‘Prey’ vs. ‘Predator’ – The Battle Where Everyone Wins

Leave it to writer/director Dan Trachtenberg to once again emerge from the shadows with a surprise franchise extension.

In 2016, it was with his lean, scary and never-more relevant “10 Cloverfield Lane” and now, premiering exclusively on Hulu, is his surprise action/sci-fi/horror, “Prey.” The reviews have largely and deservedly been raves for Trachtenberg’s prequel to “Predator” (1987) and clever rethink of the entire franchise.

Many have stated that “Prey” is the best of all the Predator films and provides everything that the sequels have lacked. Is that the case, or is the collective enthusiasm for “Prey” overshadowed by what came before it?

Let’s begin with our first entry, the one that instructs us to “Get to da choppah!”

John McTiernan’s “Predator”...

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