Danton returns to do his thing and his thing is killing so many people in ridiculous ways. This time he gets kidnapped by Colonel Hogan for the sake of a "never hunt a man" competition, faces off against Thorton, receives an assist from an old military buddy, has his wife kidnapped by a sexretary and does a fist pump in the air. Sound familiar?
If you had told us that Deadliest Prey is just a remake of Deadly Prey without any of a new story we would have been deeply disappointed. It shouldn't work. But somehow Deadliest Prey does work. There's no better way they could have done it. It's so much fun and has so much fan service that works great that we absolutely loved it.
For the most part Deadliest Prey is stocked with the same characters as Deadly Prey, including Danton, Colonel Hogan, Thorton, the Sexretary, Danton's wife and the former bud. This time though there's an addition of 3 computer "hackers" who are the biggest of doofuses (doofusi?) and are atrociously bad (awesome) actors. They also do the fairly common thing of no knowledge of how the Internet works. It's great. Poor dialogue and even poorer deliverer from them makes for a very welcome addition.
The greatest addition to the Deadly Prey franchise is one Michael Danton Jr. (played by Michael Prior, son of Ted Prior). Jr does one thing that makes the movie fantastic in a sudden twist and then teams up with Dad to do the Danton air fist pump. It's great. The relationship between Ted and his son is quite clear and that this sequel is mostly just for Michael Prior. If you don't love that, then you have a cold dead soul. We really hope that little Danton has a bright future and hopefully we get to see more of him.
Danton 2 is a hell of a good time, but you must see Deadly Prey first. If it has one strike against it, it can't be done as a standalone piece. We highly recommend both of them and ownership of these films is a must. Thank you David (RIP), Ted and Michael Prior for doing everything you guys did.
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