“Prometheus” is a film that’s about a team of 17 space explorers who discover a clue that hints at the origins of Earth and mankind, which leads them to an undiscovered (and potentially dangerous) planet.
While there, they soon find out that the planet is not uninhabited, and dangers start to arise.
The film is directed by critically-acclaimed Ridley Scott, is written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie.
Now before you go into this film, you have to know that this is not an “Alien” prequel like many (including myself) were expecting it to be.
There are several connections to the “Alien” films, but this is not a legitimate prequel. This film stands on its own as a fantastic sci-fi film and much more.
The acting in this film was outstanding, but the real show-stealer was Michael Fassbender as the android “David.”
Ever since I saw his heartbreaking performance in last year’s incredibly underrated “Shame,” Fassbender has become one of my favorite actors. His performance in here is absolutely Oscar-worthy.
The rest of the cast was very good as well, especially Theron, Elba and Rapace.
The special effects in this movie were absolutely beautiful, and are the best I’ve seen in years. They are easily the best of the year so far (yes, even beating out last weekend’s “Snow White”).
I saw this movie in Imax 3D, and it was quite an experience. Every time a ship took off, or the film’s score got louder, you felt like you were right there with the characters.
I always pride myself on making my reviews spoiler-free, and this one is no exception. That being said, it’s very hard for me to talk about the best aspects of this movie without spoiling anything.
I’m not going to give anything away, but there are a few scenes in this movie (one very “special” scene in particular) that were very violent, and were the equivalent to the chest-bursting scene in the original “Alien.” That being said, the scenes were just a blast to watch.
I absolutely loved this movie. I can see why some people would be disappointed by it, but I for one was enthralled the entire time. Overall, I give “Prometheus” a 4.5 out of 5. This is one of my favorite films of the year so far, and is one of the best sci-fi films in recent years.
Adam Rolseth is a teen movie review and regular guest contributor to SWRNN.