Ripley Scott. That's the name of a man who knows what he's doing in terms of film making. He's the man who gave us "Alien" and set the standard for good sci-fi movies. I just wanted to take a little time to acknowledge him and what he has accomplished thus far before I dive into this movie.
Each summer there are a handful of movies that I tell myself I'm going to watch because I can tell it's going to be huge. Sometimes I go watch one of these movies that I thought were going to be huge and it ends up being a bigger bust than JaMarcus Russell. Ok, not all of them are THAT bad, but you get the point. Prometheus was not one of those JaMarcus Russell Movies. Let's break the movie down.
When it comes to sci-fi movies it's hard to talk about plot and compare it to Oscar winning movies. You usually have say shit like, "For a sci-fi movie it had a good plot." Ok. For a sci-fi movie it had a good plot. Actually it had a pretty decent plot in general. Basically a group a scientists believe a group of Aliens they call "Engineers" created us and they get on a spaceship called Prometheus, hence "Prometheus", and they go look for them. Long story short, it doesn't work out for these scientists. I won't spoil it for you guys. It's a pretty easy plot to follow.
For those of you who don't really give a shit about the story and all that junk and just want to know if the special effects are cool (no shame in that), yeah. They are cool. Ripley Scott and all those people who aren't Ripley Scott that worked on the movie did a really good job. The special effects are really good and everything just looks great. I think that's as good as anyone can critique the special effects. Let me try another one. It was neat-o burrito.
This was a pretty good cast. And the characters were pretty cool too. First you have Elizabeth Shaw played by Noomi Rapace. She is basically the Ripley of Prometheus. Just not as bad ass. Actually the only thing that she has in common with Ripley is that they're both the main character. My bad, not a good comparison. She's cute though.
Elizabeth Shaw is one of the scientists that discover where to find the engineers. She's accompanied by fellow scientist (and lover) Charlie Holloway played by Logan Marshall-Green. She may or may not be out of his league. (She is) He's a pretty cool character. He's adventurous and very passionate about stuff.
Then you have Meredith Vickers played by the ever so lovely Charlize Theron. Let's just take a second to admire this woman.
Ahh, yes. Charlize. Theron. And to think she is 36. What was I even talking about? And does it even matter? Charlize was really good in Prometheus. Her character is the Mission Director and she is basically very distant. Not what I would call a people person. She is kind of a bitch. I don't think we were supposed to root for her, but I did. I can't help it but I always root for the attractive people. (Sometimes you just have to root for your own.)
Michael Fassbender, or the Fass as I like to call him (it's going to catch on), can do no wrong. At least it seems that way. And here the Fass is back at it with another great movie. Here he plays David, the android. This might just be the best character in the whole movie. Anything exciting in this movie has to do with him some way. Either directly or indirectly. Mostly directly.
Finally you have the captain/token black guy Janek. Why is it always the black guy that seems to be the most logical person in the midst of all these nosy white people? Anyways he's much more likable than the token black guy in "Alien." I was definitely rooting for this guy. And not just because he's played by the guy who was Heimdall in Thor, Idris Elba. The guy also played Charles for a few episodes in "The Office."
That's enough for characters. There were more but none really that important at all.
This movie was just down right exciting to watch. It was intense!!! Shit went down! Let me tell you how exciting it was to watch. Some time during the middle of the movie I had to take a piss. Usually I excuse myself and go take that piss. I don't want to mess up my bladder. But this time I said, "Not tonight, bladder!" And I held it in for a good hour and half. Usually in movies there's a lull where I guess film makers decide it's the viewer's last chance to hit the urinal before the good stuff happens. Ripley Scott was not about that life. And though my bladder might not share the same appreciation, I have to thank Ripley Scott for such an enjoyable movie. Bottom line if you love the Alien movies, you need to see this movie. Chances are you probably have. Fuck it, if you love sci-fi in general you are going to like this movie. So my official rating for Prometheus is:
Ok, so that sums it up for this review. As I do more of these they will get better. (Can you imagine? Greatness getting better?) This was lot's of fun. Give me suggestions on other movies you want me to review as well as some money so I can see it. I'm on Facebook. I probably won't add you unless I know you, but you're more than welcome to stalk me. (I'm talking to you Raynesha) You can follow me on Twitter @ELGUAPO3. While I'm at it you can follow me on Tumblr at sirelguapo.tumblr.com. Good night folks.