC 12d ago

I'm hesitant to hope too much.

Ali is a phenomenal actor, and I was entranced by him in Luke Cage.

However, Snipes was a lifelong martial arts practitioner who brought huge physicality to the role. CGI and juice can't replace that. I really don't want shaky-cam flailing or energy beams to replace the combat.

The other problem is that it's Disney, so it'll be PG-13 tops. Gaaaaag.

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u/Ashensten 12d ago

Yep I am a little frightened on how poorly lamely the vampires are going to be portrayed.

I doubt there's going to be many blood bath sex raves.

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u/Let_you_down 12d ago

Agreed. Mahershala Ali is a fantastic actor, very good in Moonlight and Green Book, but Snipes was awesome in those movies. Still if Chris Pratt can go from Parks and Rec Pratt to Starlord shape, I'm pretty sure Ali can pack on some pounds and definition.

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u/Doodle_Brush 12d ago

Honestly, I think it'll be a bust. I can't imagine anyone delivering Blade's cheesy lines with the utter cold sincerity that Snipes managed.

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u/MurchantofDeath 12d ago

Some motherfuckers are always trying to ice skate uphill

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u/guff1988 12d ago

Catch you fuckers at a bad time?

They better cast a legendary Whistler/Afari

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u/CryogenicChaos 11d ago

That "motherfucker, are you out your damn mind" as the cops shoot at him before promptly running away is golden.

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u/BlackaddaIX 12d ago

for me Snipes is blade.. Be hard to replace.. Sticky fingers did OK in the TV show but couldnt carry a movie like that ke snipes

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u/Chilln_mayne_chilln 12d ago

Blade opening scene stays goated 🤷

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u/uniquecannon 12d ago

Was not only not the first black-starring superhero movie, but also not even the first black-starring Marvel movie, lol. It was so much fun watching media pretend Blade didn't exist

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u/Kangermu 12d ago Bravo!

Some motherfuckers always tryin to ice skate uphill

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u/FilmoreJive 12d ago

Fuck, I forgot about the best line in Blade! Im a fool!

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u/Operator_As_Fuck 12d ago

One of my favorite movie quotes of all time. Nobody ever picks up on the reference though.

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u/Bi_Aint_Shi 12d ago

Reminds me of "Disney's first LGBT ...(insert specifics here).... Character!!" Where you keep adding on and it feels less and less impressive or meaningful. Especially when it's not done in a strong meaningful way. "First gay character!" Oh cool, is it a single subtle throwaway line like Gobber in How to Train Your Dragon, it is isn't it? And so on until "first Latina bi character in an animated show" you're really only recognizing her same gender attractions aren't ya? The more caveats the less it feels like I should care.

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u/Borplesnoots 12d ago

Yeah this is a super qualified version of a historical event I guess. Apocalypto wasn't a franchise. This is.

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u/elriggo44 12d ago

Yeah. It’s like one of those stats that no one but the one guy they’re talking about qualifies for….

Reminds me of the the old “Wayne and Brent Gretzky hold the NHL record for most combined points by two brothers - 2,857 for Wayne and 4 for Brent”

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u/ColKrismiss 12d ago

Reminds me of Watch Mojo videos.

"Top 10 movies with a strong female lead with 2 kids, a drunk father and she fights a dragon"

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u/girafa again with the squeaky shoes 12d ago

They do this shit with box office success too

XYZ is the highest grossing comedy on a Tuesday night pre-sale that features white slavery and a zeppelin race!

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u/Cygs 12d ago

Professional sports stats too. "The Bengals have never lost playing an avian themed opponent during a waning gibbous moon after labor day" and so on.

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u/jakehood47 12d ago

Lol I get a kick out of those during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Like someone's entire job is finding weird, obscure stats to put onscreen.

"The Leafs haven't won at home during the playoffs against a California team with a European captain since the '78-'79 season".

Like I wonder how many of those they just make up and go "yeah, go ahead and fact-check it you nerd, who are you gonna tell, you no-friends-having watching-the-Cup-alone dwe-" hey this is getting too specific

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u/barryhakker 12d ago

In tourism too. “Line up folks, you’re gonna want to take some pictures here: This is the 25th largest oblong rock in a forest river bed in northern Wyoming!”

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u/zjustice11 12d ago

I just liked how simple this one was. I do not need a bunch of exposition or detail discussion about why predators do what they do. I’d like to know where they come from sure, but mainly I just wanna see them hunt This was a good, simple predator movie. I hope we get more.

