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Post by Admin on Wed May 30, 2012 7:04 pm

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'Prometheus': The (Early) Reviews Are In!
Critics love the effects and praise Michael Fassbender's performance, but some feel the sci-fi flick gets lost in its own high-mindedness.

By John Mitchell

One of the summer's most anticipated films, director Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," doesn't open until June 8, but early reviews for the sci-fi blockbuster are already trickling in, something many studios would fear so far ahead of a film's release — that is, if they weren't as universally positive.

So far, the consensus is clear: "Prometheus" is a flawed film with a lot of great things going for it, most notably a breakout scene-stealing performance from Michael Fassbender ("Shame"), inspired and amazing 3-D effects and plenty of "jolt and amaze" moments that all but assure filmgoers "will be right back for seconds" when 20th Century Fox releases the film next Friday.

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Critics have nothing but praise for the performances of Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace and Idris Elba, though they are particularly emphatic in their appreciation for Fassbender as the android butler David. When MTV News caught up with Theron recently, she gushed about what makes Fassbender worthy of all that praise. And for fans who can't wait to see the cast in action, Theron will appear at the MTV Movie Awards, airing this Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. E.T. on MTV.

"Technically, 'Prometheus' is magnificent. Shot in 3-D but without the director taking the process into account in his conceptions or execution, the film absorbs and uses the process seamlessly," The Hollywood Reporter writes. "There is nary a false or phony note in the effects."

"Scott and his production crew compensate to some degree with an intricate, immersive visual design that doesn't skimp on futuristic eye-candy or prosthetic splatter," Variety agrees.

Those going in expecting a straightforward prequel to Scott's "Alien" may be disappointed. While it does answer a few questions burning in the minds of sci-fi aficionados, including some insight into the acid-for-blood aliens of the original series and the spacecraft they are discovered aboard, "Prometheus" is very much its own film.

"Much of Scott's audience are expecting a fully-formed prequel to 'Alien,'" The Telegraph writes, "but 'Prometheus' only really lays the groundwork, leaving plenty of dots disconnected." Though movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is only culling from nine reviews so far, many of them are from top critics, and the film enjoys an 88 percent "fresh" rating. That puts "Prometheus," presently, a few points ahead of "The Hunger Games" and a few points behind "The Avengers" in the race for best-reviewed blockbuster of the year so far. And several critics attribute that standing to Fassbender.

"Upstaging everyone is Fassbender, who provides the film's real glint of steel, while decentring its dramatic focus," the Guardian continues. "[Fassbender] steals the film with the chilling, parasitic relentlessness of that first gut-bound alien."

"The film contains the ideal embodiment of its sly existential paradox in David, the man-made manservant whose soulfully soulless presence brings to mind both 'A.I.' and '2001'; he's like HAL 9000 with better cheekbones," Variety concludes. "In a particularly witty touch, Fassbender's droll performance takes its cues from Peter O'Toole in 'Lawrence of Arabia,' a clip of which David continually watches as a model for how to behave around humans."

The ultimate result, according to THR, is a "visual feast of a 3D sci-fi movie that has trouble combining its high-minded notions about the origins of the species and its 'Alien'-based obligation to deliver oozy gross-out moments."

It's a sentiment echoed by The Guardian: "It is a muddled, intricate, spectacular film, but more or less in control of all its craziness and is very watchable. It lacks the central killer punch of 'Alien': it doesn't have its satirical brilliance and its tough, rationalist attack on human agency and guilt. But there's a driving narrative impulse, and, however silly, a kind of idealism, a sense that it's exciting to make contact with whatever's out there."

Are you planning to see "Prometheus"? Let us know in the comments below!


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Prometheus

30 May, 2012 | By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir: Ridley Scott. US-UK. 2012. 125mins

It has been three decades since Ridley Scott last dipped his directorial toe in science-fiction territory (with 1982’s Blade Runner), but with his fantasy epic Prometheus it is clear his striking sense of vision, drama and excitement fits perfectly with the genre and he has delivered a film that is already one of the most anticipated titles of the summer and should thrill, challenge and provoke audiences ready for his signature brand of intelligent and visceral film-making.

A Ridley Scott film is always perfectly shot, intelligently edited and easy on the eye, and Prometheus is no different.

The film enters a busy early summer marketplace, with rival fantasy fare such as The Avengers still strong and Men In Black 3 opening well, but there is a real ‘must see’ cache about Prometheus – thanks to a smart viral campaign, well-positioned teaser trailers and the much-hyped link to Scott’s sci-fi horror classic Alien – that should see it open strongly.

There were once plans to script a formal prequel to Alien, but the project evolved into Prometheus, which, while its climax offers tantalising answers in terms of the acid-for-blood alien creatures and the space craft they are first discovered in the original film, is very much a stand-alone film…albeit one that is very aware of the place it takes in the mythology of the Alien series of films.

Ridley Scott is a master when it comes to visualisation of the environment his stories are set against, and it is clear from the majestic opening scenes of Prometheus as his camera traverses an alien planet (in truth a blend of Icelandic vistas with more than a little CGI) and a magnificently muscled white skinned alien ingests something that causes him to melt away and genetically mix with the make-up of the world itself.

The story then switches to our very own century – admittedly the end of it – as archeologists Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) piece together a series of clues in cave pictograms from ancient civilisations that point to a location in distant space. To them it is an invitation to come and visit.

With the backing of mega-corporation Weyland Industries, a mission to find the location is launched with the spacecraft Prometheus carrying a team on a two-year journey to try and discover answers to the ultimate questions.

The arrival at the planet in 2092 allows for the familiar recovery from hyper-sleep scene to be dusted off, and the crew (larger in number to the crew in Alien) are slowly introduced – including sleek Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron), a Weyland Industries executive; servile robot David (Michael Fassbender), the ship’s housekeeper, but also with a mission of his own, and Janek (Idris Elba), the ship’s working-man captain, there to balance the enthusiasms of the scientists with the corporate interests of the Corporation.

What they discover as they explore a cavernous pyramid on the planet offers clues to the origins of mankind and also the realisation that something rather malevolent lurks deep within the complex. Once they start to piece together the clues they find themselves pitted against both the creators they dreamed of discovering and brutal and bloody organisms that seem to exist solely to destroy. Without going into the story’s many plot twists, needless to say there are enough thrills, horror, action and plot to keep sci-fi fans engaged, and even an ending that leaves an opening for a follow-up film.

One thing that Prometheus isn’t is an Alien-clone. Alien – despite that it may feel slowly-paced set against current editing styles – was a film that embraced its horror-in-space format, and after a slow-burn set up and magnificent central gore moment as the mini-alien bursts from John Hurt’s chest settled into a brilliantly shot monster movie before Sigourney Weaver’s final memorable battle. While Prometheus has some striking chilling moments it never plays the all-out horror card, instead developing the science alongside the action and punctuating the film with moments that jolt and amaze.

And while she does have her action moments, Noomi Rapace’s Shaw is no Ripley. Though she has a few nasty close encounters of the alien kind she is never called upon to go toe-to-toe with a snarling beastie. That being said, Rapace is dynamic and driven as a scientist who hopes for the best but ends up encountering the worst. Her gritty but gentle character is a nice contrast to Charlize Theron’s sleek ice-queen Meredith Vickers, a woman of wealth and power – as well as a niggling vulnerability – who comes close to being the villain of the piece before her backstory is gradually revealed.

Idris Elba is appropriately disheveled as the seen-it-all-done-it-all captain (and his sexual tension with Charlize Theron is nicely handled), while Logan Marshall-Green makes a strong impact as Shaw’s partner. The likes of Rafe Spall, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie and Benedict Wong have small, but nicely defined crew member roles, though there are also quite a few back-row crew types who are ill-defined and clearly there mainly as alien fodder. Patrick Wilson crops up in a brief cameo as Shaw’s father.

It is Michael Fassbender, though, who perhaps has the most fun in Prometheus. He is first introduced on board the ship tending to the crew who are all in hyper-sleep, playing a little basketball and watching (in the most delightful of scenes) his favourite film, Lawrence Of Arabia. He is so taken with it that he dyes his hair and amends his voice to look and sounds more like Peter O’Toole as Lawrence.

Though on-board as a helper – and largely ignored once the crew awake – David is also programmed for a more darker mission at the behest of his creator Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce, heavily made-up), who crops up for a few vital scenes. David bears no malice to the crew, but is simply fulfilling his programming…which brings nothing but danger for the crew, and for Shaw in particular a memorably nasty moment inside a hi-tech medical machine. This sequence in particular is tense, chilling and bordering on the gory and a real action highpoint.

