In Space, no one can read reviews.
Now when entering the cinema and taking my seat I was oozing with anticipation to see this movie. The secrecy surrounding it just added to the immense excitement. Of course I can be talking about one film and one film only, “Prometheus”. Some people said it was a sequel to “Alien”, the director Ridley Scott said “it isn’t” and Charlize Theron said “it’s a stand alone film”. With all these different possibilities, I couldn’t help but see it. Now I would class myself as a Sci-Fi fan, although I have never seen the first “Alien” movie. Yes I know, that is shocking. However without knowing anything about the Alien franchise in that much detail, I enjoyed “Prometheus” as a stand alone film, therefore #TeamTheron were right.
The movie opens with some stunning visual effects on how human beings were created. According to the movie, our creators are hench, stupidly tall, milk white aliens who have an attitude problem. The film then fast forwards a few thousand years and to the discovery of ancient paintings that seem to be inviting us to the planet to meet our creators, causes an organisation to form a team to venture out into Space to this planet and have a cup of tea and a slice of cake and discuss why they made us.
How wrong they were…
I won’t reveal any more about the plot but I’m sure you can guess what happens when they land. It’s a pretty much standard format of film. Starting off slowly, teasing the audience with moments that make you jump, then a little bit more scientific waffle, and then a little bit more jumping moments. However this mixture really does work and I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen. Well, apart from one scene that I’m sure people who have seen the film will agree on. To say the very least, it involves a certain female character and her poor medical procedure. That is all I will say.
The film does end with quite a few questions unanswered. I even went home and read forums to see if anyone else had noticed the issues I had with the film. It didn’t ruin the film, but leaving the cinema with an empty feeling and my brain rattlingwith questions is not good. This isn’t due to the film being poor, but maybe a lack of focus on the storytelling and more of a focus on the action. Or maybe I’m being to knitpicky and maybe some of my questions will never be answered..who knows!
Go see this film and go see it in 3D, for the first time ever, I wished I had seen it in 3D. I despise it,but this film is one of the best films that really uses it to their advantage.
If you’re a fan of Sci-Fi, you will love this. If you’re a fan of Space you will love this. If you’re a fan of “Alien” you may like this.