- Posted June 9, 2012 by
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Flickedup.com : 'Prometheus' is a Sci-Fi lovers paradise
A crew sets out to find the origins of man on a planet far far away and finds thrills, frights, and mammoth landscapes for the audience in Prometheus.
Director Ridley Scott, of the first Alien movie and Blade Runner, put together a great thriller here. Noomi Rapace (the original girl with the Dragon Tatoo) plays an archaeologist who, along with her boyfriend, have been sent to find what some believe are the origins of humans on a far away planet. Their mission is overseen by shady corporate big wigs Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron. With most of the corporate experiments being conducted by scene stealer android David, played by Michael Fassbender.
The title Prometheus is the name of the spaceship and also refers to the greek mythology god who stole fire from Zeus and gave it humans. This, in a round about way, is what the movie is about. You see, its hard to talk about the plot without giving anything away, and I'm not into spoiling movies. Its sufficient to say that scientists on this expedition find some black goo on the planet that does bad things to people who touch it or ingest it. When the ships captain, Idris Elba, wants to scrap the mission he's held back by the evil corporate puppet masters.
The film does have connections to the box office hit Alien back in 1979 and for fans of that franchise you will definitely see it in the 3D Prometheus. There are plenty of jumps and jolts to keep you on the edge of your seat for the 2 hour movie, Theron and Rapace do a great job of making big turns in the film, not to mention Fassbender as the droid. He was great. The movie, however, does pull back a bit towards the end and left me without that crucial connection it should have concluded with….so the Flick-o-meter gives Prometheus a four out of five.
I like the idea that this tale asks questions about the meaning of life, but comes up with some fairly poor answers in a script that screams…attention-deficit disorder. The ending could have been just a little bit better.
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