Alienfans will be on the look out for horror scenes that are variations on the theme of the ‘chest-buster’ or ‘face-hugger’ in the original film, and while in Prometheus things are never played for pure horror, there are some brilliantly staged scenes that will make audiences jump and squirm, and yes beasties do find their way into human bodies in nasty ways…and want to make their way out in an equally unpleasant manner.

The effects are brilliantly woven into Scott’s film, with cinematographer Dariusz Wolksi delivering some beautiful moments (the 3D is also very easy on the eye, and never too dark), while the production design from Arthur Max and Janty Yates’s costumes help give the film that real sense of a sci-fi epic. A Ridley Scott film is always perfectly shot, intelligently edited and easy on the eye, and Prometheus is no different.

It is also oddly reassuring that in one of the climactic scenes, as Noomi Rapace’s character has to investigate an escape craft where she suspects danger may be lurking, that even on board a futuristic spacecraft there is a handy (if stylishly shaped) axe easily to hand as she stalks through the glistening corridors.

Production companies: Scott Free, Brandy Wine, 20th Century Fox, Dune Entertainment

International distribution: 20th Century Fox

Producers: Ridley Scott, David Giler, Walter Hill

Executive producers: Michael Costigan, Mark Huffam, Michael Ellenberg, Damon Lindelof

Screenplay: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof

Cinematography: Dariusz Wolski

Editor: Pietro Scalia

Production designer: Arthur Max

Music: Marc Streitenfeld

Main cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Emun Elliott, Benedict Wong, Kate Dickie

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The spacegirl who played with fire
May 30th 2012 By Jonathan Crocker

He refused to show us an Alien in the sensational trailers (‘Aaaaah! Aaaaah!’), he wouldn’t even use the word ‘Alien’ in the title, but Ridley Scott gives us one almost immediately in Prometheus’ opening scene. Not the kind you’re expecting, mind. 


Breathtaking stereoscopic shots swoop across a gorgeous landscape. Black mountains wreathed in volcanic steam, glassy lakes and, at the top of a crashing waterfall, a tiny man. Only he’s not tiny. He’s not a man. Like an extra-terrestrial Greek titan, this tower of muscle flexes inside smooth pale skin. And then dies.


Creation and destruction are the twin-burners of Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof’s ambitious screenplay, which bricks up an epic new mythology around the tantalisingly unexplained image of the space jockey in Scott’s original 1979 space-horror. 



It’s 2093, three decades before Ellen Ripley’s first bug-hunt, and we’re aboard another starship funded by sinister mega-corporation Weyland Industries. Joining the 17-man crew are scientist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie (Logan Marshall-Green), who’ve discovered that etchings from every ancient civilisation on Earth have all left clues to the same faraway planet.

Their mission: to discover where we come from – and why.

Once they touch down, we’re on familiar ground: the crew begin exploring a giant hollow labyrinthine of tunnels and, uh-oh, something sticky leaking from countless cylinders stored deep within one of the chambers... Game over, man, game over. But if we’re been here before, Prometheus inhabits the host mythology without becoming suffocated by it.

Pulling its own twists on many of the queasier elements of the quadrilogy, it tightens its grip slowly, making us wait until what’s out there gets in here. 

Proving how wasted she was in Sherlock Holmes: Game Of Shadows, Rapace is a gentle, driven proto-Ripley who mirrors nicely with Charlize Theron’s glacial mission leader Meredith Vickers, strutting tightly in a witty silver-grey suit.

But it’s the brilliantly constructed character of Prometheus’ android – sorry, synthetic person – David (Michael Fassbender) that provides much of the movie’s dramatic frisson. We first discover him alone on the ship, spinning a basketball on his fingertip, bleaching his hair and - in the movie's loveliest invention - studying Peter O’Toole’s performance in Lawrence Of Arabia. 


Owning every scene he steps into, Fassbender once again proves a truly magnetic screen presence, balancing Bishop’s even-mannered likeability with Ash’s unsettling lack of empathy. Now if only they’d cast O’Toole himself as Peter Weyland instead of Guy Pearce, unrecognisable behind melty-faced prosthetics.

“I didn’t think you had it in you,” quips David, in a wry moment that Prometheus could have used more of.

Truth be told, the rest of the cast – Idris Elba’s effortlessly sardonic captain aside – are bug food for the film’s skin-crawlingly effective antagonists. Ooze trickles, tentacles coil and gore splatters, not least in the movie’s standout scene, involving Noomi Rapace and some desperate surgery.


Back in the sci-fi genre for the first time since 1982’s Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott has always been more at home with Big Spectacle than Big Ideas. And sure enough, once people start dying, Prometheus’ ambitious thematic payload goes straight out of the airlock.

But Scott's movie is flawlessly designed, with the beautiful 3D cinematography contrasting the clean white futurism of Prometheus' interiors with the black corporeal surfaces of the alien catacombs.

It might not pack the unbearable menace or blazing horror of the saga’s first two movies, but it utterly eclipses the last two. It’s exciting, tense and fully impregnated for sequels…

Verdict:

You can relax. Prometheus is very good. Not as frightening as Alien, not as thrilling as Aliens, but a 3D sci-fi blockbuster that’s easily the saga’s most spectacular entry.

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Is Prometheus Actually Any Good? Early Reviews Are In

An early screening of Ridley Scott's Prometheus has unleashed a flood of reviews and tweets across the internet. So, was it any good? We rounded up the both the good and the bad so you could decide for yourself. With absolutely no spoilers.

It seems like the general consensus is while it's visually stunning, you shouldn't go into the theater hoping for the next Alien. A lot of what you loved about the original film has been replaced with sweeping visuals, a booming score, a sense of wonder, and (some would argue exceptionally thin) science. We did our best to keep this collection of quotes spoiler free — but be careful, most of the reviews we link to are lousy with spoilery details.

The Guardian points out the stylistic departure Prometheus' made from the original Alien franchise.

Ridley Scott has counter-evolved his 1979 classic Alien into something more grandiose, more elaborate – but less interesting. In place of scariness there is wonderment; in place of tension there is hugely ambitious design; in place of unforgettable shocks there are reminders of the original's unforgettable shocks. There are also some shrewd and witty touches, and one terrifically creepy performance from Michael Fassbender, who steals the film with the chilling, parasitic relentlessness of that first gut-bound alien. The original took place in space, where no one can hear you scream; in this film, no one can hear you scream above the deafening, kettle drum-bothering orchestral score.

The Hollywood Reporter admits you will be entertained Avatar style, but wishes for more than just glorious spectacle:

Although Ridley Scott's 3D visual feast is no classic, the oozing alien tentacles hit all the right sci-fi horror notes... Technically, Prometheus is magnificent. Shot in 3D but without the director taking the process into account in his conceptions or execution, the film absorbs and uses the process seamlessly. There is nary a false or phony note in the effects supervised by Richard Stammers, which build upon the outstanding production design by Arthur Max. Dariusz Wolski's graceful and vivid cinematography synthesizes all the elements beautifully in a film that caters too much to imagined audience expectations when a little more adventurous thought might have taken it to some excitingly unsuspected destinations.

Total Film wants a sequel!

Back in the sci-fi genre for the first time since 1982's Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott has always been more at home with Big Spectacle than Big Ideas. And sure enough, once people start dying, Prometheus' ambitious thematic payload goes straight out of the airlock.

But Scott's movie is flawlessly designed, with the beautiful 3D cinematography contrasting the clean white futurism of Prometheus' interiors with the black corporeal surfaces of the alien catacombs.

It might not pack the unbearable menace or blazing horror of the saga's first two movies, but it utterly eclipses the last two. It's exciting, tense and fully impregnated for sequels…

Variety also comments on the score (something lots of online critics are making note of) and explains how Prometheus uses chatter to disperse tension in various directions.

Yet a key difference between this film and its predecessor is one of volume. Incongruously backed by an orchestral surge of a score, the film conspicuously lacks the long, drawn-out silences and sense of menace in close quarters that made "Alien" so elegantly unnerving. Prometheus is one chatty vessel, populated by stock wise-guy types who spout tired one-liners when they're not either cynically debunking or earnestly defending belief in a superior power. The picture's very structure serves to disperse rather than build tension, cross-cutting regularly between the underground chamber [spoiler redacted] and the ship, where efforts to contain the threat are thwarted by the increasingly uncertain chain of command…Scott and his production crew compensate to some degree with an intricate, immersive visual design that doesn't skimp on futuristic eye-candy or prosthetic splatter.