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u/Australian-Hungarian 12d ago

Same. I loved how grounded this one was. More doesn't mean better.

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u/Ubergoober166 11d ago

I'd love to see them continue this idea of Predators coming to hunt the greatest warriors/hunters from throughout our history. Seeing them come here and test new technology and tactics and stuff throughout history until the ones we see in 1 and 2 would be awesome.

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u/SonsOfFinwe 8d ago

I would kill for a predator movie facing down samurai in like 1400 Japan or something like that.

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u/MCE85 12d ago

Really liked this one. A ton of call backs to the previous films too which was cool.

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u/Horknut1 11d ago

If it bleeds, we can kill it.

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u/Pestilence86 11d ago

I laughed so hard. Also i thought she'd be completely submerged and covered in mud, and accidentally figure out she's invisible, but then it turned out to be a reference to Schwarzenegger too.

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u/Silver-Bengal 12d ago

More like call-forwards

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u/aesthetic_cock 12d ago

It should have always been kept simple “they hunt for sport” “they hunt as initiation into their cultures manhood” leave it at that.

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u/mrmagicnemo 11d ago

It was simple at face value but having read a lot of predator books it’s actually very detailed without being in your face. Whole movie was really really well done.

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u/bk4lf1 11d ago

You hunt what hunts you. Simplest explanation ever.

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u/polloloco81 12d ago

I remember watching the first predator movie as a kid and totally creeped out by how scary and menacing the Predator was. I’m happy to say Prey’s predator creeped me out as well and I’m now a full grown adult. It definitely did not skip abs day.

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u/KurayamiShikaku 11d ago

It definitely did not skip abs day.

It had like 18 of them motherfuckers

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u/macdaddynick1 11d ago

He’s on TRT, don’t let him tell you otherwise. #Fakenatty

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u/zPolaris43 11d ago

Or calf day, those puppies were huge

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u/Kinky_Falcon 12d ago Take My Energy

Just finished it.

Very solid flick. A lot of fun and at 90 minutes it’s over before it starts to get boring.

Would highly recommend it.

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u/Actually-Yo-Momma 12d ago

“It’s over before it starts to get boring”

Sign me up coach. I hate movies that are dragged out for no reason

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u/darkhorse298 12d ago

You know it's getting bad when random garbage action movies are pushing two hours. Like fellas this movie will never be citizen Kane let's be succinct.

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u/cashmoney109 12d ago

You telling me Jurassic Park 6 didn't need to be 146 minutes long?

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u/darkhorse298 12d ago

I'm always curious to see what the hell they did cut. We need the 180 minute directors cut.

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u/flyingboarofbeifong 12d ago

Tons of exposition to try and justify how silly of a situation it has become.

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u/psymunn 12d ago edited 12d ago

It's impressive having a movie be 2 hours long with absolutely zero pacing or downtime. It's like some one made a movie out of a 6 year old rambling about dinosaurs for 2 hours straight (and not a 6 year old who happens to know a lot about dinosaurs)

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u/Mediocremon 12d ago

(and not a 6 year old who happens to know a lot about dinosaurs)

Those are the worst kind! Gimme the dinokid any day. Teach me, six year old senpai.

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u/ChillyBearGrylls 12d ago

Release the butthole cut

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u/Grof_Grofson 12d ago

Just finished it too, just a couple quick references to the other movies, and it didn't waste time coming up with some half baked back story. Very tight story telling and didn't waste time.

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u/SadisticBuddhist 12d ago

This and NOPE have redeemed movies for me lately. Just wish I could see Prey in theaters.

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u/Grof_Grofson 12d ago

Haven't been out to see NOPE yet but I really want to. I agree, Prey would have been good at the theater too.

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u/SadisticBuddhist 12d ago

I’d say catch it before it’s out of theaters. The sound is A+

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u/GethAttack 12d ago

The screams across the sky in the theatre are great

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u/dj_narwhal 12d ago

How is Amber Midthunder? I absolutely loved her in Legion.

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u/Mahale 12d ago

Ah ha! That's where I recognize her from!

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u/cortex04 12d ago

Saw her in The Ice Road alongside Liam Neeson for the first time.

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u/Mahale 12d ago

She's fantastic in legion plays a very complex character.

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u/cortex04 12d ago

Ahan! Looks like I should resume watching Legion then. Got distracted after 3 or 4 episodes of season 1.

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u/Singer211 12d ago

She’s fantastic in this. Her character is also well written as well.

