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Prey (2022) has been a huge success, breaking records on Hulu and Disney+, while also receiving rave reviews from audiences and critics. Some even go so far as to say that it is the best sequel to the Predator series since the 1987 original with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
However, when the first trailer was released, some fans were concerned that the main lead would be a woman, largely because many studios these days tend to insert gender policies into their projects, with Marvel’s She-Hulk: Lawyer (2022) being the most recent example.
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But whether you like the movie or not, Prey it turned out to be anything but an anti-patriarchal project with a bumbling feminist agenda, with main character Naru (Amber Midthunder) determined to become a hunter within her tribe simply because she feels it’s her calling.
Now, in an interview with People, actress Amber Midthunder has responded to some of those criticisms. This is what she had to say:
“People are always going to say things, but that’s just noise. Honestly, those people have no idea what they’re talking about. First of all, I am very proud of our film and I think [director] Dan [Trachtenberg] he is an amazing filmmaker. He has done something that people can swallow his words for.”
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Midthunder continued, explaining that her character, Naru, is anything but someone with a “wake-up agenda”, saying that she’s “not a girl who defies what men say she can and can’t do” and that she’s just a “person who feels called to something”:
“I think a lot of people thought our movie would be some sort of super-awakened story, F-the-patriarchy, and it’s not about that at all. She is not a girl who defies what men say she can and cannot do. She is literally a person who feels called to something and the people who know her do not believe that this is her calling. That’s much more personal and, I He thinks, as a character, more difficult to deal with than anything else.”
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It also touched on the history of the Comanche, as many fans have criticized the fact that a woman like Naru can take on the Predator in the first place (even though the Predator is much less advanced than the Predator). the original film from 1987 and beyond):
“People don’t know much about native history. Period. So they don’t know what kind of warriors we were. There are people who don’t even know that there are different tribes or languages. So that already comes from a place of ignorance. Then you look at it and say, ‘Oh no, man. The Comanches were truly great warriors. They were known to be some of the fiercest warriors of all. And they had a society of women warriors, so there were women who fought and hunted. So yeah I think you look at that and just [tell yourself], ‘Okay, whatever, people are always going to say things.’ I’m proud of what we did.”
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While some fans were understandably skeptical when the Prey The trailer was released for the first time, the final film speaks for itself and does not seem to have any kind of political agenda. Which is more than we can say about movies like Ghostbusters: answer the call (2016), which alienated its own target audience before it even hit theaters.
If you haven’t seen the latest yet Predator continuation Preycheck out the official trailer below:
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According to 20th Century Studios and Hulu, here is the official synopsis for the fifth movie of the Predator Serie, Prey:
Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago during 1719, the film follows Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior, who has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters to roam the Great Plains. So when danger threatens his camp, he sets out to protect the people from it. The prey he stalks and ultimately faces turns out to be a highly evolved alien with a technologically advanced arsenal, resulting in a fierce and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.
— 20th Century Studios and Hulu
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Prey follow Predator (1987), predator 2 (1987), alien vs predator (2004), Aliens vs Predator: Requiem (2007), predators (2010), and The predator.
Whether there will be a follow-up remains to be seen. Prey, though director Dan Trachtenberg has hinted at future sequels. But I hope we see more of Amber Midthunder as Naru.
Prey now streaming on Hulu and Disney+. It stars Amber Midthunder (Naru), Dakota Beavers (Taabe), Stormee Kipp, Michelle Thrush, Julian Black Antelope, Dane DiLiegro (The Predator).
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