The translated review from Sci-Fi Universe seems torn. But they have hope that Prometheus will be built up as a cult legend, much like Blade Runner.

Prometheus is just perfect in terms of image design, this means that the sense of framing, the esthetic, what the meaning of everything shown on the screen. Ridley Scott is a genius in this field, and it is the top of his game on this film....

Provided that a future "director's cut" makes its appearance (or an assembly fixing some questions), or that comes back to lessen the disappointment of the moment, it is not unlikely that Prometheus may grow in the heart of people with time and earns cult status. If it is not the masterpiece of the immediate, the time may well be favorable to him.

The Telegraph gives us a lot of hope for lengthy late-night debates after you've watched the film:

There's too much to process in a first viewing of Ridley Scott's Prometheus — some of it good, some of it great, almost all of it mental. How the movie fits together — both internally, and in sequence with the Alien series Scott launched in 1979 — are questions its core audience will come out fiercely debating: those who've managed to keep down their dinner, anyway.

Screen Daily saw both Prometheus' flaws and its success.

One thing that Prometheus isn't is an Alien-clone. Alien – despite that it may feel slowly-paced set against current editing styles – was a film that embraced its horror-in-space format, and after a slow-burn set up and magnificent central gore moment as the mini-alien bursts from John Hurt's chest settled into a brilliantly shot monster movie before Sigourney Weaver's final memorable battle. While Prometheus has some striking chilling moments it never plays the all-out horror card, instead developing the science alongside the action and punctuating the film with moments that jolt and amaze...

It is Michael Fassbender, though, who perhaps has the most fun in Prometheus.

Meanwhile the online scene has been twittering up a storm in defense of the flick.

Peter Sciretta of ‏Slashfilm tweets:

I've been given the go ahead. I can tell you I've seen Prometheus and I can confirm that it is awesome.

Prometheus: Not only is it thrilling, but it leaves you asking questions. (remember, @DamonLindelof is involved after all)

Steven Weintraub of Collider tweets:

Prometheus is the type of big budget sci-fi that studios rarely make. Extremely well done. Don't read reviews. Just go see it.

Daily Telegraph's Robbie Collin tweets:

PROMETHEUS is, um, absolutely nuts. Not perfect by a stretch but there are ideas here you wouldn't expect a studio to touch with a 10ft pole.

Jennings Roth Cornet ‏of Screenrant tweets:

I predict that #Prometheus will sway some 3D nay sayers. Simply stunning.

Well, almost everyone...

Daniel Fienberg ‏from HitFix:

The first two acts of "Prometheus" are fairly tremendous — 2 or 3 classic fright scenes, some strong acting, good 3D.

The last chunk of "Prometheus" is trying to serve too many masters and becomes muddled, though not cripplingly so.

Devin Faraci from Badass Digest:

Lower your expectations for PROMETHEUS.


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Last night I had my first IMAX experience, watching a film I’ve been anticipating for some time. There have been others that have tempted me and I’m sure would have been just as impressive, but I’m certainly glad that Prometheus was the one. I cannot express just how visually impressive it is; the beautiful landscapes, the vast, grandiose sets and the flawless CGI are all completely absorbing. Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace are upstaged only by Michael Fassbender’s incredibly unnerving, yet somehow endearing turn, as the synthetic humanoid David, as he once more justifies his ever increasing Hollywood profile.

It’s incredibly difficult to say much with regards to plot, without giving anything away, suffice to say I think it will polarise opinion. The critics will mostly draw any flaws from comparisons to Alien, which is unfair given that it’s not trying to emulate its predecessor, more expand upon it. Any Ridley Scott/Alien fanboys are sure to get their fix.

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Ridley Scott's new movie, Prometheus, has been receiving some mixed reviews.

Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated Prometheus received its premiere and press screenings yesterday, and the reviews for the film have been a little mixed, although generally positive.

There have been no outright slatings of Scott’s return to the world he created in Alien, but not everyone has been completely impressed or satisfied by the new movie.

The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw said, “Ridley Scott has counter-evolved his 1979 classic Alien into something more grandiose, more elaborate – but less interesting. In place of scariness there is wonderment; in place of tension there is hugely ambitious design; in place of unforgettable shocks there are reminders of the original's unforgettable shocks. There are also some shrewd and witty touches, and one terrifically creepy performance from Michael Fassbender, who steals the film with the chilling, parasitic relentlessness of that first gut-bound alien."

The Hollywood Reporter had Todd McCarthy calling it, “A visual feast of a sci-fi movie... Technically, Prometheus is magnificent. Shot in 3D but without the director taking the process into account in his conceptions or execution, the film absorbs and uses the process seamlessly...”

The Daily Telegraph’s Robbie Collin summed up his opinion on Twitter, posting, “Prometheus is, um, absolutely nuts. Not perfect by a stretch but there are ideas here you wouldn't expect a studio to touch with a 10ft pole."Michael Fassbender

The movie also stars The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, and Guy Pearce.

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PROMETHEUS (Scott, 2012) - I was planning to unleash some snark about how inconsistent and poorly thought-through the science in PROMETHEUS was, but someone’s already done that for me (warning: VERY spoilery). I was going to refer to one of the actors as “a poor man’s Tom Hardy”, but that’s apparently not very original either.

Instead, I’ll talk about why despite being disappointed and frustrated by PROMETHEUS, I did enjoy many aspects of it. Ridley Scott’s direction, for instance, is truly refreshing, with carefully composed, steady shots, and old-fashioned suspense-building. It’s not a horror film though - the ALIEN franchise is kind of unique in its genre-hopping, from the true haunted-house horror of the original to the pure action of the first sequel and the (unfortunately not very thought through) science-fiction of ideas of this one*.

The second great thing is the acting. Michael Fassbender is wonderfully “off” as David, and his coldness is balanced out by the warm humanity of Noomi Rapace’s Elisabeth Shaw and Idris Elba’s Captain Janek. The rest of the cast is less memorable, alas, and aside from one impressive moment Charlize Theron gets very little to do, though she can certainly pull of the space-suit look.

It’s difficult to say more without getting into spoiler territory. Overall, it seems the film is a bit too beholden to ALIEN, too set on offering some kind of explanation (with a handy embedded lesson) about what happened in that film, while at the same time not connecting precisely enough to that film to satisfy sticklers. It’s not a miss - but it can’t be called a hit, either. However, I’m certainly happy they at least aimed high.

*Disclaimer: I have not seen the third and fourth film, or any of the ALIENS vs. PREDATOR movies

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Prometheus
Thursday 31 May 2012
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Director: Ridley Scott

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green

Duration: 124 minutes

Certificate 15A
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Ridley Scott is back on top form
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First, the bad news: Michael Fassbender remains fully-clothed for the entire duration of this movie. The good news is that Ridley Scott is back on top form.

Before seeing Prometheus I'd already made up my mind to hate it. In the run-up to its release all I've heard is "Alien prequel" this, "Alien prequel" that, and I thought it was pretty lame to return to a movie made all of 32 years ago (even if it is a sci-fi classic). Sure, Scott hasn't even touched the sci-fi genre since 1982's Blade Runner, and went from the sublime Thelma & Louise to the pretty awful A Good Year, but his return to space is pretty impressive.

The movie kicks off back in the distant past with what looks like an alien committing suicide beside a waterfall after being left behind by his ship, and initiating life on Earth. Moving swiftly into the late 21st century, a star map is discovered on The Isle of Skye by Elizabeth Shaw (another impressive turn by Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green), a couple of archaeologists.

Funded by the rich (and apparently deceased) owner of the Weyland Corporation, Peter Weyland (an unrecognisable Guy Pearce), they follow the star map and journey to a distant planet, overseen by a rather cold mission director Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron). Under the guidance of an android (Michael Fassbender) with a fixation about Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia - he even dyes his hair blond - they quickly discover what seems to be a temple. And then the real fun begins...

While Prometheus is neither groundbreaking nor utterly predictable, it is a lot of fun, and the cast rises to a script, originally written by sci-fi go-to guy Jon Spaihts, that was brought to rude health by Damon Lindelof, formerly of Lost.

In the words of whomever it was who wrote it first, this is all about the journey. As the body count racks up, there are some excellent gut-churning moments, most notably when Shaw is in urgent need of surgery on her own gut. Now I know why they knock you out cold before an operation.

Amid all the madness and mayhem, the supremely cool Idris Elba (playing the pragmatic Captain Janek) once again steals a movie without doing an awful lot - which kind of sums up Prometheus.

Great fun, though.

