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Prometheus (2012) Movie Reviews

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01/25/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Problematic Prequel

Director Ridley Scott has been responsible for a number of iconic films since his freshman outing of ‘The Duelists’(1977). The two films that stand out above the rest have to be ‘Blade Runner’ (1982) and ‘Alien’ (1979). I don’t want to imply that either of these is better than any of his other films, but they do represent a benchmark in film making that has led to many other quality films in this genre. ‘Blade Runner’ is sci-fi meets western and ‘Alien’ is sci-fi combined with horror. Even the tag line ‘In space, no one can hear you scream…’ still evokes both intrigue and chills. I lost interest in the ‘Alien’ franchise after the third sequel and was sad to see the development of the ‘Alien vs Predator’ movies – it definitely cheapened the ‘brand’ (so to speak). When the first ‘Prometheu...

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memento_mori
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09/03/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

A beautiful mess.

Prometheus is probably the one movie I can never make up my mind about.
I've seen it around four times now, and it strikes me as quite far-reaching.

Story-wise, this movie has such a huge scope, that it feels like it doesn't even know where it's going. Some scenes are great, others are poorly written, but the main premise and development of the movie are impressive.
The first few minutes of this film were fantastic. I absolutely love Ridley Scott's beautiful direction and the whole mysterious alien waterfall scene.
Other times the film is pretty bloated with bad characters and actors. The clear standouts are Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, two of my favorite actors working today, especially Fassbender.
The movie tends to evolve very one-sidedly. There is so much focus on these...

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3/4 

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Gabe
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03/01/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

WOW

First off, we know that a sequel is coming in the future, so maybe some of these questions will get answered. Also, I came to this film from a different view point than most, I have never seen the Alien films. But, I was not totally naive to the fact that those films, do exist and that this was supposed to be a prequel of sorts.

I have a few questions to pose, first, let's begin at the beginning and talk about the engineer who is seen drinking the black goo at the start of the film, then disintegrating into dust. Some people tend to think that he was "creating" life, because that's what the engineers do, they "create" life. But, what if that isn't necessarily the beginning, but the end? What if he was already infected and this was the engineers way of getting him off their ship? I...

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12/25/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

"Prometheus" by Yojimbo

When a team of scientists decipher what appears to be an ancient map to another world, an exploration vessel is dispatched to investigate in the hope of finding answers as to the origins of the human race. Opinions of Prometheus vary wildly and I suspect that this has a lot to do with how you approach it. Anyone expecting another Alien film will no doubt find it disappointing as the "alien" as we know it does not make an appearance; in fact the original Alien franchise was essentially a blend of action and thriller with a Gothic horror spin. Prometheus is a far more straight-edge sci-fi film that may not necessarily appeal to mainstream audiences but hardcore genre fans will find plenty of weighty questions and high concepts to enjoy. The cast is very strong but once again Michael Fassben...

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4/4 

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Lee
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11/03/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Puzzling...to say the least!!

Ok after seeing this film i guess the synopsis should read... for those that like movies that resemble a 1000 piece puzzle. After seeing this film you will see what i mean as we are shown alot by director Ridley Scott but not given much in answers which along with the ending leads me to believe that Scott plans to direct a sequel sometime in the future. Hey! If your first venture doesn't make money add loads of plot holes so you will be forced to spend money and see the the next part and so forth and so on. another thing i don't understand is why are people calling this an 'Alien' prequel as it has little and nothing to do with any of the Alien quadrology...ok maybe a little segment in the end that i wont mention in case you havent already seen this film, needless to say it's the only ...

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10/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

debatable question with a pointless climax

Prometheus is based on a simple theme, How humans came? This question is put forward since years and many theories of evolution of humans are believable. Still, there is yet a big doubt. So Ridley Scott answers this question? No, but he tries to give a clue. The clue is neither believable nor so cheap. It might be another context in the learning process of human origin. Prometheus is named after a ship, in which few geologists, scientists travel to find the answer to the questions very far from earth. There is a resemblance to a moon near Saturn. So is any one planning for Saturn? I hope no.

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) finds a clue in an isle along with her partner Holloway (Guy Pearce) to find the answer for the posing question. They wake up in Prometheus, by kind assistance of ...

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2.5/4 

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09/11/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Boring with no substance no horror and no sence

To describe the story is very easy just think alien/The thing. except this time they are looking for those who created man ( star trek anybody ? ) .
There is so much wrong with this film , The characters have no substance to them at all. their reactions to things happening is ridiculus. none of them seem to care about whats happening or whos dying or anything , they find mans creators but onlly 2 people care. they get a life form reading come up on the monitor while 2 of the crew are scared but the captain doesn't care. people die no one cares. really silly script its hard to believe it was released.
The blonde woman in charge just came on now and then acting like some zombie what was the point of her? poor casting. The only good actors were the lady doctor and the robot. but the terr...

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Daniel Corleone
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07/20/2012 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Prometheus review

In the year 2089, archaeologists Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) discover in Scotland a star map that depicts various ancient cultures. Inside the massive ship is a Weyland Corporation employee Meredith (Charlize Theron), Captain Janek (Idris Elba), an android David (Michael Fassbender) and more. A journey worth riding instead of pondering about the plot's intent. Special effects, score, acting and vehicles were superb. Screenplay logical with lines: David - "I was designed like this because you people are more comfortable interacting with your own kind." and ""Big things have small beginnings." Elizabeth - "There’s only death here now and I am leaving it behind. It is New Years Day, the year of our Lord, 2094. My Name is Elizabeth Shaw, last...

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06/27/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

What happened, Ridley?

As a huge Ridley Scot fan, and a lover of the original Alien movie, I was eagerly looking forward to this movie. Sadly, it turned out to be a massive disappointment.
What really lets this film down is its awful script, which manages to be confusing, illogical and implausable all at the same time. Scott has assembled an impressive cast list, which contains some of the brightest young stars currently working in Hollywood, but even they can't succeed in making a decent movie out of Prometheus's terrible screenplay.
This is the kind of film that has you laughing as, time and time again, characters say and do things that simply don't make any sense. And throughout the picture things happen that are never properly explained. By the end I was just giggling at this incomprehensible mess. Also t...

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2/4 

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Jacob Zembower
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06/12/2012 (1 of 2 found this helpful)

Promethus, are you seeing this?

Being a huge fan of Ridley Scott's Alien, I was stoked when I heard he was returning to the scifi universe, making a quasi-prequel to the original masterpiece. With such a great cast on board, including the original girl with the dragon tattoo Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elpa, and Guy Pearce, the thrilling, teasing, trailers, and the return of H.R. Giger, I didn't see how this could go wrong at all. I was expecting a masterpiece, Ridley Scott's return to form. What I got was anything but.
To say that Prometheus is bad would be harsh, in fact it's not bad at all. It's sloppy and underdeveloped, which can sometimes be even worse. The movie has so many pacing issues, where Alien slowly and methodically built tension and atmostphere, Prometheus just happ...

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