Dave and I saw Prometheus this afternoon. We both thought it was by far the most visually stunning film of 2012. It looks like nothing else this year. Very beautiful looking film with a fantastic beginning.
The Great Eye/Quint knows me to well. This is not a bad movie. That said this is not a great movie. It has some great moments. It has some really bad moments.
First let me say it is the script that is the main problem, but not the sole problem. For a film that is stunning and gorgeous the characters are stupid and dull.
The grumpy ginger was a dick. My first thought was he deserves to die. He's an ass to start. The progression of his character arc from beginning to end is puzzling. The end result is a wtf moment. There must be something on the cutting room floor to explain it better.
The lead character Naoomi Rapace is ill equipped talent wise to carry this movie. She's good but she's never as interesting as any female in Alien or Aliens. She's never interesting enough that you're engaged by what happens to her.
My favorite character is the Captain. He steals every scene he is in. However they are few. He is a HERO in every sense of the word.
Fassbender is very good, but he's a cliche. You know he's duplicitous, he has to be. And the secrets of the film are absolutely telegraphed. A blind deaf mute would know it's coming.
The american Tom Hardy in the film is almost a wasted character. He's an idiot. He's a brilliant scientist with the common sense of a wooden nickel. (this is typical of the real problems of this film, all the characters are cliched and underwritten).
Charlize Theron is very hot looking in the film, to bad her character didn't have more to do.
Stupid Moment of the Film. Shaw and Vickers are running from the rolling ship. They are like two stupid f**ks on a train track with the train coming, They try to run away from it instead of running aside of it. Well hell you know it's not going to end well. Perhaps they should have watched some Warner Brother cartoons as children.
Still there are things I liked very much. The giants are fantastic. They have a great look. The connection to Alien is well made. There doesn't need to be another film that actually connects the the films. It doesn't take a genius to figure it out. For all their technology the giants/engineers are very flawed, just as we are. They are super beings but frail and subject to the own devices.
All in all I was pleased with the looks of the film. I was displeased at a script that needed more work, characters that needed better arcs. The movie also wanted to impress with a mythology, these are our makers, but who is there maker, and at the same time wanted to be a horror film at the same time. It never quite succeeds at either.
Still the film may linger in my mind for sometime.
oh and for Bloodboal
It was an absolute great film, any one who says otherwise is wrong. That's an absolute fact. There are no flaws in any part of this historical film that we've all been waiting for since....well since God spoke to Moses.
I took a peek back and I think Quint and Croc are a bit hard on the film overall. It is not a turd and I for one enjoyed this more than the Matrix which I will never believe is anything but barely average.
script people scripts, get it right.
Stefancos has left the continent.