Prometheus (2012) Review

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**Movie Review Taken From My Personal Rotten Tomatoes Account, Unedited, Updated For Blog Format**

Plot: A team of scientists travels through the universe on the spaceship “Prometheus” on a voyage to investigate alien life forms. The team of scientists becomes stranded on an alien world, and as they struggle to survive it becomes clear that the horrors they experience are not just a threat to themselves, but to all of mankind.

This is the first film I’ve seen in a while were I was almost completely conflicted as to what I saw. “Prometheus, Or What in the Literal Hell Did I Just Watch” would’ve been a better title. Right of the bat the film had a very slow pacing, which was not one of the factors keeping it from achieving greatness, but I did want to mention that.

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The huge, and pretty much whole reason it avoided greatness was the script. It was written as a prequel to “Alien”, which I did not see at all. I love “Alien” dearly, and “Aliens” as well for that matter, but this felt like an off-putting stand-alone product. The dialogue was the only decent part of the screenplay, the plot is very been there done that, and is quite muddled. I had no clue what was going on half of the time, and I almost had no desire to know frankly.

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Now on to were the film actually works. The direction and special effects were just absolutely breathtaking, some of the best direction and effects of the year in my opinion. Ridley Scott always does such an amazing job on the directing and effects, it’s just a damn shame that it’s all that was focused on for this film, apart from the acting.

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A truly talented cast (including Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbinder, Noomi Rapace, and Guy Pearce respectively) all give wonderful and enchanting performances, with Fassbinder and Theron giving the strongest of the entire cast.

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In conclusion of this sloppily written review, “Prometheus” is, in my opinion, definitely not one of this year’s best films. It’s muddled and confusing, but it is however haunting and very well acted, with truly great special effects. I really don’t recommend this film.

Rating: 6.5/10

Thank you for reading!

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