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…
Not perfect by a mile, but I still like it. So many interesting implications and I'm actually still excited about how this story continues.
Big things have small beginnings.
Prometheus is a film that draws in a lot of criticism. And it is founded, but I don't think it's as bad as people make it out to be. Sure there are the 2 idiots that think it's a good idea to poke an alien tentacle thing, but they are just a tiny part in this massive movie.
I absolutely love the story. The idea that mankind was made from an Alien species is very fascinating. So our team of scientists, rock experts and the usual android as per the Alien films go to explore a moon that ancient civilizations all around the world made a map to. When they get there things go bad.…
Not really sure how to rate this film. In wyas i think it is a very good film, with great performances amazingly shot science faction scenes and a good story, but i also found there to be too much going on too many thingss that did't really make sense to the story, especially the ending. Unless a sequel is made with a more alien like script i dont really understand the ending. But i guess that is something that will be answered in years to come. In all the film is a pretty entertaining and riveting science fiction voyage.
I LOVE THIS FILM. The amount of philosophical depth here is staggering. Unfortunately, I somewhat agree with most that the plot can't handle all these themes being handled in 2 hours.
Good mystery. Well shot. Absolutely terrible script.
A lighthearted story about a man striving for mortality in "The Martian" struck a stark contrast with the brutality of "Prometheus", a galactic expedition when wrong.
Upon this rewatch, the absurdity in plot points still bothered me and the unlikable characters were still an issue.
The deleted scenes were supposed to make more sense to the flow of the plot which they did sparingly.
However in terms of world building, this definitely exceeded expectations in terms of putting more meat onto the Aliens mythology and the ending definitely left a lot of curiosity to be mine in terms of the sequels which now seems to be in development.
This is an ambitious film with some really grand world-building that fails due to poorly written (sometimes cringe-inducing) dialog for most of the cast. Even with all my issues with it (comically inept scientists much?), I can't help but want to know more about the Alien universe.
Ridley Scott is known for his grand concepts and how he envisions them. He allows audiences to be sent off into another world or even another time. Prometheus is a film that has an acquired taste, if you enjoy Sci-Fi and even if you enjoyed Alien then you will appreciate what they were trying to do. The prequels have made an appearance in the last couple of years and they could either go really bad or end up being a mediocre informative background story which we all actually want. Now I have never watched Alien and I decided if I was going to watch Alien that I would watch the prequel first. Prometheus was beautiful shot and had amazing visuals,…
Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…