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IMDB Rating: 8.1
A team of scientists journey through the universe on the spaceship Prometheus on a voyage to investigate Alien life forms. The team of scientists becomes stranded on an Alien world, and as they struggle to survive it becomes clear that the horrors they experience are not just a threat to themselves, but to all of mankind.
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Matts Rehnstrom (23 May 2013)
I have waited for Prometheus to hit the theaters. I LOVE the Alien andAliens movies. They both had a lot of story and a lot of reality inthem (as much reality as a Sci-Fi can have). I mean that the story heldtogether and that there is no major flaws in the story.Prometheus have a wonderful scenery. The interior of the ship is reallycool and trustworthy. The gear they use are also very cool. However asthe year is 2093, the ones living then will for sure not agree. :-) Thetension is not really there as I expect. It may have to do with theflaws that I think is unnecessary.As this expedition is the most important that mankind has done, it isamazing that the team on board are such amateurs. They are adysfunctional team. They seem not to have meet each other before thetrip, that means they will not have trained together. Billions ofdollars have been spent on the mission but Wayland Industries did notbother to collect and trained a professional team. Not likely! When twoof the crew is trapped in the alien compound and find them self introuble, the ships bridge is all empty. No watch guard that give theinformation or help them during their adventure. They are all alone.Not likely to appear on a real mission...Things happen in the movie a little bit to fast for me to feel right.It is gaps in the story telling. A little bit like in some Star Trek TVseries episodes when time run out and the have to solve what ever it isin two minutes. But here I feel that it happens throughout the story.I do like the environment and the connection to the original Alienmovies. So the movie is fun to see anyway. What makes me only giving ita seven is flaws that I see as unnecessary. The story could have holdtogether anyway. I also see some gaps from where Prometheus ends andAlien starts. Maybe there is a plan for another Prometheus? Do see the movie, because it is worth it for the scenery and thegadgets, and also for some of the excitement.
michael-albertsen (22 May 2013)
I'm really sorry, but this a major disappointment.No, I didn't expect miracles or something close to the original Alien.I've been following Scott for 30 years - and it's clear that he hasbeen on the decline since Gladiator and Black Hawk Down.I liked a few of his later movies like A Good Year - but most have beenrather flat and uninspired.One thing I've noticed, is that he's gotten increasingly complacentwith his own "point of view" in terms of historical facts and howthings work in reality. It's like he has a complete disregard forplausible motivations or factual information about how things work.Case in point - there's a scene in the movie where a certain characterhas to have an operation performed on her body - and it involvesslicing directly through the skin and muscle-tissue of her abdomen.After the procedure, she's simply "stitched together" by metal clips inlike 3 seconds - and with a bit of local anesthetic, she continues tomove and jump about with some moaning. Ehm, you CAN'T have any kind ofnormal movement with your muscle tissue completely severed - and therewas absolutely no healing involved. Just one of a series of ridiculousevents.The plot is entirely juvenile and clichÃ© stuff with "profound"questions like who created us. For some reason, the beings who createdus also want to kill us - and it seems to involve incredibly elaborategenetic engineering that also happened to kill most of them in theirremote "lab facility". They're CLEARLY much more powerful than we are -and they could just bomb the hell out of us, or do it in a thousandsimpler ways. But no, they seem to want to utilize excessivelyelaborate and dangerous genetic modification or infestation - that theycan't even control.They also like to record recent events with some kind of holographicrecorder device that is unable to render clear images, only some coolghostly images that I bet Scott loved to play with. But they're quiteflexible in how they let you play recordings of their securityprocedure - so you can access their systems without effort.Characters are void of personality and growth, they're REALLY stupid -and they like to freak out for no reason, and they like to stay calmand playful when there IS a reason - like when encountering a nastylooking cobra-worm - an alien - for the first time in history.Among these faceless people - we have some willing to gleefully commitsuicide by ramming an alien ship, because they like their captain, andthey're required to do so because he "can't fly worth a damn" - despitehim being the primary pilot hired by a billionaire to do nothing butfly the ship.We have a religious scientist who concludes that she's found ourcreators, based on: "It's what I choose to believe".Then we have the very same religious scientist look at an alien "head"they brought back - and she notices some strange growth on it. She thenspends 2 seconds thinking and concludes that this is obviously somekind of "foreign cells" (impressive deduction, I must say) - and shedecides to stimulate the cells with electricity - just to see whathappens. No research - no caution - no nothing.We have people who decide to open the door to their ship, seeminglywith no thought process, despite having just faced complete chaos byextremely hostile alien forces - because one of their crew mates seemsto be lying in front of the door. This while other crew mates have justbeen taken over by some kind of alien infestation.Then we have the boyfriend of said religious scientist (a douche) whodecides that the air in an alien environment is safe to breathe becausehis device tells him it is - and he immediately removes his helmet. Aclassic Hollywood scientist moment, and clearly there's no need toworry about biological contaminants in a place like that.This movie is FULL of this kind of utterly implausible behavior andrandom decisions.It has a couple of "for effect" gore scenes - but Scott manages toinclude ZERO tension along with them. As a result, they're mildlydisgusting - but they have no lasting effect whatsoever.The "aliens" that are a part of this movie all look like plastic -because of overly smooth and pale skin. They look like Lovecraftcreatures without a much-needed paint-job.We have a horribly predictable, pointless and wasted twist involvingGuy Pearce and a certain other cast member. We have an android, well-acted by Fassbender, who seems to be fullyrandom in his decisions and motivations. Few actions made sense in anycontext - not to me anyway.The music was overwrought and didn't fit with the mood of the film, andit seemed like one theme being repeated endlessly. A surprise, givenScott's usual flair for good music.I think Lindelof is a complete and total hack - who only got the jobbecause he was the "yes-man" who could match Scott's ego. This ispretty obvious in interviews - where Lindelof always manages topublicly kiss Scott's behind.1 Star for Fassbender's performance. 1 Star for the amazingly detailed visuals. 1 Star for how the above combine to form the excellent beginning.Now, it's just a matter of leaning back - musing over a thousanddifferent people coming up with a thousand different explanations -each being the "correct" interpretation of this deep andthought-provoking masterpiece.Going by the IMDb rating, I can do nothing but stay mesmerized by howefficient it is to rely on the "Emperor's New Clothes" effect and lethype do the rest. Stay real Scott, Lindelof and Hollywood.
