A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
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I haven't seen reviews this bad on a movie since I watched Drive! Now that was a horrible movie! I expected the worst before I started watching this movie but I guess that I was a little surprised. Other reviews made it out to be like this was the worst movie ever made. It wasn't great by any means but it wasn't horrible either. I would have liked to see more of the history and background of the "engineers". Unfortunately they didn't which left a lot to be desired. Overall not good or bad just alright. I would suggest watching if you can get it for free or maybe rent it for $1 from Redbox. 5/10
Somebody decided to remake Alien again, but realized that it couldn't be done any better than the original, so tinkered with the plot slightly, called it something else, and foisted it off on unsuspecting public. You will recognize the plot within the first 15 minutes, and from there, no surprises. You have the crew of spaceship awakening from cryo-sleep to investigate icy barren planet with stormy weather? Sound familiar yet? You have the cyber-human crew member who always seems to be hiding something he knows that the rest don't, who ends up with his head removed and still talking... you have the smart female crew member who gives sage advise to the rest, but they don't take it, and she ends up the sole survivor, after fending off numerous attempts by H R Giger's nightmare creatures to use her for an incubator. You have the gigantic horseshoe shaped alien spacecraft with the interior that looks like an oil refinery on steroids, and with one of the original crew awakened by our friendly cyborg from his hibernation chamber, attempts to take off, presumably towards earth with all the nasties aboard.
Prometheus is the story of how the warning signal came to be placed at the shipwreck planet in the original Alien film, also by Ridley Scott, which was released back in 1979. The characters are compelling, realistic and thoroughly entertaining, especially David the cyborg, who has a sardonic sense of cold humor. The plot is intelligent and absolutely thought through. Just seeing the seminal industrial designs for the transportation and instrumentation alone, is easily worth the price of admission.
Ridley Scott never disappoints, and in this mysterious journey into deep space, our expectations are more than fulfilled. This is a truly epic sci-fi thriller. I can definitely recommend it highly.
Disappointing if you are expecting "Aliens". There are no xenomorphs, facehuggers, or eggs in this film.
Plot is okay, and special effects are great.
1) The characters are stupid, and entirely forgettable. After about 2 minutes of listening to anything they say, there will be no mystery as to why the Engineers want to kill off all of humanity.
2) The movie is slow,...you will spend far more time waiting for what is next to happen, than actually viewing it.
3) Huge plot holes. Why would the Engineer Aliens leave ancient clues on Earth directing man-kind to a planet that as been setup as staging area for an attack to wipe out humans? Why was Charlez Thereons character portrayed as villian? Why did the android want to impregante boring-female-main-character with an alien?
Good acting and cinematography
I found the film unclear and leaving the viewer with many questions, most of them unintentionally. Rarely were the motives of characters explained, or the reason for certain scenes. For a film that clocks just over 2 hours, the pace was too slow.