Sunday, February 3, 2013

Prometheus (2012)

**Seen on October 2nd, 2012**

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. [imdb]

Nominated for 1 Oscar:

Best Visual Effects

This film was suppose to be the greatest thing ever; promoted initially as a prequel to Alien AND directed by Ridley Scott?! Wow. And what did we end up with? Mostly a big nothing. Even so, of course I enjoyed it - in that visual kind of way, because the screenplay makes little sense at times - and when it does make sense, I just questioned the writer's choices.
The visual effects are superb, so the nomination is worthy. A nomination for Production Design would've also been great, considering the great set decoration & everything. I also liked the cinematography and 2 of the performances: Noomi Rapace does the best she can with a problematic leading role. But she is convincing and probably the one character that really makes sense. Michael Fassbender is quite intriguing as David, an android with a hidden agenda. 
But the story lacks in substance and so many things end up unexplained and, worst, unexplainable.
My rating for the film: 6.5/10. Wish it would've been much much better.

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