Prometheus

Release date: June 8, 2012 Prometheus

This film is bursting with awesome.

Prometheus is the prequel to the 1979 science fiction horror, Alien. Set in the late 21st century, this flick follows the crew of the Prometheus; as they attempt to find living beings that had left humanity maps in the ancient world. What they find isn’t what they had hoped to.

Ridley Scott (Alien and Gladiator) is back in the driver seat of this franchise; directing and producing this visual masterpiece, that stars, Noomi Rapace, Michael “bigger than Liam Neeson” Fassbender, Idris Elba and CHARLIZE THERON.

I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. Is this flick worth going out and putting on those hip 3D glasses? Fuck yes. Even as a stand-alone film, this thing works! (Almost as much as Charlize Theron’s body suit.)

What Worked:

– The acting. You have a metric poop-ton of talent bursting from your gut in this thang. Elba’s American accent is damn great. Fassbender is cold, you just don’t feel right with your own skin when he’s going at it. And This is the year if Theron. If she’s as balls-to-the-wall in Snow White and The Huntsman, then I have faith in that flick too.

– The look. The ship’s interior is as cold as Fassbender’s role. The planet and surrounding area just feel real. It’s not one of those films where you have to suspend your disbelief. No. You are on a moon of a blue Saturn!

– The 3D. I think if more films start using 3D like this, I won’t have a problem with it. I never once took off the glasses as it all just felt natural to me. Something that even Avatar couldn’t do. Now we got have to get some GOOD 3D GLASSES DAMMIT.

What Didn’t Work:

– There’s a moment at the end of the film (avoiding spoilers) that could have come at least 15 minutes sooner and had a bigger impact. But I guess I’m just digging for crap.

The Lowdown:

Go see Prometheus! Whether you love this kind of film of not, it’s just a well done flick. It has everything you’d want and expect. a fantastic look, great story, and some damn great actors. I rarely say a film is worth full-price WITH 3D, but this one is Verified Awesome!

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