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Review - Prometheus

7/10

When I first found out Ridley Scott was back on writing the script of a prequel to his sci-fi masterpiece Alien, I was excited as hell. Finally something to make people forget about the hideous Alien vs. Predator films. Later Scott revealed that Prometheus would not be a real prequel but it would be set in the same universe some time (3 decades to be precise) before the Alien film started. I was somewhat surprised about that but still I was very eager to go watch Prometheus and the fact that none of the promotional material showed any alien lifeforms got me really curious.

Led by etchings from different ancient civilizations forming a map, a 17-man crew aboard the exploratory vessel Prometheus land on a planet which, according to scientist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green), holds the secrets to the origin of human life. The couple are joined by 15 others including the android David (Michael Fassbender) and Captain Janek (Idris Elba) and all are supervised by mission director Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron), who immediately shows who wears the pants on the ship. Once they hit land, they go out to explore an underground network of tunnels, where they find a dead body of an extraterrestrial life form and a room filled with cylinders leaking black goo. They decide to bring a part of the dead body with them, after which everything goes wrong.

Visually Prometheus is top quality. Amazing shots are followed by even more amazing shots, the action scenes are clear and beautiful, the alien characters and settings look gorgeous and all the technology in the film looks innovative as well as somewhat realistic. In one scene Dr Elizabeth Shaw climbs into a med-pod to have abdominal surgery, which might be the most gruesome and best shot scene in the entire film. Not only the technology in the film but also the scientific end of the story, about the meaning of life, is surprisingly plausible.

What bothered me most about Prometheus is the character development. Not one character succeeded in getting my sympathy. It is like there is something wrong with every character. Most characters we do not even get to know all that well. The female characters are the only ones who we get some more information on, but they too are somewhat flawed. Elizabeth Shaw is a driven scientist, but is religious, which to me sounds contradictory and even for an antagonist, Meredith Vickers is too irritating whenever she gets on the screen. Protagonist Shaw is a far cry from how tough and determined Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley was in the original quadrilogy. On top of all this Ridley Scott decided to cast Guy Pearce as ninety-something year old Peter Weyland. What the f&#! is up with that? Are there not enough good actors who look like they could be somewhere near that old?

One performance, though, is outstanding. Words cannot describe how good rising star Michael Fassbender’s performance in Prometheus is. David is an android designed to look as humanly as possible to improve communication with humans. It is seriously impossible to succeed into playing a robot who plays a human as good as Fassbender does. Whenever he’s on the screen, he grabs your attention like a magnet. His character is amazingly likeable, but also extremely creepy. The scene where he confronts Dr Shaw with the death of her father, will make anyone shiver in disgust. His creepiness is only strengthened by his flawless beauty, never failing well manners and his lack of empathy.

Though the film has its moments, it is never as frightening as Alien. Without a contained setting like in Scott’s precedent, it was probably not realistic to hope for scary scenes which are as lugubrious and claustrophobic. Instead we get hasty and more spectacular action, which did not satisfy me at all. All in all, though, the beauty of the film, the winks to the original quadrilogy, and the delightful performance of Michael Fassbender - seriously, give the man an Oscar - make it worthwhile to see, though I can imagine the hardcore Alien fans will be disappointed.

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Prometheus: More Than A Spectacle
By Paul Casey

You will see Prometheus. Of course you will. If you have even a modicum of space knowledge of Ridley Scott, you will. Alien, Blade Runner, Prometheus. Even if this is a space version of Robin Hood, you have to see it. Ridley Scott is as important to science fiction cinema as Stanley Kubrick. We all know this. In spite of the cynicism and waiting Internet doom machine, you have no choice but to see this movie. And when you do, you need to see it in 3D.

Prometheus essentially ends the debate on whether 3D is gimmickry or something that has immense potential for cinema, in the hands of those who are able to use it. It results in a supremely beautiful, expansive science fiction movie, with a level of intensity that cannot quite be charted by regular film experience. As a prequel to Alien, Prometheus gives terrifying context to the events of that film, and plays things out on a grand scale. It does not interfere with its predecessor, but is created from its legacy. As the return of Ridley Scott to science fiction, it is an overwhelming melding of severe horror chops, and the philosophy of Blade Runner.

The heart of Prometheus, for all of its body horror, suspense, and Very Sick People, is not with Alien, but Blade Runner. This is, as Roger Ebert would say, a film with ideas. “What are we?” is the concern of all great science fiction. Here, a series of cave paintings gives directions to the location of a system where our creators, or “engineers,” may reside. These engineers recall in part the impenetrable wisdom, and cruelty of 2001 and 2010’s higher beings. Visually they are striking.

Like Blade Runner, the necessity of humanity to destroy other sentient life forms for our own survival brings a note of thoughtful melancholy. The inability of the audience to understand the exact motivations of the engineers pushes the audience into that hallowed space of sci-fi, where actions assumed righteous are mirrored as evil. As Edward James Olmos said to Harrison Ford: “You’ve done a man’s job, sir. But are you sure you are a man?”

While Scott’s use of replicants in both of his previous movies disallows some of the shock of the new, the story that winds around the desires of Michael Fassbender’s David is compelling. The larger story of the creators puts humanity in the place in which replicants reside in the Alien series as well as the work of Ridley Scott. Fassbender, in a brilliant, passively brutal performance, asks one of the scientists why he created him. Logan Marshall-Greene, a bit too fond of booze, responds, “Because we could.” Fassbender replies, “How would it make you feel, if that is what your creator said to you?”

Humanity is at the mercy of creators who do not care for their wants, or desires, and perhaps are unaware they have any. Humanity is given many faces. Naomi Rapace plays the searcher with steel backbone. Comparisons to Sigourney Weaver are obviously intended, and when a medical procedure is required, she grits her teeth and carries on.

Prometheus as viewed in its theatrical cut—I’m sure Ridley will pull out a couple in the next few years—is not as absolutely satisfying as straight horror as Alien. It is not as emotionally devastating and perplexing as Blade Runner. As a synthesis of the two, and in the use of some spectacular 3D, this is however, a Sci-Fi movie like no other. It gives brutality and hope. The ending reflects the bleakness of Ridley Scott’s future vision, and the hope to be found somewhere in there.

Prometheus is not stale work. It is vital, and needs to be seen on the biggest screen you can manage. To say it is merely spectacle, or stunning visuals covering up a lackluster story, is to fall into a predictable trap. The spectacle will get you to a deeper place. It always has with Ridley.

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Prometheus Verdict

It was… ok. I did enjoy it. I had a fun time. There was just something lacking about it though. All the cast were good (Fassbender being the best) but I didn’t really care about any of the characters. I can barely remember their names. Shaw, the main character, she’s very religious so instantly I knew I wasn’t going to like her so much as I can’t deal with characters who believe in God when evil surrounds them. The fact I’m not too fond of Noomi Rapace was another hinder.

Writing was good and the special effects were neat. You could divide it into 3 acts if you wanted, easily. I did this while watching the film, something I’ve never done before. The third act is easily the weakest of the three, with a plot twist thrown in there for no real reason, and adding in an explosion because we haven’t had any explosions yet. Second act is by far the strongest with a very memorable gory and claustrophobic scene that harkens back to John Hurt’s chest exploding.

Overall, out of 10, it would get a 7. It’s not a bad film, it’s just good. It’s a bit smarter than your average summer block-buster but is just missing the mark of being an excellent movie. The fact I watched Aliens so recently, which was action oriented and very fast paced may have had an impact on my expectations going into this. If you’re a fan of the Alien films, you’ll likely enjoy it. If you’re not, I don’t know what you’ll think when finishing this.

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PROMETHEUS (2012)

Director: Sir Ridley Scott
Writers: Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron and Micheal Fassbender



So Finally after months of waiting I finally saw “Prometheus” today, and boy was I………….Impressed!

Here’s an ODDpod Style run down for you:

SPOILERS!! SPOILERS!! SPOILERS!! SPOILERS!!

It starts with a Big Albino looking dude drinking something then dying and falling into a river. Credits!

The Bird from the subtitled rapey film about girls and tatoos and some guy who looks like a famous actor, but isnt, discover some kind of drawing in Scotland. They jump on board some Red Dwarf style spaceship and sleep for 2 years whilst that actor with a german sounding name wanders around for a bit.
When they wake up the fit blonde one from Aeon Flux and Monster acts like a bitch to them all including the crew which consists of some guy from British hooligan films, A Scottish woman who was inaudible, The black guy that is in everything, the token Chinese guy, some goons, a guy that usually plays the gay best friend in TV shows and Timothy Spall’s son who was the guy from Shaun of The Dead that said “You’ve got red on you” in the shop.