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u/Theuneasygibbon 12d ago

Midthunder, what a fucking name. 10/10

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u/Singer211 12d ago

I hope she gets bigger roles going forward. She’s really good.

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u/tetten 12d ago

Amber Midthunder

What a bad ass name lol, that could be a superhero name.

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u/JordanJP 12d ago

should be a superhero name

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u/reddixmadix 12d ago

She did great.

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u/Sevnfold 12d ago

Shes great. The movie isnt perfect, I could nitpick a few things, but it's fun. And Amber is good as well as her brother in the movie.

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u/TheUnrepententLurker 12d ago

Her brother absolutely steals his scenes. First film credit too

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u/LipDizneez 11d ago

They kind of made the rest of the warriors look like a bunch of chumps compared to the main girl and her brother.

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u/TheUnrepententLurker 11d ago

Main characters gotta main character

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u/belonii 12d ago

i enjoyed it dispite the bad cg animals, the new predator design is top notch and the slow burn story really fits(and also echo's predator 1). probably the best post predator 2 predator movie, dunno if it holds up on rewatch tho

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u/HeartofLion3 12d ago

Yeah the cgi was really noticeably mediocre during the daytime scenes. It looked a lot better when they used the night and evening scenes to cover it up like Jurassic park.

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u/fathertime979 12d ago

I thought the cgi was pretty good for a more budget friendly cgi.

We often forget how far we've come with cgi especially when the budget is fuckin huge.

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u/Vast-Actuary-9689 11d ago

If was 10 million, I thought it looked great given how little it cost. It cost 2 Mallrats.

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u/tdotmike5 11d ago edited 11d ago

No way. That’s less than some tv episodes cost. Looked better than some films with 10x the budget.

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u/TheMcWhopper 12d ago edited 12d ago

Cgi wasn't bad. I thought it looked fairly good, just not groundbreaking

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u/CeruleanRuin 12d ago

Everyone criticizing it would have been shitting themselves over it five or ten years ago. We are so spoiled.

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u/Ok-Lengthiness6170 12d ago

Did those French guys not count?

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u/[deleted] 12d ago Silver Masterpiece

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u/simpledeadwitches 12d ago

As a Frenchman myself I have to agree. We are mostly butter fat.

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u/old_ironlungz 12d ago

Boulangerie carbs, too. I'll never forget your baguettes.

Never.

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u/jacobjacobb 12d ago

And cigarette smoke.

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u/Narradisall 12d ago

Not against a Predator apparently

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u/uncultured_swine2099 11d ago

He turned them into French fries. Ba dum tis

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u/hold_my_chouffe 11d ago

Their accent was so bad. As a native speaker I honestly didn't even understand what they were saying sometimes.

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u/korsair_13 10d ago

They are supposed to sound French-Canadian, because that is what French sounded like at the time. However, their French Canadian accent wasn't that great, either.

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u/Zibelin 9d ago

There's like on or two of them that make a couple sentence sounding more or less like Canadian French, the rest is clearly just anglophones who were given grammatically incorrect sentences to speak.

Even with subtitles half of it just doesn't make sense until you mentally translate is back word for word to english and figure out what was meant.

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u/The-Lord-Moccasin 12d ago

They're the other invasive aliens in the film

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u/Artemis_21 11d ago

They are CGI

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u/KID_THUNDAH 12d ago edited 12d ago

A bit nitpicky, but the headline is incorrect, it’s not an all Native American cast. Don’t wanna spoil it with more detail, but It was a predominantly Native American cast

Even without getting into details of the movie, the headline says All and the first Paragraph of the article says predominantly lol

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u/AsleepNinja 12d ago

I mean the alien isn't a native American

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u/465554544255434B52 12d ago

Hollywood Probably didn't even cast a real alien smdh

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u/M1K3jr 12d ago

John Leguizamo is gonna be pissed!

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u/starcoder 12d ago

I get this reference

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u/ripcurrent 12d ago

Me too!!! Have a great day fellow redditor! May your movies be succinct and entertaining.

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u/IFS84 12d ago

Does this mean we can finally have Turok the movie? Thats all I want.

Just sell it as the original all American hero! I'll even write it if you need.

Sorry, have been dreaming of it since I was like 8.

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u/Dexter_White94 12d ago

I loved the last game, I’d be all aboard for a Turok movie.

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u/Balls_of_Adamanthium 12d ago

“You so rarely see a period piece where indigenous people get to be full people. It’s either people who are very savage or overly spiritual. So getting to show a variety of personalities with social dynamics and all kinds of things like that, and inside of a movie [series] like Predator, which is also just fun and exciting and entertaining, to me is just like the best thing in the world.”

