Monday, July 9, 2012

Movie review of Prometheus


Prometheus - 8.5/10
Directed by Ridley Scott
Cast - Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall Green

Plot
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.

Review
Finally a fantastic Science Fiction movie.I have to say Ridley Scott directed this brilliantly and of course great writing from Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof (Lost).Prometheus did indeed live up to my expectations, of course it wasn't as terrifying as Alien but dare I say...close enough. What I clearly didn't realize at that time was this was actually the prequel of the Alien series. Sure I heard rumors that it was a prequel and it wasn't a prequel but frankly I didn't really care. Its a science fiction movie and it's from a legendary director Ridley Scott.That's good enough reason for me to spend my money at the cinema.

The movie is 2 hours long and to what I have read so far there is about 30 mins of footage being cut off because of time constraint.I'm sure we will get to see that in the blu ray.
The casting for Prometheus is superb.Everyone did a fantastic job.Noomi Rapace as a this generation Ellen Ripley is amazing. she acted out very well and her portrayals of various emotions was good. I knew she was gonna be a fucking good actress when I first saw her in the original Girl with the dragon tattoo.Logan Marshall Green did a good job as well. The rivalry between him and Fassbender in a few scenes had really good chemistry betwwen them.The smaller roles by Idris Elba,Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce maybe a little minimal but definitely essential for the plot. The one who stole the show is definitely David the android brilliantly portrayed by the ever wonderfull Michael Fassbender.Of all the androids, in the Alien trilogy, David is the creepiest android. Ash from Alien is definitely the most evil and down right scariest. Bishop from Aliens(My favourite)... Well, Lance Henrikssen might just be a fucking android. The only down side of David was when he was decapitated. Only Bishop does the classic decapitated android head scene very well.
I really loved the direction of Ridley Scott.The pacing was fantastic. Camera works were brilliantly shot.The special effects are done by WETA and its awesome.

All in all ,Ridley Scott hasn't failed in delivering a fantastic science fiction movie and I'm looking forward to any sequels to Prometheus. One thing is for sure though, It has been sometime since Hollywood has come out with a movie that everyone can discuss and talk about and Prometheus is one such movie.

Best quotes

Meredith Vickers: A king has his reign, and then he dies. It's inevitable.

David: Big things have small beginnings.

David: How far would you go to get your answers?

Charlie Holloway: What we hoped to achieve was to meet our makers, to get answers why they made us in the first place.
 David: Why do you think your people made me?
Charlie Holloway: We made ya 'cause we could.
David: Can you imagine how disappointing it would be for you to hear the same thing from your creator?

Recommended movies done by the director
Alien
Black Hawk Down
Blade Runner
Gladiator
Thelma and Louise
Black rain

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