Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The Search for Our Beginning Could Lead to Our End.
A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
"Sometimes, to create one must first destroy."
Why do we watch movies? Some would say it's just a way to pass the time. Others would say they watch movies for their entertainment values, the spectacle and escapism they provide. Others would say a good story is the reason. Others would say it's because of the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into putting together a movie, the process through which a movie is created, the work and effort required to bring all individual elements together and make them function as one, complete and flowing piece of work. Others would say it's because of the themes and messages movies can transmit, the existential questions movies dare to ask or the contrast with…
Prometheus has landed; finally. After months of spoiler-heavy trailers we get to see if it really is a prequel to Alien and whether Ridley Scott’s return to the universe he helped establish was worth the 33 year wait. Unfortunately, even having seen the film, the answers to both these questions remain unclear.
Whilst it is a prequel in the broadest sense (i.e. existing within the same universe and occurring before the events of the previous film) it is clear why they were coy when explaining how closely it related to Alien. For me this sideways prequel is a blessing. It doesn’t directly demystify elements of the ‘79 classic but it teases familiar imagery and ideas making the film appear richer…
The ratings of Prometheus are really all over the place, especially from people who have opinions in which I value and respect. There's really nothing I find more intriguing than that, honestly. I think the one thing almost everyone can agree on is that Michael Fassbender as, the film-loving android, David really stole the show. He was the most believable character and he wasn't even supposed to be human. The one character I had the hardest time with was "digesting" Logan Marshall-Green as a Doctor, he was loathsome and I'm not even sure if it was supposed to be intentional or not.
(This is really the only comparison I'm going to make to Alien, I promise.) I did not have…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
2nd time watch for me, the first being in-theater on release. I recall being OK with Prometheus on first run, and while I agree with most of those who criticize the film for its logic flaws and simple characterizations - I also think those criticisms put the film on a unfair pedestal especially considering its movie DNA. The Alien films are vapid fun, loaded with human cartoons making bad decisions... Why can't Prometheus follow in those footsteps whilst adding more mythos and a cinematography upgrade?
I was wrong... it was so wrong... to think that Prometheus might be a hidden gem that will reveal more of its treasure on multiple viewings. Because watching it again only refreshed my memory of what disappointed me two years back. Is it really a prequel to Alien or is it a standalone feature that shares only strands of DNA with that horror masterpiece? As it turns out, there is still no definite answer to this question.
Set in the late 21st century & taking place in the same universe as other films of Alien franchise, Prometheus concerns a team of explorers who discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth in the form of a star map & embark…
I think this film wanted to be a horror. But I'm really not sure, as it seemed distracted by having to put all the pieces in place for the other Alien films.
The technical side is fantastic. The cinematography is strong, and gives a good sense of the geography and climate of LV-223. The contrasts with the Prometheus interiors and the Engineers' ship is strong. The set design and world-building also does the job well, and I could even forgive the fact that their spacesuit lit up their own faces (the theory I could buy is that they need to see each other's face...). David even - hilariously - observes Lawrence of Arabia and decides to emulate him
Στη διάρκεια της ταινίας διάβασα 4 άρθρα για NFL.
Μου αρέσει που όλον αυτόν τον καιρό φυλαγόμουν από σπόιλερς.
Θα έπαιρνε ακόμα μικρότερη βαθμολογία, αλλά δε γίνεται σε ταινία του Idris.
Incredible special effects, scary, mostly good performances, and an effortlessly confident direction, I fucking love Prometheus.
Everything makes sense now!
You should only watch this after watching the Aliens trilogy
This movie looks fantastic and I can really see this being on of the most stylized films of the year. Ridley Scott is at some of his best directing wise. But this films just doesn't know what it is narrative wise. It is clearly an Alien prequel, but doesn't ever come out and own that leaving a lot to be desired. It doesn't hit its mark in some spots and some of the characters are really just poorly written. The only characters I could really grasp onto were Michael Fassbender's David, Noomi Rapace's Elizabeth Shaw, and Idris Elba's Janek. I would give this film a 3 out of 4 stars
Prometheus directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michael Fassbender follows the ship crew Prometheus who are seeking to find there makers. Ultimately they encounter things they probably never would have wanted to ever believe.
Prometheus, oh how you were so tempting to watch i couldn't resist. You may not have swept me off my chair but you certainly did entertain me with the some of the amazing scenes (mainly the death scenes) that were done oh so good. But apart from that nothing else was actually that interesting. The characters were all fairly bland except for David. Honestly David should just get his own film where its him on a quest to be the next leading actor for a Lawrance…
So many problems, but it's a gorgeous movie and I did ultimately enjoy it.
Not bad. I was expecting boredom but got a very cool android and some good ol' Alien action.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Speed Racer
- Marie Antoinette
- Spring Breakers
Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
- Leon: The Professional
- Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Whisper of the Heart
With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…