June 10, 2012
This is good Ridley Scott, but not great. Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron are the two main reasons to see the film, but Noomi Rapace gives a very surprising performance as well as Elizabeth Shaw
October 14, 2014
Prometheus is Ridley Scott's prequel to Alien.This movie has outstanding visuals, more science fiction than the original movies regarding to the creatures, more mystery and really good performances.
December 17, 2014
Although it may suffer from a troublesome plot and underdeveloped supporting characters, Prometheus is still a haunting and thrilling Sci Fi Horror Thriller filled with beautiful cinematography, great visual effects and stunning costume and set designs.
June 27, 2014
I thought this was supposed to be a smart science fiction movie, I mean it was really hyped as the next '2001' or something when it came out, but it is so full of plot holes and dumb mistakes or things that are just plain ridiculous I don't even know where to begin. The special effects/CGI is impressive and I did enjoy the opening scene with the white alien and the whole origins of man theory. I also liked the premise where the crew of a (2093) spaceship embark on a voyage to a distant planet in hopes of discovering these origins based on cave drawings and interstellar maps but jeez.
All along this felt like it was trying too hard to be unique or epic, taking itself seriously in a very pretentious way when really the plot is like so many other sci-fi disaster, oops we released the alien movies I've seen before.
To begin with this is a "fairly" important mission, with a 1 trillion dollar budget, a team of the best scientists and then some (seemingly criminal) blue collar workers thrown in (?) and damn do they make some dumb mistakes along the way. I won't get into all the instances but for example Charlize Theron has her own personal medical pod but when it comes time to use it, huh, its only programmed to be used on males. Wouldn't she have checked this before they left?All along this felt like it was trying too hard to be unique or epic, taking itself seriously in a very pretentious way when really the plot is like so many other sci-fi disaster, oops we released the alien movies I've seen before. Okay I did enjoy Michael Fassbender as Data I mean David, a great character who steals every scene he's in. And in the end I liked that this was a prequel to 'Alien', it made zero sense but it was still kinda cool.12/3/14
December 15, 2014
In a world where Alien: Resurrection and the two AVP movies exist, fans of this franchise and universe have wanted nothing more than a movie that took us back to that initial horror that was shown in Alien and Aliens. When I first heard of this movie I was excited, I was feeling that nostalgia from when I was six. I went in to love this movie... then I watched the movie. I came out feeling nothing but pure hate. While I admit the movie is beautiful and well made, but that means nothing to me when I questioning the actions of the characters and pointing out things that don't make sense.
For example, take the scene that I consider the worst scene in the movie, Dr. Holoway takes off his helmet, after being told that the air was breathable. He doesn't take into account that there might be a an unknown space disease in the air, or that the reading might be wrong. While I was hoping to see his head explode from his own stupidity, he is fine and they go on there merry way. Though later he does die horribly after catching what I have dubbed as Space Ebola.
Then there was the drastic visual change to the Engineers themselves, our supposed creators, originally they were shown as strange giant beings with curved looking noses that reconnected to their chests and an odd bone like structure that seemed to come out of their body (this may have been from decay though), they looked like aliens. But here they look like tall pale humans, their look seems to show a lack of creativity or interest. And of course because they look like Humans, that means they are genetically similar to Humans right? Yes, but not only that, they are a 100% genetic match. Now going back to the beginning of the movie, we are shown an Earth that is devoid of life and a single Engineer gives himself to plant the seeds of life. By this logic, EVERYTHING should be a 100% genetic match to the Engineers and by extension Humans. Yet we know that nothing is a 100% genetic match to us, so this destroys my suspension of disbelief.
I could go on, but I feel like my point has been made. This movie is like someone tried to disguise a pile of filth by prettying it up, your disguise may fool some, but I can see right through it. This movie is insulting to fans and I feel much worse than the three movies mentioned at the top. And that is saying a lot because those movies are terrible.
June 9, 2012
This is my revised review of Prometheus. Initially, I was very excited to see it. The trailer was astonishing and compelling. However, after watching this, taking a long break and watching again I really didn't care for it. The script is terrible and acting at times bad also. I think it could have been great just as Alien was great but, sadly, this is a huge disappointment.
June 12, 2012
It's all rather ... vague. The purpose. The motives. The characters. Even the creatures.
Some very nice mechanical and landscape design work. Some very good performances (especially so given how little the actors had to work with); Michael Fasbinder being especially fun. I enjoyed the nods to other films as a film-nerd Easter egg hunt.
However, between the mostly cookie cutter characters, the lack of clarity in both motives and threats, and the casual scientific destructiveness the like of which I haven't seen since the anthropology demolitionist of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," I couldn't take any of it seriously. Neither could the rest of the audience, who laughed deliriously at some of the creature attacks.
A later conversation:
"So if you have an alien face hugger fetus removed via c-section that you though you killed by decontamination, wouldn't you mention it and suggest a biopsy of it to those people you stumble into afterwords? Wait, did I mention that you were also quarantined because you may have had an alien infection?"
