Monday, 26 November 2012

Prometheus Movie - My Thoughts

 What is the Prometheus movie about?

My initial feelings about the film

The opening scene had me hooked from the first second. The music score was fantastic and the quality of the picture I thought was incredible. I had no trouble at all with the 3D everything seemed perfect.

I was surprised to see the revelation of the engineer at the beginning but in hindsight it worked really well. As the Engineer disintegrated and his DNA mixed with that of surroundings I found that the explanation of this process indeed needed no words, it was graphic and to the point. The waterfall in the seen, especially in 3D was amazing.

Next comes our introduction to Shaw and Holloway. They find a cave painting, one similar to others we are led to believe with the same symbols as many other found across the world, This made sense but I felt that it was too short and lacked suspense and so I was not sold on it, but it got us right into the action of the next scene.

The CGI on the Prometheus ship was amazing, hard to believe it was not real, but now the adventure begins ………….. So far so good.

Now for our introduction to David. The android rattling around on a lifeless ship. Fassbender is a great actor, and from the moment we meet him he stole the show for me. What a great bit of casting.

The crew awakes and we get a chance to look at there individual characters. This threw me a bit as I thought that the original crew of the Nostromo (just a towing crew) were more professional than the Prometheus crew who had been selected for a specialized mission. But it still worked.

We get on the Engineers planet fairly quickly and once again the scenery is amazing. The crew waste no time investigating the alien structure. They soon discover a holographic massage of the last minutes of the engineers’ time there before something went wrong. I thought that part was very original.

The middle part of the film was OK great visuals but not really scary so lost a bit of suspense.

Holloway gets infected and unfortunately we don’t see enough of his transformation. This was a great shame.

Fifields transformation was also I felt to short. I would love to have investigated this further so was a bit disappointed when he was killed

Shaw now is infected and the scene where she is in the medpod was intense….. Very good indeed
Crew awakens the engineer. The costume of the engineer was fantastic and the role was very well played

Some of this part was a bit predictable and as a diehard Ridley fan I felt a bit flat.

The ending and final fight was great and I wasn’t ready for that

There is an obvious sequel to be made and for sure new ground has been broken in film making. The Prometheus movie has landed

I left the cinema feeling not very blow away. But within about ten minutes my mind was racing with questions…………. I was sold and wanted to watch it again

Final thoughts after the showing “ wish it was an R rating”  and wish the film was twice as long. Now I haven’t said that about a film ever.

Score 8.5-9/10

My friend made a good point. For such a big film nothing big really happens………..hmmmmmmmmmm.

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