When a team of scientists on Earth discovers a clue to the origins of mankind and the possibility of life elsewhere in the Universe they embark on a journey through space. Hoping to find our long lost ancestors they instead find a threat to all of mankind.
Noomi Rapace (Elizabeth), Michael Fassbender (David), Charlize Theron (Meredith), Idris Elba (Janek), Guy Pearce (Peter), Logan Marshall-Green (Charlie), Sean Harris (Fifield), Rafe Spall (Millburn), Emum Elliott (Chance).
Prometheus starts off pretty well, then starts adding mild twists and turns until things get somewhat more complicated. At the same time, the plot holes open up. As the story evolves it is easy to see the similarities with Alien, and is in fact a prequel to the blockbuster film. Finally things come together in something of a cliffhanger ending that leaves us wanting to watch Alien over again while at the same time doing a fair job of explaining the original film.
Acting was decent from the main cast, but not exciting. Rapace, Fassbender, Theron, Elba, and Pearce all put forth decent performances. The remainder of the cast was decent. With a nod to the original, the energy just never seems to develop well between the cast.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were nicely done. CGI was very good with nice attention to detail and some very creative work. Alien work was particularly nice. Dialogue was mediocre, while sound and soundtrack were good.
Overall Prometheus was a good sci-fi fantasy but a poor horror flick. With decent acting, and good effects, the film is entertaining. But, one would have expected a better horror component expecting this to be an extension of the original, Alien.
With plenty of sci-fi violence, intense imagery, and foul language this one should be fine for older teens and above.
Prometheus is no longer showing in any Littleton, Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
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