“They went looking for our beginning. What they
found could be our end.”
A week ago, we were treated to a special screening of Ridley Scott’s much anticipated sci-Fi film Prometheus.
I’m not a die-hard sci-fi fan but I do enjoy a good film by by a great director (who doesn’t?!). Ridley Scott’s films are renowned for their cryptic and mythic meanings behind their story lines. From Blade Runner to Alien, his films have gained a mass audience.
Although set as a prequel to Scott’s 1979 Sci-fi Alien, you don’t need to have watched the Alien films to follow the storyline of Prometheus.
Prometheus explores the origin of human life, posing questions about the human race and creation. Set late in the 21st Century, the film is futuristic, but not entirely unrealistic. With the amazing cast of upcoming and established actors such as Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce (see if you can spot him!), and the man himself, Ridley Scott directing and producing, Prometheus was bound to receive good, mixed and dare I say it, bad reviews from serious critics.
But, I really enjoyed it. Filmed entirely with 3D cameras gave viewing it in 3D even more breathtaking, creating a sense of depth and enormity of the space crafts and planets. The visual effects were excellent and perhaps my most enjoyable parts of the film.
There were a few downsides though, firstly the story felt a little rushed, with too much happening for 124 minutes worth. I felt that the script could have been written a little more carefully and as much as Michael Fassbender was made for an incredible android, there was one particular scene (I won’t divulge and mention spoilers) that left a few members of the audience laughing. Something you don’t really want or expect from a Ridley Scott epic.
Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender stood out, not just as the main protagonists, but they both portrayed their characters flawlessly.
I highly recommend that you go see Prometheus in 3D (and on IMAX if you can), as the visual effects are fantastic. The film itself is all in all really good, especially if you are a sci-fi fan. I also found it quite similar to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in it’s composition; from the use of an android or machine influencing the crew on board Prometheus to the mythical exploration of the human race and how far we would go to find out the truth.
Have you seen Prometheus? We would love to hear your thoughts on the film, let us know your thoughts!