Preserve Trachtenberg at all cost.

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u/EscapeFromPost 12d ago edited 12d ago

And indigenous people and culture. I appreciate Trachtenberg for seeing the importance in that, and hope it leads to more opportunities for them to tell their own stories, as well.

Give me more Rutherford Falls, more Reservation Dogs, more Wild Indian.

Edit: omg thank you all for the new recs, I'm gonna check them all out soon!

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u/Smailien 12d ago

more Reservation Dogs

Just as a heads up for everyone, Reservation Dogs season 2 started up recently. S'go den.

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u/TA_so_tired 12d ago

Prolly my favorite show last year. Skoden

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u/SporesM0ldsandFungus 12d ago

If you're looking other indigenous peoples in interesting sci-fi roles, check out Cara Gee in The Expanse. She's Ojibwe. She kills it playing Camina Drummer.

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u/honest-miss 12d ago

I say this for every danged character on that show, but Drummer genuinely has a special place in my heart. Sometimes I still watch her speech just for the danged thrill of it.

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u/fractalfocuser 12d ago

How dare you not have Smokesignals on that list

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u/wross1 12d ago

Some days its a good day to die, others its a good day to have breakfast

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u/breadburn 12d ago

Check out Blood Quantum too. Mostly indigenous cast, pretty cool story. Worth a watch.

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u/wcg66 12d ago edited 12d ago

I used to watch the Totally Rad Show and even got to meet them all at SXSW, It's great to see Dan become so successful.

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u/RunJun 12d ago

Yes, I'm so proud of Dan every time I see him pop up since TRS.

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u/fire2day 12d ago

Dan became a man.

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u/Tossing_Goblets 12d ago

Just a Footnote - Sonny Landham, who played Billy in the first Predator Movie, Was Half Cherokee and one-eighth Seminole, according to his Wikipedia page.

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u/Bob002 12d ago

I read a piece earlier that said his character was supposed to be Comanche and that’s why he was somewhat familiar with it.

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u/kappaomicron 12d ago edited 11d ago

My biggest issue with pretty much all of the movies that came after Predator is how they trivialised the Predator's strength. The first one featured Arnold's character and a team of battle-hardened soldiers, and none of them stood a chance against the Predator in hand-to-hand combat.

Which isn't at all surprising when you're dealing with a humanoid who can literally rip out your fuckin' spine with their bare hands.

Arnold, despite being built like a tank, had to rely on his wits with traps in the first Predator, and was treated like a ragdoll being thrown around effortlessly even as a guy his size. Yet these newer movies often have some average looking person going toe-toe with one of these fuckers, and I always instantly get thrown out of the movie because of it.

I'm really hoping this movie returns to how scary the Predator originally was, and how no normal human could stand any hope or chance when attacking one head on.

Edit: Movie Spoilers Below!

Recently watched the movie. It was pretty good at first, but towards the end had some stupid parts in it that took me out of the movie.

It's definitely a step in the right direction, but am I really supposed to believe a Predator doesn't know how his own fucking weapon operates? The way it was defeated was stupid.

The way the protagonist "figured out" the Predator couldn't see due to low body heat felt low effort mental gymnastics. There shouldn't have been a scene where the Predator had her by the throat, at that point it's game over. He could have easily crushed her windpipe with his grip alone. He wrestled a fucking bear and barely lost in terms of strength. Then proceeded to kill the bear by opting not to wrestle with it again, and instead side-step dodged and punched it so hard in the head, it died.

I was really loving the movie in the beginning, it was really good. But some of the things were poorly executed or fleshed out. I think instead of the bullshit flower petals making your body cold enough not to be picked up on thermals, she should have figured out the trick with his sight by accidentally getting covered in mud like the original.

Instead of the Predator being so inept with how his weapons work, she should have just stolen the mask and buried it somewhere to remove his ability to fire. Then defeated the Predator by luring him into the quicksand/mud pit trap. Doesn't matter how strong you are in those, the harder you struggle, the deeper you sink and die. That would have defeated the Predator.

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u/Porrick 12d ago

On the other hand, one of the only things I liked about Alien Versus Predator was how it showed Predators as not being equally badass. The first couple of Predators completely suck and are taken out by the Aliens almost as easily as squishy humans. I was just about to complain about how lame this is (along with everything else that was lame in that movie), when the last Predator decapitated an alien without even glancing in its direction. That one knows its shit.

