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

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.

‘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.

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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.

New ‘Prometheus’ Still

A new still from Ridley Scott’s upcoming film Prometheus has appeared online; Prometheus is based on a team of explorers that find a clue that could be linked to the formation of mankind, which leads them to fight a battle to save the human race. Prometheus stars Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba and Noomi Repace. There are many rumours flying around whether or not Prometheus is a prequel to the brilliant Alien, after viewing the Prometheus trailer I personally think that this film will someway be a prequel of Alien rather than just being set in the same universe. I personally can not wait for this movie, I think it will be phenomenal; Prometheus is released 1st June 2012 (UK) and 8th June 2012 (USA). You can check out the image below.

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New ‘Prometheus’ Still

A new still from the upcoming Ridley Scott film Prometheus debuted online today giving us a full look at Noomi Repace in her role, we also get a closer look at the suits that they wear throughout the film. Prometheus is rumoured to be a prequel to the amazing film Alien but Ridley Scott has dismissed those claims saying it is merely just set in the same universe as Alien; many people have been very skeptical of this especially after seeing how Alien-like the trailer was. Prometheus stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Repace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce. Prometheus is set for a 1st June 2012 (UK) and 8th June (USA) release and that day can’t come sooner. You can check out the image below of Noomi Repace’s character and also the trailer if you haven’t seen it yet.

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