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Prometheus

2012 film Directed by Ridley Scott.

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'Prometheus' 'Two Jews On Film' Are On 2 Different Planets When It Comes To The Prequel To 'Alien'

  • Jun 4, 2012
Rating:
+4
By Joan Alperin Schwartz

What if you had the chance to meet the people who created you...And by you...I mean the human race. Could you resist such an opportunity?

Two brilliant scientists, the intense, religious Dr. Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the very unspiritual Dr. Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) certainly can't.

Not after they discover a series of cave paintings, that turn out to be a star map, left by several ancient Earth civilizations, that points to the same location in distant space. They believe that they found the planet that is home to the engineers of the human race. And Shaw and Holloway are determined to pay them a visit.



Luckily, the scientists are able to get the backing of a wealthy, visionary, Peter Weyland (an unreconizable Guy Pearce) head of Weyland Industries.

We meet the super old, Mr. W. as a hologram and not wanting to give too much away, that's all I'll say about him...Except for the fact, that he arranges for his ice princess daughter, Vickers (Charlize Theron) to head up the mission.

Now what would the prequel to 'Alien' be without an android.

This time his name is David (Michael Fassbender) and just like in the 1979 film, he's cold, calculating, childlike and personally, I think a bit of a pervert.

For example...While the crew is in stasis, David passes the time rumaging through the mind of Dr. Shaw. Okay, he also watches the film 'Lawrence Of Arabia' over and over again so he can learn to mimic Peter O'Toole's voice.

So after a two year sleep, our space travelers, which include Jarek (Idris Elba) a no nonsense captain wake up and arrive on the planet of our creators. And...

Let's just say they're in for a lot of surprises...Most of them are terrifying, twisted, dark and occasionally, super gross. Oh and there's a good chance that mankind might get obilterated.

'Prometheus' shot in 3D is directed by the 74 year young, Sir Ridley Scott and he's put together a film that is exciting, visually stunning and scary as hell...A film you'll remember long after the credits roll.


I absolutely loved 'Prometheus which opens in theatres Friday June 8, 2012 and gave it 4 1/2 bagels out of 5.

Check out our video to see what John thoughts were. Let's just say once again, we are a million miles a part.
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June 12, 2012
Love you guys and your reviews, i will be seeing this film this weekend.
 
June 07, 2012
it was nice that Scott had decided to do this film. I've read that he did not want to do this sequel at first (same with Alien) and he changed his mind, and co-produced it. Then when the first director was going to directions that Scott did not agree with. I am about to see it tonight, then I will tell you who I agree with it.
June 07, 2012
can't wait. I predict you'll be closer to my opinion than John's. LOL.
June 09, 2012
Joan, I just saw it and my opinion-review is closer to yours.
June 09, 2012
YES!!!! On our youtube channel most of the comments are from people who agree with moi...although there are those on John's side. No accounting for taste LOL. Can't wait to read your review.
June 09, 2012
Now that you saw it, the thing that bothered me a little was Charlize's demise. Really quickly and very unclimatic. Her story line just petered out. Can't wait for the sequel
June 10, 2012
There are indeed rough spots in the script. I also thought that she was underused. I also agree that her death was too..I dunno, too weak. The review has been posted.
 
June 04, 2012
Good review with excellent pictures too!
June 04, 2012
thx so much.
June 05, 2012
You are very welcome.
 
June 04, 2012
Finally, I'm ready to forgive Ridley Scott for years of awful, derivative genre pictures, and I hope my beneficence isn't squandered. Thanks again for whetting my appetite!
 
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My husband (creator of the cult classic films FACES OF DEATH) andmyself (actress/screenwriter) are ex New Yorkers, see alot of films and usually disagree. So our friends decided that we need a review … more
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Director: Ridley Scott
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Release Date: June 8, 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 124 minutes
Studio: Scott Free, Brandywine Productions, Dune Entertainment
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