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…
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…
A much anticipated prequel. I really enjoyed this fantastic looking film with great art design and cinematography. The sequence in the alien "bridge" with the holograms was brilliant. Loved the performances and the otherworldly vibe to the locations. It seems to link to the original film although I may have to watch it again to fact check! (20.6.12)
Second viewing and I'm still not sure what to make of some of it. It feels very removed from the earlier films in the franchise and this is apparently very deliberate. Treating it as it's own sci fi film it works, and is quite thoughtful and provokes questions about religion, faith and humanity's origins. As an "Alien" film however it doesn't work. Not scary enough and with creature designs that just can't match the original. I can appreciate it's ambition and understand Scott's reluctance to retrace old steps but it just doesn't feel alien enough for me. (29.1.15)
Too many plot holes leading to inconsistencies but exciting and enjoyable nonetheless with good tension and (for once) subtly used good 3D
"You see?! Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid!"
Loved it, Fassbender and Elba were great.
Far from the world's tightest scripts but an infinitely more interesting science fiction film than Interstellar. I'm a fan.
It seems no matter how much I can bag on this film, and endlessly rant on all of its stupidities and flaws, I still can't get enough of it. Ridley Scott certainly has not forgotten the craft, and that nearly by far outweighs this film's shortcomings, even as shallow as that sounds.
Scott has made a grand spectacle here. Sometimes all I want is something to gawk at and dare I say have fun with, and there is no problem with that.
Noomi Repace is a babe too. Jus' sayin'.
w/ commentary by Ridley Scott
- 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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- Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Whisper of the Heart
With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…