Warning: full spoilers follow for Prey. Do you want to know if there is an end credits scene? We will tell you here. The kind of is. Read on for all those details.
If he bleeds, we can kill him. Hulu’s Prey takes on The Predator way back in time, pitting one of the galaxy’s greatest hunters against the Comanche warriors of the 1700s. A new era, the same deadly predator stalks the toughest hunt he can find. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg, Prey tells the story of the Predator species’ first hunt on Earth. And we’re here to break down the ending and dive into the Easter Eggs we spotted in this epic adventure!
The Prey Movie Ending Explained
It’s the year 1719 on the Northern Great Plains, and a Predator is dropped here on Earth to find and hunt the planet-top predator – you know, pretty standard Predator-style stuff.
And actually, Prey’s core story is also pretty standard Predator-style, in a good way – a fierce human warrior uses his wits and environment to hunt down and kill a deadly alien warrior whose sole purpose is to hunt. and kill. As we mentioned in our full Examination of prey, the film takes Predator back to its roots. It’s all about hunting.
Our main character is Naru (played by Amber Midthunder), a Comanche warrior and hunter whose family seems to think she should leave the hunting to the guys. As our heroine, she’s the one who begins to realize that there’s something out there in the forest that could very well drive her tribe away. She is also the one who ends up understanding how to beat the Predator, and it is a breed of orange blossom that, when consumed, can lower a person’s body temperature enough to avoid detection by the Predator’s heat vision.
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The final fight begins as Naru and his brother Taabe (Dakota Beavers) both engage the Predator. Taabe holds out for a while, but you know these Predator fights are all fun and fun until someone gets impaled. This is exactly what is happening.
After briefly escaping, Naru prepares for the final showdown, eating a bouquet of flowers while using a trapper as bait to lure the Predator. This allows Naru to use a special gun (more on this gun below) to install a sunroof on the back of the alien’s head. She then steals the Predator’s helmet, which is different from the helmets we’ve seen Predators wear in the past, but it helps with aiming her projectiles from a distance.
As the alien chases after her (the sunroof wasn’t enough), Naru attacks from above, further injuring him. She eventually leads him into the swamp, which slows him down long enough for Naru to set up the killing blow, using the bone bar to redirect the alien’s targeted projectiles so they end up inside. from his own forehead.
So, just like in other installments in the Predator franchise, the victorious hunter must understand how alien technology works and how to find ways to defeat it. This precedent was set long ago in Predator 1, and Naru’s plan echoes what Dutch does in that movie, which is in this the future of the movie. I understood?
It is, however, those orange flowers. So obviously they allowed Naru to do the same thing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Dutchman does in Predator 1 when he covers himself in mud to lower his body temperature and escape this Predator scanners and sight.
Finally, after defeating the Predator, Naru cuts off its head and brings it back to his village. She is celebrated as a warrior and she warns her people of the dangers brought by both the alien and the trapper she has encountered.
Prey end credits scene
During the first batch of end credits, a lively rehearsal of the film’s events unfolds. It’s really cool, but the last thing we see is a photo of the Predator ships emerging from a cluster of clouds… just above the Comanche tribe camp. Does that mean Naru and his people are doomed after all? Or maybe just a sequel could be in the works with these characters? Time will tell us!
Easter Eggs of Prey
There were two big references to previous Predator movies that we picked in Prey.
The first is a reference to one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous lines from the first film, when the same line is said by Taabe: “If it bleeds, we can kill it.”
And of course the other big one refers to Predator 2. It’s that gun that Naru throws at the elders…after also shaking the Predator’s head. It’s the same pistol with the same inscription that Danny Glover receives as a prize for killing his own Predator 300 years later. Now that means that at some point, the Predators must have returned to Earth to retrieve this weapon, so… A fun easter egg? You bet. Bad news for Naru and his tribe? Highligths.
What did you think of Prey? What other times would you like to see the next visit to the Predator franchise? Let’s discuss it in the comments!