Prometheus Movie Reviews
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You've got to be kidding! That's about the only thing to be said for this BORING movie. I kept waiting for some plot to unfold, but it never did, other than some scientists traveling to a far away planet to find the origin of an alien race. Why in the world Charlize Theron keeps making these stupid movies is beyond my comprehension - what a waste of talent.
This movie blows, big time! Don't even bother Red Boxing it, unless you are having a hard time falling asleep; this movie will cure insomnia.
I had heard a lot of great things about this movie - especially that Michael Fassbender is amazing in it - but I have to say that it did not live up to expectations. Yeah, it's epic, I'll give you that, but it's also very confusing and leaves more questions than answers in the end. I'm sure that means that they're planning a sequel (every movie that makes any money these days gets an automatic sequel, it seems) but that left me feeling like I had only seen half a movie. It's like that old saying: "Where the beef?"
A lot of people will think that this is a sequel to "Alien" since it's set in outer space and it's directed by Ridley Scott but that's not the case. Not by a long shot. It's set in the future and kind of reminded me of "Wall-E" because the whole of humanity seems to be run as a corporation on a space ship. The movie never finds an answer to the question of where we may have come from (that's the whole point, I think) so I guess I'll have to wait for the sequel. Still, Fassbender is great in his part, as is Charlize Theron, who never disappoints.
David Fassbender is an AMAZING actor. I'd actually go so far as to say that he's the best working actor in movies today. Every role he plays is done to perfection, and "Prometheus" is no exception.
He plays a perfect human-alien android of the future, one the humans do not trust because they are so perfect and could well mean the end of the human species. The movie also stars Charlize Theron as a corporate captain who takes a giant space ship known a Prometheus into space to discover where life may have began (the movie hints that life on Earth did not start as we now think it did - at least it probably did not).
There are a lot of interesting storylines in the movie, though the one that stays with you during and after is the question of where we may have come from. This is a smart movie with action that makes you think and be grateful that some things are maybe best left unknown.
I'll admit that I'm generally not a big fan of the alien genre of movies, but this one was utterly fascinating. It's about the beginnings of the human species and where we may have come from - except that it's set in the future and it implies that life began far, far away from Earth and just sort of accidentally happened to take root on our planet. It also talks about the future of humanity where intergalactic travel and humanoid beings are the norm.
Michael Fassbender is fast becoming the best actor in Hollywood. He is amazing in his role, as is Charlize Theron who stuns yet again after her terrifying portrayal of the Evil Queen in "Snow White and the Huntsman". This is definitely a movie for adults but I don't think there's any reason why a family would not enjoy seeing it together. My kids weren't that interested in it because of the preview, but when it comes out on DVD, I will be sure to get it for them. I have a feeling it'll be one of their favorites in no time.
Three cheers to Ridley Scott for yet another awesome "Alien" movie!
This synopsis is a lie. This entire movie is a lousy re-write of Aliens. Same dopey Black guy. This time he's the captain. Same crew of misfits. Same octopus eggs. Same female hero. Same evil robot. Same company-owned ship. Same octopus laying eggs in everyone. Same alien ship. Same giant aliens without blown out chests. Lousy, lousy, lousy. Rent "Aliens". Much, much better.
For the dumbs that didnt see Alien the 8th passenger, this may be great, but at this point I was expecting much more from this movie and its like if I was to the old Alien movie refactored for 3D. Such a waste of time. The effects are good at the beginning, but then the rest of the move is ran in a dark place with very sad effects. The story is also very very flat, many things go unexplained almost as if they desesperatelly trying to follow the old Alien storyline with a different ending.
Definitely not for anyone who doesn't like to think, "Prometheus" is a serious movie about serious issues, namely the origins of humanity and what that means for the future. Ridley Scott has really outdone himself by crafting a superb and immensely watchable movie that is concerned with making the audience think about things that movies generally don't dare to go near.
Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron are amazing in their parts, building on their recent artistic and commercial successes like "Shame" and "Snow White and the Huntsman". Both of these actors bring incredible qualities to their roles, making the movie the most memorable alien movie since Scott's own "Alien".
I loved this film! Ridley Scott has the talent for creating a universe that is familiar and yet completely alien; inviting at first, but you know it is going to go horribly wrong. That's not a knock on Scott, that part you know about. I mean, it's the genre.
The acting was first rate, and you didn't know where the story was going. Is it a prequel? I don't think so. It was more like the film opens up a universe with these inscrutable and terrifying 'engineers.' What we took from the film was a solid discussion of where the story left of, where it was going. And we loved that, while it expands the Alien universe, the film shows us that the aliens we've seen from earlier films were only the beginning of what is to come.
There were a couple of little hiccups in the script, one of them rather glaring, but I can forgive that in view of what else I liked about it. Looking very forward to the next film in this storyline.
I really wanted this movie to be good..but it fell flat..you can tell the spent the money the acting wasnt bad and the special effects were great..but the story was completely flat..the movie wasnt casted very well..
Somewhat disappointed. I suppose I was expecting something fresh and not another prequil. The acting was both good and poor with casting that didn't always complement the story or each other. The story line was the same. I really liked when I thought it was heading out to find the source of mankind then it turned into an Alien prequil which ended flat. If you haven't seen the original Alien movie, you would miss the point entirely. I know its a syfi but I lost all sense of believeability when the heroin has a cesarean section and two minutes later shes running through the halls of an alien ship to save earth, then two of the crew members volunteered to die with the Capitain for no reason what-so-ever. Pretty thin. There are some excellent special effects which save the movie from being a complete flop.
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