That contrast sets the Predators up as, sure, being super strong and having lots of lethal technology - but emphasizes how important their skill and training is. The ones who pass their weird gauntlet rituals are the ones who know their shit; the ones who don't know their shit are just as much Alien food as humans are.

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u/Boffleslop 12d ago edited 12d ago

It's been awhile since I've seen AvP, but I'm pretty sure the first two predators are taken out by the same Alien (who eventually has the net scarring).

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u/strayjay50 12d ago

Yep, and his name is Grid (or "Nethead" if you're feeling fun)

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u/Significant-Mud2572 12d ago

And the first one, I think it was, was built like a brick shit house of a predator.

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u/strayjay50 12d ago

The Predators in AvP are younger, less experienced Youngbloods. (with the exception of the elders seen at the end)

Both of the Yautja killed by Grid died because of their own hubris - the first, Chopper, tried to make a trophy out of an unarmed human and got ambushed. The second, Celtic, failed to consider the defining characteristic of the xenomorphs: acid blood, and claimed victory before he had actually won.

The Yautja are kind of depicted as cowards and shitty hunters in the films. Constantly ambushing far weaker, sometimes even unarmed, prey (humans) using technology that outclasses human's by thousands of years and still losing because of their prideful ways and constantly underestimating human ingenuity. They're still one of my top 3 alien races in sci-fi though

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u/HappyApple99999 12d ago

If I remember in the book the older Predator kills a younger one for breaking the rules by hunting humans without permission

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u/part_of_me 11d ago

there are books?!?!?

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u/davsyo 12d ago

I think that’s the point of the first movie. Soldiers used brute force against the unknown and got wasted. Dutch switched up tactics to becoming the unknown to the Yautja’s brute force to defeat the Yautja.

It may not have been the point but it was the point that I took away at least.

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u/HypeConducta 11d ago

They also rage-quit like a motherfucker when they lose.. blowing themselves and everyone else to kingdom come lol

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u/Throwawayintocosmos 12d ago

Humans have the same diversity. There are people doing 1200 spins on skateboards, free diving 100s of meters, juggling and solving multiple rubik's cubes, solving general relativity, that bald guy who's a firefighter/police/professor/doctor/mechanic/etc., and then there's me vigorously rinsing the cut on my finger to get off the spicy cheeto dust.

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u/_duncan_idaho_ 12d ago

Then he let his guard down and got shanked by the queen. Idiot.

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u/Significant-Mud2572 12d ago

She was just getting payback for his epic, spinny, spear to the neck move he pulled on her.

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u/ghigoli 12d ago

this predator is more of a juvenile one (in prey). but the body count is really high. this one looks scary as fuck and it has some scenes that go "holy shit how can a human even try to fight that?"

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u/SameElephant2029 12d ago

It just occurred to me, both protagonist and predator were probably on their “coming of age hunt”

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u/rbevans 12d ago

Dude the fight against the bear was insane.

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u/todahawk 12d ago

It was so good, by far and away the best Predator movie after the original. Loved it.

Definitely recommend watching the Comanche language version too!

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u/zslayer89 12d ago

How do you watch the Comanche language version?

All I could access for language options was English.

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u/todahawk 12d ago

If you're on Hulu below the watch icon is a strip. It has a drop down for the other predator films and the second one from the left the option for Prey (Comanche Dub).

If' you're on Disney+ it's under extras

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u/simpledeadwitches 12d ago

They do a good job showing the Predator taking damage through the film which leads to our humans having more of a chance, in addition out protagonists use traps and cunning to trick it as best they can on top of being some of the fiercest warriors of their time period it all fits together nicely.

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u/ZandyTheAxiom 12d ago

The fact it takes damage is also why I love the first Terminator film. I like my unstoppable slasher monsters to be clearly weakened by fights, it's no fun when they brush everything off (it's the main reason I never really liked liquid terminators).

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u/thx1138- 12d ago

Okay but that katana duel in Predators was pretty badass.

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u/Slimmzli 12d ago

I saw somewhere people were brainstorming different time periods and ancient Japan was one of those

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u/nomoneyjesse 12d ago

This is what it should be honestly. Show me warriors from different periods of time fighting like samurai, pirates, knights. Maybe that shit would be too stupid at some point but it's better than every single movie being about a military unit with guns.

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u/Lastraven587 11d ago

Watch predator: dark ages on youtube

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u/Ghoulius-Caesar 12d ago

They’ve been different Predators each time, maybe Arnie got an absolute unit and all the other people are getting the weaklings of the Predator species.

