Sound Off: Ridley Scott's New Sci-Fi 'Prometheus' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
June 8, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "The search for our beginning could lead to our end." Ridley Scott, the master of sci-fi, has returned to the genre to deliver us a big, bold, beautiful space thriller all over again. Prometheus arrives in theaters in 3D/IMAX this weekend (in the US), featuring a cast lead by Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Logan Marshall-Green and Idris Elba. So is it the long-rumored Alien prequel? How is this new sci-fi thriller, just as good? Does it leave you with too many unanswered questions? Once you've seen it, post a comment below with your own thoughts on Prometheus.
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To fuel Prometheus' fire on this one, I've seen Prometheus twice already (in 3D), and I still love it. It's a visually breathtaking, spectacularly envisioned, big, fascinating science fiction futuristic adventure in the depths of space. Sure, it creates more questions than it answers, and I'm sure that's due to Damon Lindelof's contribution, but at the same time I love it for what it is. It presents interesting ideas, ideas to think about and discuss for days after seeing it. It's a movie with layers, and depths, to every character and the story itself. Michael Fassbender as David is utterly fantastic, and there's a lot more to him than is on the surface, that's for sure. At the very least, I love what Ridley has created and delivered, a beautiful sci-fi on this scale.
Sure, it's easy to argue about the story and how straightforward it is, taking off (literally) before answering most of the important questions. But I just love what Ridley does give us in this anyway. There are some amazing moments, between the storm made up of pieces of metal, to that crazy c-section Dr. Shaw gives herself, Fassbender's devious plan and why it's so important, the final showdown and big crash/explosion, the two of them running to escape it. Hell, I didn't even care about Weyland, he was the least interesting part about it. I was much more fascinated by Noomi's character and Fassbender investigating the Engineer's true intentions (and if he was lying). I love that it makes us think and discuss these theories even further.
What did you think of Prometheus? Ridley Scott back at his best, or complete space disaster? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!