Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Prometheus (2012)


Tom:
Prometheus,2012,UK/USA
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Noomi Rapace,Michael Fassbender & Charlize Theron


I had put off seeing Prometheus, I am a Huge fan Ridley Scott's original "Alien" and from what I heard, Prometheus seemed to be a disappointment.

Ive constantly seen this film referred to as a "Beautiful Mess" and I think that's probably the perfect way to sum it up. Prometheus features a overblown unintelligent script, unimaginative direction and no real good performances, with that being said, I still enjoyed it immensely!

Prometheus is judged largely on its script and storyline which is surprisingly over the top and ridiculous, featuring some really ludicrous and strange twists and turns that either didn't pay off or make any sense.
I didn't really like any of the characters on screen, with the exception of Michael Fassbender and the always brilliant Charlize Theron. Noomi Rapace is obviously channeling Sigourney Weaver, expect she inst as cool or kick ass. There are plenty of useless and cliched minor characters here (Black guy,Asian guy, Red haired Irish guy), most of which I never learned their names. It took me half the film to realize who Guy Pearce was playing, as always hes fun but under utilized. Also, Logan Marshall Green's character may be the biggest \jerk ever!

Prometheus is far from the moody,eerie atmospheric masterpiece that was Alien, Its perhaps the opposite its loud and quite explosive. I know it may not be fair to judge it next to a classic by Alien, As it is an unofficial prequel, But it just seems like Prometheus is really striving to be recognized in the same vain.

Overall, while the film is far from perfect it is a fun ride and worth the time if you don't think about it too hard and see it as mindless sci fi.

***1/2

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