Film / Hunter Prey
is a low budget sci-fi movie made in 2010 that borrows liberally from The Chronicles of Riddick
Franchise. A ship transporting a dangerous prisoner crash lands on a harsh desert planet. The survivors must overcome the elements in order to bring in their escaped prey, but who exactly is the one being hunted?
Plays many of the conventional Space Opera
tropes straight, right down to the Star-Warsey music.
Hunter Prey provides examples of the following tropes:
- Bounty Hunter: One drops in partway through to capture the prisoner for himself.
- Dwindling Party: There are initially four surviving guards, but only one remains by the halfway mark.
- Faceless Goons: The soldiers are this until their suits adapt them to the planet's environment.
- Gambit Roulette: First they're trying to stop the prisoner, then it turns out it was useless. THEN he grows a heart to spare their planet. Then it was revealed to be a decoy, but the bomb ship ISN'T actually launched yet.
- Insistent Terminology: The alien bounty hunter prefers to call himself a soldier of fortune. Possibly a result of translation: he clearly doesn't speak English terribly well, seeing as it's an all-but-dead language.