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.
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…
As a direct prequel to Alien this film fails on all levels imaginable. I am happy that I was able to detach this film sufficiently from Scott's legendary film and enjoy it for what it is, a visually stunning and immensely entertaining science fiction film.
Don't get me wrong, I needed a bit of help to reach this conclusion. A short anecdote, if you don't mind. After watching Prometheus I was confused and didn't immediately know what to make of it. My initial response veered towards the 'It isn't Alien' corner, something I had promised myself I wouldn't do. Behind me in the theatre were a man and his son. I guess the son was about 18 years old. The…
My God, we were so wrong...
I think that quote pretty much sums up everyone's expectations of this film whether or not they liked it. I made the mistake of checking out the ratings and spoiler free reviews of the various people I follow on Letterboxd before seeing this at the midnight showing last night. Coming out of the theater I was thinking to myself "Was I supposed to like this movie this much?" then I came to the conclusion why not?
I'm not one of those people who will say this movie is a masterpiece and if you don't think so that means you didn't get it. That's insulting and I still have respect for the people…
One of the most profoundly unsatisfying cinematic experiences I've ever had. This could have easily been a sci-fi horror milestone, but someone decided to take the wrong turn at every conceivable step of the way, so instead we have an incomprehensible, ridiculous mess to deal with. I'll watch the "reboot" in 3 years, though.
Third time and I'm still left with many questions.
What is Prometheus?
It really depend on who you ask.
To some it's a self indulgent, pretentious piece of shit that asks more questions than it answers.
To others it tries to be as good as Alien but just becomes a muddled CGI filled mess with decent acting.
To me I think it's a exciting, enjoyable blockbuster with great acting but feels a bit too focused on setting up the next film. Regardless I really enjoyed it and I would happily watch the sequel.
Plus it's got Charlize Theron and that makes any film instantly better.
I know that lots of people hate this film simply because it's not the new Alien or Aliens but if you don't expect this film to be the new Alien then you'll probably enjoy it.
One of my favorite parts of this film is the plot they are literally trying to find the lifeforms that made humans. Overall Prometheus had pretty solid acting for example Michael Fassbender as David was one of the shining performances in Prometheus.
Its quite entertaining when you watch it but i had such high expectations but when i finally watched it, I forgot about then, I watched it again, forgot about and I then watched it again last night and i can remember some parts just a forgettable movie.
Better than most people would lead you to believe.
Movie with good Sfx, good actors and ...... a poor story. Only 1/4 of what happens is actually explained and from then on it is assumed you just happen to know the reason for all the other events/beasts/transformations/whatever..... I think this film would've been a lot better if there wasn't such a poor storyline to it.
Really liked it
Und wieder awesome. Eigentlich noch besser. Schaue ich mir bald noch mal an.
- 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
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