Phildevans (21 May 2013)
The good news - Prometheus is a beautiful looking film. The specialeffects are incredible.The bad news - major plot holes, lack of character development, ascript written for the stupid, lack of suspense and excitement, totallyunmemorable and boring! This film is badly written. David Lindelof hascreated a script for the stupid. Its full of ridiculous scenario's(laughable, really!)-characters do stupid things totally at odds withtheir professions. Plus, they are underdeveloped, so you simply don'tcare about them. The script lacks any credibility. It also lacks anykind of suspense and is completely boring! I'm a huge fan of sci-fi,but this insults my intelligence.Approach with zero expectation and admire the way the film was shot -its beautiful, but don't expect anything else.I rate this film 4 (for the direction and beauty), but 0 for thescript.
Dharmendra Singh (21 May 2013)
This needed a second viewing, just to see if not being awestruck was myfault. Sir Ridley Scott's unintended (but obviously linked) prequel tohis 1979 classic, 'Alien' is a hugely ambitious film; but is, in aword, meretricious. The story is profoundly compelling, and is an example of why sci-fi canbe the most noble of all genres. It's not afraid to ask the bigquestions Â Where do we come from? What is our purpose? What happenswhen we die? Â but cowers into the nearest black hole when it comes toanswering them (or at least the last two of those). No film I have seenhas handled analogous material better than Kubrick's '2001', and'Prometheus' could have ensured similar stardom if it chose epiphanyover escapist entertainment. The year is 2093. Discovery of a recurring ancient cave painting hasprompted a space expedition. A vessel called Prometheus carries a crewof 17 to a destination where it is believed the answers to human originlie. Interweaving an alien story with the central plot is a majorstrength, a double-whammy concept. But the delivery is all devilry;pure Hollywood compromise. Despite the voluptuous visuals, stunning production design andpreference of manual over computer effects (including a memorable alienabortion sequence), what ruined it for me was the handling of thisprecious material. Perhaps it was inevitable. Between them, the twowriters (Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof) have a limited repertoirewhich has space for the execrable 'Cowboys and Aliens' and equallydistasteful 'The Darkest Hour'.Discoveries are anti-climactic. When the crew discover something ofimportance, i.e. everything, they are remarkably insouciant. The effecton me was a mutual disinterest. All the elements for suspense are here:dark passages, inexplicable noises, prolonged moments of inactivity;yet there is a lack of the kind of suspense which gave Scott's 1979film its reputation. One saving grace is Michael Fassbender's David, the onboard android. Hegives everyone an acting lesson; one that ship captain, Janek (IdrisElba) doesn't heed, choosing instead to remain impassive throughout.Guy Pearce (in heavy make-up) cameos as the CEO of the company fundingthe venture. He has only a few days of life left and presumes they willfind a merciful rather than noxious God, and further presumes that hewill be able to barter for an extension. Other principal players are Doctors Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) andCharlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green), and expedition manager,Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron), who raises her voice to remindeveryone who's boss (an interesting discussion point, evoking Scott's'Blade Runner', is whether she's another android). Once Darwinism has been negated, the crew, particularly Shaw,desperately seek other answers. This is where I felt cheated. Yes,speculation is often more enticing than revelation, but this film isfuelled by its revelations. We're not given the answers, ostensibly toadd mystery. But I feel that the script writers had no more to offer.David asks Shaw why she so badly wants to know more. Her response isrisible: 'Maybe it's because I'm human and you're a robot'. The conclusion is impetuous and insipid. It is not too distant in toneand style than Â I'm serious Â 'Armageddon'. The best bit of the filmprobably won't even be talked about. It's established that Prometheushas actually landed on an installation, where aliens were beingmanufactured by our 'Engineers' (Gods) to create WMD. Their intentionwas to use these weapons to destroy Earth, but the aliens escapedcaptivity and massacred them. What a concept! If you were going tocompromise, which this film does, why not show that story? Maybe theywill in another prequel. www.moseleyb13.com
James Patterson (21 May 2013)
With an excellent cast, Ridley Scott directing and being based in thesame universe as Scott's Alien, surely Prometheus can't go wrong? It isgreat but it's not without flaws.Firstly, Prometheus looks amazing. What I think really helps here isRidley Scott's way of filming; if he can have a set built then it getsbuilt and where tangible locations exist they film at them - CGI isthen used, but to fill in the gaps. This adds so much to the film whenyou're watching, you really feel like you're getting top quality filmmaking with great cinematography. Not that movies that rely heavily onCGI can't be top quality, but there should be a certain level ofrespect for film makers travelling hundreds or thousands of miles toachieve what they want. The special effects are a feast for the eyes,everything is so detailed and everything seems to have a real physicalpresence in screen - no last minute floating CG additions here.The main disappointment of the film is the weak characterisation.There's really hardly any time spent getting to know any of the 17Prometheus crew. I feel that once the action got going I didn't reallycare about their problems or whether they survive. This doesn't stopcertain actors making the most of it though. I can't really fault theacting and the front-runners including Fassbender, Rapace and Theronare really great. Fassbender's David will no doubt be the one characterpeople will be talking about afterwards as the creepy artificialperson.As expected from seeing the trailers there are a few shock moments.These are very well done and even made me recoil. At a time when scaresare often cheap and gore is over the top, these moments could haveeasily been yawn-worthy knock-offs of previously seen scares but theyare far from it. Other negatives are the plot holes and open questions.I did kind of expect this since Lost creator Damon Lindelof had a handin the writing. Anyone who's experienced the frustration Lost broughtto so many lives will understand, and maybe even forgive the movie ofthis, I think I can.I often go for the 2D option in the cinema, but since this was filmedin 3D and was trusting that Scott wouldn't do any gimmicky stunts withit I thought I'd see it as it was intended. I wasn't disappointed,Scott's use of 3D is understated and more a matter of fact. It addsdepth and scale to what you're seeing on screen rather than being adistraction and is probably my favourite 3D experience to date. Ipretty much forgot I was wearing those horrible 3D glasses. However,when I go and see Prometheus again I'll be seeing it in 2D if not onlyto compare.Some people still seem to think it's a prequel to Alien and evenreviewing it based on how well it serves as a prequel. I'd say this isunfair. It is a prequel to Alien only in the way that it takes placebefore the events of Alien, there's no direct tie-in. Prometheus willprobably be the beginning of a completely new series of movies whichmay never bring a direct prequel to Alien, but it will encompass it.I really want a sequel to this. I left the cinema wanting more andfeeling that they could have made it another hour longer to get more inand maybe have answered some of the questions they raised. Hopefully wecan look forward to an extended cut of the movie when it comes out onblu-ray, even if it just adds some more time for the characters.Go and see this movie. Sci-fi and horror fans should not bedisappointed and Alien fans (like me) should be given plenty to grinabout. Just don't go in expecting it to live up to the impossiblymassive hype.
