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Prometheus (2012; Rated Rated R)

Prometheus
A+
 

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Prometheus Review

Prometheus

(2012; R)

In theaters:
Friday, 8 June 2012

Genre:
Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Cast:
Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Noomi Rapace

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TrichyTalks said on Monday, November 04, 2013 12:39:47 AM
Nice review.

James Thurgood Marshgas said on Saturday, July 06, 2013 2:37:52 AM
Seems those without science degrees (or any degrees), or having never had a scientific thought, might be the only ones who have the intellectual sharpness to find this a wonderful film. When one is free of facts, laws of nature, absolute truths, rational thinking, etc., one is then free to ignore such non-sequiturs in a movie, and able to instead choose to fill in the blanks with a sort of blank-slate imagination. Much like news anchors giving the mis-pronounced names of chemicals in a factory accident, not knowing what the hell might actually happen, but doing so with the "correct" emotion on their face and in their voice to connote to viewers that they really do know and the audience should feel similar emotions about the story and those involved.

James Smith said on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:08:45 PM
I guess a lot of people rate films differently when they happen to be Sci-fi, or some genre's differently than they would otherwise, because in the real world, scientists don't act like this, and we've had some quirky scientists throughout history and they would've even act like this. Also, I'm a bit tired of the idea that just because a person is driven, or ambitious that that naturally makes them evil and deserving of a hideous, unwarranted death. Prometheus looks fantastic, and I'd say see it, but it really makes you wonder what will it be like when someone puts this much detail into a really well thought out film.

nicole said on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:55:23 PM
I just watched prometheus LOVED IT ...AGAIN I WILL SAY ..I LOVE THIS MOVIE CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE IT AGAIN..this sequel answers some questions for me..like how did the original alien looked!!??.. and now i see how it was created by the human and the birth creature.!!! Amazing...

Steven Freekin said on Monday, November 05, 2012 11:04:56 PM
Wow. I just watched the film again on bluray and i still love this film just as much as i did when i viewed it in IMAX 3D in theaters. I still can't believe why a lot of people disliked this film or let alone hated it. Ridley Scott delivered a great syfy spectacle incorporating greek mythology, the alien universe, mankind itself, and religion. Yes, there are a lot of unanswered questions and that's what i loved about the film. I as an audience filled those gabs in myself. Prometheus is one of the best films of the year and i can't wait for the sequel. I'm tired of movies where they spell everything out to the audience like they don't have brains.

Steve said on Thursday, November 01, 2012 6:28:55 PM
I may be one of the very few , who loved the movie ! As a sci fi film , the screen writers dared to be different - and rather then a " safe " alien prequel - where given a whole new story in the same universe . I for one , was so happy to finally see just who the space jockeys are ... if you are an Alien fan , you will know that this was the creature sitting in the large chair found in the original Alien movie . I enjoyed the fim - and I think it's an excellent sci fi film in its own right - just my opinion .

TexasRick said on Sunday, October 14, 2012 2:23:36 AM
I could not have cared less what happened to the main characters in this movie because I didn't even know them. That's where this movie failed. A lot of disjointed and meaningless activity IMO. Sometimes details are a good thing.

dhdydz said on Saturday, October 13, 2012 9:53:57 PM
So, what I'm getting from this dialogue is that geeks are incapable of (or unwilling to engage in) suspension of disbelief. It's kind of like some guy standing in front of the Sphinx after it's just been finished and saying "People don't have paws." I had some of the same thoughts about some of the plot points and sequences as others apparently did, but to let it ruin the movie ... artless. One person said nobody would "touch" the alien snake creature. Really, you haven't noticed that idiots tromping around the wild poking dangerous animals in the face with sticks is practically a tv genre? I'm not normally one of those people who say this but here goes - it's a movie! And a damn well crafted one at that. You want all the sciencey-sounding-plausibility-enhancement details filled in for you, read a book, or, as someone pointed out, watch Star Trek. Heisenberg compensator ... b__ch please! Better yet, go back to college and get a physics degree or something so you can relax (your snarky pseudo intellectualism, that is) and enjoy a beautiful piece of cinematic art.

random said on Friday, October 12, 2012 9:47:24 PM
Starts off very promising. Then the plot just gets stupid. Maybe Roeper and Ridley Scott are buddies - cause no way this gets an A+ - Its more like a C+. I'll take Roeper's reviews with a grain of salt from now on. Sunshine by Ridley Scott was better than this.

pat iannitti said on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:49:33 PM
To Mr. Gary Hamil, You are right the people have spoken, They spoke in 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey, Made NO money, Was re-released in 1973 Made some Money, and today is hailed as an American Classic and one of the greatest pieces of art in human history. These types of Movies are not for the General Public ( we all know what they say about them) if you wanted to see a xenomorph kill a bunch of astronauts then you should have gone to see JasonX lol

 
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