There seems to be a hard and fast rule that any movie based on a popular franchise is going to come under criticism for not meeting some requirements that fans have in their heads. When it was announced that a Predator prequel movie was coming from Disney, with a female lead, social media immediate lit up with comments from Predator fans decrying the demise of the franchise. Of course, the last few Predator movies haven’t quite set the world alight and when Prey arrived its reviews bested even the original Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. However, that didn’t stop trolls from continuing to negatively react to Amber Midthunder’s Naru, something that director Dan Trachtenberg says is born from them misremembering John McTiernan’s 1987 movie.
Prey has delivered some of the best reviews of the Predator franchise, but some still have issues with the movie’s female lead. Read More