garyrichmonds (20 May 2013)
I have just come back from seeing Prometheus for the first time, atfirst I was put off by all the negative reviews and comments but seeingas it's probably coming to the end of it's theatrical run I thought Iwould catch it. I must say I enjoyed the film a lot I just saw it as apiece of entertainment and not a prequel to some sci-fi masterpiece orsome highly anticipated film, just as a piece of entertainment and Imust say I found it hugely enjoyable 10 out of 10. I will definitely begoing back to see it again. All I can say for the normal cinema goingfolk is it is very well made looks really good, I never really likedany of the other alien films and this was not really like those and Ican see why the fans of those movies might be disappointed but this isa summer film I don't think it was made to win Oscars, but it is greatfun.
collipal-1 (19 May 2013)
Back in 1979, director Ridley Scott took a screenplay written by DanO'Bannon (1946-2009) which was deeply inspired in the semi-classicalfilm It! The Terror from Beyond Space to the big screen. The screenplaywas simple...it was basically "haunted house" in the space; however,the film ended up reaching a totally unexpected level because of itssolid performances, Scott's tense direction with a rigorous emphasis onthe suspense, and an amazing production design. Needless to say thatAlien is one of my favorite films, and an undisputed classic not onlyfrom the fantastic genre, but also from universal cinema. That's why Ifelt more distrust than enthusiasm when it was announced that Scott,after having declined the offer to direct the other films from theAlien saga, would finally return to that universe with Prometheus,which didn't pretend to be a direct prequel, but a tale connected tothe original story by mysterious ties.Before watching Prometheus, I had the awe that co-screenwriters DamonLindelof and Jon Spaihts would bring us an unnecessary dose of"ret-con" which would unavoidably tarnish the legacy from Alien andAliens. Now, after having watched it, I realize that, effectively,Prometheus is 100% "ret-con", from the beginning to the end...but, youknow what? That ended up not bothering me at all. Lindelof and Spaihtscreated a story which fits pretty well into the original mythology.Another thing which didn't bother me at all is the sudden change thestory makes in its half, beginning as a languid and cerebral manifestof "exo-archeology" in order to later become a more traditional horrorfilm, with abundant violence and grotesque moments of a delicious gore.The unexpected duality from Prometheus reminded me of the filmSunshine; they both begin with a serious and intellectual tone whichpromises to explore some deep ideas about humanity, and they suddenlychange their course to a destiny which is incompatible with their soberbeginnings. However, I think Prometheus did it better than Sunshine,specially when we consider its function as an integral part from a sagawhich refuses to be typecast into one genre or style.And then, we have the exceptional technical elements from Prometheus.The special effects are wonderful, and thanks to them, we have variousscenes of an epic beauty and big imagination. The production design isalso worthy of applause, because it's simultaneously elegant andpractical, with elements from Alien and Aliens craftily integrated inorder to remind us that everything is part from the samecinematographic universe. As for the actors, I don't have anycomplaints (with one exception). Charlize Theron is the most famousmember from the cast, but her participation is relatively short andalmost irrelevant, because there isn't too much need of a "corporativevillain" when the true destiny of the crew is revealed. However, Theronmade a decent work in her role. Noomi Rapace is a competent successorof Ripley, and Michael Fassbender makes a perfect work as a friendlyand helpful android, even though he has a disturbing coldness in hislook. The only member of the cast I didn't like is Guy Pearce as PeterWeyland. Better said, my problem isn't with Pearce's performance, butwith his physical appearance. Seriously, what was the point of hiring ayoung actor and make him look older with painfully mediocre make-up?His appearance is so brief that it would have been more realistic (andcheaper) to hire an actor with the appropriate age, and not breakingthe film's reality with such an obviously fake latex mask (Why didn'tthey put Lance Henriksen in that role? Such a good cameo would haveprovoked applause in the cinema -well, at least, I would haveapplauded-).In conclusion, I think Prometheus works very well as a thematic andvisual prequel of the Alien saga; that's already enough reason to besatisfied with this movie. I can't deny that Prometheus has somefails...there are poorly defined characters who are simple "cannonfodder", logical jumps which don't make too much sense, and a generalsuperficiality which doesn't feel appropriate in the context of aplanetary expedition. Nevertheless, those fails don't avoid Prometheusfrom being a very competent film, and I can recommend it as a goodaddition to the mythology of Alien, Aliens and Alien 3 (yes, that'swhere I stop counting).
