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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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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 believe that Prometheus might be a hidden gem that's gonna reveal more of its treasures 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 still think this is pretty bad but everything Fassbender does plus the score is enough to hang your hat on.
Well... it was a good idea. I'm a big Alien franchise nerd so I enjoyed this movie to a degree, mostly because of Michael Fassbender's excellent performance and the jaw-dropping visual splendor. Unfortunately, this movies script is quite weak, resulting in a film that's kinda all over the place in terms of quality. Some moments really land as terrifying images seared into your brain (alien C-section, anyone?), but a lot of decisions made by these "scientists" are totally idiotic and nonsensical.
In many ways the antithesis of Alien; a blockbuster, high-scifi, with lofty themes and carefully redesigned and reconstructed with Ridley's now-Producer precision to hit certain beats and provide all the requisite AAA-thrills and spills, which has to tie in with the existing franchise and reboot it with its goal to set up the next film in the new series. And Alien, free from all of this, is a vastly superior film in almost every respect.
Prometheus, with one eye on the past and one on the future, possesses none of the spark, the wit, the chutzpah and the grit of the original Alien. And much of this lies with the evolution of Ridley Scott more than the evolution of sci-fi…
I've seen "Prometheus" three times now and here's what I think:
1) The actors and special effects are the best things this movie has to offer.
2) There are several glaring, easily fixable plot holes the screenwriter either failed to notice or didn't care to correct.
3) Leaving several questions unanswered under the assumption a sequel will be made is not good storytelling.
4) It should have just been a straightforward prequel to "Alien" as originally intended.
5) I'm pretty sure Charlize Theron's character really is a robot.
Underrated in my opinion. The only other Alien proper film worth seeing outside of Alien and Aliens.
I could have sworn I already wrote a review, so I'll make it quick. Good sci-fi but poor Alien.
people were a little too harsh on this movie i feel like. yeah the writing's bad but the production is absolutely amazing and a great atmosphere to boot
"Big things have small beginnings."
A prequel to the gem that is Alien, Prometheus, although visually flawless, has many story problems and a lack of good characters, excluding Michael Fassbender as David, along with many occasions throughout the film that people will love and hate. Prometheus would have been much better if it wasn't a prequel to Alien for its unsatisfying story is haunted by the fact that it's certainly different from anything else in the Alien Franchise. Most of the characters are disposable and generic who come with mostly bland performances, but fortunately, Michael Fassbender as a robot named David, built for the Prometheus, brings a shine of light into this very mixed film and is hilarious to…
Noomi Rapace gives one hell of a performance in this! It's such a fun movie, I can't wait for Covenant!
I love love Christmas and Christmas movies!!
Movies set at, around or a scene at Christmas.