Netflix’s wild new thriller will make your heart beat faster • BGR
If you love having your protagonists in the movies hunted down, chased, poisoned and besieged by bad guys, Netflix has you covered on that front with its Friday movie releases. Indeed, two big new movies that the streamer has released – Kate, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, as well as a German-language thriller, the Netflix film Prey – will have rooted viewers for the protagonists who are put to the test, and then some.
In the case of the first, the end seems pre-established. No spoilers, but Netflix is making one thing pretty clear in the promotional material. That the titular hero of this one is an assassin that the bad guys have poisoned. Which sends him on a rampage of revenge after his very imminent death. During this time, Prey in the same way, it all comes down to the existential minimum, to the point where you have a group of friends hiking. There is a mysterious shooter. And this shooter decided that friends are – what else? You guessed it. It’s right there in the title.
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“On his bachelor party weekend, Roman, his brother Albert and their friends go on a nature hike,” the Netflix synopsis explains. “When the group hears gunshots nearby, they attribute it to hunters in the woods. “
They soon realize, however, that for some reason that shooter is the hunter. And they have become unwitting prey, in a desperate race for survival.
A backpacking trip goes horribly wrong in PREY, a survival thriller coming to Netflix on September 10. pic.twitter.com/eZXcdTVbSZ
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Netflix, we must add, has already had great success with German content. Indeed, there are people who will tell you that Dark, which was Netflix’s first German TV series and debuted in 2017, is one of the best shows they’ve ever seen. Which has a pretty complex time travel element to its narrative. It’s a series that will emotionally overwhelm viewers who are patient enough to stick with this mentally demanding series.
Cinema side, Blood red sky was also quite lively when it debuted on Netflix. This German-language feature film is a bloody horror thriller. It is about a mother protecting her son in a hijacked plane by transforming into a real monster. “A woman with a mysterious illness is forced into action when a group of terrorists attempt to hijack a transatlantic overnight flight,” the Netflix official said. Blood red sky the synopsis reads. “In order to protect her son, she will have to reveal a dark secret and free the vampire she fought to hide.”
Following Prey details
Regarding the new Prey film on Netflix, Thomas Sieben is the screenwriter and director. The predominantly German cast includes David Kross, Hanno Koffler, Maria Ehrich, Yung Ngo and Livia Matthes, among others.
User reactions and reviews continue to pour in. Rotten Tomatoes, at the time of this writing, does not yet have enough data to assign critical and audience ratings. On IMDb, however, the film currently has a weighted average of 4.5 / 10, based on contributions from just over 500 IMDb users.