Greengrass excells at keeping a fast pace with his use of handheld and quick edits. The Bourne series has become a fun exercise in his style, but little more.
Ridley Scott's Prometheus asks more questions than it answers. Some of those unanswered questions are philosophical, others relate to plot. I guess when your story is dealing with the true origins of mankind, it'd be a little bold to give hard, factual answers. The QUESTION itself is where thought-provoking science fiction is at its best. But the interrogative nature of Prometheus begins to frustrate a little when trying to examine its connection to Scott's other film, Alien.
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Let me just state my bias before attempting this review. I hate 'found footage' films. To me it seems like nothing but an excuse to present cheaply produced movies to a mass audience. The concept behind them is neat, the execution is often poor. The biggest conundrum these types of movies present is how do you tell a narrative when everything you see is supposedly random events captured on video? When the videographer picks up the camera does he just…