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…
• Michael Fassbender is brilliant as the very curious and unpredictable android David
• While the story hits a couple of bumps along the way, this peculiar vision of the origin of human kind and how everything loosely leads to the original Alien film is pretty darn fascinating
• One of Ridley Scott's grandest and most ambitious films
• Groundbreaking visual effects for the ages
• Inciting people to check classics like Lawrence of Arabia is always a major plus
• I really dig how Prometheus leaves a lot of the events open for speculations, keeping the mystery alive
• James Cameron's Aliens was an exhilarating piece of work, but I was missing the horror feel and the dark gritty atmosphere, which definitely returned to top form here
• Oh man, biologists all around the world will really despise the pseudo expert we have in this movie
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?
This film angered fans of the original Alien series, while it disappointed others for the questions it left them asking.
I, however, thought it was amazing. Despite leaving the theatre with more questions than answers, I felt excited, and feel like the producers achieved their goal.
Follows similarly to the setup of the first Alien movie. Needs more aliens.
Unsure how to rate this.
The birth-scene went directly into my top five of birth scenes, (and that's one of my personal favourite categories).
- does it always have to be so pathetic and pseudo-serious?
- I feel a lot like the captain: why ask your stupid questions? why do you have to find that crap out? I mean the "makers", those pathetic alien-gods, they even LOOK like humans!!! so what do you expect what they'll answer??? Oh man, they were so silly... and stupid... and pathetic... and should visit some anti-anger courses and communicat... ah forget it, I guess that's my problem with the Ridley-Scott-movies I don't like: they don't communicate to their audience, they don't even care…
I am going to make it short on this one. Most of the people love this movie...me on the other hand...i hate it so much! This isn't the Ridley Scott that we know! I consider this a bad remake of the first Alien movie. That's it.
saw it in IMAX
A tough movie to review since there's so much to love and hate. The one unanimous thing to admire are Ridley Scott's breathtaking visuals. Everything looks amazing and there are more than a few eye-popping set pieces. The performances (especially Rapace and Fassbender) are also strong. Every problem the film has is with its ridiculous script. To be an Alien prequel or not to be an Alien prequel? Even the filmmakers don't know. Between the idiotic characters and lazy dialogue this flick becomes a real pain in the ass to watch in the third act. Seriously, the teenagers in Friday the 13th Part 8 make better decisions than this lot! Blame it ALL on the screenwriters. Too many unanswered questions, too many idiotic characters and no clear focus as to what they want this movie to be. Something that should've been a masterpiece ends up being simply okay.
Still an amazing filmmaking accomplishment on a level few films ever reach. And filled with images and ideas that show Ridley Scott has lost none of his talent as one of the most artistic and visual directors of commercial cinema of the last 4 decades. That said, the film is still a mess. Stuff barely makes sense and characters' motivations serve only to push forward the next big scene or idea even if it has nothing to do with anything that came before. Very curious what the sequel (if it comes about) will entail.
Prometheus was unfairly picked apart by many for remaining ambitious about details that are ultimately irrelevant to the questions the film poses. As a hard Sci-Fifilm this totally succeeds, both in theme and aesthetic, and while it's not the Alien prequel many people were expecting for some reason, I appreciate it for being something different and thought provoking.
If you're going to criticise it for anything, criticise the sub par performances and one note characters present throughout the cast.
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.
If there is any…