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…
A few problems with characterisation and stilted dialogue aside, Prometheus is another Ridley Scott epic absolutely full to bursting with symbolism and one which richly rewards those willing to probe the depths of a complex, layered plot.
David: How far would you go to get your answers?
-Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Well I finally went and saw it. I don't know. It's obviously made primarily for Alien fans, of which I am one, and so I should really have enjoyed it. And in ways I did, if only for the bits of the curtain that have been lifted ('79 space jockey hype). But I suppose I'm rather disappointed with what has been shown, on the whole.
Safe to say that this wasn't even a very good film an sich. Stereotyped characters, obsolescence abound, and a wash of other irks. And despite presenting a lot of questions and broad themes, it never really bothers going into them. Open-endedness can work, but can it be justified in this degree where it is the…
The opening sequence is extremely well done, with scenic shots and appropriate music.
But there isn't really anything else here that's interesting, aside from a few things here and there. Michael Fassbender does put on a good performance but he can't save Prometheus from being a mediocre film. The effects and music are nice, but unfortunately I can't say the same for the plot or most of the characters.
Well made, but a letdown. I have a feeling the makers were embarrassed to be making an Alien prequel so they stuffed the movie with pretentious bologna. They should still be embarrassed.
Ridley Scott has finally decided to re-explore his original ground breaking "Alien" by directing a film that might be loosely described as a prequel, inhabiting a similar world to the one he created.
Following a portentous opening, with a possible donation of DNA to a world remarkably like earth, we then jump to a 2089 cave painting discovery on the Isle of Skye Scotland. This is turn links to a 2093 deep space sleeping spaceship crew, looked after by "David" (Fassbender), a fastidious Android with a "Lawrence of Arabia" obsession and prodigious basketball skills.
Two scientists Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) have been sponsored by the industrialist Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) to find answers to the big questions.…
Legal e bom, mas n passa disso infelizmente. Mas a historia instiga bastante.
An incredible-looking Science Fiction romp that is fundamentally let down by its hokey and nonsensical screenplay.
Still... a solid effort with some squirm'tastic body horror, beautiful score and sound design, brilliant props, sets and costumes. The visual effects and creature design have some worthwhile nods to Ridley Scott's original Alien and its offspring.
More Fassbender and Rapace would be great for the sequel. In fact, more Theron and Pearce would be rather wonderful too!
Watched this again last night, wanted to see how it held up at home compared to the theaters and I gotta say it's a much much better film the second time around. I was one of those people who really enjoyed it in the theaters but felt it had some issues, I think with my expectations in check and a better understanding of what's coming you can see just how finely crafted this movie is. The plot is actually explained much more than you can take in on one sitting. The whole cast is great, especially Fassbender who is brilliant (his character's obsession with Lawrence of Arabia really appeals to my inner film nerd) and Noomi Rapace is a great homage to Ripley. Best sci-fi movie of the past decade possibly.
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- Spring Breakers
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