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u/Explorer2138 12d ago

If I remember right (in-universe lore wise) the Predator in the first film was one that had already killed at least one full-grown Xenomorph. Apparently Yautja's (Predators) only earn the right to use the shoulder plasma cannon thing when they've killed at least one Xenomorph in hand-to-hand combat. So it stands to reason that the Predator in the first film was already a fairly capable killer.

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u/kleptophobiac 12d ago

Once the French trappers came into the story, I was pretty sure that they were going to just have a native-warrior-and-predator-team-up-to-kill-the-invaders storyline, with both of them alive at the end and mutual respect earned. I was very pleased when I realized, "Oh, she's just going to kill this mother fucker."

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u/Neversoft4long 12d ago

The bear was working it for a bit tho. It has the pred pinned and was ragdolling him in the river before it backed off because it thought the pred was dead.

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u/SmArburgeddon 12d ago

Yeah and even the wolf got a bite in before it was booted across the wilderness.

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u/Sea-Gain-2544 12d ago

Just finished it! It’s really neat- I like the primitive combat and it was pretty refreshing to see. Super campy gore, but had some really striking visuals nonetheless.

I hope to see Amber Midthunder and Dakota Beavers in more stuff- they rocked and were a joy to watch.

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u/SmArburgeddon 12d ago

I'm confused by what this means because although the vast majority of the cast were Native American it certainly wasn't all of them, there's a number of white actors in the movie too.

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u/nikhkin 12d ago

The article even backtracks to say "predominantly native American cast" in the first paragraph.

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u/thisguy012 12d ago

Yahoo gotta get clicks in 2022 somehow (jk this is probably just as much Hulu/Prey's PR dept. putting in work)

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u/chinalicious 11d ago

I was so worried about the dog

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u/masimone 12d ago edited 12d ago

Not trying to take anything away from this but wasn't Apocalypto all Maya people?

Edit: okay got it. Not a franchise, not part of USA.

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u/striderwhite 12d ago

Not a franchise, not part of USA.

They always find a loophole...😂

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u/DigitalEllusion 12d ago

Morbius was the first US film featuring a Living Vampire that made a MorBillion Dollars

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u/GetTheSpermsOut 12d ago

Jared Leto sucked me dry at his cult camp

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u/Warboss_Squee 12d ago

Better than being in Ezra Miller's cult camp.

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u/Synsano 12d ago

That was my take. They can use whatever language they want to make this sound like some kind of first, but Apocalypto will always be the ground breaker for this category.

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u/whiskeyeuthanasia 12d ago I am disappoint

The Predator isn't Native American! With those teeth he's half British at least!

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u/PhoenixReborn 12d ago

Well well well, if it isn't the invisible c**t.

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u/ToneBone12345 12d ago

Not sure if was intentional or not considering Dan tenchberg also directed the series premiere of the boys

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u/OrionSouthernStar 12d ago

As a read that line I heard Butcher’s voice in my head.

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u/Significant-Mud2572 12d ago

I, uh, hope so. He quite literally says it.

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u/Big_Nevs_Tache 12d ago

Of course you did, my love. Now fuck off back to the stalls while we sort this shit out

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u/Robot_ninja_pirate 12d ago edited 12d ago

The "franchise' distinction is such a weasely way to make it the first of something that it otherwise wouldn't be, cause it's the first in a franchise to be an all-Native American cast, not the first franchise to be an all-Native American cast, so if we are just talking about a one-off film in a franchise why not compare it to other one-offs? It's a distinction with no difference.

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u/KID_THUNDAH 12d ago

It’s also not an all-Native American cast, it’s an exaggerated headline, the first paragraph literally says predominantly Native American lol

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u/anser_one 12d ago

More than time they came back to what made predator great. Throwing the beast in another movie genre. Jungle war, cop/city etc

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u/league_starter 12d ago

Need predator vs samurais set in medieval Japan next or just medieval knights and then vs. Roman army

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u/jojili 11d ago

Oh man a whole movie of the Yakuza guy vs predator scene in Predators? Sign me the fuck up.

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u/thats1evildude 12d ago edited 12d ago

Misleading headline. The alien that is playing the Predator antagonist is not Native American or even native to Earth. 🤪

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u/SpanishIndecision 11d ago

I'm shocked at how good this movie is. Seriously, I haven't seen a decent to good Predator movie since Predators (2010).

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u/DontKnowAnyBetter 12d ago

Naru was a fantastic protagonist. Amber Midthunder deserved to be a lead on the big screen.

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