Jackson Starlight (18 May 2013)
Before viewing Prometheus, I was hugely anticipating a well writtenfilm with great visuals and characters who are sympathetic and easy toroot for.Alas,if you view this film expecting all of this, you're boundto be disappointed. After watching the film, the only worthy aspect ofthe film that's worth praise is the visuals.While the set design and visuals are grand and quite breathtaking, Thefilm sadly suffers due to a terrible script and characters so idioticand unlikeable that literally the film leaves nothing to theimagination other then the question as to why you bothered watching itin the first place.The script, the story, the characters, are all horrendously written andthe execution of the narrative is in fact so boneheaded and half bakedthat it makes you question why this film was made to begin with.The story is about a space crew who journey to a distant and mysteriousplanet to discover about man's existence, and about how life started,but of course, in alien fashion, everything goes awry and the crew findthemselves in incredible peril. Sound's great, right? Exciting so far,well, on paper maybe, on the screen its anything but.The story is rife with colossal plot holes, and the characters, allapparently intelligent,well educated scientists, act so moronic andthey do absolutely ridiculous things no one would do, such, in one ofthe moments of the film, the crew venture inside a cave, and, one ofthe characters takes off his helmet, despite the fact the airsurrounding the cave outside is dangerous and toxic, yet all of thescientists, proceed to take off their helmets, despite being on analien planet they've NEVER been on before, and the air could harbor avirus or any type of bacteria in the air, or anything could just leapout while they have their helmets off yet no one ever considers that,and they all decide to remove their helmets based on what one of thecharacters say, despite the potential risk of getting infected is stillthere. Its hard to believe this script actually gets the green light,and one of the studios agreed to use such a dense and feeble script forsuch a hugely anticipated film.Here is more eye rolling moments for you. During the first expedition,two of the scientists, who apparently know the layout and designed themap of the area, suddenly get lost in the caves, even though they saidthey were going back to the ship, however, being as thick and stupid asthey are, they take a different route through another cave, and theship, which is capable of seeing where the crew are, because of thecameras built into their space suits, don't ever bother to notify themthat they're going the wrong way and they simply let them get lost. Andthen, days later, when the missing two geologists come across an alien,in a cringe worthy and frankly ludicrous scene, they begin to freak outlike little children before then, all of a sudden, start to at likeidiots in front of the creature, and one of them even get up close andtry to touch it, even though the creature obviously looks dangerous andintimidating enough. All of the characters lack any common sense and tosum them up, they are the equivalent of dumb teenagers out of a slasherfilm, they blatantly do idiotic things that result in them gettingkilled. And most of the characters in the film, besides Elizabeth shaw,have no development or emotional depth, and the majority of them arejust fodder that are in the film just to get killed. The whole film isa deeply flawed, effortlessly conceived mess and it makes the viewerfeel more frustrated then thrilled. The only positives in the film,however, were some parts that due to the particular ineptness of somescenes, ended up being funny. Elizabeth Shaw, who learns there is infact a creature living inside of her, has to have an operation beforethe creature emerges or potentially kills her. When she reaches themachine, it tells her it only operates on male patients, despite thefact its still able to operate on her, and, above all the machinedoesn't even bother to sedate her before performing surgery on her,which is ridiculous, because she could possibly die of blood lossduring the operation if she wasn't. And she is still able to walkPERFECTLY after having a life threatening surgery and having a massiveoctopus creature pulled out of her stomach. And no one even asks herwhy there is blood all over her stomach, and why there are stitch marksacross her belly.I'm not going to continue on here, you get the picture as to howidiotic and poorly thought out the movie is. The sad thing is about thefilm, despite being illogical and ridiculous, as that it actuallymanages to destroy the mystery some of the original alien had, and ittries to appear intelligent by asking all these questions abouthumanity's existence but it never answers them. Ridley scott'sdirection is incompetent and childish, and the lead acting is eithermediocre or worse. Overall, the film really shouldn't have been made,its simply feels like another insult to the alien fan base, a fan basethats was already beaten up previously by two atrocious AVP films. Idon't recommend Prometheus, unless you enjoy watching bad films.
(10 May 2013)
I didn't find anything interesting about this film and i don'tunderstand why its gotten so much praise. Now i will admit thatPrometheus is a very good looking film,the scenery looks nice and theship looks nice and the location/Set they were in looked quitebeautiful but it takes more than good looks to save a movie,you need tohave a good story! too and this film didn't seem to have one!.I foundit boring and i didn't like any of the characters in the film and whyshould i?.none of the characters were likable and they didn't have muchpersonality either and some of the people seemed shallow and there werethings in this film that didn't make sense like there was this onescene where this android put some kind of baby Alien into a man's drinkand there's no explanation as to why he did that,and of course theother guy has the drink because he never noticed what the android didand as a result he becomes infected by the Alien.This film is odd and the people in it are stupid and they make stupidchoices,like one guy removes his helmet when he's told to keep it on.that's what i mean the people are stupid!,they are willing to risktheir own lives just to prove a point, the lead woman was also stupidand she didn't have much common sense because when they all spoke aboutthe Aliens the women thinks they created them and her so called "proof"that everyone asked her for is Dumb,this is what her proof is. "Becausei choose to believe it". What the hell was wrong with that women?. Justbecause she chooses to believe in all that stuff it doesn't make ittrue! and it does not mean everyone else will want to go with her!.this woman insists she's right about everything and then everyonedecides to go with her to this place anyway based on her so calledproof of "i choose to believe it".none of the characters are Likable or memorable you have no good Actionscenes you have characters that do stupid things like get lost eventhough they had the place marked with these red balls so i don'tunderstand how two of the men got lost,and we also have one person onthe ship that knows they are lost,because he can see them on the mapand he doesn't even help them! he just stands there and does nothing,ithink the man told them there was something heading there way andthat's it! then he just leaves. and i'm thinking what was that? whydoesn't he do anything?. This film is very flawed and i didn't find itenjoyable i found it boring for the most part.the first