Prometheus – Movie Review

I have been looking forward to this movie for so long. When I first heard Ridley Scott was planning on making a prequel to Alien I decided it was about time for me to watch it and unsurprisingly it blew my mind, after that I was desperate to see this movie. After viewing the first teaser trailer for Prometheus I was so impressed and I was anticipating it even more, now if you think they showed us too much in the trailer and gave away most of the plot, that’s because they did.

Prometheus centres on a group of explorers that travel to a distant planet in an attempt to find who created the human race. While there they manages to cause disturbances that put the fait of the human race out of their hands and it is their job to stop the race from falling.

Your first impressions of this movie will be how utterly beautiful it is, from the Scottish highlands to the inside of Prometheus this movie never fails to look stunning in every frame. The visuals of this movie causes it to become so immersive which really helps bring you into the universe. It’s just a shame that the look of this film couldn’t help you from ignoring all its other failings.

When talking about the acting in this movie it is a very mixed bag. Let’s start with the phenomenal, as always, Michael Fassbender, he absolutely carries this film; his portrayal of android David is Oscar worthy. It’s a great shame the same can’t be said about the rest of the cast, Noomi Rapace along with others are just remotely average but the worse acting in the film came from British actor Rafe Spall. I watched Pete Versus Life (Channel 4 sitcom starring Spall) and automatically noticed that Spall was a horrendous actor, he was bad in a comedic role but was even worse in Prometheus. Not only was his performance laughable it was just down right cringing, it didn’t help that the script created for that character was just silly.

The crew of Prometheus is far greater than that of Alien and that is possibly it’s biggest failing. Prometheus has a total crew of seventeen people, if you think that sounds too many, thats because it is. You don’t get involved with the characters and really don’t care about them when they start dropping like flies. Even with the characters that got the most screen time and the most development it still wasn’t enough for me to remotely care when fatality struck. All the characters in the movie were so one dimensional with extremely poor development.

Now I know there have been a lot of unfair comparisons to Alien but this is a prequel to the greatest sci-fi horror of all time and making a prequel that lives up to the original is a near impossible challenge, unfortunately Scott doesn’t manage to do it. Alien was so groundbreaking at the time of its release so it is kind of unfair to compare the two but it needs to be done. The thing that made Alien so amazing was how simple it was, mixed with the long nervous silent scenes that keep you on the edge of your seat through the whole movie, unfortunately Prometheus had absolutely none of these. This movie wasn’t scary at all there were no suspenseful scenes keeping me on the edge of my seat. I feel as though Scott attempted to take on way to much which caused the movie to become very muddled with it not knowing what story it was trying to tell.

I know it sounds like I am bashing on the movie but I did actually like it, yes I was hugely disappointed but that doesn’t make it a bad movie. I would recommend this to any fans of Alien just so they can give their own opinion on it, I know people who love it and people who hate it and I’m in the middle. Prometheus is predictable, messy and not the prequel I wanted but it my be the one you did.

7/10

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New ‘Prometheus’ Trailer

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming Ridley Scott movie Prometheus at WonderCon in California. Prometheus is said to be set in the same universe as the Alien movies but there are many rumours that it is a direct prequel to the Alien movies. Prometheus centres on a group of explorers who are taken to a distant planet by a clue to the birth of humanity, on this planet they find out that the whole human race could be in danger, it is their job to stop it. Prometheus stars Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Noomi Repace, Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron who are all astonishing actors and can’t wait to see them in their roles. You can watch Prometheus in cinemas on 1st June (UK) and 8th June (USA) and check out the new awesome trailer below.

What do you think of the new, full trailer? It’s insane right? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below, thank you again for reading.

Buy A Blu-Ray A Week – USA

Blu-Rays To BUY

Melancholia – This film isn’t to everyones taste but I really loved Melancholia. This film is incredibly beautiful and it is impossible to be slightly moved by the smaller events that take place within a grander scale. This film is quite slow and this slow tempo may cause many viewers to be turned off but trust me that slow pace is worth it as this film is a true masterpiece. I wouldn’t recommend this to everyone as I know quite a few people who will hate this film but when you watch the trailer (click on the image below) and you enjoy it then you will most probably love this wonderful film.

The Descendants – I’m quite annoyed that The Descendants didn’t win more Oscars, in the end it only took home one for Adapted Screenplay, I feel as though George Clooney should have taken away the Oscar for Best Actor but it wasn’t to be. I really liked this film and thought that Clooney’s performance was the best of 2011 and should have received some recognition. This is my favourite Alexander Payne film, it is so sweet yet sad at the same time. I would recommend this to every person that I lay eyes upon, it really is a great film.

