Ridley Scott, the man who gave us Alien, The Gladiator….American Gangster…..he is back in 2012 and going back to his “roots” with his new Science fiction movie: “Prometheus.”
This was / is one of the most anticipated movies of this year, together with The Avengers, The Amazing Spiderman and The Dark Knight Rises. Where The Avengers was amazing and lived up to the hype…..Prometheus came in with the same hype. Did it live up to it?
I just came from the theatre watching this movie with my girl. I must say, visually this is one great looking movie! All the vfx are just crazy! I read about the interior of the ship who caries the title name “Prometheus” is simply amazing! The world he created was great!
Oh maybe some spoilers…then don’t read any further….
Ridley managed to get a great cast. Charlize Theron, she is great, loved her in this movie. Michael Fassenbender who plays an android, amazing! Noomie Rapace…she was surprising, she’s got some abs! Idris Alba is freaking tall! Seen him in some movies, Thor for example, but for the first time I really noticed that dude is tall! Cool dude.
The story is about some scientists who find ancient scriptures all over the world from ancient civilizations who all pin piont to the same galaxy. How did they know about this while never even met each other? And the even bigger question, where do we come from?
The movie, and I don’t want to spoil too much, is about to answer those two questions, we see the galaxy and planet depicted on all the ancient scriptures and also the Earth like aliens who created us, mankind. You’d think that this would make up for a cool story, a movie with a nice pace…….no, sorry, Ridley Scott did not deliver on that point. I was expecting something with the same greatness as Alien when I first saw that movie. The movie was more like, alright, oke, oke……and sometimes it was a bit boring. There wasn’t happening enough to really keep your attention.
So was it a bad movie……? No, but it wasn’t the kind of movie I expected to see. If I would rate this movie I’d give it 3 stars because: 1.it is Ridley Scott’s return to the genre that made his name. 2.the visual look was really great and 3.the acting was very good. Too bad the story was not portrait with some more…… Alien- American Gladiator-ness, if you know what I’m talking about.
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