hour of themovie nothing happens!,we just have a group of people walking around!and that's it!.we have no memorable scenes no creepy atmosphere noscares no laughs, nothing. there is a stupid scene in this movie where this man is so high that hetries to french kiss an Alien!.i'm guessing either the Alien turned himon or he was just too high to realise that he was acting like aretard.frankly i don't care why he did what he did and i didn't carewhat happened to him either not after he had been so dumb.the man triesto grab the Alien repeatedly!,he can see the thing is dangerous so whatdoes he do? he keeps going toward it. He grabs the Alien and looks atit and he calls the Alien beautiful! what the hell was that!,then theman strokes the creature then predictably the creature attacks him! andi'm thinking well what do you expect?,if you stroke an Alien creatureits bound to be a little angry! so obviously he's going to attack you!.the creature attacks both of the men because the other guy tries topull the creature off his friend then he gets burnt by it then thecreature goes into the other guy's helmet and jumps into hismouth!.maybe the Alian creature was trying to return the favour bykissing him back.who knows? who cares!,that was one of the dumbestscenes in the whole movie! and its stuff like that,that put me off themovie.I wasn't even angry with this film,i was just so surprised by itsstupidity that i just didn't care what was going on anymore.the film was not scary it was not entertaining,it was not creepy orintense in any way,not a single thing scared me and the score to thefilm was lame and so was the ending. People say this film is thoughtprovoking but i disagree i didn't find it thought provoking in theslightest,it was about a bunch of nonsense that one women chose tobelieve so as a result everyone goes exploring and that's basicallywhat this film is about and its disappointing. Alien was a better filmthan this! because Alien had better Characters and better acting,it hadmore Action,and it was more thought provoking not to mentioninteresting,and it was creepier and had a better atmosphere,it wasexciting and none of the people were stupid,and that's everything thatPrometheus didn't have making it a Boring and forgettable movie.
Marcus Vella (09 May 2013)
I feel like this movie asked 20 very big questions, the kind you arejust waiting for the directors answer to, the kind that makes you leavethe cinema with an enrichedï»¿ sense of being and awareness, and Scottonly gave us like 4 truly unfulfilling answers. Looking past some ofthe inconsistencies with the alien franchise, some poor acting fromsupport roles, and some logical flaws in the way the movie played out,the ultimate premise for me just wasn't answered, and i feel whilst themovie nobly tried to delve into universal truths, it failed. The movietried to answer too many questions at once, and never really answeredany of them.It leads us on to believe that humanity exists with purpose, and that'our makers' are a noble, intelligent and purposeful kind, being onethat would leave a map for us to use when we were ready to come findthem, however ultimately resolves to tell us that we were made "justbecause we could be" and that we were intended to be exterminated forno real reason. I fail to see why a race that made us just because theycould, would go to such an effort to lead us to a planet which wasnever even meantï»¿ to reveal any truths to us or answer any ofhumanity's questions, rather the planet turned out just to be a "cargohold" for the unnecessarily dangerous biological weapon made to killus.I feel more that the movie centered around very much the same notionsas in blade-runner, and that is the dangers of untethered scientificendeavor and of the importance of purpose in all sentient life -culminating mainly in exploring what qualities seem to be universal tointelligent life, and to this credit, fassbender's character David dida great job acting as a symbol ofï»¿ these questions in his inquisitiveand intriguing nature. But where in blade runner, Scott resolves totell us that all intelligent life is important, and has worth and valueregardless of whether the reason for their existence is a satisfyingone or not, rather the ultimate answer they reach in Prometheus is avastly more unfulfilling one.The answer the movie seemed to give was cripplingly unsatisfying,resolving thatï»¿ ultimately, life is unimportant, a toy which can beplayed with by those who possess the power to create and destroy it. Aspecific line from the movie by the male scientist even essentiallyspelled this resolve out to us, and furthered by the female scientistsresponse to David when asked "why is it then that i was made", and"because you can" is not the kind of thought provoking existentialanswer i had hoped for. In this regard, the movie was unsatisfying.I understand taking this movie so philosophically can be dangerous whenrating a movie simply as a source of entertainment, but aside from somestunning CGI, the movie even failed in this respect. There was not thekind of tension that i found in alien, and because of the movies lackof character development, i found that i largely couldn't care lesswhen most of the characters died either by a predictable alien attackor were crushed by the ship. In this respect, even the brutal deathsweren't entertaining because you didn't care when people died, and withsome of the actors forcing terrible accents out of their mouths, youalmost wanted them to die for no other reason for them to shut up. Theonly characters i seemed to slightly enjoy with was the largelystandard down to earth, order-defying, noble martyr of a captain whojust seemed to fail to have any less than bad-ass bones in his body,and the old and frail Weyln who was very reminiscent of Tyrell fromScott's earlier work (leaving out of course the intrigue of thecharacter David which i have already mentioned). Thus, as a whole, this movie disappointed me, i left the cinema withless worth and understanding of the self then when i entered it, andwhilst i can't deny i was entertained, most of why i enjoyed it wasbecause it raised these questions, and gave me the opportunity to hateupon Ridley Scott's answer (or lack of) to them. So with these allconsidered i am only left to give this movie 1 'whoa' and 4 'mehs' outof 10.
wyldman-1 (08 May 2013)
This is a review of the movie, so it will contain spoilers. Let's concentrate on the good stuff. There are very watchableperformances from Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron. Idris Elbadoes well even though he hasn't got much to work with. The design of the film is very good. Scott and Giger deliver all thequasi bio-mechanical ick that you would wish from a film set in the'Alien' universe.But the script...it's an abomination. I say 'script', because I notethat there are two writers and this incoherent mess looks like theyshot two competing and conflicting stories and then welded themtogether as haphazardly as the staples holding Noomi Rapace's stomachin place.Very little of what goes on is at all coherent. The casting of GuyPearce as an old guy under pounds of unconvincing latex is franklybizarre, unless the idea was that at some stage his character wassupposed to become 'young' again.The cast other than those above really struggle with dreadfullyunderwritten characters. There is an incredible feeling during themovie that everyone is just shooting scenes in the vain hope thatsomething will turn up in subsequent editing.A terrible disappointment. I thought that this might be a great movie.I really didn't expect an outright bad one.