They land on a planet that looks a lot like the Scottish Hylands and go into a dome shaped pyramid (?!). There they find stuff and get caught up in storms and s$#!. They take a look around, see pods and s$#!, and then the German sounding named guy takes secret samples on board with him.they take a giant head back on board and poke it around until it explodes.

Back on board they realise 2 members are still in there, but dont worry they will pick them back up tomorrow.
Tomorrow comes and they are dead. Back in the Dome pyramid (?!) and the German sounding named guy finds some weird room thingy and the rest make an early exit because the actor who looks famous but isn’t takes ill and gets set on fire by the fit blonde bird who kissed Christina Ricci in Monster.

On Board the bird from that Swedish Rapey film that didn’t star Daniel Craig finds out she’s preggers with some Alien baby. She jumps in this pod thingy and has it cut out of her! (Ouch) and then walks into a room to find that guy from Neighbours and Priscilla Queen of the Dessert all in old man make up being helped around.

They once again go back to the dome pyramid (Seriously can it be a Dome Pyramid?!) and the German sounding named guy takes them to this weird room. turns out the rooms a spaceship, and some massive alien dudes are asleep in their pods. They wake up and beat the f&#! of them. The Rapey Swedish film girl runs away.

The Spaceship attempts to fly away but the Black guy goes all heroic and crashes Promertheus the ship into it and stops it, but kills himself and other memebers of the crew in the process.

Leaving Swedish Rapey girl and Fit Blonde one from The Devils Advocate running until she gets killed and leaving the Swedish Rapey girl (Who has the most amazing looking face and cheeks) alone in part of Prometheus that was broken off before exploding. All seems safe until that Big Dude that killed everyone before returns and attacks her. She gets away when she lets the alien that was inside her and now bigger but stuck in a room for a few hours to grow, attack him and they fight. He dies. She runs away.

She then grabs the Swedish Sounding named guys head, he was a robot by the way, and they fly off on another ship hidden in the dome pyramid (?!)

Before the credits the Big Dude that lies dead has his chest do that Chest bursting thing everybody came to see and an actual Alien looking Alien appears and it ends

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Have to admit I was a little underwhelmed by Promtehteus

OKAY, I’ll attempt to not give away any spoilers or anything but be warned I am writing as I think so word vomit could make that happen.

Let me get this straight first, I DID/DO like the film. The acting was amazing, the effects were amazing and my god the cinematography was amazing. My only problem with Prometheus is the story.

It’s fairly gripping and raises a lot of interesting points or debates, I like that. It’s got a good premise and I was really digging/enjoying it throughout the film. The problem is there feels like a lack of a pay off to me. You have the characters asking a lot of questions through the film and you’re starting to wonder as well but what it needs is a pay off, an ending, ANSWERS. I didn’t feel you got that and it annoyed me a bit.

I can see how it links to Alien (yes, if you didn’t know this is an Alien prequel). All that makes sense but the questions they raise in this film are not answered in this film. A sequel? Maybe but that’s not good storytelling in my books. They should have aimed to answer more things in this movie.

Another thing that did slightly bother me was the fact that they seemed to, at the end at least, just go a bit stupid with some of the deaths (not really a spoiler that people die in this movie… i mean really? did you NOT see that coming at all?). But yeah, I do feel that there were a couple of very cheap deaths in the film which was disappointing.

Otherwise the film was pretty good. I liked watching it, i don’t regret paying money on it or anything nearly as bad as that. I just feel that, especially with the INSANE amount of hype this film has created or generated before it was even realsed that it didn’t live up to those expectations and did start to disappoint me a bit.

So in summary, it’s a good film. It has all the right ingredients (an amazing cast, amazing effects, amazing cinematography) it just didn’t do it story-wise for me.

(Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba you two were perfect, I will always love you guys)

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No matter what the consensus on Prometheus turns out to be, almost everything about the film will be studied and analysed for quite some time to come. From its superlative marketing campaign to its production design to the narrative, Prometheus will join its forebears as a milestone or even monolith of the science fiction genre. It is a film of many layers, both on and off screen, and the debates have already begun, just over 12 hours after its premiere. But for all this bluster and hype, is it actually worth watching?

The short answer is yes. The extended answer is holy s$#! yes yes a thousand times yes. Early reviews have been fairly harsh on Sir Ridley Scott’s return to sci-fi and the Alien franchise, throwing out reasons that essentially amount to not being Alien. It’s interesting to note that that same 1979 genre classic was also on the wrong end of some pretty poor reviews, but to draw too many parallels would do Prometheus a injustice. If you want the original Alien, go put the DVD on, as this film is essentially its own beast. Finding the correct balance between science-fiction epic and horror thrills, the film is that all-too-rare thing; an event movie that is both entertaining to watch on several levels and thought-provoking.

Big questions are asked, and big themes are woven into the story, adding a few satisfying layers of intrigue to the previous films in the franchise. When you get Lost’s Damon Lindelof to write your script, you’re going to end up with more question than answers by the time you reach the end credits and shamelessly blatant sequel hook. Perhaps this is a story that requires another chapter; you won’t find any complaints from me if that turns out to be the case.

The opening sequence is jaw-dropping. It needs to be seen in IMAX, as anything else would be a disservice. With a few subtle nods to 2001: A Space Odyssey (the first of quite a few), stunning cinematography treats us to shots of a very young Earth, free from the interference of civilisation. Whilst Marc Streitenfeld’s lush score does a fantastic job, you feel as if such shots should be backed by Sigur Ros; no one does ethereal beauty to accompany cold, empty spaces like the Icelandic quartet. This introduction will likely divide the audience into two camps of those who’re going in “cold” having avoided promotional materials, and those who’ve given in to the PR machine; the appearance of a terrifying pale figure who turns out to be the creator of life on our planet will be familiar to those who’ve seen the trailers etc, whereas those who have not will be left wondering what the blue hell it all means.

Scott takes very little time in getting us back to vaguely familiar territory, namely outer space, on a Weyland ship. Here, we’re treated some time alone with the ship’s android, David, left alone on the Prometheus for two years whilst the rest of the crew remain in cryo-stasis. The sequence gives Michael Fassbender time to shine, as he so often does, so much so that if he remained the only character for the entire film (a la Duncan Jones’ Moon), you’d probably still watch. That he never really fades from the foreground once the other sixteen crewmembers awaken is testament to either Fassbender’s talent or the lack of fleshed out characters on the ship, depending on your outlook. The occupants of the Prometheus are central to the debate raging over its merits, with some believing they’re mostly sketches, or fodder for the horrors of LV-223. Personally I feel like, to have an effective horror film, there have to be some characters you feel less for. If you’re shocked by every single character death, then by the time the end credits roll around you’re going to be emotionally exhausted; the only reason why it works in the original Alien is because there are so few characters, that to not become involved in their fate would leave you quite bored for two hours.

As we approach LV-223 (not the planet visited in the original Alien), we get a brief idea of the rest of the motley crew touching down; Dr Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace), a scientist with some belief in creationism; her partner Dr Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green), who is slightly more “swashbuckling” and focused on the search than the answers; Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron), the meeting point between ice queen and corrupt corporate executive; Captain Janek (Idris Elba), the gruff captain who manages to stay relatively light-hearted; Fifield & Milburn (Sean Harris and Rafe Spall respectively), the odd couple double team who really really do not want to be there. Considering this is science-fiction/horror and an Alien film, you might be able to guess who won’t make it to the final reel. It’s hard to describe Prometheus in too much detail without spoiling a lot of the fun; needless to say, the mission goes quite wrong.

Again, the performances are becoming a focal point of the debate surrounding the film. A lot of pundits are taking aim at Rapace for basically not being Ripley, which seems daft considering they’re two different characters in two similar but different situations. Maybe it’s that everyone else pales in comparison to Fassbender’s David. Elba and Theron give fine, memorable performances, whilst Spall & Harris provide the comic relief (of gallows humour variety), even if the latter seems to play things far too intense. The script has also come in for criticism, which is probably justified as it’s the weakest element of the film. Exposition is crammed into dialogue needlessly, and at times, it becomes clichéd. The biggest example of this being a scene in which David turns off his suit’s camera feed whilst out on the surface, causing Vickers, watching alone on the ship’s bay, to exclaim “Son of a bitch cut me off”, despite a) the audience already knowing this and b) there being no one else around in the room.

