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…
Visually stunning, and as well acted, and deserving of its praise as 'Prometheus' is, it lacked freshness, relationship to the franchise, and in places any kind of satisfying resolution. What was a stunning visual, audial, visceral, and cinematic outing was let down by a weak premise, and a series of borderline non-sequiturs that seem to have been perpetrated exclusively to 'keep it fresh'. A solid popcorn flick, but disappointing.
Is it the victim of misleading marketing? Is it an Alien prequel? Does it even belong in the same universe? Yes to the first and frankly I don't care about the second and third point. Prometheus may not be the film many were expecting or hoping to see but it is so gorgeous to look at and creepily atmospheric that I can forgive it a lot. The scenes pointed out for particular stupidity are exactly that however I admire it for it's bold subject matter, technical qualities and the superb Michael Fassbender.
Possibly the only dark sci-fi horror in the last decade with a blockbuster budget and the talent of someone like Ridley Scott behind the camera.
I thoroughly enjoyed Prometheus in cinema back in 2012 and it holds up quite well.
While I understand why some people complain about the not so scientifically smart scientists this doesn't change the fact that Prometheus looks absolutely stunning, has a fantastic atmosphere and production design, boasts a neat cast, never bores during it's two hours running time and even raises some nice questions about humanity, creation and whether our creator, if there is such a thing, would think fondly of us.
Prometheus was always going to be the victim of hype. Despite his recent track record, including duds such as A Good Year and Body of Lies, a new film by Ridley Scott is always likely to be an event. Excitement grew when the news came that the film would be connected in some way to the Alien franchise that Scott began in 1979. Then the amazing trailers and viral marketing were released on the internet, and suddenly Prometheus became one of the biggest and most anticipated films of this summer. In fact, the only way in which it could have met expectations would have been if it was actually the much promised ‘game-changer’. The finished product fails to meet these…
Had to take it down a notch. This viewing didn't quite match the way I was blown away in the cinema but I still dig it a whole lot. It looks amazing on blu ray and Fassbender was even better this time around. Knowing how everything turns out though, there were a couple of things that I just couldn't ignore this time around. Last time I was fully in the movie and I didn't really care, but there are definitely things in here that don't work and just are not well written and thought out. Great blockbuster though.
This still ranks as one of the most divisive films I have ever seen. On one hand I want to love it, I like so much, it does so much very well. Set design, cinematography, music, tone, casting (Rapace, Elba, Fassbender), tension. There is so much to love.
For every positive there is an equal or greater negative. There are moments that are laughably silly, creature designs that feel rushed and uninspired. Casting - Pearce is cringe worthy while Theron is shamefully underused. Character development is wasted and clichéd. Then there comes the story choices and specific plot choices. Oh dear. The needless 'shared D.N.A' aspects while at first feel cool and intriguing soon become overbearing and so crowbared…
There is nothing in the desert. And no man needs nothing.
The difference is, in the desert there is a chance that there is somebody to hear you screaming.
Movies like this are why they invented 1080p and Dolby Surround 7.1. I'm pleased I saw it, finally.
I’ve spent so much time trying to figure out if PROMETHEUS is a direct or indirect prequel to ALIEN. However, I’ve come to believe that I think it’s its own unique and original concept rather than a connection to any other work. It holds a deep and engaging plot that perfectly suits with the atmosphere it’s going for. Along with a brilliantly created visual style, a dark and haunting atmosphere that is powerfully directed by Scott, amazing cinematography and Michael Fassbender and Noomi Repace both give outstanding performances. I think it’s a truly stunning and captivating work of sci-fi horror and one of the best of its kind that has been made in recent memory. Definitely don’t think it deserves to be so heavily disapproved by many people.
The History Channel and Giorgio Tsoukalos are proud to present: ANCIENT ASSONAUTS: THE MOVIE. Starring a poorly made clone of Tom Hardy, that girl with the dragon tattoo, and a bunch of one dimensional characters nobody cares for. Written by the hack who wrote "Lost". Mario Bava's ghost is probably wishing right now he had never made Planet of the Vampires.
- 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…