'Priority One: Alpha Base. The Prometheus has dropped out of orbit. Communications and life support systems are down. Situation Critical: Status of Crew and Prisoner unknown.' A group of intergalactic commandos crash-land on a desolate and hostile planet while transporting a deadly alien prisoner who escapes and goes on the run. The commandos report in to their home base to seek assistance but are told they must track down and recapture their Alien alive, at all costs. The surviving commandos play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with their former prisoner who is smart and not easily outwitted. But as the commandos are picked off one-by-one and the odds begin to turn, who is the real hunter and who is the prey? With a clear nod to the original Star Wars trilogy, Hunter Prey is classic sci-fi that will delight fans with its painstaking recreation of an alien world where danger, conflict and deceit abound.
A great Sci-Fi movie which punches well above its weight.
- Hunter Prey review by Shatner's Bassoon
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I went into watching Hunter Prey without any real prior knowledge of the film, except that it did have a lot of positive reviews about it on the web.
After a sceptical first 10 minutes I was somewhat expecting a Star Wars Boba Fett bounty hunters rip off, but after 15 minutes I was hooked as the storyline unravelled, 30 minutes in there was a terrific twist to the story and from that point I was glued to the screen until the final credits rolled.
It's hard to give a full review as don't want to give away any of the plotline, (part of the brilliance of the film is the way the story unfolds), but I have to say this was one of the best Sci-Fi films I've seen in the past few years. Well directed, decent acting, with a subtle use of decent quality special effects.Hunter Prey is an excellent example that you don't need $100+ million to make a decent Sci-Fi movie.