Prometheus – 4 out of 5
Thanks to this amazing trailer…
|Nice to know hoodies don't go out of style in the future.|
Prometheus opens with a pair of archeologists; Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway (Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green) who discover that ancient societies, separated from geography and time, all have a single image in common within their respective histories. The image is of a tall man pointing towards a collection of constellations--constellations that aren’t anywhere visible in our night sky. Teaming financially with the Weyland Corporation and its idealistic CEO Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), a team of scientists are sent to the only habitable moon where the constellation exists. Led by the mysterious Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron), Elizabeth and Charlie begin their investigation into what could possible be the answer to where we came from but as they begin to find answers, they soon learn that not all is well on the ship as their android David (Michael Fassbender) seems to be hiding something, there’s some horrors dwelling on the moon and the pilot of the ship; Janek (Idris Elba), wants to pack up and jet. But to Shaw and Holloway, the answers to the ultimate question may be valuable enough to pay for with everything.
|It's always nice to see Noomi Rapace NOT getting raped in a movie.|
Prometheus sees director Ridley Scott return to the genre he made his bitch back in the late 70s and early 80s. Can you really believe he hasn’t done a Sci-fi film since Blade Runner in 1982? Not only is this a return for the acclaimed director to the genre but it’s a return to the universe he began with Alien. Like I explained, Prometheus is a prequel as well as a stand alone story to the 1979 film. Scott openly admits that the film was never intended to be a direct prequel. It shocks me that when audiences whine and moan about sequels, prequels, remakes and reboots showing how out of ideas Hollywood is, why did they complain about how Prometheus wasn’t ENOUGH of a prequel?
|That dude looks familiar...|
|"Help me, Obi-wan Kenobi...you're my only hope..."|
|Fun note: Guy Pearce didn't actually put on make-up for this role...he naturally|
aged himself and then Benjamin Button'ed himself when the shooting was finished.
In a world of computer generated effects, Prometheus was a fresh vacation to the world of practical effects. Scott decided that anything that could be done on set, MUST be done on set and the computer effects were reserved mostly for scenes in space and the use of holograms within the film. Knowing this going into the movie only made the immense sets and seeing them come to life nearly mind-blowing. However, not as mind-blowing as the acting…
|The look of a man who's tired of hearing how awesome he was in The Wire.|
|I don't want to sound like a perv but I would *CONTENT|
REMOVED DUE TO VULGARITY* to Charlize Theron.
Did you see him drop a tear without actually crying? Sure they probably used those crystal things that are big on sets that help actors cry who are incapable of acting--like Tom Cruise (who has to be told that a different type of smiling doesn’t constitute crying) but to effectively keep with the lack of emotion while a tear is running down your face? That shit is impressive…and he maintains that throughout the film.
|Even though he's a droid, he still pulls the "I just dropped my pencil" |
technique in order to see up a girl's skirt.
Overall, the consensus with Prometheus with audiences and critics was mixed. To me, however, not so much because I really dug the film…and I have no idea how to properly end this review. So, I’ll just walk away…