My Week With Marilyn – Another brilliant Oscar worthy film is released this week in the USA. My Week With Marilyn is a light charming affair that centres on the multitalented woman Marilyn Monroe. This film is worth a watch just see the great performances from Kenneth Branagh and Michelle Williams. The film does feel a little puny compared the the astounding performance Williams delivers. If you are a Monroe fan this film is right up your ally but even if you aren’t this film is still worth your time, just for the astonishing acting and the interesting subject matter.

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn – If you have ever wondered what it would look like if Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg – two of the greatest directors of all time – did a motion capture movie then this is that movie. Tintin is a fast paced stunningly beautiful picture that can be enjoyed by the whole family. I’m not the biggest fan of this style of film as I struggle to gain a relationship with the characters and they seem as though they lack heart but if you can get over that then you will love this movie. I highly recommend this to anyone who was a huge fan of the original cartoons or comics as you will not be disappointed and will be constantly on the edge of your seat.

Young Adult – I haven’t actually had the chance to see Young Adult, it wasn’t actually screening in my local cinema which I was quite gutted about. I have heard so many good things about this movie, especially regarding Charlize Theron’s performance, it has been said that she is absolutely astounding. I will have to wait till this is out in the UK to check it out but I most definitely will be watching this one, and from what I have heard you should too.

Blu-Rays To AVOID

The Three Musketeers – Oh my, there is a lot of bad movies released this week. I mean what can I say about The Three Musketeers, well it is bad, very very bad. It’s filled with poor acting, diabolical action scenes mixed with an extremely messy plot. It seems as though the film makers were attempting to mimic the style and shit quality of the Pirates Of The Caribbean series and they pulled it off but made it seem ten times worse. Please for the love of God don’t go near this movie with a barge pole.

Happy Feet Two – I along with many other people really enjoyed the first Happy Feet movie but I along with everyone else was extremely disappointed with this movie. Now Happy Feet Two may be a great movie for you to stick on in front of your children to keep them quite but I highly doubt that anyone over the age of ten will actually enjoy this movie. After watching the first Happy Feet I really wasn’t craving a sequel and I really wish that they didn’t make it, I was so disappointed.

All these titles are released on Tuesday 13th March. What will you be picking up this week? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below. Thank you very much for reading and if you enjoyed this post please feel free to hit that like and follow button to show me some love.

‘Prometheus’ Does TED Talks!

Today the viral marketing campaign for Ridley Scott’s upcoming movie Prometheus. A TED talk has been released with Guy Pearce talking about stuff but it is awesome. Prometheus centres on a group of explorers who are driven to a planet by a clue on how the human race was formed but it ends up with the human race being in extreme danger. Prometheus stars Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Repace and Idris Elba. I can’t wait for this film, there is a lot of doubt surrounding whether this film is a prequel or sequel to Alien, Ridley Scott said that it is just set in the same universe. Prometheus hits theatres on 1st June (UK) and 8th June (USA) an you can check out the promo video below.

What do you think? Awesome right? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks again for reading and if you enjoyed this post please feel free to hit the like and follow button to show me some love.

New ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’ Images

Some new photos for the upcoming fairytale twist Snow White And The Huntsman were released online today. Snow White centres on Snow White who is ordered to be killed by the Evil Queen. Snow White stars Kristin Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Nick Frost and Ray Winstone. I am quite looking forward to this film, I think it will offer a really dark twisted take on a classic fairytale. Snow White And The Huntsman is set for a June 1st 2012 (UK+USA) release date and you can check out the images below.   

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What do you think of the images? Will you be checkin out this or Mirror Mirror? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments. Thank you very much for reading and if you liked this post please feel free to hit that follow button.

New ‘Prometheus’ Image

A new image was released today from Ridley Scott’s upcoming movie Prometheus; it is said to be a prequel to the amazing 1979 film Alien. Prometheus centres on a group of explores that travel to the distant ends of the universe which lead them to a clue about the creation of mankind; but could the future of the human race be at risk. Prometheus stars Noomi Repace, Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba and Charlize Theron; they are all great actors/actresses and it is obvious that this film will be one of the best of the whole year and I can’t wait. Prometheus is set for a June 1st (UK) and June 8th (USA) release date. You can feast your eyes on the image below.

What do you think? Do you think this will be the rumoured Alien prequel? Please feel free to comment below. Thanks again for reading.

Two New Images From ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’

Two new images were released online today for the upcoming fairytale adaptation of Snow White, Snow White And The Huntsman. It stars Kristin Stewart playing the role of Snow White, Charlize Theron playing Queen Ravenna and Chris Hemsworth playing the Huntsman; I think that is a great cast for what could potentially be an astonishing film. I am really excited to see this one, I think it will be ten times better than the ‘family friendly’ film Mirror Mirror. Snow White And The Huntsman is set for a June 1st (UK+USA) release date, you can check out the images below.

Which Snow White adaptation will you be checking out this summer? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below. Once again thanks fore reading.