"I'm a real messy bitch. A liar. A scammer. I love robbery and fraud. I'm a messy bitch who lives…
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 may contain 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…
Tell me those "engineers" don't look like Woody Harrelson lol
I had a very enthusiastic response to Prometheus when I first saw it in theaters. Hell I straight up loved it in spite of its flaws and the film even made my top ten list for that year. Watching it again though, those flaws seemed a lot more apparent and dominating. The central issue is the script, which has some ambitious ideas and themes, but which the nuts and bolts of which are a mess. The Fifield character in particular stands out to me. Why would the Weyland corporation bring on this guy who seems like a mentally unstable and aggressive asshole who flees at the first sign of danger on their super-sensitive and high profile mission? It doesn't help…
Estoy tan embobado durante el visionado que me es imposible darle importancia a los 'peros'.
Yeah, it's got a sh*tload of narrative and logical problems, but damn if it isn't gorgeous (visually and aurally) and asks some interesting questions. I do think it tries to give purpose to the androids of the Alien franchise more than any of the other films.
"There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing"
Ridley Scott's Prometheus is a Shakespearean tragedy for the age of information. This sci-fi tale is woven from the same velvet of the Alien series, but unlike those films we get some depth into the basis of the universe. This movie does not replicate the originals, but rather transforms them into something beautiful yet absolutely ghastly.
So the good? Michael Fassbender plays a British AI called David. I don't know what it is about that actor but he seems to nail every role he's in, but he demolishes this role. A super effort. Truly incredible subtlety and unnoticeable evil in his character that you don't pick…
I can't help but be conflicted about a film that was so conflicted during its creation process. When originally conceived, Prometheus was a direct prequel to Alien. Once Damon Lindelof was brought on, that concept was changed and much of the direct Alien references were stripped from the script. What we end up with is a film with a skeleton of an Alien prequel, but all the details of something wholly different. Throw in some questionable casting; Charlize Theron is good, Noomi Rapace and Idris Elba do alright, but much of the other casting and characterization is highly dubious. Michael Fassbender simply steals every scene he's in and is reason enough to watch the film. While the design and direction of the movie is on point, the whole thing simply never quite clicks.
On second watching, this movie is very pretty but also very stupid...
When this first came out I made it about half way through before turning it off. Now, with Covenant coming out later next year I figured I'd give this another shot. A couple cool ship designs and nods to HR Geiger's original artwork made a few moments watchable.The script gets a lot of shit from people for plot holes, rampant stupidity from its characters, painful dialogue ("God doesn't build in straight lines") and a totally nonsensical story and I think it's absolutely deserved. Just really really reeeeeally dumb. Also the last shot of the Xenomorph Baby (gonna pitch a new children's cartoon called Xenomorph Babies DON'T COPY ME) being born out of the Engineer was ridiculous and made an otherwise awesome looking alien look stupid.
They got all the scientists with fetish of touching unknown things!
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
Complete list. :-(