But it’s a flaw which can be forgiven (in terms of awful sci-fi/horror dialogue, it could be so, so much worse), as it doesn’t take away from the sheer spectacle of it all. Scott has the sense to not rely on CGI much at all, preferring instead to have the film’s alternating pristine spaceship paraphernalia and Gigerian biomechanics created as purely practical effects where possible. For too long have filmmakers relied on distracting and often poor graphics, resulting in what looks like an average XBox game. Sir Ridley also seems to have mastered 3D at his first attempt. The extra dimension doesn’t get in the way and merely enhances key sequences when required.

Whether or not you believe this glowing review or the rather more negative ones, it should be clear that a film that incites such dispute and opposing views is one that needs to be seen. To repeat myself, no matter what the consensus ends up being, Prometheus will remain a milestone in science-fiction cinema. And to answer the question of is it or isn’t it a definite Alien prequel, let’s call a mug a cup; there’s more than enough matching DNA, references and echoes to confirm Prometheus’ addition to the canon.

Now, what are you doing still reading this? Go watch the bloody thing!

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spoiler free Prometheus review:

well, what can i say… that was certainly a complete waste of time. an hour in i was so bored i nearly got my ipad out and carried on reading my comics! the dialogue is laughable, the concepts are just plain dumb and wafer thin and completely unexplored, the grizzlie bits are so pathetic i could genuinely hear sniggers (i was shaking my head in disbelief), the characters all forgettable, and the score just straight up ruins any smidge of tension that actually doesn’t exist. in fact, im going to go as far as to say that if it wasn’t for a magnificent performance by Fassbender as the absolute ONLY redeeming feature of the film David, then Prometheus, i believe, is bordering on being a f@&#$%! turkey! save your nine quid, or go and see Avengers again… sorry to dissapoint, but i felt it my responsiblity, as a humanitarium, and man of the people, to warn you of your impending dissapointment (or like me, straight up anger!)

being as honest and unapologetic as can… 3/10

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Oh my gawd Prometheus oh my gawd!!!

I loved it! Like, really really loved it. I won’t spoil anything, but it was even better than I expected. The cinematography and design of the movie is beyond perfect. Like, I could watch it for a second time just so I could look at the design of the ship and the outfits and the technology and everything.


I liked Noomi Rapace as the main character. I would definitely watch several sequels with her in them. Fassy was also brilliant as David the robot. His performance was subtle but very captivating.

And Charlize Theron looked so fuckable in that blue jumpsuit. And tall Cool Guess who else was fuckable? Idris Elba aka Heimdall. Hnng.

The action scenes were intense as hell and I loved how gory the movie was. The surgery scene (that’s all I’ll say) is one of the best and most horrifying scenes I’ve seen in any movie ever. Jesus.

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Prometheus has landed … to mixed atmospheric readings

This article titled “Prometheus has landed … to mixed atmospheric readings” was written by Ben Child, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 1st June 2012 13.59 UTC

Those who have dared to believe that Ridley Scott is still capable of adding something to the Alien canon can breathe a sigh of relief. The first reviews are in for Prometheus, the veteran British film-maker’s first science fiction project in more than three decades, and they are broadly positive. The 87% “fresh” audience rating on rottentomatoes.com makes it one of the year’s best-received saturation-release films, and yet there’s a thread of uncertainty running through even the most gushing of reviews, a sense that Scott has produced an epic entertainment without actually delivering a particularly “good” film.

Alien effectively reimagined John Carpenter’s Dark Star, a study of crushingly tedious space ennui, with added scary monsters. James Cameron’s Aliens plumped for a balls-to-the-wall action approach with a touch of anti-corporate polemic. But Prometheus sets its ambitions on far grander matters.

Writes our own Peter Bradshaw:

“It is a muddled, intricate, spectacular film, but more or less in control of all its craziness and is very watchable. It lacks the central killer punch of Alien: it doesn’t have its satirical brilliance and its tough, rationalist attack on human agency and guilt. But there’s a driving narrative impulse, and, however silly, a kind of idealism, a sense that it’s exciting to make contact with whatever’s out there.”

“Prometheus is a pick’n’mix bag of religious and mythological tidbits, and it’s an undeniably muddled project,” writes Robbie Collin in the Daily Telegraph.

“Yet while it lacks Alien’s ferocious simplicity and focus, Scott’s determination to see his often loopy ideas through gives his film a single-minded vigour rarely found in pictures of this scale … [The film] exists simply because Scott got up one morning and thought the cinematic landscape would be much improved by the addition of a slime-splattered, blood-spurting science-fiction adventure that offered scares as well as spectacle; and who, in good conscience, can argue with that?”

Screen Daily’s Mark Adams:

“[Scott] has delivered a film that is already one of the most anticipated titles of the summer and should thrill, challenge and provoke audiences ready for his signature brand of intelligent and visceral film-making.”

But Empire’s Ian Nathan is a naysayer, who can’t quite bring himself to praise a film which is “too busy, too talky, too noisy by half”:

“Awe, wonderment and terror need atmosphere to flourish. For all the CGI grandiosity, there is a flatness to the mood. Prometheus is strangely impatient, irritable, rushing its setups and squandering drama. Characters perish, but without any great wit or design, and in fits and starts. The film can’t fix on where it wants the action to occur, dragging the cast back and forth between the Apple-elegant fixtures of the good ship Prometheus and the grey-green bio-horror chambers of the ‘temple’. Motive is sorely lacking.”

I enjoyed Prometheus, but I wonder if it may come to be seen as a textbook example of how no amount of money and talent can guarantee a great work of art. It’s all up there on the screen in abundance: the best writing that millions of dollars can buy, a sumptuous cast and an embarrassment of film-making panache from a wily old pro of a director with a genuine gift for visual élan. Yet there is something missing: a unified purpose, a direct line to the main artery. Scott seems to be happily meandering around in the cosmos when he might, with a little more purpose of thought, have found a wormhole straight to his final destination.

Perhaps in 10 years time we will be able to look back and enjoy Prometheus as a portentous, tremulous “event movie” that imagines 21st-century man as an arrogant overreacher who really ought to have listened to the wise warnings of his god-fearing forebears. For now, the clunky thematic furniture gets in the way a little of what is otherwise a highly enjoyable ride into the minds of a bunch of Hollywood creatives who tried to steal fire from the gods, and very nearly got away with it.


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I LIKED IT!

not for the reasons i thought i would and if you’re a hardcore alien(s) fan you’ll see a few plotholes if you wanted to connect the films but you can move past them. the plot was interesting if only we ended up with more questions than answers by the end. the first half of the film is the strongest narratively. the second half is more exciting but messier.

charlize, noomi, and idris were pretty much the leads + fassbender who was at his creepiest (lol @ his grooming regiem). but logan marshall green was okay and guy pearce has never looked better.

NOW LIKE DAMN IDRIS ELBA AND CHARLIZE THERON, WHERE WAS YOUR MAKEOUT/SEX SCENE? NO REALLY. WHERE? (it’s hardcore implied that it happens.) and noomi rapace has SUCH A HARDCORE scene that DAMN GURL (though it totes follows on the best scifi tropes, and by best i mean obvious when it comes to women) but she was amazing in it and everyone is going to call out the ripley comparisons but like elizabeth shaw is not ellen ripely at all.

as for charlize’s character OMG YES. she’s so good at it and i loved the scene where she has confrontation with david (fassbender) bc while it’s kinda obvious who she is — there are no real Reveals in the film imho bc they set them up that you kinda see them coming as they come — i loved what her motivation was and what the source of her alliance and yet distrust with david is.

weyland, who built a son to help him become immortal, but who had a daughter who is ready to take over but he’s not willing to let her. tho both david, the son, the robot, the servant, and meredith, the daughter, the heir, the one who want to win, they both want to be free of weyland in their own ways. their ambitions are what drives them. which was one of the few things i didn’t see coming in the film that i really liked. i really liked meredith and how she never played at who she is. it’s david the one full of artifice. but i gotta say david’s journey is a bit obvious and empty. like it’s a bit classic in the sense of robots in scifi.

the thing about why they’re there is good on paper but the plot dissolves a little as the film goes on. i mean it’s still a pretty great ride but like you feel the gaps in the story. the answers are giving but we don’t really get many. the first scene is one of the prettiest and the one that answers a lot of things later when you think about it.

and like i don’t think this film is gonna get a huge tumblr fandom 4 reason (all of them salty and true) i will say if ppl ship more fifeild/millburn more than chance/ravel i will not be surprised AT ALL.

now now now… what else… OH THE SCENERY AT THE BEGINNING WAS GORG AND THE SPECIAL EFFECTS AMAZING. there were a few times the soundtrack really impacted but i’d had to give it a proper listen again.

oh and MAJOR SPOILERS.

