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  • Unfortunately, the assumption that it is good-natured, if not wrong, is at least outdated - and soon the scientists will have to fight for their lives
  • I think that Prometheus is filmed brilliantly and can boast with excellent special effects , but they only serve to support the complicated story
  • Wayland, who wants to contact the creators of mankind and therefore financed the expedition in his dying hour, the beautiful Miss Vickers (played by the star of the production Charlize Theron), who is so cold that at tiems I thought that perhaps she was a robot, as well
  • And also I feel that it asks very interesting questions


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      In 1977 the director Ridley Scott managed to terrify movie fans all around the world with his masterpiece “Alien”, crossing the genres of horror and science fiction. Over the years the film has become a classic and caused countless sequels in the form of more films, books and comics. But all of them were made ??by other artists and more or less moved away from the original vision. So when Scott announced that he will make a prequel story, fans around the world got very excited. Even the news that the new film will not be directly related to the movie Alien failed to reduce their enthusiasm. Did the film “Prometheus” manage to meet the high expectations?

      To answer this question, I first need to tell the plot of the film. Ridley Scott uses the same inspiration that also Paul Anderson had for “Alien vs. Predator” of 2004 - namely the books of the infamous German author Erich von Daniken, who claims that the ancient civilizations on earth were created by extraterrestrial intelligence. “Prometheus” begins with a shot from the distant past of our planet in which we see a big, pale-looking humanoid sacrifices


      himself so as to leave his DNA on Earth, while his brothers fly away aboard their space ship. Thousands of years later, the scientists couple Charlie and Elizabeth make an astounding discovery ??in a Scottish cave that shows how people are worshipping a giant that points towards a constellation.

      The two researchers have made similar findings in their study of cultures such as the Egyptians, Mayans, inhabitants of Mesopotamia, and have concluded that in ancient times people worshiped giant creatures who came from that constellation. Technology in the near future in which the action takes place in the film are sufficiently advanced to identify exactly where that ancient ‘gods’ planet is and, more importantly, to reach it. So two years after the discovery of Charlie and Elizabeth, along with a crew of scientists they are on the appropriate place in deep space. The planet that they find is extremely inhospitable, with an atmosphere that is unfit to breathe in, at least in the open and fearsome sandstorms that can kill a man. Its caves, however, are quite another thing - that air is clean and fresh, and they have clear evidence of the searched civilization.

      Unfortunately, the assumption that it is good-natured, if not wrong, is at least outdated - and soon the scientists will have to fight for their lives… All this is just a small part of the plot of ” Prometheus .” Ridley Scott, who is one of the old masters of good cinema has tried to make his movie full of richness of the story and characters. I think that “Prometheus” is filmed brilliantly and can boast with excellent special effects , but they only serve to support the complicated story. Each character in the film has his or her own story and is not just created as ??to serve as prey for the later appeared monsters. I think that among the most original characters is the android David , who is jealous of the fact that people have a soul (a quote by Ridley Scott towards another one of his classic films - “Blade Runner”), the old Mr. Wayland, who wants to contact the creators of mankind and therefore financed the expedition in his dying hour, the beautiful Miss Vickers (played by the star of the production Charlize Theron), who is so cold ...


      • Prometheus, Movie by Director Ridley Scott
      that at tiems I thought that perhaps she was a robot, as well.

      The creatures are original and do not repeat what was seen in the previous films. The Engineers, known in the old “Alien” as “space jockeys” are not what I expected, and the forms of life from which will accrue at a certain point the aliens are extremely disgusting. I liked that the film gives its answer as to from where come the xenomorphs, but that is not its theme. The question that “Prometheus” asks is from where we have come and what is the meaning of our existence, and Ridley Scott is smart enough not give an answer.

      I feel that all of this is great and makes ” Prometheus ” a very ambitious sci-fi epic, but it does not mean that the film is not without flaws . As I said , the plot resembles a bit of Aliens vs Predators, although it is developed on another planet and not in the far north (the aliens in movies usually are found at these two places), and the story of the old civilizations who created us is not particularly original. While the

      film is far more ambitious than Aliens vs Predators and with a much richer storyline and characters, it is much weaker in terms of the events and the action and I feel that it is not as impressive in terms of the monsters. The creatures in “Prometheus” are disturbing and disgusting , but appear for a little while and fail to become iconic as the original Alien.

      Furthermore, the tension is built slowly at first, but then the denouement seems to me a little hurried and rushed. The biggest drawback for me, I think, however, is associated with a huge hole in the plot that I can not reveal too much about without spoilers. For me it is inexplicable how come they have not created a finished story, provided that they are trying to do this big cinema epic. Other than that I really liked it. What then is my conclusion of watching “Prometheus”? I think that the film is a good fiction. And also I feel that it asks very interesting questions. I also think that it is really well done as a vision , effects , sound, and most of all - imagery and acting.




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Andrew Leaither says :

I love it when they cross over in movie genres like science fiction and horror that’s a great incredible combination for the action and suspense that goes into movies.

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