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01 July 2012 @ 10:41 pm
Film Review: Prometheus  
I'm completely late in the game to even comment on this movie. So I'll just do a quickfire Likes/Dislikes one.



Likes:

1. Mr. Scott is all up on the new visual effects tech - the visuals in this movie are gorgeous. Seriously. I saw it in 3D IMAX and it was worth the $20.

2. More disgusting things than you can shake a tentacle at - maybe other viewers will dislike all the extreme grossness that happens in this movie, but I thought it was awesome in that "HOLY SHIT!" sort of way.

3. Androids With Daddy Issues - I have to give props to Ridley Scott for the brilliant casting decision and Michael Fassbender for giving an inspired performance as David the Creeptastic Android. I wasn't sure why Holloway was such a dick to him throughout most of the film but I liked the parallel between Holloway's dismissal of David and the Engineers dismissal of humanity in general. Basically, your makers don't care shit about you. And David, at least, figured that out.

4. Female BAMF - so yes, Noomi Rapace's Shaw suffered from Stupid For Sake of Plot at times, but when the hell got real, she buckled down and just continued on surviving. I was really impressed that she got to witness her partner be burned alive, be drugged to the gills, perform surgery on herself, run away from a rolling ship, and still fight aliens with nary a moment's pause.

Dislikes:

1. Scientists with a degree in Moronic Behavior - that's right, take your helmets off on an alien planet. Sure, antagonize the hissing alien snake creature. By all means, examine a rotting alien head without even a face mask on.

2. No answers. ANYWHERE - in what I'm guessing is to guarantee a sequel, we literally learn nothing about why the Engineers started all of this and why they seemed dedicated to wiping out humanity with their weapons of goo. We just know that thanks to David's random experiment, it took the Engineer's goo mixed with a human, leading to the birth of a human/alien goo hybrid that then face-hugged an Engineer that led to the creation of what we now know as that Alien.

3. And Charlize Theron...by why? - I still don't understand the point of Vickers. She didn't get to do anything remotely needed in this movie, other than look constantly pissed. She didn't even get to fight anything or even die in a extra-special way.

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Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: DTamers_BeautifulNightguardian_chaos on July 6th, 2012 01:05 am (UTC)
2. More disgusting things than you can shake a tentacle at - maybe other viewers will dislike all the extreme grossness that happens in this movie, but I thought it was awesome in that "HOLY SHIT!" sort of way.

YES! I know exactly what you mean. That one scene in which she had to perform emergency surgery on herself was INCREDIBLE. Considering the entire movie, that one scene stands out so much more than any other scene did. Although I did find it ridiculous that that machine was in a female officer's quarters, and yet was configured for...males. A+ engineering skills, movie. Round of applause, all around!

Shaw and David were, by themselves, awesome characters. I'd rather watch a movie about them prancing around the galaxy together, being passive aggressive (David) and snarky (Shaw) the entire time, until a begrudging respect has to build somewhere, for survival's sake if nothing else. Forget other characters. Nobody else was important, let's face facts here. :p

3. And Charlize Theron...by why? - I still don't understand the point of Vickers. She didn't get to do anything remotely needed in this movie, other than look constantly pissed. She didn't even get to fight anything or even die in a extra-special way.

I don't understand her purpose, either. I think it was...maybe?...to illustrate...in an odd way...David's human aspects. In a lot of ways, he was way more alive than she seemed to be, even though she was the human. But this is stretching it.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on July 6th, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
Although I did find it ridiculous that that machine was in a female officer's quarters, and yet was configured for...males.

I had this same thought until I realized that the pod in Vickers' quarters was for Weyland.

Shaw and David were, by themselves, awesome characters. I'd rather watch a movie about them prancing around the galaxy together, being passive aggressive (David) and snarky (Shaw) the entire time

This should totally be the sequel. Shaw and David's Head.