Predator Star Jesse Ventura Calls Prey “Thoughtful, Creative and Wonderful”

It’s no secret that Prey receives praise from all quarters for its tense action sequences, musical score of Sarah Schachner and director by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) single take on the fifth entry in the long run Predator franchise. In reality, Jesse Ventura – retired professional wrestler and 38th Governor of Minnesota who played Blain Cooper’s most relevant role in the 1987 original Predatorwho launched the franchise – took to Twitter to extend his praise to the cast and crew directly.

Created by brothers James Thomas and John Thomas, Prey is a prequel to the other four films of the Predator universe as well as an origin for the extraterrestrial creature when it first came to Earth. The gripping action-thriller is incredibly well-received, with reviews calling it the best Predator film for years as well as a standing ovation at Collider’s screening of the film at Comic-Con in San Diego in July. Written by Patrick Aaison (wayward pines), the film is set in 1719 in the heart of the Comanche Nation and follows Naru, a fierce warrior played by Amber Middle of Thunder (Legion, Against all odds), who must track down a creature with highly advanced technology that she encountered in the forest near her tribe.


The former wrestler and governor, who played Vietnam War veteran and heavy hitter Alan “Dutch” Shaefer (38th Governor and terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger) private military team in the first movie, praised the franchise’s latest addition Prey Saturday night saying:

“#PreyMovie Great, great, movie. @AmberMidthunder you definitely don’t have time to bleed. Welcome to the Predator family. @DannyTRS Thanks for making such a thoughtful, creative and wonderful film.

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Midthunder, whose performance received almost universal acclaim, responded to the Tweet by thanking Ventura.

Trachtenberg, who pointed out the differences between his version of the monster and his portrayal in his predecessors in an interview, also responded:

Dane DiLiegro, the in-demand professional basketball player turned creature actor who took over Kevin Peter Hall’s performance as Predator in Prey, also tweeted Ventura, in response:

To which, Ventura replied, “It’s not an easy task after the late great Kevin Peter Hall’s performance as Predator. I take my hat off to you. Fantastic work.

Prey may stream in English or Comanche on Hulu and Disney+ in international territories where Hulu is not yet available. The film will not be released in theaters, which is a first for the Predator franchise.

The film is currently streaming on Hulu. Check out the trailer below:

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