This is kinda like that one movie.
What was that called? Oh, right.
Prometheus is a sorta -prequel to the Alien series and follows Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and her boyfriend Charlie (Logan Marshall-Green), who discover a plant which may contain the secret to where we come from. See, they believe that we were created by aliens and travel to find these so-called "Engineers". Funded by the Weyland Corporation head Peter (Guy Pearce), they set off on the ship Prometheus and travel to the planet alongside Weyland worker Vickers (Charlize Theron), android David (Michael Fassbender) and pilot Janek (Idris Elba). There, they find more then they bargained for...
Prometheus became mega-hyped before it's release due to the film's kinda sorta maybe relationship to Ridley Scott previous Alien movies. I haven't gotten around to watching the Alien series. I will soon, but I went into Prometheus without any real knowledge off the "other" films in the series. And perhaps that's for the best, since I really enjoy Prometheus on it's own.
|Engineers bathe in sunblock.|
The second half of the film delves more into straightforward sci-fi horror. Most of the film's interesting ideas are put on hold as the crew of the Prometheus deals with alien illnesses, mystery creatures and the expected morally ambiguous android. It is a step down from the first half, with very little moments that have been done before. However, it's still remains solidly entertaining and the production value of the movie makes it as absorbing as before.
The film is one of the best looking of the year. The sets created look very cool and stand out among all the "sci-fi spaceships" and "ancient alien homeworld" sets most sci-fi films tend to have. The effects look spectacular, especially a storm that blows in on the planet. The acting is consistently great. Rapace makes for a likable heroine who the audience can get invested in, while Theron plays a pretty cool villain. Elba has fun as the comic relief, but by far it's Fassbender who steals the show with a terrific performance as the chilling android.
|Ever get the feeling you're being watched?|