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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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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... of me to believe that Prometheus might be a hidden gem that's goinna reveal more of its treasures 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…
This movie still feels like it makes tons of time jumps that don't make sense.
Looks nice though. Run sideways!
Drags on a little bit too long at the end and the special effects are a little heavy-handed at times, but it's still a solid film from start to finish.
Film #91 of JC13's I Do Believe I Just Shit Myself September/October Horror Marathon: Part III
"Sometimes to create, one must first destroy."
I remember back in 2012 when Prometheus first came out I was pretty excited. One of the trailers for the film was honestly one of the best movie trailers I'd ever seen and I was a fan of Alien and Aliens already. I didn't get to see this in theaters, but when it came out for home release I watched it followed by a rewatch of both Alien and Aliens. On that first viewing I loved Prometheus, in fact before I rewatched Alien the next night I actually liked it better than that one.
Since then I…
Horrorctober 2016 – Filme mit einer Verbindung zu Alien – Film 11
Ein Ridley Scott macht noch keinen Alien-Klassiker! Oder? Mir gefiel Prometheus erstaunlich gut. Warum, das erzähle ich in dieser Kurzfolge: Ich spreche über Erwartungshaltungen, Picassos Las-Meninas-Variationen, schwärme für Idris Elba und Michael Fassbender und lege die anscheinend große Kunst des Weglaufens dar. Was ist eigentlich, wenn du deinem Schöpfer begegnest und er ist gar nicht so geil?
I'll suffer through weird, long, and scary sci-fi because Fassbender's worth it.
fine I'm stanning I guess
Prometheus is a difficult one for me. It boasts an impressive cast, first rate visuals and asks monumental questions. It's one of those films that makes you deeply question existence in both scientific terms and mythos. If it hadn't fallen short in its characters and dialogue it could have been a masterpiece.
The visuals are stunning. The panning pre credit sequence is art. There's no other way to put it, its art. Completely breathtaking. The special effects are incredible and practical effects are put to good use. The cgi is for the most part unrecognisable as cgi. An amazing amount of effort must have been put into it.
It's shot wonderfully and the body horror is realistic enough to…
"Big things have small beginnings."
See? You were supposed to dislike this movie. It's just the small beginning. And obviously Alien vs Predator 2 is the "big thing".
Il y a à quelque part là-dedans l'ombre d'une réflexion sur la création, qui s'avère vaguement fascinante le temps d'une scène et demie, mais c'est tellement juste une série de mauvaises décisions pénibles... Genre prendre le truc le plus mystérieux du premier Alien et révéler qu'en-dessous il y avait... un humanoïde! Ou aller du côté de la paternité parce que, tsé, c'est un prequel et il faut faire différent et les autres parlent de maternité, mais c'est pas comme si tous les maudits films hollywoodiens parlent des relations paternelles, non non... Ou essayer de remplacer Sigourney Weaver par Noomi Rapace (ou qui que ce soit à ce compte), qui n'est pas aidée par un personnage qui n'a nullement mérité sa…
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
The Mako Mori test is passed if the movie has a) at least one female character b) who gets her…