Friday, August 12, 2022

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Read It From A-Z As A Teen

We didn't have the Internet. This was our Google. Used it all the time time for school projects and assignments. I used to take a volume to bed with me and read them all back in those days before the computer.

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Nope (2022)

This one was late in getting to me as my screener was nowhere to be seen. It's a rare thing for Yuri to let me down so I was worried I would miss this film. It's been getting some good buzz so I was keen to check it out.

This was a strange movie experience for me. I found it to be very very slow in the first hour and that made me turn it off, something I never do. Once I start a film I finish it regardless. A few days later I picked up where I left off and the second half improved dramatically even though at times it's reach exceeds it's grasp. I had a hard time figuring out what the film wanted to be. Is it a science fiction film or a horror film or both? I don't think it even knows at times which Peele seems to want the audience to think and that is often frustrating. Save for the streaming service.

Nope is a 2022 American science fiction horror film written, directed, and produced by Jordan Peele under his Monkeypaw Productions banner. It stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, and Brandon Perea and follows two ranch-owning siblings who attempt to capture evidence of an unidentified flying object.

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Prey (2022)

One of my all time guilty pleasures is the original 80s action films, PREDATOR. The concept was always solid. An elite team of soldiers goes against an alien who lives to hunt other species. Start with that and just take off the reigns from there. Now imagine the same story but set in a time when then concept of 'hunting' takes on a whole new meaning. In Comanche culture, hunting is life and status and a worthy goal for any young man or woman in the tribe. A good hunter is essential to the life of the entire tribe. The dynamic is changed the moment you realize that hunters with spears and stone axes have a chance against alien tech and physical superiority as much as soldiers with modern weaponry. That is where the excitement lies at the heart of PREY.

Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, "Prey" is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior. She has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.

I really enjoyed this coming of age story as Naru sets out to prove herself to her tribe and herself and comes up against the most fearsome hunter in the Galaxy. The way that the odds become evened between the two is very well done.. Nothing feels forced and in that there is hope that our girl will come out on top by being smarter and more resourceful. She in essence turns the table on the Predator and turns him into the prey being hunted here.

I also really enjoyed the setting and depiction of North American native life on the Plains. Plus the violent fight choreography is not toned down and lives up to what is expected in a PREDATOR film. Everything is tense and the victory feels real and hard won.

With a strong female protagonist and thrilling action, PREY is a winner and worth your time.

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