Prometheus 2012

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(1,324) IMDb 7/10
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Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe.

Starring:
Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender
Runtime:
2 hours 3 minutes

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Prometheus

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror
Director Ridley Scott
Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender
Supporting actors Charlize Theron, Sean Harris, Benedict Wong, Patrick Wilson, Kate Dickie, Logan Marshall-Green, Rafe Spall, Ben Foster, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 19 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Despite all the vitriolic fanboy scorn and savagery it was met with from those with unrealistic expectations of the Second Coming, Prometheus isn't the greatest crime against cinema of the 21st Century. Unfortunately it is very bland. On paper it has everything it needs to work: a decent story, solid production design, excellent special effects and some talented actors, yet all four elements largely underwhelm. The idea of a scifi retelling of the Prometheus myth is a good one, and the attempt to do something new with the Alien franchise admirable but the workmanlike screenplay is defiantly ordinary, Ridley Scott never managing to bring an interesting enough visual approach to hide its deficiencies the way he did with Alien while excellent special effects come as standard these day so can't add the kind of awe or sense of wonder they did in 1979. The characters are thinly drawn and the cast can't do much more than play the same note with them: Noomi Rapace smiles a lot because she doesn't know what's coming, Charlize Theron pays the cold corporate bitch while Michael Fassbender's android with a hidden agenda spends half the film quoting lines from Lawrence of Arabia in his best HAL 9000 voice, inadvertently just reminding you of more ambitious filmmaking.

It plods along from plot point A to plot point B to plot point C with the kind of professionalism that's rarely seasoned with imagination, the setpieces unfolding competently but without inspiration or directorial flourish, let alone excitement. Where Alien took a pulp story and treated it like a work of art (albeit an at times soporifically paced one), this takes a potentially more intriguing story and turns it into something almost anyone could have made.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Robinson VINE VOICE on 3 Dec 2014
Format: DVD
When Alien fans first heard in 2009 that Ridley Scott was making an "Alien prequel or sequel" many of them almost wet their pants in anticipation. The next two years or so of deliberate "leaks" from the set, teaser trailers, and constant comments on social media sites brought the excitement felt by fans to very near fever pitch. I know this because I was one of them.

However the result of all that anticipation was a poor film that left a lot of fans scratching their heads and in some instances asking for their money back. It is generally accepted that Prometheus promised much and delivered little.

Whereas Alien was mean and lean supremely efficient filmmaking complete with believable characters, stunning imagery, claustrophobic realistic sets, fabulous model work, a truly terrifying Alien, a simple but effective screenplay (people trapped somewhere with a monster picking them off one by one)and convincing scant dialogue peppered with profanity, Prometheus is none of these things.

It is however very wordy, people talk a lot, Roomi Rapace is no Ripley, the huge script is often juvenile, a screenplay full of people standing around talking, Charlie Theron and Guy Pearce are completely wasted in silly unnecessary roles. The film takes an age to get going but you do have to listen to all that family angst trotted out by Waylan first. Mr Scott's direction is at best pedestrian and at worst on autopilot. The finesse often apparent seems in short supply here; perhaps he was less than optimistic about the project after reading that leaden script and slow screenplay.

If you do get to the second and much better half of the film, you then have to accept generic seen before movie scientists, not only being incredibly unscientific but bloody stupid to boot.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JD on 15 Nov 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I was so looking forward to this due to the Aliens link. The film is fantastic to look at with wonderful sets and scenery. Sadly the plot is nowhere near as good, with rather senseless events which come across as nothing more than nods to the Alien theme. Left me feeling very let down and disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MM on 12 Dec 2014
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Given how much publicity it received, all in all it is a big disappointment. I got excited once during the whole movie - when it finished. the plot does not make much sense, it is disjointed without any common sense in crew behavior or actions. i wont even start on actors skills as there is little you can say about it. plus it feels like a a script was written by a two year old.

Lets look at one thing. two guys got lost and are left behind, the crew back in a ship cant' work out if they are alive when they finally woke up ( even in the first alien movie their suits were fitted with pulse checker!!) Secondly how did they get lost in the first place?!!??After all it is apparently in 2094 but these two boys cant work out if there way back to the ship?? (i am sure they could use Google maps or tom tom to get back to the ship without behaving like two young scouts who forgot their compass),..big dissapointment
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By NSW on 11 Nov 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Strange , I was really looking forward to an up to date Aliens with all the benefits of technology but for me it didn't deliver ?
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516 of 616 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Russell C. Witheyman on 1 Sep 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Don't be put off by the silly 1 star reviews on here because although prometheus isn't perfect and has flaws, it's still a magnificently crafted intelligent sci-fi film that challenges you to think. The problem was that the hype damaged this film, if you hype something for that long and that hard, then there will always be a degree of anti-climax, it's happened before and it'll happen again. People went in with ridiculous expectations and that's why there are so many stupid 1 or 2 star reviews - they never took it for what it was! to compare this,as some did on here, to "The phantom menace" is pathetic and childish to say the least.

The main problem with Prometheus is clearly it's unanswered questions, my opinion is that this will play better when the sequel arrives as it's really just act 1 of a 2 or 3 act play, that said there's still lots to enjoy here, namely Michael Fassbenders brilliant performance as David the Android, the exceptional design work,stunning fx and Naomi Rapace who is excellent in only her 2nd Hollywood role.

Fed up of silly robots smashing things up,superheroes and vacuous teen vampire movies? want sci fi but with a brain? then this movie is for you, sure it's not perfect but its miles better than most movies out there at the moment.
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