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Scatterbrained, Unfocused

By IndigoAK
Written June 09, 2012
For once, the majority of the critic reviews are actually right. This isn't a terrible movie - it's very pretty to look at and it does manage to hold your interest for the entirety of its runtime, but that's essentially in spite of itself. The acting isn't all that great - Noomi Rapace's performance in particular grated on me the movie. The plot isn't as hard to follow as most people are making it out to be, but that doesn't mean it isn't scatterbrained. There are so many ideas and concepts being thrown around in it, but they all go nowhere; it feels like Scott tried to stuff as much stuff into this movie as possible without giving it all a purpose. Finally, the are so many ridiculous points in this movie where you have to ask yourself, "Why in the world did that person just do that?" None of the characters make any kind of realistic or reasoned decisions. It's like none of them actually use their brains.
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I've never been so uncomfortable in a movie before.

By black_leather_rain
Written June 08, 2012
It's not a bad thing. I spent a good 25% of this movie with my arms wrapped around myself and forcing myself to watch what was going on in the storyline while my body was encouraging me - overwhelmingly - to do nothing but curl up in a ball and look the other way. What Scott started with Alien when I was knee-high to a grasshopper he has PERFECTED in this movie. It is horrible and disgusting without being gory. It is terrifying without resorting to cheap thrills and scare tactics. It is smart, genuinely intellectual, beautiful to watch and utterly fascinating. It will take your imagination with both hands and send you soaring to places you may never have seen before. We all know what happens after this movie ends. As a result, we know - to a degree - what must happen in this film. The construction of this tale was masterfully executed, and the viewer is kept guessing throughout the film about everything from character motivation to plot twists. Go see this movie.
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By TheSuperslice
Written June 08, 2012
Prometheus is not a flawless sci-fi vehicle but it launches itself into my pantheon of fave film-going experiences; ranks right up there with seeing Jurassic Park and D9 in a theater. The intoxicating imagery and the disturbing horror make up for the smattering of hoky exchanges of questionable dialogue and occasional plot hole. Not to oversell but I can say that my ridiculously high expectations were met and this is rare. Few laments: There wasn’t enough Stringer Bell or Charlize Theron, both actors light up the screen and are underused. Film could have used more elements of hard science. High design/fictional narrative are there but light on science intelligence, that learned erudition to ground (or propel?) good scifi. With that said, I loved it and will see again. A must-see in IMAX 3D, was made for that specific format. The opening sequence of shots took my breath away. It hits you from the onset in the same week we witnessed the Venus Transit and the passing of Ray Bradbury.
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Prometheus, the reason we still see movies on the big screen

By neomorph8
Written June 08, 2012
Just got home after seeing the midnight 3D IMAX Premiere of "Prometheus". Don’t worry, no spoilers here. The 3D treatment was awesome by the way, if that’s your thing. OK, if you're a fan of the Alien franchise, see it. If you're a fan of R...idley Scott, Sci-Fi, good story telling, great acting and enjoy excellent visual and thought provoking movie experiences, then do yourself a favor an go see this film in the theater. This movie is made for the big screen. Thank you Ridley, for giving me something to think, and dream about. Kevin R. Atlanta, GA
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Worth the lack of sleep

By ividia
Written June 08, 2012
I must say, Mr. Scott, I love what you've done with the place. IMO, if it's sci fi or fantasy, Imax is always worth it. Hadn't realized it was going to be 3D as well until I got to theater, but, yeah, it totally worked. There's a part where it is what I always imagined standing in Trek's stellar cart would be like. The cinema-photography is amazing. It was like exploring a whole new world, and that was just the beginning while they are still on earth. And for those concerned that the 3D is just for the scream or ick factor, it isn't. Not saying there are not parts where it would make some jump. It wouldn't be this verse if there weren't those. Michael Fassbender is absolutely Bishop worthy. I'm a huge Lance Henriksen fan so this is high praise. Noomi Rapace blew me away in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and she does not disappoint here either. In closing, you like this verse this is completely worth it, and it is as different from the others the others as they were from each other.
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