Prometheus Movie Review by Drewtos
Prometheus tells the story of two scientists and a crew of other who travel to a distant planet to find out more about the origin of humanity. Also, it’s a prequel to Alien.
Director Ridley Scott and writers Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof spin a tale that adds to and expands the Alien franchise and mythology in a very surprising way. I’d rather not go into too much detail but I will just say most hardcore Alien fans will like what the filmmakers did with this and will be just as surprised as I was.
Visually, the movie is stunning. During the opening credits we get some really beautiful landscape shots or Ireland, I believe, and it sets the tone for how beautifully shot the rest of the film is. In addition to the cinematography, the CGI and special effects are top notch. There is a nice blend of CGI and traditional effects that are reminiscent of those used in Alien or Aliens.
The cast is great, also. Michael Fassbender, as the android named David, was remarkable. I loved every moment he was on screen; watching his robotic characteristics. Charlize Theron was also very good. Her character was a total b*tch, for the most part, Theron and played it well. Other actors like Idris Elba and Noomi Rapace, especially, did a very good job. I felt very sympathetic to their situation and their struggle.
Overall, I loved this movie. I can’t wait to see it again on Blu-ray or maybe again in theaters. It ties into Ridley Scott’s original Alien film perfectly. I didn’t see it in 3D so I can’t comment on that, but I don’t think it would be worth seeing in 3D. Although, that’s something coming from someone who is tired of 3D altogether. Thumbs up from me. Alien fans, go see it.
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Prometheus has released a pair of new TV spots, in which a little more is revealed of what Noomi Rapace and her team discover on their spacebound mission of discovery.
The new spots are largely made up of footage we’ve already seen, but there are a couple more glimpses of the creatures blithely referred to by Rapace as “engineers”, including something with a worrying number of tentacles…
New Prometheus Featurette
Its seems like every week we have a new Prometheus trailer, featurette, or batch of images. Can we just get the movie already?
MissGhoulez asks, “What summer movie are you most excited about? Well besides the Dark Knight”
Well, The Dark Knight Rises is definitely at the top of my list, but after that I would have to say The Avengers. I don’t see any reason why this movie won’t be amazing. Though, some were weaker than the others, the five Marvel Studios movies made previous to this have all been solid. Plus, the cast in The Avengers is great. Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson shine in almost everything they are in. And also, Joss Whedon is directing and based off what I’ve seen from him (e.g. Serenity, Cabin in the Woods) he hasn’t disappointed me. One thing I love about Joss Whedon is he is really good at directing and writing teams and families, which is evident in his work on Astonishing X-Men, Firefly, and Dollhouse. That’s something The Avengers really needs.
Your question is tough. There are actually a lot of movies I’m interested in seeing this summer. Of course, two other huge movies would be The Amazing Spider-Man and Prometheus. Other than those here is a list of some movies I want to see but not see as bad as the four mentioned before:
- Dark Shadows - Lately, it’s been “hit or miss” with Tim Burton. This looks funny and entertaining, though. I hope it hits.
- Men In Black III - I thought the first two were great sci-fi/comedies and i hope this is just as good.
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - I never read the book, but the director Timur Bekmambetov has made some very enjoyable movies in the past (e.g. Night Watch, Wanted).
- Brave - It’s Pixar, so…
- Ted - Looks funny. Seth MacFarlane is good, and I enjoy seeing Mark Wahlberg in goofy comedies.
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation - Just looks like a good, fun, popcorn movie. I’m sure the story and acting will be weak, but the action looks sweet.
- Total Recall - I was skeptical when I first heard about this, since they are remaking one of my favorite Arnold movies, but after seeing the trailer it looks pretty cool. My expectations won’t be high, though.
- The Expendables 2 - The first one kicked ass, and with the addition of Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzeneggar, who only cameoed in the first one, and the addition of Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme, this one should kick 4 times as much ass.
- ParaNorman - I like the director’s other works including The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline, so I will definitely check this one out.
I hope this answer was sufficient :-)
What summer movies are YOU most excited about?
New ‘Prometheus’ Viral
Prometheus will be released in theaters June 6th. Let’s hope it lives up to the hype.
Prometheus [New Trailer]
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. (IMDb)
In theaters June 8th.