What motivates Amber Midthunder to protect her home and loved ones
There are many reasons for admiration in “Prey”. For a particular audience, what makes this current installment of the “Predator” franchise better than its previous four installments is Naru Amber Midthunder’s dream Comanche hunter. Naru isn’t your typical caretaker. She prefers to play the playing with her beloved pet Sarii by her side. It is at this point that she encounters an incredible bipedal alien that views Earth as a game to preserve and human beings as their supreme prize.
They suspect she’s an animal and attempt to scare her. She decides to face this issue, rather than let go. . . solo. A couple of years ago I voiced my anger of pop culture’s constant repetition of the white warrior woman archetype. I lamented the absence of such prominent roles for women of color. Midthunder’s Naru is Midthunder’s powerful answer to “Prey” as a warrior that isn’t destined with a distant goal or a divine weapon, rather, one who wants to ensure the safety of her family as well as her beloved ones.
Naru knows things, like ways to collect and utilize herbs for medicinal purposes, as well as noticing the things we don’t see, for instance, how the ghostly butchers that are hunting the rest her party makes use of his equipment as well as the ways they function. There is no one, not even the brother Taabe (Dakota Beaversis interested in aiding Naru achieve the ceremony that is known as Kuhtaamia which requires warriors to effectively track down and take on predators that are also after them. Her work is hard, and she invents new weaponry to bring about the change. And then she learns to lead her own life.
Through prudence and courage, Naru brings home the head of the kind of alien which nearly killed Arnold Schwarzenegger’s special force commander in the first “Predator” movie. It also shows the lethal aliens are equally opportunity foes: neither his trooper, Dutch, nor Naru can physical defeat one Predator. The Predator can only be defeated through the use of knowledge. Predator encounters have been successfully fought by women before. This is evident in “Alien Vs. Predator,” an offshoot of the popular franchise in which Sanaa Lathan’s expert guide defeated her alien fighting partner.
Raga’s Isabelle might have made it through the battle, but it was Naru’s determination and grit that carried her through to the end. She didn’t rely on any magical powers or prophecies. She earned the victory by herself.
The movie “The The Predator” is an example with a meticulously designed and executed creative process that began with the director’s choice to make the film in versions featuring the English language and the Comanche language, all the way to the filmmaker’s determination to present details about life in the 20th century in the Comanche Nation in the most exact way is possible. All three actorsas well as crew and producers created a true representation of Comanche society.
It was her courage and perseverance that led her to victory. Naru didn’t depend on magical powers or prophecies. She earned the victory by your own efforts.