A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. (from IMDb)
Genre: Drama | Horror | Action | Science Fiction
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Visually dazzling but ultimately constructed with too little logic and too many loopholes. For example: [SPOILER ALERT!!!] The whole movie is predicated on the idea that a message was sent out by the 'engineers' in the form of orbs dating as far back as 35,000 years ago. First of all, it was never explained how these orbs were viewed by primitive people when the galaxy it was based on was light years away and impossible to be viewed at that time. Second, assuming the orbs were actually the engineers' spaceships formed in a pattern to send a message because they were bent on our destruction, why wait 35k years for us to be intelligent enough to interpret it in order to destroy us? The UFOs were already above Earth, why not obliterate us right then and there? Third, assuming the first forms of communication were sent because they wanted us to communicate with them and they had not yet wanted to kill us, why were the orbs pointing to the bioweapons manufacturing planet? If it was at first a peaceful message, they would not direct us to the bioweapons planet, which would have likely not yet been established during the first communication. And this is just the tip of the iceberg [remember the world's dumbest biologist and geologist?]. There are many more loose ends that presented themselves throughout the movie, which makes one think that this movie was not as well constructed as the visually stunning facade makes it seem to be.
(June 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM)
creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth.Great movie.
(June 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM)
Not saying Prometheus is a great film (unlike a genuinely perfect film like Alien) but it has serious moviemaking intelligence. That's rare.
(June 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM)
Breathtaking opening scene in a 'will watch again' sci-fi thriller. You will definitely be on the edge of your seat. The ending is just somewhat anti-climactic.
(June 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM)
This is the work of a genius. I'm a long time fan of Ridley Scott's, from all the way to The Duelists, and 4 decades of masterful story telling on film has not left him any worse for the wear. This much-anticipated prequel to one of the classics of SF proved dazzling and breath-taking. For one who knows the full mythology Prometheus is based on, the thrill was the chance to piece things together, questions the earlier/later films spawned. It does pale to the resonant terror of the first, but as a prequel this is not its fault. It was very satisfying, nonetheless. Cast was perfect, and Scott again treats the screen as Da Vinci did - the visuals are astounding! This will be in my blu-ray collection, for sure, and will be revisited many times. I cannot wait for Elizabeth Shaw's adventure in the sequel, and the horrors of what lies ahead. There is irony, too - Darwinists will be offended, but Noomi Rapace's character is a firm believer in the Christian God (reminds me of Scully in the X Files). Just like Alien, the first 3rd takes its time, but once it starts it's relentless! Go, see it - again and again! I will.
(June 06, 2012 12:00:00 AM)