Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Year Released: 2022
Way back before the United States came to be, youthful Native American Naru (Amber Midthunder, who looks a little like Aubrey Plaza) wants to prove to her peers that she can hunt (but they doubt her abilities) ... and then gets tested to the max when she and the others realize there's an invisible space alien out there that only exists to kill. I have to give it credit for attempting something new with the "Predator Universe" - how would people in the 18th century with muskets and clubs fend off a tricked-out super soldier? - and it borrows from the world of video games for its structure: Naru undergoes early challenges to "level up" by improving her axe-throwing, surviving sinking in mud, fending off a bear, escaping from French trappers, learning how to fire a pistol, and then facing the "Final Boss." A lot of suspension of disbelief is required, but there's a ton of bloody effects and brisk action to keep it rolling forward and it's good representation for the Comanche Nation (we Americans should be reminded of our own history). Lastly, I would like to point out that comparing the colonizers with a species of intergalactic hunters isn't really fair: those Ugly Mothertruckers at least have some ethics.