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…
My God, we were so wrong...
I think that quote pretty much sums up everyone's expectations of this film whether or not they liked it. I made the mistake of checking out the ratings and spoiler free reviews of the various people I follow on Letterboxd before seeing this at the midnight showing last night. Coming out of the theater I was thinking to myself "Was I supposed to like this movie this much?" then I came to the conclusion why not?
I'm not one of those people who will say this movie is a masterpiece and if you don't think so that means you didn't get it. That's insulting and I still have respect for the people…
Despite its flaws, it is a thoroughly entertaining and intriguing story. It has problems that could have been easily fixed but I won't let those minor details ruin the next chapter in an exciting sci-fi five-ology. Were it either 20 minutes shorter or 30 minutes longer this movie could have been nothing short of amazing. The production value was flawless and it is easily one of the best looking movies I've seen in a long time. Looking forward to a director's cut.
Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" is a magnificent science-fiction film, all the more intriguing because it raises questions about the origin of human life and doesn't have the answers. It's in the classic tradition of golden age sci-fi, echoing Scott's "Alien" (1979), but creating a world of its own. I'm a pushover for material like this; it's a seamless blend of story, special effects and pitch-perfect casting, filmed in sane, effective 3-D that doesn't distract.
A scene at the outset shows a world with apparently only one animal being, a pale humanoid who stalks a high ridge surrounded by spectacular scenery. This person eats something that causes painful vomiting and rapid body decay. The vomit is followed into flowing water, where it…
In retrospect, it's not really surprising that a Damon Lindelof-scripted film would have so many plot holes, narrative gaps, and unanswered questions.
It looks pretty, and Fassbender is terrific, but this is a big disappointment.
Looks fab, and Fassbender and Noomi are cool/good but, but, but...
This happened to be on just after we finished Four Weddings and a Funeral so I watched it while painting the bags and straps on 40 Maryland volunteers. I had to drag Hyunsook kicking and screaming to see this the first time and would have gone alone had I known it was an Alien prequel. She tried to remind me that she did not like it but was nonetheless willing to let me watch while she read the paper. I enjoyed it quite a bit, though not quite as much as I expected. There was not as much zip the second time through and on TV. I am not sure that there is enough to call for a sequel, but I will go see it without a doubt, though I will likely be going alone while someone else watches a Korean drama or comedy I do not want to see.
Visually stunning, and as well acted, and deserving of its praise as 'Prometheus' is, it lacked freshness, relationship to the franchise, and in places any kind of satisfying resolution. What was a stunning visual, audial, visceral, and cinematic outing was let down by a weak premise, and a series of borderline non-sequiturs that seem to have been perpetrated exclusively to 'keep it fresh'. A solid popcorn flick, but disappointing.
Is it the victim of misleading marketing? Is it an Alien prequel? Does it even belong in the same universe? Yes to the first and frankly I don't care about the second and third point. Prometheus may not be the film many were expecting or hoping to see but it is so gorgeous to look at and creepily atmospheric that I can forgive it a lot. The scenes pointed out for particular stupidity are exactly that however I admire it for it's bold subject matter, technical qualities and the superb Michael Fassbender.
Possibly the only dark sci-fi horror in the last decade with a blockbuster budget and the talent of someone like Ridley Scott behind the camera.
I thoroughly enjoyed Prometheus in cinema back in 2012 and it holds up quite well.
While I understand why some people complain about the not so scientifically smart scientists this doesn't change the fact that Prometheus looks absolutely stunning, has a fantastic atmosphere and production design, boasts a neat cast, never bores during it's two hours running time and even raises some nice questions about humanity, creation and whether our creator, if there is such a thing, would think fondly of us.
Prometheus was always going to be the victim of hype. Despite his recent track record, including duds such as A Good Year and Body of Lies, a new film by Ridley Scott is always likely to be an event. Excitement grew when the news came that the film would be connected in some way to the Alien franchise that Scott began in 1979. Then the amazing trailers and viral marketing were released on the internet, and suddenly Prometheus became one of the biggest and most anticipated films of this summer. In fact, the only way in which it could have met expectations would have been if it was actually the much promised ‘game-changer’. The finished product fails to meet these…
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