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…
Interesting use of the Alien universe
in my initial review of this film I wrote,
"Does a great job at adding depth within the Alien universe and is executed quite nicely from a technical standpoint (CGI, camera angles, acting, etc.) but too many subplots and characters hindered much of the claustrophobic atmosphere that made the other entries so enjoyable - even part 4."
Now, after a second viewing, the critique I first had of there being "too many subplots and characters" just falls flat. This is a great addition to the Alien world, and actually the more I think about it, the more I enjoy it. I'm quite certain that if I watch this another time my initial 3.5 rating, which is now a 4 rating, will once again rise to either a 4.5 or dare I say even a 5.
What can I say, the film is growing on me, or should I say it's growing in me?
'Prometheus,' arguably the best entry in the 'Alien' saga, has it all: brains, gorgeuous visuals, and an amazing sense of wonder and discovery. The latter success is also the greatest and most surprising one; the fact that we can watch a film where pretty much every character but one dies some tragic and gruesome death, and then walk away uplifted and inspired rather than depressed, is a wonder in and of itself. 'Prometheus' is also a very interesting, unique brand of horror: it isn't just cheap scares and boo shots like the usual sorts of horror films that come out, like 'Paranormal Activity' or 'Ouija' (I Shudder). It isn't gore-free, either, like the extremely rare 'Blair Witch Project'--but…
I liked this movie a lot more than I thought I would mainly because the historian in me also sometimes makes me a prequel apologist, but I have always wanted them to go into the precursor race that makes a brief appearance in the first Alien. Really cool premise, really cool visuals and one of the most intense scenes in the whole series, but my god there are so many dumb descisions made by characters and creators alike.
Additionally, and I totally realize this is just my love for GdT seeping through, but I will always have a chip on my shoulder about this movie because it is one of the primary reasons Guillermo del Toro was not able to create a proper "At the Mountains of Madness" adaptation. >:(
First of all, people...THIS IS NOT AN ALIEN FILM OR EVEN A DIRECT PREQUEL SO GET RID OF THE IDEA IT IS...Ridley Scott even confirmed that it was going to be a indirect sequel to Alien. Rather it takes place in the same universe. For what it is, it's a great sci-fi action horror. There are a couple of things wrong with this movie. Some of the characters here are morons. The best characters were Idris Alba and Michael Fassbender. This film kind of explains the origins pretty well, but don't come in thinking it will answer every single question you have about it. A lot of this can be interpreted. This movie does not reveal everything of what it is. Scott was careful to do this. I felt it really portrayed the whole human-alien origin aspect well and shows how some sort of God would react to the nature of humans in a theoretical sense
There are so many inexcusably dumb decisions made by characters that it's just hard to ignore.
Frustrating and ludicrous, if not more so, the fifth time around. Although I seem to be more forgiving with every rewatch, it still remains the biggest disappointment of 2012. I was almost cringing by the time the massive muscly smurf reached for the space flute. This time round in beautiful 3D it certainly lends itself to the 3D treatment. This is a space romp so beautiful to look at and with another storming performance from Fassbender, you could almost be forgiven for thinking it was better than it was. Good, not great.
Visuals and production immaculate, but Ridley Scott's indecision over what film he wanted it to be reverberates right the way through. And no-one expected Glengarry Glen Ross or anything, but the dialogue in this is just disgracefully sub-par.
But, yeah, it's gorgeous.
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.
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