Monday, June 11, 2012

Movie Review: PROMETHIUS

Rating 10 out of a possible 10.

So according to my Movie Scale, it's as good as a science fiction movie can get. No Spoilers here.

A humanoid alien stands above a waterfall as a hovering spacecraft departs. The alien drinks a dark liquid, then starts to disintegrate. As its bodily remains cascade into the waterfall, the alien's DNA triggers a biogenetic reaction.

In 2089, archaeologists Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway discover a star map among several unconnected ancient cultures. They interpret this as an invitation from humanity’s forerunners, or “Engineers”. Peter Weyland, the elderly CEO of Weyland Corporation, funds the creation of the scientific vessel Prometheus to follow the map to the distant moon LV-223. The ship’s crew travels in stasis while the robot, David, monitors their voyage. They arrive in 2093 where they are informed of their mission to find the Engineers. Mission director Meredith Vickers orders them to avoid making direct contact. The Prometheus lands near a large artificial structure and a team is sent to explore.

So yes, scientists, probing into matters best left alone get in over their heads. If you don't like that whole pretext for a SciFi movie, you won't like this one.

However, the script was smart, the direction and acting was superb and it will keep you right on the edge of your seat until they roll the credits at the end.


And I think that it's likely there will be a PROMETHIUS 2...


4 comments:

Opus #6 said...

Sounds good.

LL said...

Opus, it might not be good for your young boys, but the older ones will LOVE it.

Anonymous said...

Fab Ridley Scott effects but what a load of old tosh

LL said...

Anonymous, I couldn't disagree more.

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