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Prometheus

2012 film Directed by Ridley Scott.

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Its a good movie, but I expected more.

  • Jun 11, 2012
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Like a lot of things, I heard about Prometheus in passing. Back in April I was talking to a friend about movies we wanted to see this year.  I said the usual, The Amazing Spiderman, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Avengers. He said that he wanted to see Prometheus. Not knowing what that was he showed me a trailer. As soon as I saw that curvy Alien ship in the previews, I was HYPED!!!!
 
In 2089 Drs Charlie Galloway and Elizabeth Shaw have discovered star charts in the ruins of various ancient civilizations around the planet. They deduce that this is the work of a race they call the “engineers”, and that they are extending an invitation to the human race. In response to this; an expedition funded by the Weyland Cooperation is sent to investigate the planet, LV 223. Little do they know that humanities greatest discovery could be our end.
 

I finally got to see Prometheus, and in all honesty it wasn’t as good as I thought it was going to be. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad movie, its good. I say that because Prometheus feels very much like the first Alien movie. It’s slow paced, and can be very talky at times. So much so that I found myself dosing off a few times in the theatres.
 
Prometheus is very much a horror. Personally I didn’t find anything scary about it, if anything its more disturbing than anything else. There are some minor twists and ironically this movie wasn’t very predictable. (Despite it being a prequel.) Thats a good thing.
 

Not only that but it’s like the movie is made deliberately hard to follow; there are a lot of unexplained unanswered questions and WTF moments. In addition to this the movie has a very open Ended ending and leaves room for a possible sequel.
 
Acting Wise I felt that everyone did a great job. There was a lot of interaction between the characters, (Something I really like too see) yet despite this no one really stood out for me. Yes that includes Michael Fassbender, as David.
 
Like the acting the movie itself was just ok. It wasn’t awful or bad, it was ok. I still recommend this movie to fans of the Alien series. It raises more questions than it answers but I enjoyed it.
Its a good movie, but I expected more. Its a good movie, but I expected more. Its a good movie, but I expected more. Its a good movie, but I expected more.

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June 16, 2013
Thanks for sharing.
 
June 11, 2012
NICE. I do have to say that going to this movie with no expectations would help. I mean the tempo was totally different from the other movies in the series. I do like it, despite the flaws in the script. I am curious as to how Scott will do its director's cut.
June 12, 2012
Thanks. Honestly thoguh. I feel I should give this another watch.
 
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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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