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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…
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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... of me to believe that Prometheus might be a hidden gem that's goinna reveal more of its treasures 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…
It was on TV so what the hell.
The lofty sci-fi ambitions of something akin to 2001: A Space Odyssey trapped awkwardly inside a genre film. You can't fault the ambition as it could/should have worked, and it features some awesome imagery and fantastic performances (not least by Fassbender). But as time has gone on, I've come to realise this should have been much, much better. It's also littered with inconsistencies and logical face-palms.
damn........didn't know voldemort was so shredded
Concerning a tragically over designed spaceship crammed with obligatory 3D movie friendly computer graphics and piloted by many aggravating walking clichés with "accents" on a mission to reduce and explain away one of the greatest and most mysterious enigmas in cinema (by way of much appropriating of the HP Lovecraft origin-of-humanity mythos) down to the work of a bunch of rubber faced body building video game rent-boys.
Irrelevant and idiotic wank.
Somehow I'm not making strides when it comes to Ridley Scott films, opting for another sci-fi work of his. I've never been a fan of alien life form screeching on the screen (hence I'm not likely to catch the Alien movies), but it doesn't appear so much in Prometheus, the loose prequel of Alien. Coupled with a great cast, Prometheus is supposed to strike as a work of grand sci-fi art. While the film was visually appealing, and the concept is interesting, I was expecting it to be something more.
Read the rest of my review here.
*mounts michael fassbenders milky severed robot head on my wall*
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It's amazing how ineffective this movie is in evoking any sort of spooky scares. The only slightly stressful scene is a nice, almost stomach burster, claustrophobic CAESARIAN. Save yourself some time and watch Alien (1979).
I think I'll give it two starbucks for it being real pretty. Space shots are rad.
fascinating themes and great visuals but the human characters are so stupid... this is why the engineers want us dead
i'm serious now where can i get a david 8
what are films that you personally (and unironically) adore and will defend to the end, but find are generally maligned…
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I think Some Like it Hot is the one that marked me the…