My Review- Prometheus

4 buckets of popcorn

4 Buckets of Popcorn
Must See Movie! (if you like Sci-Fi!)
Worth IMAX/3D if available!


“Prometheus” is the latest movie from Ridley Scott, who previously had brought us “ALIENS”, which “Prometheus” is supposed to be a prequel to. The creatures in it bear a strong resemblance to those found in other Sci-fi movies such as “Predator”, “Alien versus Predator”, all of the “Aliens”, so inevitably the plots of the movies being interwoven and connected have been the subject of many Sci-fi discussion blogs. However, what’s good about “Prometheus” is that the story is developed adequately that it stands on its own, even if you don’t know about the other movies which are supposedly part of this storyline.

Prometheus

Searching for our Creator on a far away planet.

Starting out with what is presumed to be “The Dawn of Man”, an alien being, later identified somewhat presumptuously, in my humble opinion, as “The Engineer” is dropped off on an undeveloped young planet by a spaceship, and drinks a black goo substance, which immediately permeates his body and dissolves him as he dives into the raging waters, and his cells begin to grow and develop into what can only be presumed to be, US.

Jumping forward several thousand years brings you to the end of the 21st Century and some explorers discover the latest in a series of cave etchings which have been uncovered around the globe, all from different eras in the life cycle of man, depicting man pointing to the heavens, where there are what appears to be spaceships in the sky and the same grouping of stars in all of the drawings. The archeologists are hired by the Weyland Corporation to join Peter Weyland’s PROJECT PROMETHEUS to explore the universe seeking the origin of “life”.

Jumping forward a few more years finds those same scientists waking up out of stasis on board a spaceship that has traveled across galaxies in search of that particular grouping of planets that were depicted in the cave sketchings. There is an android who has watched over the ship while it was en-route with a large crew of various specialists in their fields, all tasked by the now ancient (and supposedly deceased) Peter Weyland, with fulfilling his mission of finding the source of life.

The search for our creator is a theme that has echoed through the ages, beginning with Adam and Eve after they were expelled from the Garden of Eden for eating from the tree of knowledge. There are many stories throughout the Bible and throughout history of spaceships and beings from other worlds visiting Earth, but if they truly exist, the government has done a very good job of preventing any conclusive evidence from being made public. This movie has sparked many conversations and discussions about just WHO were our creators! And if we did evolve, as portrayed in the movie and per Darwinism, where did our engineers or creators come from, and who made them?

One of the scientist explorers wears a cross necklace symbolizing her faith which she retains, even when she comes face to face with the subject of her life’s work, who has identical DNA sequencing to us. There are so many subplots and little details to pick up on, I’ll give you just a few, such as:
(1)Whether Charlize Theron’s character who is Weyland’s daughter, is actually his biological daughter or is she also an android but she just doesn’t know it?
(2)What is the purpose of the BLACK GOO which is found on the planet?
(3) What caused the demise of the Engineers?
(4) Why were they returning to earth? To help us or to destroy us?
(5) Who’s side is David really on?

There are several different types of alien lifeforms, from facehuggers to what are called xenomorphs, to the Engineers, to worms with acid venom, as well as invisible protagonists, which can only be presumed to be similar to the Predator lifeform from the “Predator” movies.

You can just go to enjoy this Sci-fi thriller for the pure entertainment value, or you can engage your brain and look for the various sub-plots and religious overtones on your own journey in search of the answer to those age-old questions: “Where did we come from?” and “Is there a God?” But if you do enjoy a Sci-fi movie, and a movie that makes you think deep thoughts, you WILL enjoy this movie!

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5 Responses to My Review- Prometheus

  1. Parik says:

    Hey man long time – just saw ur review – i”m going to have totally disagree with your review, thoroughly disappointed with this one – flat out turkey – save the cinematography/visual effects. There is no heart or great characters save for David, plus it was just implausible and at no time really that suspenseful.

    Scott really messed up, watch Alien again, if u want to do Sci-fi w/ slight horror/suspense, watch that one, and that was done on 10mil budget.

    For a trillion dollar budgeted space mission, they really choose some of the worst and incompetent scientists to embark on the mission. The plot holes and sheer inconsistencies are mind-boggling. Poor writing by Lindenlof (this is not LOST for sure). To quote a imdb review “a litany of ludicrous so-called science, schoolboy errors, and pseudo-profundity about the origin of species. Ironic really, when none of the crew would have a chance in hell in any sort of contest governed by Darwinian rules.”

    I’m going to have to say give those 4 buckets of popcorn back, maybe 1/2 bucket just for the visuals/cinematography but that’s about it. Poor showing, Ridley, I hope he doesn’t do this to Blade Runner as well.

    • BearChub4u says:

      I’ve been following a VERY EXTENSIVE discussion about the movie, and maybe it has given me more of an insight to appreciate the intricacies that are woven throughout the movie. I do agree there were some unbelievable scenarios, such as taking off your helmet JUST because there’s an atmosphere to breathe, without knowing if there’s anything toxic or hazardous. The two bumbling idiots that wandered off, supposedly to return back to the ship. One was the map maker, and HE GOT LOST, but when the others wanted to make a run for it, they headed directly back to their waiting transports. LOL… There were some laughable moments, but for me, they gave me more to think about and to watch for. Check out the discussion at http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/what-is-going-on-in-prometheus-a-universe-of-questions-answers-and-theories/

      • Wasky says:

        The mantra my wife and I use about slqeeus–even slqeeus created by the folks who did the original–is “It’s all fanfic.”There are a zillion variants of Robin Hood, King Arthur and many other stories. No two of them are exactly alike, and trying to hammer them into a single continuity is a fool’s game. So it is here. If the tech or backstory don’t match exactly…it’s fanfic. Even if Ridley Scott is involved, it’s fanfic. Enjoy the movie for what it is, and don’t try to force it into a single continuity with the original Alien.

    • Alejandro says:

      . This is why we have the Tyrell Corporation in Blade Runner,’ and Weyland-Yutani in Alien.’ They sent the Nostromo spaceship. The Prometheus is owned by an enpturreneer called Peter Weyland, and is played by Guy Pearce. That’s the connection between the two films, and nothing more. Prometheus is a new film, a new world, and is full of new ideas. And of course new monsters as well. Opens June 8

  2. Loc says:

    I thought Steve Jobs was a Damn.I’m relaly looking forward to Prometheus. Long time fan of the Alien series. At the same time, I’m worried it will taint the original a bit by making it more than it was: a scary alien from a distant world.From what I understand *possible spoilers* it explores the origin of that U shaped alien craft the Nostromo crew found on LV-426 in the original film (and in the same universe as this film?), and may explain the origin of the species of alien they brought on board. Rumor is the latter species may have been designed to clean’ planets.I’m also wondering if it may be a bit of a take off on 2001 *spoilers*, where the monolith was a tool whereby some alien species learned of humanity’s progress. When I read about Prometheus, I was reminded of William Burroughs’ claim that language is a virus from outer space , and began wondering if humanity, in Prometheus, has become a virus, a too big for its own britches’ species which must be destroyed by the designed alien. The title makes me think something along those lines, along with a producer saying it was the dark side of the moon . The clip you posted furthers my suspicion that that may be the revelation in the film. Or I could be reading too much into it.In any case, I can’t wait to see it. Along with Birdemic II: The Resurrection.

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