Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Prometheus Review

I have to admit that I’m not the best person for a review like Prometheus, as for the most part, I had no idea what was happening. Science fiction has always been a struggle for me as a film reviewer, as the different worlds, different language, and lingo always confuses me and leaves me baffled. Nevertheless, I did decide to check out Prometheus as I like director Ridley Scott and always enjoy the cast, consisting of Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, and Guy Pearce. I figured the cast, the director, and the stylish look of the film was enough to warrant a view.
A group of explorers think they might have a clue as to the roots of mankind on Earth, so they go on a mission to the murkiest corners of earth. The very serious and very intense Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) is the leader of this group and advises them to be very careful and be smart about their decisions. David, an android, played by Michael Fassbender is there to keep an eye on the humans. It’s a sick and twisted performance done with great seriousness and intensity. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) are also on this mission as a couple, which makes things quite complicated.

This is a confusing, complicated, and meandering film that never really did it for me. The acting was just OK, as they are sort of just reading bland dialogue. There is little comedy in this film, even to break up the deadly serious nature of the film. Besides Noomi and Fassbender, the rest of the cast is sort of lost in the script and the scenery. There is one scene involving Noomi that is out of this world and incredibly over the top in the best possible way. It was the best scene of the film by far, and I wish the rest of the film had that maniac energy to it.
Everything with Prometheus feels standard, mediocre, and simply OK. It was never boring, but I did find myself clock watching a couple of times. It’s nice to look at with two good performances, but nothing much else. I couldn’t sink my teeth into anything here, as the film feels like a part of another film or an upcoming film. As a stand-alone film, it should have been a lot better considering the director and the talent involved.
Grade: C-
How should you see it: Redbox

1 comment:

  1. Tsk Tsk Tsk, Tony I loved this movie I am glad you mentioned that you are not a sci-fi fan and it was hard to keep up. Although I agree with the side actors evaluation.