YES, WE DO SEE A XENOMORPH! (the film almost sets it up a the first xenomorph, but like… then alien vs. predators would be discounted as canon. then again this is more ridley canon than the overall avp universe canon.)

AND TOTALLY SETS UP FOR A SEQUEL.

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144. Prometheus (dir. Ridley Scott, USA, 2012)

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Dr. Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) lead an expedition to a remote planet, in the hopes of uncovering the origins of human life.

This film is already inspiring love and hate in extreme measures, and I fall into the former category (or at least, I didn’t hate it). It’s been said by cast members that this film is “brave” from Scott. I didn’t see how it could be. Now I do.

Because Prometheus is utterly, utterly insane. It’s visceral, horrific, philosophical, unnerving, awe-some (in the truest sense of the word)… if you can imagine a hybrid of The Tree of Life and 2001: A Space Odyssey, but as a narrative horror film, with a large helping of David Cronenberg’s unconscious then you might be approximating Prometheus.

In summary: visually stunning, spectacular effects, great acting, space, big ideas, MONSTERS MONSTERS MONSTERS MONSTERS MONSTERS MONSTERS OH GOD THERE’S TENTACLES EVERYWHERE

Verdict: barking mad - spectacularly inspiring

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Friday, 1 June 2012
Prometheus Review - Alien's more polished cousin.

Certificate: 15
Release Date: June 1st 2012
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Logan Marshall Green, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron.

Prometheus is a stunning horror and thriller film that certainly does stand in it’s own right…but it is certainly an Alien prequel!

The film begins in 2089 when Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Marshall-Green) make discoveries in a cave on the Isle of Skye that contribute to their ideas of the origins of the human race. Four years later, Spaceship Prometheus lands on LV-223, a small moon in a faraway solar system. As the crew discover more about the origins of our species they find far more than they bargained for leading to a fiery and bloody battle to ensure the safety of all of mankind.

Firstly, I’d like to highlight and praise the amazing actors in this film. Michael Fassbender’s portrayal of the emotionally barren droid, David, is astonishing and he truly made the character his own. There is something about David that you just can’t put your finger on; his sly comments and his obsession with the relationship between master and creator create a sinister feeling to the seemingly selfless robot. Fassbender truly makes you believe that he is David. Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw is also a highlight of the acting roster; her status as the leading alpha-female is epitomised by her strength and her determination to search for our beginning, whatever the cost. She has the ability to make you feel what she is feeling; whether that is elation, confusion or horror. As well as these two, there are other strong performances from Charlize Theron (Meredith Vickers, a tough company representative who is determined to get the job done) and Idris Elba (Janek, the strong willed captain and pilot of the Prometheus).

There are a number of themes that run through the film, Firstly, the sense of belief and searching for our origins. There are a number of references to Shaw’s cross that her father gave her as well as David questioning why they believe they can find more in the universe. Secondly, there is a conflict of agendas between the people on board. Some want money, some want validation, some want answers and Meredith Vickers has her own agenda (which we all know if you’re an Alien fan). I particularly enjoyed the sense of belief; Holloway and Shaw highlight that they are total opposites, she is a believer whilst he is a scientist.

The film is a visual spectacle that delivers on so many levels. Firstly, the astonishing attention to detail to the geography of the planet; every fibre of dust and metal that is in the atmosphere is perfectly created and it looks like reality rather than science fiction. The ship, Prometheus, is intricately designed to optimise the quality and size of the space craft; creating a true exhibition. Certain aspects of the film certainly fall into the horror genre; sometimes they pass reality. There are some parts that are certainly not for the fainthearted with blood and guts mixing with ear piercing screams.

Even though Ridley Scott has actively claimed that Prometheus is not a prequel to his 1979 sci-fi epic, Alien, it is clear that this film is the more polished, high tech cousin of Sci-Fi’s greatest monster flick. The film is set on a sister moon to LV-426, where Ripley and Nostromo found the alien in the first film and in doing so this helps to distance any direct events necessary to tie in the two films. There are numerous hat tips to Alien, the first being the fact that the “engineers” in Prometheus are the so called ‘Space Jockey’ from Alien. We not only discover more about the Space Jockey but we learn more about the alien, answering many questions that were left unanswered at the end of Alien. There are a number of references to the alien and to the intentions of the Weyland company who are (as we know) ‘Building Better Worlds’. There is also the unmistakable fast that the ship in Alien is present here (Even though it is not the exact ship that Kane is attacked in). This ship is clearly another member of the same fleet.

Having said this about the ties in with the Alien franchise, Prometheus is definitely it’s own film and creates more questions about the intentions of the Space Jockey. If Scott is to make a sequel he said it would deviate more from Alien and I think that is great! Because Prometheus has now answered the questions that I wanted answered. It can now continue to explore it’s own universe in the hope there will be another amazing Sci-Fi saga. Everyone should see Prometheus whether you are an Alien fan or not. If you are an Alien fan then you will see the references and the acknowledgments but if you’re not then you will see a visually stunning horror/thriller movie with great acting and a smashing, blood hungry conclusion.

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Review: Prometheus (3D)

Prometheus (3D)

“The most anticipated film of the year” is an incredible burden some times. Ridley Scott returns to science fiction with brazen confidence, but provides as many questions as there were answers.
Set at least thirty years before the events of Alien, Prometheus tells of a science vessel sent out into the far reaches of space by the mega-corporation Weylan industries, their goal is to find the answers of life itself: why are we here, where do we come from? Naturally what they find is much worse.

Prometheus looks great (even the 3D is decent) with gorgeous spaceship visuals and lofty H.R Giger-esque sets. Alien fans will be impressed, and I was sucked into the murky atmosphere when the team start uncovering the mysteries and discovering sights Ellen Ripley may later find.
For a 15 certificate there are some pretty gruesome scenes, specifically one which, like its predecessor, will stick with you long after the film’s ended. A tip: don’t go see Prometheus if you are pregnant… you’ll probably lose a lot of sleep…

There is however an unforgiving amount of mystery, even after the film’s end; if you are looking for answers to the Alien origin, you will get some but not all. I was a little put out by this, I hope Scott merely wants people to debate about it rather than spell it out (after all, part of Alien’s charm was its mystery) but the “loose ends” here feel clunky.
The characters aren’t half bad, lying somewhere between Alien and Aliens; they are unique and far from typical, but not fully fleshed out. There’s a smell of a lurking “Director’s Cut” about the script, several events appear to happen for sake of convenience, but could be explained with an extra scene or two.

I will need to watch it again, but I love how it is more Alien than its sequels, a more otherworldly science fiction than the popcorn gnashing sci-fi action flicks of today. As a fan of the series the film gave me a lot of new imagery I wasn’t expecting but it does not ruin the franchise outright. There will however be a lot of confusion from the masses; Prometheus is unforgiving in its almost “arthouse” sci-fi mystery. This is Ridley Scott, not James Cameron.

I like it a lot, the atmosphere gripped me, the uncovering of old mysteries was chilling and the return to the Alien universe was welcome, but there’s an unnecessary amount of questions raised, and some of the script felt missing.

Additional Marshmallows: The initial discoveries made by the science team on Earth include cave paintings on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. I was excited and amused to see familiar territory in a Ridley Scott science fiction film!

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I can’t get over how good Prometheus was last night! I was gonna wait till the end of the week but I think it deserves its own post. I ended up being super tired and regretted going to a midnight showing until the trailers started; there were full length trailers for the new Bourne film, The Dark Knight Rises and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, I’m really excited for all three. For some reason I expected the film to take a while to get going but within minutes I was on the edge of my seat and the visuals were beautiful. The acting was incredible from all the cast members, Michael Fassbender as android David and Charlize Theron as Meredith Vickers really stood out though. The cinematography is stunning and for once I actually really enjoyed the 3D; Ridley Scott’s direction combined with both the intricate internal and breathtaking external sets really make the film. Obviously there’s a few unanswered questions but I can only hope that means there’s a sequel in the works, if it’s put together as well as Prometheus I think it’d be worth the wait. Go see this film on the biggest screen you can find.

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So we ventured to the Imax last night for the midnight viewing of Prometheus. It was absolutely packed of ridiculously excited people/ Alien fans. I can honestly say I think 90% of them left disappointed (especially our group/ Dave aha). Loads of people were stood outside after basically shouting WHYY over plot points which were just not explained.

Visually, it’s absolutely stunning. There are some scenes that leave you in awe with how breathtaking they are- particuarly the storm scene and the scene where Android Fassbender opens up some form of technology revealing the outlines of the universe. The Imax definitely enhances these scenes. The reveal of what appears to be an alien exoskeleten actually being a helmet and ‘our creators’ (who look just like humans except they are white/ bigger) real head being inside looked really cool aswell.

