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…
A kind of prequel to Alien, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron.
The story in a nutshell: It's 2093 and a group of explorers are on a mission to a distant planet after clues are found regarding the origins of mankind on Earth. They eventually arrive at the planet and spot possible signs of civilization. After a bit of exploration and investigation, the team find conclusive evidence but it turns out that some members of the crew have other ulterior motives for being there.
This film, on the whole, disappointed me. There were some good aspects to it though. The visual elements like the photography and cinematography, and the CGI were all spectacular - which…
A masterpiece of craft and a visual marvel of what modern cinema can bring us. Too bad the script is absolute garbage. Damon Lindelof needs to be taken out to the country and abandoned.
Giant Blue Aliens be hatin' on their creations....us. This movie looks beautiful and I really like the subtle performance of the Android. He is a pretty big Robo-Dick, and I am glad he got his smug little microchip-filled head ripped off. What the fuck was with the two idiots that go off by themselves? "Oh hey, alien life, let's pet it!"
this alot like hook. cant wait for the sequel
It's gorgeous to look at, the Alien aesthetic is strong. The characters however aren't as interesting as the visuals, i did like Theron and Fassbender in their roles, but as the lead character, Rapace doesn't have enough presence.
Still, even with its flaws, its a serviceable enough sci-fi film that asks some interesting questions that could provide some unique answers if sequels are made.
Its not the Alien prequel we all hoped for but it has its moments.
Yep, still really like this film. I freely accept that characters due indescribably dumb things, and that events such as mutation & evolution occur at such a furious pace as to discount any kind of scientific accuracy... I think the film is a success in that it is a visually stunning and disturbing rated-R big studio sci-fi film that actually has the balls to ask the biggest questions of life.
I get that it's not good and whatever. But I really really really like it
Why say that Alien fans should not expect Xenos and then put every other type of textbook Alien variety in the movie? The only good thing in this movie is Fassbender.
I kind of wish they had removed the Alien stuff and just made this an original stand-alone movie, because that’s where it succeeds for me. It doesn’t feel like Alien at all, or even Aliens, and so the references, oblique and direct, are almost jarring. Oh yeah… space jockey… etc.
But it’s a good movie! Scary and gross and visually interesting. Noomi Rapace is awesome, and a worthy successor to Sigourney Weaver. She has a really gentle and feminine energy, so much so that it makes her Girl With the Dragon Tattoo performance even better in retrospect.
- 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
Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
- Les Misérables
- Life of Pi