Post by I AM the Way on Jun 16, 2012 7:56:44 GMT -6
A good film.
I wish I could say it was unbelievably fantastic, but that would be a gross overstatement. It did the Alien franchise justice, yet didn't come close to surpassing Alien or Aliens. There's a point where vagueness manifests as either artsy and poetic or just plain confusing. Prometheus was the latter. Ridley Scott's storytelling style is about the audience figuring things out for themselves. I can respect that, but some mysteries should be left to our imagination, let alone a sequel.
Too much CGI is another complaint of mine. SPOILER ALErT::: The newborn alien at the tail end of the movie looked and moved like something Briella sees in her cartoons, not sleek, deadly, beautiful, and horrifying as HR Giger intended. :::SPOILER ALERT
Lovecraft was not only the father of cosmic horror but of the ancient astronaut theory, as well. In that way, Prometheus is Lovecraftian and, therefore, worth seeing.
this film handily plays into the ancient stories of nefilim, the greek titans and the god giants of norse mythology. its also quite clearly a prequel to Alien. the connections are not that hard to figure out in my personal opinion.
furthermore I agree with all the above statements
believe is reality!
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 15:00:20 GMT -6 by haskanael
I saw the movie today, and I agree with Venger on the overall presentation. Personally, I get tired of the same themes in film. When trying to pin it to the Alien film anthology (including Alien vs. Predator), it offers some glimmer into the birth of the first aliens but for the most part it was the same tired cyclic ontology of man looking for his maker. Man believes once he finds it, it won't seek to destroy him but give him all the answers he so desires about his purpose. Self-entitlement. I call it 'Geenie in the lamp Syndrome'. It's as if man believes if he rubs the lamp hard enough, god will pop out and solve all his problems, give him all the answers, and some Arthurian pipe dream becomes his new Utopia. And I do mean that literally. It somehow excuses him from ever making a real effort for himself.
My favorite line from the film: "Don't we all want to kill our parents?"
There was some research done into the writing, but it's the same passe' esoteric themes that bores me to death. Some god births himself, then consumes it. Don't get me wrong, its useful here in the paradigm, but the Lovecraftian aesthetic was pretty much reduced to the likeness of the creatures to some of the Old Ones (and not much else).
Do we ever truly reinvent the wheel? I digress...
My favorite scene occurred within the first 3 minutes of the film. The break down of the dna to create new creatures. The imagery was very well done. I was impressed with the breaking down of the dna coding in water (imagery). How 'fitting' for man's creation. I liked vivid imagery(CGI aside).
I'm sure it will blow the minds of those who haven't read volumes of content that tells the same story over and over again.
To be honest, I enjoyed dinner conversation more, comparing all the story lines and speculating Ridley Scott's hard on for the Heroine archetype in the majority of his films.
Last Edit: Jun 21, 2012 21:08:35 GMT -6 by haskanael
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