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…
All I know is Michael Fassbender and Noomi were really good and this was a beautiful looking movie. As for the plot I'm a little unsure so maybe a rewatch later on will help.
Not bad when compared to the two films before it, but also doesn't live up to the legacy. Taken as its own movie it is entertaining though lacks chracter depth and real meaning to the story. As a prequel to Alien, it doesn't function very well not focusing on the Xenomorphs until the last 30 seconds and creating more plot holes then it fills in. So entertaining, but also too flawed to be considered great.
Film #27 of the "November 2015 Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task #19 A horror film that has a sequel!
I don't know if I've ever been less interested in a more beautiful looking film. The visuals and effects are fantastic - from its opening scene to its big set pieces, everything looks crisp. The film is all about big ideas like creation, intelligence, and purpose are presented in a way to make it feel like an epic... but it lacks the substance and clarity to truly be an epic. This film has a lot of ambition but without discipline. The film just feels empty.
I found the characters to be very bland and unmemorable. Noomi Rapace fills the shoes of…
I love this movie idk why it gets so much hate.
Really loved the first hour and then it lost me for a while and was in love with the last say 20 minutes. One or two scenes threw off the tone and atmosphere for me in the middle. Great science fiction, beautiful score, cinematography and production design. Was a tad too long but the last 2 minutes of this film were so satisfying. I freaked out. A lot.
So, this is fine (silly at times but fine) until the 1 hour 17 minute mark, then it becomes disjointed and nonsensical. I feel like there is a good 30 minutes missing between the two halves that might help it make sense. Also, I am sure the underwear of the future is more sophisticated than ace bandages.
a dumb mess
Gorgeous, moody, atmospheric prequel offers few easy answers but is a fascinating journey for those willing to dive deep into its vague mysteries.
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…