Ivailo Zankov (07 May 2013)
Brilliant... In fact just at the begging if this mind-blowingmasterpiece I already knew it! ...a masterpiece. A masterpiecedefinitely worth every moment of watching. Not a single disappointingto the end. Ridley Scott has just done his job to deliver us the nextlevel in modern cinema. Every detail, every moment, the whole visuals,everything is in the right place.I recommend this movie to every fan of this genre, every fan of thealien, every fan of great directors such as Ridley Scott. ...and don't go with the high expectations to be good as the firstAlien (it is, to my opinion, even better). Movies are not and it won'tbe the same as before anymore. We live in different time. Enjoy it.Prometheus is just one of the few movies I have any expectationsnowadays and they were justified!
datasysxtreme (07 May 2013)
At first I would like to say I've never hated Scott but I've never beensome huge fan as well... Prometheus was title which had us all grow huge expectations and if youare person looking for a storyline, great acting and not just CGI andgreat panorama shoots... you'll be very very disappointed by thismovie.To be completely honest this movie does not deserve even 6, but somespectacular scenes must be rewarded, so this is very generous rating!Cast is terrible! Some people in this move should not be allowed toeven stand near big-budget movie makers. Best part is played by dudewho plays...android! "Live" people are boring, don't "feel" the partand I just hated the way black guy talks... I truly believe that blackastronout doesen't sound "hood" at all and actually is well educatedperson etc... So...bottom line is, this is disappointing movie with poor acting,poorly developed story but really nice scenery, CGI, "big thingsfalling" feeling and similar...Don't expect too much and rate it honestly, because this 7.5 rating isplain simple joke! Highly highly overrated! Even 6 is very generous!
ad-rian (06 May 2013)
Well... let's start with what works: Visually, this movie is amazing.The production design, the visual effects, and the cinematography arecompletely stunning and unlike anything I've seen before, and the setsand landscapes are often literally breathtaking. Technically,'Prometheus' is a marvel. And the cast isn't too bad, either - MichaelFassbender in particular is very convincing as a morally ambiguousandroid.It's just a crying shame that all this technical excellence and thesegood actors work in service of such a terrible screenplay. It's noteven that it lacks fascinating ideas or doesn't ask interestingquestions, but that it just doesn't put any of its (too) many ideas togood use or provide compelling answers to its questions. But thatwasn't even my biggest problem. I probably could have done without theanswers if the characters had worked for me at all. However, almostnothing they did seemed even remotely like something real scientists(or real human beings, for that matter) would do, none of theirreactions seemed genuine and believable. It's telling when theemotionless robot is the only compelling character in the movie...All in all, I'd say this was one of the most frustrating experiencesI've ever had with a movie. On the one hand, I was constantly marvelingat the technical achievements and the dense, creepy atmosphere, and onthe other hand, I was extremely annoyed and utterly frustrated by thecharacters and the half-baked ideas and story developments. Still,while I think the movie is ultimately a failure, it's certainly a veryinteresting failure and I don't regret having seen it.
cheater0 (06 May 2013)
Well this movie had a lot of promise but, all in all it spoiled awayalmost all of it. There are a lot of scenes that are illogical or doesn't even make anysense. For example after the alien possessed dead scientist returns andrampages in the ship,the captain's greatest problem is that the planetthey are on is an abandoned military base of the "makers". Noomi has agreat act but her character is hilarious she mourns her husband forlike 2 hours... and so on. The movie itself is beautiful and has been put together very nicely buthas no sense or a really good story at all. The actors and actressesare great but I think that is the only part where the movie is perfect.I expected to see much more from Ridley Scott. Good movie but bigdisappointment.
jcs_stanley (05 May 2013)
In all my life I have never seen something so awe-inspiring yetterrifying, Prometheus is that very thing I'm describing to you! Beforewatching this I had never seen the original "Alien" nor do I plan to.Instead I looked up. I studied it, dissected it, learnt it's inner mostworks to prepare me for what Prometheus has to deliver.So does Ridely Scotts's long anticipated that's sorta prequel to Alienbut isn't pay-off??? The answer it happens is yes. Not only does itdeliver with incredible visuals and technology almost on-par with whatJames Cameron has made for his vision of the future, Prometheusprovides a genuine sense of fear and tensity to itself especiallymid-way with some pretty nasty alien attack and a Caserian scene thatwouldn't be allowed on "One born every minute" even if it were re-cutmultiple times, Quarintend , Disinfected and given a lollipopafterwards.And Speaking of Re-cutting, I actually glad "Prometheus" wasn'tbutchered and forced to line a life of "12A" because any cuts wouldhave severely water-down the force and and energy of the film and WhatScott was trying to achieve. While the likes of "The Hunger Games" and"Hot fuzz" are excellent in their own violent rights, their Gashing isalmost wussy-like compared to Promethues because Scott is crazy andbrave enough goes to places of stomach that most wouldn't consider.The Acting in the film was amazing and well thought out, the ones thatstand out the most for me are Noomi Rapace's Liz Shaw and MichaelFassbender's David. I swear to god if Fassbender isn't nominated forthe award for "Best Actor" at the BAFTAs along with Mark Ruffalo (TheHulk), critics will have me to deal with, He deserves a big fat goldenface for him to take home.In conclusion that the film has best cliff-hanger ending period. Ifyou've watched "Alien" before it'll knock yer socks off.
