Notable Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce
After a distasteful decline in quality for the "Alien" franchise over the last handful of films (this is looking at you "AvP" and "AvP:R"!), when Ridley Scott finally announced his long awaited prequel there was much rejoicing. The man who defined good science fiction in the late 70s and early 80s would return to salvage the series he helped create from straight to video hell. The result is "Prometheus", a film that distinctly carves its own science fiction path while still maintaining many of the elements and themes that made the original "Alien" an instant classic and one that has lasted in quality to this day.
When two scientists Shaw (Rapace) and Holloway (Marshall-Green) discover a link between ancient civilizations that points to our creation from other worldly beings on a distant galaxy, the Weyland Corporation sends out a massive research ship Prometheus to investigate. What they find on the planet though, is nothing what they thought it was and they are not left with answers to questions...but fear for the future.
|"I feel like there is something behind us watching!"|
|"I always wanted a holographic ball to play with!"|
|You know shit got real when you find yourself splattered in blood and only wearing gauze.|
"Prometheus" is going down as one of the best modern science fiction films in my book and there's no doubt about that. It's easy to see why some picked apart the film for its minute detail mishaps and rushed pacing of the script (I mean its been hyped for a decade or so), but for this reviewer that was all easily overlooked with the almost flawless execution on screen with stunning visuals and deep subtle acting performances. Sorry that this review feels a little light on details and specific scenes, but this is a film that needs to be seen to be appreciated for all of its tricks and plot twists. This Blood Brother highly suggests repeated viewings! An instant modern classic.
Written By Matt Reifschneider