Prometheus (2012)

Starring

Noomi Rapace ~ Elizabeth Shaw
Michael Fassbender ~ David
Charlize Theron ~ Meredith Vikers
Idris Elba ~ Janek

Summary

“Legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) returns to his sci-fi origins in this epic adventure bursting with spectacular action and mind-blowing visual effects. A team of scientists and explorers travels to the darkest corners of the universe searching for the origins of human life. Instead they find a dark, twisted world that hides a terrifying threat capable of destroying them…and all mankind!”

-From Amazon.com

Review

Now, this was definitely an interesting movie. I will start off by saying that I haven’t seen the Alien series so I cannot say whether any questions and such were answered from how Alien was set up, so I have quite a blank slate to work off of. Prometheus is a prequel to the Alien series so it sets up what happened before it and how the actual alien creature came to be: some serious rapid evolution.

Now the locations in which this was filmed was fabulous. I mean the settings were absolutely beautiful.

From first 10 minutes

And the graphics? Don’t even get me started. They were flawless. I mean, in some movies you can tell, such as like Godzilla (2014) because Godzilla is clearly a CGI, you can just tell. With this kind of movie, the placement of CGI was flawless and honestly it was beautiful. The makeup was also incredible as well.


Probably one of the most beautiful scenes to me personally.


Absolutely incredible makeup

Now the sets followed the traditional Alien concept done by H.G. Giger. Giger did help make the sets for Prometheus and passed away 2 years later (1940-2014).

I mean, I was just in love with the visual effects. It was absolutely amazing and I personally couldn’t get over it. The music as well. As a musician I love music and I LOVE soundtrack music and this soundtrack is so nice. It’s simple but it builds and works the suspense in certain areas as well.

The story line was also intriguing. There were quite a few tense moments in the movie and it was a little…gruesome I guess you could say, but overall it wasn’t terrible. For a R movie, there was only one F-bomb and it was beautifully placed, actually making you burst into laughter: it lightened the mood.

This movie definitely was for an older and more mature audience (probably 16 or older (by modern standards but personally 18 or older)) but it was very enjoyable, never the less. I do recommend checking it out if you haven’t yet and you don’t have to have seen the Alien serious, or follow-up with it (as far as I know), as according to my mother, when she did some reading, it can be viewed as just a stand alone movie so just watch that one and enjoy.

I’m still praying for a second movie to come out, but doubt that it will as I’m not sure how well it did in the Box-Office. I’m just hoping that there will be one…HOPE WITH ME xD.

Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Warning: Trailer is a little bit dark but approved for all audiences.