Those people weren't scientists. They were children calling themselves scientists while destroying things and flouting any semblance of scientific precaution. They lost me from the point they landed their ship right on top of valuable archaeological evidence. 'Oh, look. There's an ancient alien roadway leading up to an ancient alien building. Lets land on top of that roadway and tear up the ground with our propulsion system instead of ... lets say, landing off to the side.'
"We have GPS units that will tell us where we are based on the coordinate system our red laser flashy orbs just mapped, but we got lost on our way out of the non-pyramid shaped pyramid!"
The red laser flashy orb mapping system was kind of cool. A rare bright spot amongst the wretchedness.
" I partially blame myself. I went into PROMETHEUS with expectations but you could drive a bus through the plot holes"
PROMETHEUS had such contempt for the audience. Unfortunately, that contempt seems to have been justified. I plan to cleanse my palate by seeing CABIN IN THE WOODS tonight. 'Cause we know Joss Whedon respects the audience.
"Seeing Prometheus made me question my (now percieved) greatness of Alien and Aliens"
Oh, no. they were/are great.
"But it made me question it because it was soo bad. SOOOOOO bad."
June 8, 2012
A smart, slam-bang thriller that engages its audience from its mysterious opening shot all the way to its open-ended conclusion, featuring a team of scientists (led by Noomi Rapace) who journey to a distant planet in the year 2093 in hopes of uncovering hidden secrets regarding mankind's beginning and the meaning of life. Ridley Scott's visual scope is impeccable right from its opening tracking shot of the hills of Scotland, and the way he packs his film with atmosphere, tension, and absolute horror is a welcome surprise to the banal horror films (with exception to "The Cabin in the Woods", namely) we have received lately.
Sure, the film is not a mastery in how to develop characters (but neither were "Alien" or "Aliens", two films that are considered to be all-time greats by many, many people, including me), but it is an old-school lesson in how to properly freak out your audience, all while inputting a philosophical spin that is completely arresting. Although the film could have expanded on its "faith vs. science" battle, and there are some notable, inexcusable plot holes, it still works due to its cast. Everyone involved gives fantastic performances (Noomi Rapace, aka the original "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is outstanding, as is Michael Fassbender as the android David), there are tons of scares, all concluded with an ending straight out of Hell. Flawed, absolutely, but still an engaging, arresting, beautifully shot philosophical blast of a film whose ambiguity is frustrating and ballsy at the same time.
December 12, 2014
Visually stunning, but that's about it.
March 18, 2012
As long as you don't focus on finding every little hole in the plot, Prometheus is one hell of a Sci-Fi movie!
December 9, 2014
Extremely ambitious scifi adventure about humanity's origins. Star power, high production value and decent acting with an unfocused plot and too many underdeveloped themes (man vs man; man vs god, parent vs child, man vs worm). Music was high quality, but the main Prometheus theme, with it "Star Trek esk" optimism, was at odds with a decent into blue man "I want to kill mankind" hell. With some better editing, it would make a much better film. Still, worth seeing if you enjoyed the other films in the Alien series.
December 10, 2014
Nos prometieron respuestas con esta peli, pero no lo logra, lo que hace es poner mas preguntas de las que teníamos, 1 hora y media de nada, y 30 minutos de aburrida acción, esta precuela de la saga "Alien", no tiene un p+´+ sentido...
December 9, 2014
Why did Ridley Scott try to redo Alien? The movie was disjointed, the 'science' hokey, and nothing was believable.
December 9, 2014
Interesting Take on the Beginning of Life. One of the Few Movies that I am very excited to the sequel to. The Movie is Visually stunning. Ridley Scott was successful in asking questions and answering just enough to keep you guessing yet leaving some to the imagination. Love it!
December 7, 2014
What in the world do some of these viewers want to see? Or better yet, what did they expect to see with this film? Some very popular websites with an entertainment column, gave this movie bad reviews. This is the best science fiction movie that I've seen in years and in my opinion, the true sequel to 'Alien'! Great cast with great acting. Unbelievable cinematography and score. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I was hoping to see more of the intrepid 'Engineers'. Maybe we'll see more of them in the next film.
October 20, 2012
Makes you think more than you would expect. That's something lacking in most films nowadays.
July 20, 2014
An ambitious but far from great introduction to the Alien saga. While the performances are well-done as is the CGI, the movie suffers a bit from a thin script with rather far-fetched ideas of creationism. It also leaves open a lot of questions relating to the 1979 film and definitely misses out on the Giger-type aliens, so I'm looking forward to a maybe more informative sequel.
June 12, 2014
I wasn't disappointed with this movie like everyone else was, though there were things that didn't make any sense in terms of being a part of the "Alien" franchise. "Prometheus" is a smart, ambitious movie, with the return of Ridley Scott to Sci-Fi movies. And a great performance by Michael Fassbender as David!
September 25, 2012
Prometheus is NOT the prequel of 'Alien'.... John Carpenter's 'Dark Star' is the genuine prequel with Dan O'Bannon that has the first Alien portrayed.