Prey Ending explained and a briefing after credits: how the new Predator movie connects to the series

Warning: Full spoilers follow Prey. Want to know if there’s a credits scene? We’ll tell you here. Over there rather is. Read on for all these details.

If he’s bleeding, we can kill him. Hulu’s Prey takes the Predator road at a time when one of the galaxy’s greatest hunters fought the Comanche warriors in the 18th century. A new time, the same deadly Predator traversing the toughest hunt he can find. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg, Prey tells the story of the first hunting of the Predator species on Earth. And we’re here to discuss the ending and dive into the Easter eggs we spotted in this epic adventure!

Explanation of the ending of Prey’s movie

The year is 1719 in the Northern Great Plains, and the Predator is thrown here to Earth to find and hunt a predator from the top of the planet – you know, pretty standard Predator style stuff.

In fact, the core story in Prey is also pretty standard Predator style stuff, in a good way – the fierce human warrior uses his wits and surroundings to hunt and kill a deadly alien warrior whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill. As we mentioned in full Prey Reviewthe movie brings the Predator back to its roots. It’s about hunting.

Our main character is Naru (played by Amber Midthunder), a Comanche warrior and hunter, whose family seems to think that they should leave the hunt to the boys. As our heroine, she begins to guess that there is something in the forest that may well be hunting her tribe. She is also the one who finally finds out how to beat Predator and includes a variety of orange flower that, when ingested, can lower body temperature enough to avoid being detected by predator eyesight.

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The final battle begins when Naru and her brother Taabe (Dakota Beavers) attack the Predator. Taabe holds on for a while, but you know these Predator fights are fun and entertaining until someone gets pierced. And that’s exactly what is happening.

After a brief escape, Naru prepares for a final confrontation by eating a bouquet of flowers as well as using the trapper as bait to lure the Predator. This allows Naru to use a special gun (more on that gun below) to install the moon roof on the back of the alien’s head. He then steals a Predator helmet that differs from the helmets Predators have worn in the past, but aids in targeting his ranged missiles.

As an alien chases her (the moon roof wasn’t enough), Naru attacks from above, further injuring him. He eventually throws him into a swamp, slowing him long enough for Naru to deliver a killing blow, using his bone helmet to redirect the alien’s targeted projectiles into his own forehead.

As in the other Predator games, the winning hunter must learn how alien technology works and how to defeat it. This precedent was set in Predator 1, and Naru’s plan mirrors what Dutch is doing in this film, which is in this the future of the film. I see?

However, it’s about those orange flowers. So of course they allowed Naru to do the same as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Dutchman did in Predator 1 when he covered himself with mud to lower body temperature and avoid that Predator scanners and sight.

Eventually, after defeating the Predator, Naru cuts off his head and carries it back to his village. She is celebrated as a warrior and warns her people of the dangers of both the alien and the trapper she has encountered.

Prey’s end credits scene

During the first batch of credits, an animated rerun of the film’s events takes place. It’s really cool, but the last thing we see is a shot of Predator ships emerging from a group of clouds … just above the Comanche tribe camp. Does this mean that Naru and her people are doomed? Or maybe the sequel could just be used with these characters? Time will tell!

Predatory Easter eggs

There were two big references to earlier Predator movies that we picked up on Prey.

The first is a reference to one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous statements in the first film, when Taabe said the same thing: “If he is bleeding, we can kill him.”

And of course the second big one is a reference to the Predator 2. This is the gun Naru throws the elders… after he also threw the Predator head. It’s the same gun with the same inscription Danny Glover gets as a reward for killing his own Predator 300 years later. This means the Predators had to come back to Earth at some point to retrieve their weapons, so… Fun Easter Egg? You bet. Bad news for Naru and her tribe? Big time.

What do you think about Prey? At what other times do you want to see the next Predator series visit? Let’s talk in the comments!

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