aaron esmonde (05 May 2013)
The near future 2089 Earths historical artifact's and ancient paintingsprompt an expedition into space to find our makers but puts the crew ofthe Prometheus in grave danger when they land on LV-223 in 2093.Veteran director Ridley Scott gives Prometheus its own unique look andrightly so as the action, suspense takes place on LV-223 not LV- 426 asin Alien(s). Without getting bogged down with Alien (2122A.D)comparisons, this is a science expedition not a mining vessel,therefore differences in the 30 year technology between the two isexplained away at a drop of a hat. This change in locationallowsÂ Prometheus to stand on its own.Â Questioning our origins in a reasonable intelligent way the storywritten byÂ Jon Spaihts andÂ Damon LindelofÂ is intriguing and makes thisfilm stand above your average sci-fi. That said, Prometheus does raisemore questions than it answers yet it's ambiguity is what makes thisfilm special.Â It's excellently cast and includes international actorsÂ Guy PearceIdris Elba and Logan Marshall-Green to name a few.Â Charlize Theron isastounding asÂ Meredith Vickers a hard nosed corporate mission director.Notably is Michael Fassbender as David who is every bit as interestingas Bishop and Ash with added a quirky 'fondness' for Peter O'Tool.Â Mainprotagonist Elizabeth ShawÂ played by Noomi Rapace is not your typicalRipley clone and carries much of the emotion for the film.Â The effects are first rate, with the Space Jockeys, scenery, ships andAliens wonderfully realised and rendered. Some of the effects arepractical andÂ look organic for the most part. The location andenvironment feels real and makes everything more palatable. A nodshould go to Dariusz Wolski's cinematography and Pietro Scalia'sediting.Scott delivers aÂ few standout creepy scenes some particularly gutturning, notably the arm breaking, infection and decontaminationscenes- Â it captures some xenomorph magic.Â Marc Streitenfeld's music score is an effective mixed bag although is alittle over used.Â Both writers and Scott ensure to include a fewcharacter twists andÂ wisely incorporate some elements from the Aliensseries (in keeping with that world) whether it be a vehicle, a line orsetup to possibly appease die-hard fans but for the most part it's allnew and fresh.Â Prometheus tackles themes of origin, mortality and biological warfareto name a few. It's a grower just like the spores themselves.
aikighost (05 May 2013)
General consensus... confused, badly written with characters that dothings that make very little sense and a plot that makes boldstatements without anything to back it up.For the most part the characters are horror movie cyphers put there todrive forward the flaccid and overblown plot. Fassbender and Rapacecome out of it reasonably well due to their genuine acting chops buteven they cant save the dire and often nonsensical dialog.Very pretty but massively badly written and meandering. Avoid like theplague, wait for it come on TV. Yes its that bad.___________________________________________________________________ Please don't read beyond here unless you've seen the film..I'll set out some of the plot holes and also just generally stupidthings that happen in this trite piece of rubbish. Strap in this mightbe quite long.1. How did the Shaw and Holloway convince Weyland to launch a multibillion expedition on such flimsy basis? If your answer is "Wayland isobsessed", how come thousands of con men didn't convince him before? 2. If David is there to help Wayland achieve his goal, what is to begained by dosing up a crew member with a biological contaminant thatwill have unknown consequences?3. What was the purpose of David allowing an unknown creature growinside Shaw's womb?4. Holloway acting like a maudlin child about the fact that there wereno live aliens to be found rather than excited because well "we foundan alien civilization, here comes out noble prize" was just silly.5. The part with everyone removing their helmets? That was just stupid.Have someone call him out for being an idiot, and have him reply thatit's safe, none of the air samples they took had any micro-organisms.6. How did the geologist who's responsible for mapping the whole thingand invented the system that did so got lost in the complex?7. Why would a biologist and an already freaked out geologist react theway they did to the "snake" creatures rather than running away tillthey had appropriate gear to deal with the situation.8. What was the purpose of infected Fifield turning up at the ship andkilling people, other than a meaningless throwaway action scene? Howdid "infected Fifield" even remember where the ship was if he's nolonger human and merely "zombie attack biological weapon Fifield"?9. Why did the alien engineers have no defensive weaponry of any kind?To protect against the technological biological weapons they presumablycreated?10. Why did the engineers decide that destroying humans/earth was agood idea? Even further why bother using a genetically engineeredcreature to do it? Why not just hit the earth with a plague? Or evennuke it to hell and back?11. Why is Wayland and co. taking Shaw with them when they go meet theprogenitor? What's the reason behind that? Why is she going along?12. How the humans know that the Engineers were planning to come toEarth and wipe people out. There is a massive leap of non logic there.13. Why would a superior intelligence and technologically advancedcreatures pretty much instant reaction to being woken by the humans beto start beating them to death like some Saturday night creaturefeature monster of the week?14. The two co pilots staying on the ship while Vickers escaped, bothof who seem to gladly accept their need to die with a smile, thumbs upand quip about the lame who's going to "win that bet" ongoing non joke.I was WTF? Who accepts their death in such a silly and throwawayfashion? Terrible writing & execution right there. Kill the noncharacters by all means but at least make me believe they actuallyneeded to be there on the ship to die.15. Why would Shaw trust David after he had so obviously beenresponsible for most of the bad things that had just occurred?Any time you answer "because otherwise the movie wouldn't happen",here's your plot hole.
ariasn1 (04 May 2013)
The past two decades have brought many extraordinary pieces of cinemato the world. But as technology builds and becomes more prominent,filmmakers seem less interested in creating an intellectual and pullingfilm. Rather today we have movies with little to no story and TONS ofexplosions. Science Fiction seems to be the biggest offended of this.Rant aside, I sincerely believe that Prometheus is the movie that trulybridges the generation gap of Story Telling vs. Special Effects. Themovie has everything from a dynamic storyline, to interestingcharacters, to fantastic music and superb special effects. Prometheus (to me) is an amalgamation of the first two Alien movies. Itcombines Scott's original sense of suspense with Cameron's fast paced,in your face action. Immediately contradicting myself, I do believe themain issue with most people is that when they watch(ed) Prometheus,they were expecting Alien 5. It's not, It was not meant to be!The movie is not perfect, hence the 8/10 rating. But I do wholeheartedly believe that the movie deserves a solid 8 based purely on thefact that it kept me interested the whole way through, and I didn'tleave feeling more stupid than I already did going in!
