Critic Review - Globe and Mail

There's definite mastery here, but it's hardly a masterpiece.

June 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Comments (13)
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Larry S.

Larry Seals

How about we let time and repeated viewings decide that, OK? Neither Alien nor Blade Runner were immediate classic masterpieces - they were considered to be critical flops at the time.

The film enagaged and entertained me and awed me with the visuals. Too few films in the last decade have managed that so I can forgive the some of the weak dialog and the occasional plot holes because of that.

Jun 8 - 06:56 PM

Jason Delgado

Jason Delgado

I Cosign hard with your comments.

Jun 8 - 09:24 PM

Greg Shand

Greg Shand

Unfortunately, the weak dialogue was the biggest shortcoming of this film. IMHO all films should be engaging and entertaining... and though the visuals were incredible, this is something I have come to expect from Ridley Scott.

Prometheus was great, but it was no masterpiece, as disappointing as that may be for some of us to grasp.

Jun 9 - 07:34 PM

Thomas Murphy

Thomas Murphy

Lack of dialogue can be catalogued in the Understated genre too. Ridley & Lindelof want the viewer to use their imagination while seeing these fantastic visuals.

Jun 17 - 12:41 PM

Edwin Norvil

Edwin Norvil

Much agreed. This is not a film like, lets say Citizen Kane.

For what Prometheus was, it didn't need such dialogue, its not a drama and really doesn't need that much attention on. This film was great on a sci fi level.

I can say no film has done that for me in the last 10 years. We are missing this type of groundedness (if thats a word) in sci fi films now days. I for one like the take on it being treated very much real discovery versus a drama or an action movie etc.

Jun 22 - 10:02 PM

tim c.

tim campbell

@Edwin N.

"For what Prometheus was, it didn't need such dialogue, its not a drama and really doesn't need that much attention on."

I agree. Movies that quietly show what is going on impress me more than movies with characters that talk constantly.

"This film was great on a sci fi level."

The concept was great and so were the visuals but everything else was quite disappointing.

"We are missing this type of groundedness (if thats a word) in sci fi films now days. I for one like the take on it being treated very much real discovery versus a drama or an action movie etc."

I very much agree however Prometheus was so consistently weak I felt a great movie, a masterpiece was stolen from us. I gave it a 6/10.

Jun 26 - 08:05 AM

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

This review sums up the movie for me. I thought it was great, but I wish it focused more on the horror aspects which made Alien great, rather than asking those big questions about why humans were created, which I thought didn't have much of a point to them, other than to be ambitious.

I'm seeing the movie again tomorrow, so I'll have a more definite opinion.

Jun 9 - 09:38 PM

Joseph Pravda

Joseph Pravda

Tip: Save the 'groening' for those whose psyches are equipped to wrap around 'Genesis', the movie. Darwin disavowed most of his 'Nature' is God drivel on his deathbead............btw, he never knew what a brilliant creation a cell was, much less it's 'designers'. Dweeb.

Jun 22 - 09:11 AM

Paul Grady

Paul Grady

My opinion is varied as well,Some parts great,.others somewhat annoying or ridiculous,.My biggest problem with the movie is that people are just drinking alcohol like its a vacation to Cancun,.That part was really unbelievable considering the Trillions of dollars they said were used to budget the mission,.
I Would however like to see an extended version and the outtakes,.Seeemed as though the movie was edited in haste almost,.That said I did enjoy the movie for the most part,.I guess when Ridley Scott does a movie my expectations ratchet up at least one notch!

Jun 24 - 03:24 PM

Hernando Suanico

Hernando Suanico

I've taken dumps that were deeper than this movie... With Corn! I don't think anyone should waste their time looking for anything deep here, let alone with MULTIPLE viewings, you know... unless your a Masochist and your want to riddle your brain with plot holes and BS... Let's Pet the space Cobra! This movie could be made into a drinking game, like... drinking whenever someone does anything stupid, but then you'd be wasted after the first 45 minutes... and DEAD by the end....

Jun 25 - 06:56 PM

Emily R.

Emily Rose

lol good stuff!

Jun 28 - 02:37 PM

Emily R.

Emily Rose

I have to agree.. This movie us a masterpiece of trash writing.

Jun 28 - 02:36 PM

Ress Cor

Ress Cor

Could not agree more, my review is also half and half on it!

thechewbox.com/prometheus_sucks_movie_review.html

Jul 17 - 06:19 PM

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