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Prometheus - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy) [Region Free]
Prometheus - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy) [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Noomi Rapace
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £9.00

2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT an Alien sequel, 17 July 2012
Viewer be warned: what Ridley Scott has created here is not a sequel to his tightly-scripted, claustrophobic, seminal horror film Alien. What it *is* is harder to explain.

The first half of the film is an exploration yarn that's constantly raising questions: where do we come from? Why are we here? Who created us? Sadly these questions are largely forgotten as the film devolves into bad horror for its second half.

Perhaps the best representation of this film as a whole comes before the opening title, in a scene atop a volcanic mountain in a barren wasteland. It's beautifully shot, with amazing CGI. It's intriguing, and raises a great many questions... too bad the scene is never referenced again and appears to have only peripheral relevance to the main plot. A lot of Prometheus is like this - ask a question, move on, never answer it. It makes a beautiful movie deeply unsatisfying and frustrating to watch. I don't regret having done so, but... wait for the Director's Cut.

Sony PSP Console (Charcoal Black)
Sony PSP Console (Charcoal Black)
Offered by Same Day Ship Services
Price: £122.88

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, 1 Jan. 2012
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This is the budget PSP. No luxuries here - what you see is what you get. For the (significantly) cheaper price it's offered for, the PSP e1000 loses a lot of the features of the older models. There's no Wifi, which means no multiplayer gaming and no easy, on-console access to the PSN store. If you do want to purchase from the PSN store you'll need a memory card and USB cable - and even if you don't, you'll need the memory card if you want to save your progress in any game. Both of these omissions are disappointing - a small, placeholder memory card (512mb!) would have improved my customer experience immensely. When admiring the budget price, factor in the extra £10-20 you'll be spending on necessary accessories.

That said, it's a brand new PSP for dirt cheap. The fingerprint attractant shell of old has been replaced with a matte black casing, which is much more attractive. It's chunkier and feels cheaper than other models, but not overwhelmingly so, and the whole construction is pleasingly solid. The buttons feel more responsive and on the whole, it's a more attractive machine than its forbears. Access to PSN is still possible through a PC (though Sony's MediaGo software is clunky at best) and if all you want to do is play games on your own, it's really hard to fault the PSP e1000. Lack of internal memory or even a tiny placeholder memory card is disappointing, as are the hoops you have to jump through to get access to PSN, but it's a great little machine for the price.

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