"I'm a real messy bitch. A liar. A scammer. I love robbery and fraud. I'm a messy bitch who lives…
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…
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How far would you go to get your answers?
Yup saw it again. Went to see it with a friend that hadn't seen it yet, and believe it or not I enjoyed it even more the second time. My initial thoughts on the first viewing can be read here, where I ramble on for quite a bit. I fully believe the more times you watch this film the more you get out of it. This is one of those films where viewers will form theories about what it all means. I'll run just a few by you real quick.
I think the main theme of this film is "sacrifice for preserving/creating life versus preserving you're own life at the…
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…
Despite its profound stupidity, I don't hate this movie. Also Fassbender is aces.
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Honestly this movie got SHIT when it came out but I just rewatched it and...... it's solid?? It's gorgeous, it's interesting to watch unfold and the action is pretty good. Even if Shaw runs away from a giant cylinder in a straight line.
Obviously it's no Alien, but it's still a step above a lot of shit we get in the genre anymore.
Plus, the whole fetus removal scene is absolutely fantastic. Not quite a chestburster, but it plays to a more intimate fear regardless.
Visually stunning, but the four stars are mainly because of:
Michael Fassbender as 'David'
- "Want"? Not a concept I'm familiar with. That being said, doesn't
everyone want their parents dead?
thank you cinemasins for the "prometheus school of running from objects"
I always forget how fucking great this movie is.
I hate this movie. I've seen DeCoteau 1313 films with better writing. Hell, I've seen hetero porn with better screenplays than this piece of shit.
Haven't seen this since it was in the cinema. Still terribly entertaining, the visuals & production design are first rate but my god, it's as dumb as hell. Here are the random notes I took down, for some reason, while watching it this time:
-Why would that guy be so aggressive in the initial assembly?
-What's up with Weiland's make up? So terrible.
-Idris Elbas accent?
-Noomi Rapace has a doll face. And doll hair.
-Patrick Wilson is randomly in this.
-Silver ball pool must be hard to play.
-Why is yer man swigging wine in the lab?
-Couldn't afford Tom Hardy, no?
-Seriously, what the fuck is with Idris Elbas accent?
-Elizabeth Shaw is barren?
-Is it the mile high…
I really liked the aesthetic of it and the direction in general. The acting was also among the best things about it, Fassbender is fantastic. However, I really felt the charters lacking besides Fassbender's. I liked Charlize Theron's performance very much but I felt they didn't really do her character well. Same goes for pretty much every other character, but the performances are all great.
Narratively, I don't understand how exactly they were able to find the planet and I felt they never really explained that in a believable way. I liked the story, I just didn't like how many times the plot seemed to progress relying on dumb "teen-horror like" decisions by the characters. Also there was a couple…
Was für eine Enttäuschung! Ich hab meine Erwartungen extrem rubtergeschraubt, nachdem ich von den enttäuschten Stimmen hörte und dennoch wurden diese Erwartungen gerade so übertroffen. Der Film sieht gut aus und hat ein paar nette Szenen, aber die Figuren sind zu eindimensional und unsymphatisch für mich, der Film hat mehrere Plot-Holes, der Film wurde nach 10 Minuten einfach langweilig und die Figur des Davids konnte man einfach nicht nachvollziehen.
Complete list. :-(
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…