What Is It?
The 2012 science fiction horror movie Prometheus.
What Is It About?
This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:
Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define.
With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe.
There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
— (C) Official Site
The discovery of a clue to mankind’s origins on Earth leads a team of explorers to the darkest parts of the universe.
Two brilliant young scientists lead the expedition.
Shaw (Noomi Rapace) hopes that they will meet a race of benevolent, godlike beings who will in some way verify her religious beliefs, while Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) is out to debunk any spiritual notions.
However, neither the scientists nor their shipmates are prepared for the unimaginable terrors that await them.
Years ago when I saw the teaser trailer for this movie, possibly in a movie theater, I almost got chills when the sound effect / music started playing near the end.
Something about the sound and the visuals almost reminded me of something, maybe a dream, and the surreal feeling of being on another planet along with horror.
It made me want to see this movie when it came out.
When this movie arrived in movie theaters, I went & watched it in probably the city of L; and one or more of my brothers possibly went with me.
I remember being amazed by how it looked and felt like they really had gone to a mostly barren planet, but then the movie started to slowly fall apart in some ways.
Characters started acting stupid and making stupid decisions, and I started to wonder how in the world did they get hired et cetera for this mission; and why was such an expensive mission so poorly setup, untested, and the crew so poorly matched et cetera.
These annoyances continued ruining the movie for me, along with some flatness from Charlize Theron’s character and Idris Elba’s character, and issues with other characters & the writing / plot / et cetera.
I and probably my brother(s) ended up being disappointed in this movie, we still recognized the beauty & good believable atmosphere of it, but the flaws really hurt it.
It is a shame, this movie could have been amazing, but the writing / plot / characters / mission / et cetera brought this movie down.
I still recommend watching it at least once, though.
I would be interested in seeing an extremely edited version of this movie that shortens it to the good parts, and that focuses on the visuals & atmosphere of the planet.
- John Jr