Saturday, June 9, 2012

Prometheus

Prometheus is another summer movie I went to without intention.  I had seen commercials about it and trailers, but it just never really captured my attention.  Then suddenly on Friday I started to read the reviews about it and I started to believe that it would be a great film.  It is directed by Ridley Scott who did Alien.  I don't consider myself to be a Sci-Fi fan but when I started looking back at all the films I liked, a majority of them have been Sci-Fi.  It took years until I finally watched Alien, and when I saw it I was surprised by how much I liked it.

I went to Prometheus with this in mind; that I might actually enjoy it.  I saw the movie in 3D because I heard the effects look much better, and that was true.  Right from the beginning you get this waterfall effect that I was amazed by.  The storyline is easy to follow, and while it does have parts that don’t seem logical, if you watch it without trying to make sense of the science then you will enjoy it.  Besides when has a Sci-Fi movie ever been correct in its science?   The actors are also very impressive in this film.  

Ridley Scott was blessed with actors that gave performances that will be memorable.  Of note of course must be Michael Fassbender, who I have been a fan of since watching X-Men and Inglourious Basterds.  Then there is Idris Elba who plays the cool and smart Captain of the ship (I can’t believe he’s Bristish); Logan Marshall-Green who I hope to see more of in the future (like in a cop action movie); Charlize Theron was sexy, and of course Noomi Rapace was outstanding.  I didn’t like her at first because she seemed out of place; too girly to be in a rugged violent alien planet; but as the movie progresses her character starts to adjust and grow stronger and I found that to be powerful because you start to care for her.  From what I heard this movie is supposed to be part of a series of movies, and after watching it I can’t wait to see the next films to come out of this franchise.

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