Okay, so I’ve had several hours to sleep, recollect my thoughts, and really dig into my cerebrum as to what I witnessed on screen last night; that being the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller, Prometheus. Here’s what I went into the movie not knowing:
- That it was a prequel to the classic ‘Alien’ Series
- That I needed to watch a bunch of mini-movies before watching THIS movie (Thank you Rell for the insight)
- That Prometheus was a Titan in Greek Mythology (I’m more of the Roman fan, but I know some Greek – wasn’t aware of this guy)
So, with those factors being said, it would appear that I would have been lost, but that wasn’t the case because I’m not one of those die-hard nerds (Yes, I said nerds, fight me, I am one of some sort as well) that goes all in-depth just to study a back story before watching a movie. I just wanted to go and watch this movie simply because the trailer looked CRAZY, and Ridley Scott is somewhat of a genius.
This movie was weird – even as I’m writing this review right now, I don’t have a 100 percent concrete conclusion as to how I feel about it. I’m the type of person that doesn’t like to be squeamish while watching a movie and my stomach turned a couple of times. The movie takes place in the year 2093, and just so “coincidentally” the date is December 21st. Honestly, people need to let this go – unless we really are dying on December 21st 2012, chill the hell out. It’s really annoying, but I digress. It really seems like people are adamant about what happens to the human race when we die, but also are more intrigued as to where they come from. There are a lot of people who believe in Darwin’s theory, and also others that have the Creationism ideals. This movie is pretty much what happens when you go out of your own way to find the true discovery of mankind.
I think, personally, that most things are better left undiscovered because you may end up not liking what you’ve discovered after going such a long way about it. I mean, look what happened with Jurassic Park; people wanted to see how Dinosaurs lived, but forgot that Dinosaurs are dangerous creatures. Same goes for aliens.
Michael Fassbender is a great actor that is making his way through the Hollywood limelight, and he didn’t fail in this performance. As part of an all-star cast, I will say that it was definitely one that was one that had amazing potential, but it fell short. Charlize Theron just seems to love playing a bitch lately (let’s not forget that her best role of her career was in ‘Monster’), and her role was pretty…basic it seems. Honestly, I can’t even wrap my head around this movie. There was a lot of shock value involved, but when it came to the actual movie and the storyline behind it, I just don’t know what to think of it. It was specifically an action movie, but the purpose of it was a scientific mission gone wrong – we’ve seen that story time and time again, so to be completely honest, it wasn’t anything that special – at least to me it wasn’t.
One of my followers sent me this tweet, and it pretty much summed up the movie, and it was accurate when it was all said and done.
“watching ‘Prometheus’ is like opening a deluxe gift box from Tiffany’s to find a mug from the dollar store.” @MR_STiXX LMAO
— Houdini (@toky0_martian) June 8, 2012
For the sci-fi fanatic, you’ll enjoy this possibly (I can’t speak for your crowd), but as for the other viewers who just want to go and enjoy a good movie, you’ll have to be patient as it goes along, but you may end up bored, or wanting more than what you paid for. That’s just my view of it from the theatre seat. Visually, the movie is crazy, but story wise, it moves slowly, and the ending will probably piss you off. I wouldn’t call it a fail, but more so an average movie that had great hype surrounding it. That’s all for now. My opinion, my review
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