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…
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…
"How far would you go to get your answers?"
This is not just Ridely Scott's return to the "Alien" universe, it is also his return to the themes he explored in "Bladerunner", of created mortal beings searching for answers from their creator. These factors put "Prometheus" in a position to potentially be his greatest work of science fiction. But it only delivers in some ways. Of Scott's recent films, I consider this to be most true to his style, and as such, I have to marvel at how simultaneously boring and fascinating it is. The world is vivid and very thoughtfully constructed but strangely the only character that I felt slightly connected to is the non-human one played by Fassbender.
Thematically: great. Visually: good. Emotionally: void. With the exception of fear and maybe wonder. But all things aside, I plan to watch it again soon.
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Χρειάζεται χρόνο, ψυχραιμία και καθαρό μυαλό για να μπορέσει κάποιος να αποκωδικοποιήσει τον Προμηθέα. Μια ταινία που διαχειρίζεται το franchise του Alien, επιχειρώντας να το πάει ένα βήμα παραπέρα, την ίδια στιγμή που προσπαθεί να σταθεί από μόνη της όρθια. Η ουσία πάντως είναι ότι όσα είναι τα πλεονεκτήματα της ταινίας (και είναι αρκετά), άλλα τόσα είναι και τα μειονεκτήματά της. Μειονεκτήματα που βρίσκονται κυρίως στην επιδερμική διαχείριση ενός έτσι κι αλλιώς μέτριου σεναρίου, από έναν σκηνοθέτη που μάλλον αποδεικνύεται μικρότερος της ιστορίας που θέλει να αφηγηθεί. Όχι γιατί δεν είναι ικανός να στήσει μια καλή ταινία επιστημονικής φαντασίας (αυτό το κάνει σχετικά εύκολα και καλύτερα από πολλούς συναδέλφους του), αλλά γιατί αδυνατεί να φιλοσοφήσει όπως πιστεύει ότι μπορεί, θέτοντας τα υπαρξιακής φύσεως ερωτήματα της ανθρωπότητας. Η γοητεία βέβαια παραμένει διαθέσιμη για εκείνους που επιλέγουν να πιστέψουν, όπως και η απογοήτευση για εκείνους που επιθυμούσαν μια κινηματογραφική αντανάκλαση του ψυχικού στοχασμού που αναδίδουν οι υπέροχοι πίνακες του Giger.
Great movie & imagination, the end is remaining..............
This movie makes no sense. At any time. The special effects are good, and so is the Fassbender, but the rest of this movie goes nowhere and it sucks. Way to go Ridley Scott, just keep churning out prequels and garbage and people will surely hate you when you're gone.
It's all rather ... vague. The purpose. The motives. The characters. Even the creatures.
Some very nice mechanical and landscape design work. Some very good performances (especially so given how little the actors had to work with); Michael Fasbinder being especially fun. I enjoyed the nods to other films as a film-nerd Easter egg hunt.
However, between the mostly cookie cutter characters, the lack of clarity in both motives and threats, and the casual scientific destructiveness the like of which I haven't seen since the anthropology demolitionist of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," I couldn't take any of it seriously. Neither could the rest of the audience, who laughed deliriously at some of the creature attacks.
Director Ridley Scott doesn’t make it easy for himself. He tried to tell a story, located in the universe of his own classic “Alien” from 1979, to answer one question: where do we come from? Man who wants to meet his maker. Scientists Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway find a series of identical cave drawings in 2089. They think they know the answer to that question and billionaire Peter Weyland sets up an expedition. On spaceship Prometheus they are on a search for the truth.
The Prometheus arrives, with a crew of seventeen, on a planet similar to the one in “Alien”. The tension is built because you don’t know why each of the crew members are on the mission.…
6/10: Don't expect this to be 'Alien-like' sci-fi horror, it's much more indirect prequel as it has different tone and theme. I'm intrigued and enjoyed it despite the negative reviews, but having said that, this movie may not be everyone's cup of tea.
- 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
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With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…