First off this will contain spoilers, but I will put *SPOILER* in front of it and black it out.
Prometheus... What can I say about Prometheus that hasn't already been said? I've been pondering this question ever since I walked out of the movie theater on opening day. I walked out of the movie thinking about space voyage, and how intriguing the story was, I mean how awesome would it be to meet humanity's creator? Our "God" if you will. However, on the drive home I started thinking about the so-called "plot holes" and what I've heard people refer to as "random tangents" the movie went on. Now, let me say that I didn't think the film was bad at all. I actually found it to be rather thought provoking and suspenseful at the right times. For example, *SPOILER* I liked how they relieved the giant facehugger at the end. To me, that scene was perfect. As well as, *SPOILER* The surgery scene with Shaw. I feel like that scene had the makings of an instant classic. The following is my attempt to review/share my thoughts about the movie Prometheus.
I absolutely loved the style this movie was shot it. It had this dark ominous feel about it. The opening scene was perfect blend of science-fiction and suspense that set the mood for the entire movie. Throughout this film I was actually on the edge of my seat wondering what events would transpire. Ridley Scott took what was in my mind a weak script and used brilliant film-making to give it life. I also loved the plot for the film, it was a very interesting plot to say the least. Not only was it a story about wanting to find our creator or our "God/Gods", but we not only knew where to find them, but we did find them. To me that was a creative, intelligent, and philosophical way to go about the making the movie.
The performances in the movie were spot on. The two that stand out in my mind were Idris Elba as Captain Janek and Michael Fassbender as the android David. Both Elba and Fassbender are amazing actors whom I love to watch on screen, in my mind I also believe that Fassbender deserves an Oscar nomination for his portrail of the android in the film. He had the idea of an android down to a science, where you could tell that he was designed to show emotion, but he couldn't feel it himself. Fassbender also had my favorite line in the film *SPOILER* "Mortal after all" That line was delivered with precision and meant so much, by only saying so little. Another scene that I enjoyed was when he was conversing with Logan Marshall-Green's character after he was a little drunk.
Prometheus was a film that seemed to be all about style, but lacked the adequate amount of substance needed to make this film great. Like I said before, I feel like it was a weak script that was made into a stunning movie by Director RIdley Scott. The person who wrote the screenplay was Damon Lindelof, who's only film under his belt is Cowboys and Aliens, and he's also written for Lost. I believe that he did an okay job with Prometheus, but I believe that the overall expectations were a little to great for him.
Another thing that wasn't to fond of was the build up to a particular scene.*SPOILER* The scene where the revel that Peter Weyland was on bord the ship the entire time.It seemed to me that it could have been made to be less obvious and more of an "Oh Shit!" moment. I also didn't like how scientists who are way more intelligent than I am, made stupid decisions. I mean a homeless man who dropped out of school at the age of 12 would have know better than some of these people. Word of advice, if you go to pet something and it rears back and opens what looks like a hood, sort of like a cobra, and starts hissing at you... Back away. And lastly there was a scene in the movie that felt completely out of place and irrelevant. The scene literally will make you turn to whoever you were seeing the movie with a say "Was that a Space Zombie?" I may not have understood something that was said earlier about it, and feel free to explain it to me, but as of right now, that scene did nothing but take away from the film in it's entirety for me.
I give Prometheus a 3 out of 5 stars and would say that it is worth seeing, especially if you're a fan of the Alien franchise. It is a film that will leave you thinking about it for days to come once you leave the movie theater. Plus it will make for some interesting conversations for the ride home. Write your thoughts and comments down below. Thanks for reading!