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Ridley Scott, director of "Alien" and "Blade Runner," returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
You want an alien world created anew, with wonders and horrors lurking in its furrows? You go to Ridley Scott, of course, spectacle maker and pictorialist par excellence. So Prometheus is bound to be eye filling, with fully wrought planetary vistas and occasionally jaw-dropping visual coups. And did we use the word alien back there? Yes, folks, Prometheus is a prequel, in a sideways sort of fashion, to Scott's 1979 Alien original--or at least it's a long-distant stage setter for that story. This one begins with a space mission that could reveal the extraterrestrial roots of Earth, although what's buried out on the planet turns out to be much more complicated than expected. In the midst of suspenseful episodes (and a few contrived plot turns), Prometheus reaches for Big Answers to Big Questions, in a grand old sci-fi tradition. This lends the movie a hint of metaphysical energy, even if Scott's reach extends well, well beyond his grasp. The hokier moments are carried off with brio by Michael Fassbender (the robot on board), Charlize Theron, and Idris Elba, and then you've got Noomi Rapace entering the badass hall of fame for a long, oh-no-they-didn't sequence involving radical surgery, which might just induce the vapors in a few viewers. Even if Prometheus has its holes, the sheer size of the thing is exciting to be around. Because this movie is gigantic. --Robert Horton.
A team of scientists journey through the universe on the spaceship "Prometheus" on a voyage to investigate Alien life forms. The team of scientists becomes stranded on an Alien world, and as they struggle to survive it becomes clear that the horrors they experience are not just a threat to themselves, but to all of mankind. - WellardRockard
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. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
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- Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw captured the eyes of the international entertainment community with her commanding, unnerving and critically acclaimed portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest. Rapace began her acting career at the age of seven, in Iceland's In the Shadow of the Raven. She has since gone to appear in over twenty films and television shows. Born in Sweden, Rapace is the daughter of Flamenco singer Rogelio Duran. Shaw, an archaeologist, discovers a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading her and a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey, aboard the spaceship Prometheus, to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Shaw and her team aboard the Prometheus are on nothing less than a journey to discover answers to some of life’s most profound questions. She is a scientist filled with faith and hope, but who transforms into a warrior when faced with the danger she encounters at her destination.
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this was a great sci-fi movie. the characters were a little over the top, but the storyline was pretty interesting. if you did not read anything about this movie or its contents or see the "alien" movies, you would wonder at the end. but, who hasn't seen the alien movies? the cast was good, the plot was interesting, and the locations were spectacular. but the so called aliens were just ugly. noomi rapace is a fabulous actress...
It takes a bit to get used to (storywise), but after being out for all these years, there is plenty online to fully explain the plot and backstory.
I'm a fan of the Alien series (even Resurrection...but not #3), so when 1st seeing this movie, everything was a shock (as this is a prequel).
It wasnt expected.
However, the more I watch the film, the movie I appreciate it. Its a treat to the eye (especially in HD).
Recommended for any Sci-Fi fan.
Watch the story and enjoy, aliens aren't in the machinery, but the horror is there....when you realize this sets the foundation for what's to come.
The movie is beautiful to watch. From the opening scenes of the Engineer by the waterfall, to the scenes on LV-223 within both the Prometheus and the Engineer's spaceship. There were scenes tying into the Aliens Universe if you looked hard enough, and enough new territory to make this something new in that Universe.
I thought the acting for the most part was very well done. Michael Fassbender as David, the cyborg, was excellent, especially his scenes with Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) and Dr. Shaw (Noomi Rapace). Both those ladies did a fantastic job, as did Idris Elba as the Prometheus's Captain. Logan Marshall-Green's performance as Dr. Holloway was a bit stiff, however Guy Pearce had a complete old-man makeover as Peter Weyland, the CEO of Weyland Corp. It took me 5 minutes of viewing before I realized that it was even Guy Pearce. I should have listened more to the voice.
Definitely some of the more frustrating things of the movie was the way the crew reacted when they encounter the Engineer ship,and some of the scenes within. As others have recounted: the taking off of the helmets, the two crew getting "lost" within the spaceship, not being ultra-careful with many ominous canisters lined up in the "Head" room, ect...
The Extra's featured on the Blu-Ray & Digital Copy:
* Deleted & Alternate Scenes - A couple were interesting, and a couple were not. Not many for a long film. I did like the scene where at the beginning where they decided to do 1 Engineer rather than many.
* Peter Weyland Files - 4 short files on Weyland's computer. 1 is of a speech made by Weyland in 2023, however I liked the one of an Infomercial for David the Cyborg.
* Prometheus Mobile App so you can interact with your smartphone or tablet when the movie is on.
* Commentary by writer Jon Spaihts and writer/ex producer Damon Lindelof.
* Commentary by director/producer Ridley Scott.
I did really enjoy this movie, even with some of the more frustrating behaviors of the crew, and many questions being unanswered. I have heard this is part 1 of a trilogy, so hopefully our questions will be answered in the future.