But I get the feeling that the overall look of the film is all Scott really cared about, considering it really just feels like a few intense scenes/ good ideas loosely strung together with a plot that creates more questions then it does answer them. There are so many loop holes in the story, confusing lack of character development / sheer stupidity and so many elements of it due to the lack of explanation proved completely pointless. It isn’t even an ‘open to interpretation’ kind of film, because we felt that giant parts of the storyline were missing. A lot of it is completely random decision making, which is irritating because as the film starts to progress the audience feels that these characters will surely find the answers they are looking for in terms of these beings responsible for our creation, and what we end up with is these plot points being shunned aside just so we can skip to the big ‘ALIEN’ reveal at the end.


Fassbender as the Android David is probably the most confusing character, as the audience is unsure whether he has been given a sinister agenda or not. He is seemingly innocent and simple as a droid, facinated by learning about the ancient race of people or ‘creators’ the crew aim to make contact with. Yet he peforms various sinister acts throughout the film, and the purpose of them is not explained. For example poisoning one of the main character scientists with a blob of black goo he extracts from a vase like object inside the temple of the planet (what the vases are or this goo that oozes out of them and appears to be organic matter is never explained) This poisening leads in his violent death/ making his girlfriend protagonist pregnant with some sort of squid alienesque being.. (leading to one of the most intense scenes where lady scientist has to cut an alien fetus out of her own stomach, staple it back together and struggle as it dangles in a clamp above her, she is somehow still able to run and stuff straight after with some ocassional moaning. Its pretty gross and cool though.)

Yet David also strives to help the crew in any way possible, in his naive innocent way, saving the last remaining survivor at the end- who decides after discovering these beings wanted to destroy the human race/ earth to the point large quantities of their own race were wiped out, to go find their planet of origin- this planet was simply used to create weapons of destruction and not their home planet- to ‘go get some answers’, which has been the point of the whole film and clearly a failure.. Erm, they want to destroy you.. what do you think going to a whole planet of these beings would result in?

There is supposed to be some twist in which it is revealed that the billionaire who funded the trip to this planet (known through the viral videos as the creator of droids, he is David’s father so you’d assume it would be him asking David to perform these sinister random acts, but that is never revealed- if you hadn’t seen the viral videos though you basically have no real idea about him) who is supposed to be dead, has actually been preserved on the ship the whole time, looking to extend his life by meeting the beings who created us (complete guess work considering contact had never been made with them before). It proves pointless and a complete waste of time, because big surprise, the only surviving being they discover (in hypersleep) on the planet reveals that they who created us actually just wanted to destroy us too, we of course do not learn the reason why.. and he doesn’t talk either, he simply rips off David’s head and kills the elderly man, leaving our protagonist to run away screaming ‘WHY DO YOU HATE US WHAT DID WE DO WRONG’ etcetc.

Theron’s character, who is a complete one dimensional moody bitch through the entire film is revealed to be his daughter, which I gather was meant to be a big reveal but I’m fairly sure nobody in the audience cared, considering nothing comes from it. She is an incredidbly irelevent character with no real contribution to the plot and ends up randomly being squashed, real purpose.

The film’s actual relevence to the Alien films comes from the last scene, which i’m sure everybody expected. In an abrupt and random decision to stop the last remaining being of this race taking off to earth with all the biochemical weapons (which I assume forms from the black goo) of the planet created to destoy the human race; the captain of the Prometheus decides they must sacrifice their lives and crash into the ship to stop it taking off. This comes from nowhere, considering the captain has no idea what is really going on, the protagonist informs him if he doesn’t stop the ship there will be ‘no home to go back to’, so he makes the suicidal decision in about 3 seconds with no real information as to whats happening. You feel like 20 minutes of the film has been cut.

The result of the collision is sucessful, leaving our last remaining heroine (typical of Scott) and a decapitated but still functioning David droid on the planet, leaving her in fear of the being inevitably coming to kill her from the wreckage. He does, but by randomly opening a door and screaming DIEEEE she magically summons the squid like creature which she extracted from her own stomach which is now giant sized to kill this being, it grabs hold of him and is left being strangled to death as she scrambles away to find Andrioid David.

The film as I said ends with her making the most stupid decision she could ever make by choosing to go find the planet of the beings who intended to murder the whole human race instead of returning to earth. She leaves a ‘WARNING’ message, stating that ‘there is nothing but death here’, and not to come to the planet; which we know from the Alien film is the message which awakens the crew and leads them to the planet in the first place. Unable to properly decipher the message they believe it to be a distress call instead of a warning, so they mostly all die because of it. Thanks for that lady.

She takes off on a random ship hidden in the planet (apparently they are ‘everywhere’) which David from his studying of the ancient race is able to fly, leading to the final scene of the being which is being killed by the squid like creature being somehow bred together. Out of the corpses of both creatures, rises the recognisible Alien figure we all knew we were bound to see at some point, which isn’t exactly a WOAH moment as you’d expect considering the events that lead upto it were not created with any sort of depth of a storyline in place. It’s sort of like, EVERYBODY JUST NEEDS TO DIE OKAY, DEATH DEATH, nasty alien things, DEATH, annnnnd Alien has been born.

It’s pretty much summed up with: ‘An awe-inspiring, mind-gouging, eye-blazing spectacle of high-pitched disappointment’. It looks absolutely incredible, but ‘much like the series “Lost”, Damon Lindelof started out with a great storyline but was unable to conclude’.

Everything else about the film excluding the visuals, falls completely short. If anything I’d recommend the trailer, because that is a freaking amazing piece of work. The film however, is not.

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Prometheus: God of frustration.

I always like to go into the cinema feeling optimistic, and with the recent hype over Ridley Scott’s return to Sci-fi my excitement couldn’t of been higher. With the film being constantly related back to Alien there is always going to be some compare and contrast involved, unfortunately for Prometheus this comparison shows that they aren’t in the same league. The first half was excellent, had me really hooked and it went at an excellent pace, in fact I started to think that we would have another Ridley classic on our hands. It’s downfall came when it began to seem that there was too much to fit in and so little time to do it in and therefore the pace became rushed and things got ridiculous (the use of a flame-thrower being my first criticism). All these questions were brought up but ended up being left unanswered, this ultimately gave the film an empty feel and so as you’re trying to enjoy the films climax, you’re sat there in a state of confusion. High points for the film would be Fassbender’s performance and, as expected, a beautifully crafted and totally believable world which even the most dedicated Alien fanboys would be proud of. Scott maybe back in his comfort zone, but that doesn’t mean he’s back to his best.

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It was great. Totally lived up to my already huge expectations and my friends liked it too, even though they aren’t such big fans of the franchise. It had the feel from the first film - which is my favorite. The ship-based sci-fi horror, a crew with very different characters, female protagonist, H.R Giger designs (I’m not sure if he was personally involved in the design of this film too, or if the designers of this film had been heavily inspired of H.R Giger’s art) and further insight into what the space-jockey was. The strongest point of the Alien-films is always the people and the difference of who and what they are and their reaction to the stressful situation they find themselves in.

I can’t help but to be somewhat annoyed by the fact that almost everybody but two(?) people are white in the film though. The space-jockey people kind of reminds me of Olympian gods, or perhaps titans. They are tall and muscular, much looking like the hero-ideal. And they are as white as you can be. I don’t know what to make of that. It looks sinister, but taking the fact that they are the ancestors of humans, there should probably be more variety among them, such as with humans. To be fair - we only saw two of them up close.
But yeah, can’t you be more imaginative than putting some sort of godly white man, all of them looking the same, as the human ancestor?

The horror-elements were all sorts of terrifying. The black strange disease-fluid, the phallos-shaped parasitic eels that probably came from the black fluids but I would like to think that they were two separate things, the company-programmed robot, and the impregnation. I was in a state of panic during the whole scene where Shaw finds herself pregnant and the surgery she programmed manually into the machine. It was intense. My favorite scene.
The very ending-struggle in the life-boat also put my in a state of squirming and protesting in my seat.
It seems to me that the film was done in Iceland - with those hostile volcano environments. But I’m not totally sure. The ‘nature’ of the film was very stunning, in a raw and cold sort of way.

The 3D effects were quite nice, but I still think the technique isn’t that advanced to be worth paying extra for.

It seems to me that the ending implies on another film. I would personally welcome it - as I always do when it is sequels of films I love. There’s also the unanswered question at the end that I would love to know the answer of.

But it is totally worth a visit at the cinema and worth your money.
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