A found footage film set in the South African wild, where animals and poachers rule. A Young Zulu girl, Mbali, meets an American tourist group on safari. The group enter uncharted hunting ... See full summary »
While working in a dam in Africa, the American hydraulic engineer Tom Newman brings his family to spend a couple of days in the Leopard's Rest Lodge. His fourteen year-old daughter Jessica is having friction with her stepmother Amy since she does not accept the divorce of her parents. On the next morning, Amy, Jessica and her brother David go in a game drive with a ranger while Tom goes to the dam. While driving off-road, David asks the ranger to stop the jeep to go to the "toilet", and unexpectedly they are attacked by a group of starving lions that kill and eat the ranger. Amy, Jessica and David are trapped in the jeep and stalked by the wild lions. When Tom returns to the hotel and finds that his family has not returned from the game, he asks for help to the experienced hunter and guide Crawford and together they seek Tom's family. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Wow, what a complete disaster of a movie. Won't bother with an explanatory breakdown of this gem. Distill any and every animal/fish/bird attack flick into a short series of clichéd, cursory plot points and characters, replace location to Africa and mean beasties to Lions, and you have Prey. Nothing new. Nothing Interesting. Pure cinematic pablum. Seriously, it's so predictable in places, it's actually embarrassing.
Considering the beauty of Africa's lands and creatures - that we've all seen in countless documentaries and other (well made) movies - the fact that Prey isn't even well shot, is another rusty nail in the coffin.
Peter Weller's new history television shows are great, surely he could do better than this tripe.
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