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…
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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... 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 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.
All the ingredients are there, and certainly this has been made by an intelligent craftsman and a great cast, but the plot doesn't add this all up and has too many open ends.
Prometheus is the greatest satirical horror film ever made. Why? Read on.
Vickers is a tragic hero. She is cool, level headed but perhaps a bit too authoritative. Most importantly, she is smart and likable. She is a flawed protagonist. Her mission is to look out for the welfare of the crew and the ship and to make sure the directive is met. This all goes horribly wrong. Vickers fails her job as she is horribly circumvented by her own crew that manage to perish in increasingly unusual and bizarre ways. It peaks when her pilot crashes her ship in mid air. She's lost everything to an unpredictable and incompetent group of men and women that she was placed there…
With "Prometheus" my Alien and Predator marathon ends!
I've heard many people saying that "Prometheus" was a bad, pointless film. I can't argue with the "pointless" blame, but it was definately not a bad film. Ridley Scott is on the helm and his work is great as he returns to a genre he really loves... space!
The film has a pretty nice story, but it might seems quite idiotic sometimes. "Prometheus" plot tries to connect with the events from "Alien", however, it manages to be something completely new that will probably confuse rather than impress. As a stand alone project "Prometheus" is promising, but it lacks that serendipitous authenticity of "Alien" and of course this dark, eerie atmosphere that "Alien"…
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This whole movie was really quite a disaster. It's getting a 1.5 rating because I liked the cast. And I also liked that Fassbender got his head taken off like a screw. I probably laughed for a good five minutes. It was like the alien was trying to open a medicine bottle. "Turn right, pop off"
Saying the plot left something to be desired would be the understatement of the year (so far, cause we're only in March).
One part that really rubbed me was the forced "I'm barren" plot. It was just dropped in without any relation to anything happening at that moment. And the (predictable) point in the plot that came later reallllllyyy didn't need it. You've been…
Ending felt a bit tacked on, but a great thrill ride.
The only compelling thing about this movie might just be the David, the evil existentialist robot. Everyone else is pretty bland, even Idris Elba and the main protagonist, Shaw.
I'm mostly fine with this one, but the excessive use of CG compared to maybe more practical effects...?
While I'm sure this'll become a revered cult classic in coming years, just not in the same way as Alien, it attests the subject matter in an incompetent way, showing Lindelof's struggle to outline a third act and Scott's desire to replicate his past successes. While it has its own thoughts, questions, ideas...it's nothing new, but it's certainly interesting in spots, and made on $130 million The Engineers using practical make-up was the best choice. Other than that, the third act turns into a big CGI bonanza after two acts of a compelling story, which caught my attention but soon lost it.
Holy plothole, Batman.
Hooray, ridley scott makes his first science fiction film in 30 years. Hooray its an alien prequel (sort of). Hooray its got the bird from the swedish version of the girl with the dragon tattoo in it, and last but not least, Hooray it wasnt cut down to get a 12A.
Some scientists find some cave drawings that are some sort of star map thing. they get a bit of private funding and voyage off to where no man has gone before, but where it looks like man was sort of invented. they land, do some science stuff, find a massive carved human head surrounded by familiar eggs. then a couple of them do some stupid stuff and die and…
Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…