Van Roberts (03 May 2013)
In a New York Times interview, "Blade Runner" director Ridley Scottdescribed his third science fiction film "Prometheus" as "'2001' onsteroids." This comparison is entirely appropriate, particularly ifyou've seen the enigmatic but thought-provoking Stanley Kubrick epicabout the evolution of mankind since the dawn of time. Scott's first3-D spectacle ("Prometheus" is fun to watch once in 3-D) has elicited awide variety of commentary since it arrived in theaters. Essentially,"Prometheus" chronicles mankind's search for its origins. Twoarcheologists convince a wealthy corporate sponsor to create aspaceship that will transport them to the far reaches of the galaxywhere they believe that they will find the answers to questions thatthe ancient etched in caves long ago. Of course, what they find is notwhat they wanted. Nevertheless, they do learn something not only aboutthemselves but also their creators that will keep audiences arguingabout the meaning of "Prometheus" until the producers shed morecelluloid on the situation. Ostensibly, "Prometheus" qualifies as aquasi-prequel to Scott's own scary sci-fi saga "Alien." The chiefdifference is that "Prometheus" isn't a tenth as horrifying. Nothinglike the pugnacious pickle-shaped predator bursting from the chest of ahuman appears in this tame sci-fi opus. Meantime, Scott has stated that"Prometheus" isn't a prequel. He concedes, however, that the seeds of"Alien" have been sown into it. You cannot watch "Prometheus" withoutthinking about "Alien." The "Alien" space jockeyÂas it is referredto--appears in "Prometheus" and so does an "Alien" prototype.Furthermore, the story unfolds like "Alien," boasts a contemplativeandroid, a tenacious female protagonist, and a couple of tentacledreptilian creatures icky enough to make you shrink in revulsion. Theproblem with "Prometheus" is that it is more speculative than dramatic.Everybody about the physical appearance of "Prometheus" looks dazzling.The technology and the equipment look like each belongs in the future.Some of the performances are extraordinary, too, especially MichaelFassbinder as a sophisticated android with a lethal sense of humor.Like "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Prometheus" spends more timecontemplating our predicament rather than frightening the livingdaylights out of us above it."Prometheus" opens on what appears to be planet Earth. We are treatedto some awesome vistas as we fly above the sprawling terrain. A man ina cloak with alabaster-white skin and a muscularly sculpted physiquewalks up to a waterfall while a gigantic, saucer-shaped UFO hovers notfar away. He takes the lid off a container and consumes some blackishgoop. No sooner has he swallowed this nasty stuff than he sufferscrippling spasms and plunges into the waterfall. The man's powerfulbody integrates and we see his DNA appear. As incredibly visual andmysterious as this scene is, you find yourself wondering exactly whothis dude is and from whence he came. The next sequence finds a team ofarcheologists excavating a site in the year 2089 when Dr. ElizabethShaw (Naomi Rapace of "Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows") finds a starmap on the wall of a cave. She summons her colleague, Dr. CharlieHolloway (Logan Marshall-Green of "Brooklyn's Finest"), who alsohappens to be her boyfriend, and shows him a cave painting with a tall,thin, man pointing to an array a stars. The importance of thisprimitive drawing is that Shaw and Holloway have found similar examplesof it around the world. They believe that they have discovered a starmap that will take them to meet their creators. The next scene findseverybody aboard the Exploratory Vessel Prometheus in the year 2093 asan android, David (Michael Fassbinder of "Centurion"), keeps track ofthem before they awaken from stasis. Once Dr. Shaw and Dr. Hollowayalong with their colleagues have gotten up and eaten, they meet the CEOof the Weyland Corporation, Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce of "Lockout"),whose billions have brought them into orbit around a faraway moondesignated LV 223. He makes comments about the mission in a holographicpresentation to them and then hands the briefing over to our heroes.Not long afterward, Weyland's dictatorial daughter, Meredith Vickers(Charlize Theron of "Snow White and the Huntsman") informs them thatthey answer to her and she controls the mission. Basically, Vickers isthe equivalent of Ellen Ripley from "Alien." She warns them not tocontact any aliens until they have notified her about it.Our heroes, David, and their colleagues land on the surface of the moonnear a gigantic structure and enter it wearing space suits. No soonerhave they walked in than they discover that they can take off theirhelmets because they can breathe the air. They find a Mount Rushmoresized alien head in one of the rooms as well as mysterious vases thatcontain the black goop that the exterrestial sampled in the prologue.They also find tall, imposing aliens like the "Alien" space jockey.Most of these fellows are dead and laying about in piles in whatappears to be bunkers. David checks out a room teeming with vases.Their exploration is cut short because a storm is moving in and theyare order to evacuate and return to the ship. Two of Shaw's colleaguesare accidentally left behind. The captain of the spacecraft, Janek(Idris Elba of "Ghost Rider, Spirit of Vengeance"), advises them to sitout the storm and await their arrival in the morning. Creepy thingsbegin to happen and the two men encounter a snake-like creature thatlatches on to them. They are not prepared for what happens to them.Later, it turns out that Dr. Shaw has been contaminated with anorganism in her body that resembles an embryro. She explains that sheis not fertile and begins a mad dash to remove this organism from herbody.The monsters in "Prometheus" aren't as scary as the "Alien" beasties.Meantime, this two hour-plus, R-rated potboiler will make you thinkabout what didn't happen on screen more than what did.
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