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Prometheus: A Review


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I think it’s standard to tell everyone that this is filled with spoilers.  I’ll leave the spoilers under the cut.

However, I just finished watching Prometheus.  As a fan of the Alien series, Prometheus was one of those movies that was supposed to answer some of the questions about that planet.

The main plot is that a pair of scientists find several markings around Earth that point to a star system light years away.  Interested, and with the help of Weylund, a team goes off to explore this and find out it’s secrets.  Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charliez Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce and several others, you almost knew right away who was going to die (let’s face it, it was a prequel to Alien, people were gonna die).  When they get there, all hell starts to break loose.

Though, in a rather slow paced way.

Mind you, if you look at the pacing of Alien, Prometheus was pretty dead on the mark.

The characters themselves all had certain flaws, and I was really not shocked that Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) played the Ellen Ripley role of the film.  Michael Fassbender’s take on David, the synthetic of the voyage, was interesting, and creepy all at the same time.  Theron played the ambitious, though cautious executive for Weylund, while Guy Pearce played the CEO of Weylund who was well aged (though, not well in the sense that he looked good, he was just really freakin’ old).

For those of us who have seen the Alien series (me, including all of the Predator and Alien vs Predator movies, though the last AvP was pretty awful), we all knew what was coming, we just didn’t know the events that took place.  Think back to Alien; the Nostromo finds a derelict ship, they find an organism on the ship that infects one of the crew, and one by one, they’re all picked off save for Ripley (and a cat).  They find a dead pilot of the bridge of the ship, and something burst out of his chest.  Surrounding him are eggs, all over the place.  So the questions become, how did all of that happen.  Prometheus does answer some of those questions.

As the movie progresses, we discover that the Engineers, those who the researchers were trying to find, created the human race.  But something went wrong.  Now, time for the spoilers.  Click the link if you want more.

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