The much anticipated prequel of the Aliens movies finally arrived.
Little review with no spoilers
To celebrate the Queen's Jubilee I got myself one ticket for what I consider the best ever made scifi movies... I know Starwars, Star trek, dune, bladerunner etc are quite iconic but none of them combined the genius of master Giger and none of them had a sense of panic, emergence aliens portray... in fact the Alien creature influenced a full generation of monsters and space creatures all over hollywood, comics, gaming etc Yes Giger did create something unique.
So I have been into the UK for just a few months and this is my first going to the cinemas here and they look just like the ones back home, everyone buys popcorn, makes noise on cinema and that's OK for the usual blockbuster you go check with the family, sometimes I even buy some popcorn and coke but NOT on Prometheus, this was special this deserved my full geek attention and I was set with my 3d glasses ready for something... different.
Big canon or Something else?
I was afraid that 2 things would ruin this movie: One is that it would be the typical 3d SFX galore with no content and the second is that the alien would be splashed so many times on the screen that it would kill the mystery surrounding this creature... fear not my friends it was just the perfect balance.
The movie was breathtaking and if you are expecting conclusive answers for the aliens movies you will get: in one hand lots of answers regarding Aliens, but most importantly, in another hand LOTS of new mysteries and you are left again with so many things unanswered that you think Dammmmmn I want more!
The iconic moments of previous movies are there but a new roost of races, amazing gadgets ( I want some scanners now) spaceships etc give this movie a extra dimension of interest. Prometheus is the kind of movie, just like aliens, that you want to see it over and over and over again because there are many little things, mysteries and details that you just don't see in the middle of the Horror going on.
I will have to see this again now not in 3D just to check some things I know I missed.
The actors are 1st quality and( I'm going to say a heresy here) but you almost forget about Ripley... convincing acting on most of them and you get stuck into the plot quite nicely, they are not there just to be alien food ( well some are hihihih) but they are all cool in a certain way.
I cannot reveal much without spoiling so I will leave at this... It was a tribute to aliens and revealed some of the aliens mysteries and in doing that it also opened lots of new riddles and options and that makes this movie really the perfect prequel and more...
As a fan of Giger and aliens I now want to sculpt some of the new creatures introduced in this movie and I have extra material to have fun for many years now... I will go to the cargo bay and pick up some vases now.