MattTory's Rating of Prometheus

Matt's Review of Prometheus

6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Prometheus

Prometheus(2012)

This freakshow of a movie might just make you shriek out like a teenage girl (unless, of course, you are a teenage girl. In that case, you'll just scream out like... well, yourself).
"Prometheus" is somewhat of a prequel to the "Alien" films, but is able to stand on its own two feet quite splendidly. What starts as an intriguing science fiction drama quickly morphs into a riveting exploration of both faith and science. Paired with breathtaking visuals and compelling storytelling, it is an ambitious film that masterfully blends horrifying scenes with philosophical questions.
While it's not perfect (the plot does drag in spots, and some confusing moments are left unexplained), "Prometheus" is a film that intrigues and scares; not with cheap thrills, but with earned suspense and shocks. And though Michael Fassbender pulls out a superb performance as a humanlike android, most of the other characters aren't as developed as I would have liked. But what "Prometheus" may lack in dry characters, it makes up for beautifully with plenty of haunting moments, captivating visual effects, and deep and emotional themes. Just don't plan on sleeping with the lights on the night after you see it.
8/10