Monday, January 20, 2014

Prometheus (2012)

IMDb plot summary: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce and Logan Marshall-Green.

This movie takes a really long time to get going. The final half hour, however, makes for a really exciting climax, with a great combination of dark, creepy atmosphere like Alien and high-power action sequences like Aliens. Does it make up for the less intriguing first hour and a half? I'd say yes, but it's a lot to sit through for the ending, particularly when most of the characters are not noteworthy and the ones that are, are hardly on screen. 3 stars.

Flickchart: #912 out of 1993, below Thank You For Smoking and above Nacho Libre.

Buy it on Blu-Ray.

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