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…
Prometheus on Bluray.
This is the first time I have seen this since its cinema release, which I saw in 3D.
Initially I was blown away by this, but once I had time to think about it, I wasn't sure about its greatness anymore.
There is no getting away from the fact that the Bluray quality is brilliant. sharp, crisp and so much detail just leaping out at you.
So, what did I make of it on a second viewing?
As a stand alone sci fi, there is no getting away from it, Prometheus is a damn good story.
Whether it belongs in the Alien universe I have my doubts, it threw up more questions than answers.
eg. why is…
Still 4/5. Still awesome.
Giger's last magic is a feast for the eyes. Mankind's promethean dream of eternal life meets business interests, science steps back. Everything else is unadulterated Hollywood blockbusterdom.
Now, where did mankind go wrong, what did we do to hurt our "creators"?
I really wanted to love this film. For me it kind of feels like when your favourite band releases a new but mediocre album. You want to love it because of previous releases, but struggle to justify that feeling because you're left unfulfilled. The film isn't bad, but it isn't great. The set pieces are stunning and there are some some really great performances and excellent visuals throughout. There's just something missing that I can't quite place...
The CGI was flawless.
Fine, it isn't directly connected to the rest of the saga. So what? One of the most beautiful shot movies I've ever seen, with a brilliant acting from Fassbender, Idris Elba being as cool as possible (like always) and some interesting ideas about our origins.
The portrayal of the scientific profession is appalling.
"Sometimes to create, one must first destroy."
Did I like Prometheus? Yes and no.
On one hand, Prometheus creates a fantastically mysterious world that we get to explore throughout the movie. I was satisfied at the ambiguity of the direction that the movie took: we don't need to know everything about where we came from. That would be the equivalent of opening Pandora's box, and maybe it's just better if some things were left the way they are. It has some exciting visuals and Fassbender(!)'s character is fantastic...business as usual with this guy.
On the other hand, it completely shits on itself with some of the most unmemorable, cliched, or just plain uninteresting characters I've ever seen in a movie.…
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Speed Racer
- Marie Antoinette
- Spring Breakers
Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
- Leon: The Professional
- Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Whisper of the Heart
With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…