When I saw the trailer for Prometheus, I had no interest in seeing the movie. I don’t like Alien movies so I really had no interest in figuring out how it all started. In fact, I watched Alien vs. Predator because I wanted to see the Predators kick the crap out of the Aliens. However, my friends really wanted to see it and thought it looked good. Roger Ebert gave Prometheus four out of four stars and it has a solid rating at Rotten Tomatoes so reviews only solidified their decision to want to see the movie. As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, we take our American democracy into our group so we saw the movie.
In Prometheus, scientists challenge the creation of human beings. They find drawings that lead them to believe we’re created by someone else. Because of this, a bunch of scientists travel to the planet to which the drawings point and decide to explore.
Here are the questions posed by the trailer:
How did the alien franchise start?
How and why were the aliens created?
The movie takes that question and adds layers to it. Instead of answering that question, the scientists find out that we were created by a superior human race.
Here are the questions created from the movie that were never answered *A LITTLE BIT OF A SPOILER*:
Why did this superior human race create us?
Why did this superior human race want to kill us after we were created?
How did this superior race become extinct?
Oh yeah, two more…
HOW DID THE ALIEN FRANCHISE START?!?
HOW AND WHY WERE THE ALIENS CREATED?!?
That being said I thought the visual was fantastic along with the acting of Michael Fastbender. Those were the only two good things I took away from the entire movie. Actually about five minutes into the movies, I thought it was really cool when Fastbender played basketball while riding a unicycle. Unfortunately, that part had nothing to do with the plot of the movie.
Prometheus reminded me of Terminator Salvation. Terminator Salvation was a sequel that never went anywhere or added anything to the series. It just showed a short period of time of the war between humans and machines. Prometheus was a prequel that just left more questions, which leaves the movie obsolete among the others movies in the franchise.
Sadly, there will be a sequel. Hopefully, it will answer more questions.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Prometheus wasn’t a movie. Its purpose was simply to set up a sequel. It answers no questions and leaves you more confused than when you entered the movie theater.
I’ll give Prometheus 2 out of 5 cups.
As of June 13, Prometheus made a domestic total of approximately $65 million versus an unknown production budget, according to Box Office Mojo.
Prometheus has a rating of 73% at Rotten Tomatoes while users at the Internet Movie Database gave it 7.7 out of 10 stars.
To see the movie trailer for Prometheus, click here.
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ll get back into it. Here are some of the movies I’ve seen, but haven’t reviewed.
The Raven, Safe, Battleship, Men in Black III, Snow White and the Huntsman
Of those movies, I’d really like to review Men in Black III and Snow White and the Huntsman. The other three movies were pretty worthless.