In My Opinion…
Running time: 124 minutes
Director: Ridley Scott
Prometheus + late night + cait = freaked out!
I have to admit, I’m not a veteran when it comes to sci-fi horror movies. I’ve seen Star Trek (for the sci-fi aspect) and Dark Shadows (for the horror aspect), but I’m not knowledgeable in either and I have to be honest and say, I’m not very fond of either. But what’s life without a little change here and there and something new to nibble on? Hence I watched Prometheus and my poor little eyes grew very wide.
On the Richter scale of sci-fi/horror films, I’m sure this isn’t very high. The computer graphics were amazing! But, on the whole, the movie lacked direction. It seemed everyone just wandered around unknown places, stumbling on dead bodies, until something jumped out and attacked a person and maliciously killed them. The characters all hated each other and the only two who meshed together were the in-love scientists. The beginning was odd and the ending odder. I finished the movie very much wanting to hide under the bed (wait, dark things could be lurking down there) or comfort myself by exclaiming how pointless the whole movie was.
Maybe my tastes in sci-fi/horror just aren’t cultured enough?
While the plot meandered around pointless questions and vague meanings, the graphics stole my breath. The film markers transferred their audience to a new world so effortlessly, I believed the Prometheus had landed on another planet and the dark sinister things that lurked there were a real and a dangerous threat! I do love these in-the-future films where they feature all the high-tech “gadgets and gizmos”. And of course, in that future era, they had developed robots so human all they lacked were souls. But it was disconcerting having the human-like-robot-android acted by Michael Fassbender, who also played Magneto in X-Men: First Class. I kept expecting him to manipulate iron. And he didn’t. Disappointing.
Least to say, my eyes stayed glued to the screen for the duration of the movie, wondering what kind of terror they’d pull out next. After the leading lady (a scientist called Elizabeth Shaw and played by Noomi Rapace) gave birth to a squid I thought I’d seen it all. I hadn’t.
For its flawless and stimulating graphics, I remain impressed. For the plot, acting, and conclusion, I remain sceptical and somewhat disturbed. But, as with all movies we review on our blog, see it for yourself. And don’t forget to ponder the deep questions this movie leaves in your heart. The one that stood out the most to me still remains: Never drink water offered to you by an android.