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.
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 being an incredibly shaky start to a potential Alien prequel series, Prometheus technically does succeed in that I want to see more of where this story goes. It still leaves numerous unanswered questions, but it's surprisingly not as frustrating as I was led to believe by earlier reviews of the film. If anything, it just made me more interested in where this origin tale was heading.
If Scott does decide to continue it, however, he's going to have to rewatch his own movies and remind himself how to successfully write a spaceship crew that's likable enough to where we actually feel something when they're killed. Because as is, I was rooting for the aliens to eat most of these…
Pretty great movie. It's so strange to me that people hate this movie for not giving them answers, when that is precisely what I like about it. The visuals were beautiful, and Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender were excellent. I also found the story to be very poetic. I took issue with all of the other actors in the movie, who I thought were very bland. Also not a fan of Guy Pierce as Peter Weyland, and wish they had actually cast an old man in the role. I can't wait for the sequel.
Third time's the charm?
No, still disappointed.
Ridley Scott's Prometheus is a powerful and extremely good looking experience with some really intense scenes. Better the second time around, when I dropped the whole "Alien" expectations, but I still don't like the sometimes Star Wars-ish soundtrack.
Here's my review in swedish from when I saw it at the cinema:
Part of my revisit to potentially misunderstood movies, following The Counselor and Inherent Vice both of which I look upon more favourably after a more concentrated re-watch.
Prometheus follows suit, even if it is sort of exactly how I remembered it. Now, however, that I'm not looking to be entertained or 'wowed' through exciting plot I feel I appreciate the scope and shear weight of the movie a lot more.
Still. There's this nagging feeling that the movie was - or is - incredibly underdone. It takes rather drastic turn at about the halfway mark where the gears seem to shift up two or three notches and it becomes a pure thriller. The first half is very calm and collected,…
Cuando veo peliculas así en un cine recuerdo el porque amo el cine.
Estremecedora, turbadora, te mete dentro de la trama y sufres con tus heroes del celuloide.
Ata o final, non se pode facer a crítica. Iso é o que a emparenta con Alien. Así durante toda a película, fun sacando semellanzas nada casuais. A película resulta entretida, só ás veces un pouco "ñoña". Non destaca polo seu colorido, pero claro, na eterna escuridade, é normal, mesmo a sombra doutro sol, non sei que luz proxectaria. O mesmo para a forza da gravidade dunha lúa á sombra dun gran planeta.
Pero do xénero de fimes de viaxes espaciais este, é bastante pasable, tendo en conta as trapalladas que sairon ultimamente. Outra cousa que non percibo é terror nin esa soidade do espacio que si se percibe noutros filmes coma Sunshine, interstellar ou mesmo 2001.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I love the look and style of the film, and I'm completely on board with a movie connected to the Alien series but not really an "Alien" movie. It purposely doesn't explain things out, leaving us to guess as to why some things happen and how everything works. The story seems pretty clear now that I've seen the film a handful of times, but there was a lot of debates in the past about what "the rules" were to the black goop...
the "squid" scene and what that leads to is a bit confusing, as it's not clear as to what the canister contains that David uses to sabotage the crew. Do the jars all contain different species? Is the…
Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
If there is any…