Directed By: Ridley Scott
Written By: Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba and Michael Fassbender
Evolutionists had it all wrong.
How come it’s difficult for me to be positive about these films that spend a bazillion dollars on special effects and have gargantuan sets? The difficulty with reviewing blockbusters is that it’s all been said. The story is weak but the movie is visually stunning, blah… blah… blah… How many conversations can we have about the films’ overt commentary on religion and evolution, that’s as sharp as a butter knife handle? As I ponder these questions that sit heavy on my bosom, I will suck it up and take a leap.
The world that Ridley Scott creates is pretty, pretty, pretty cool. His mix of high-end computer graphics and real world Kubrick aesthetic, a la 2001, while somehow remaining true to Alien circa 1979, was real tasty. It reminded me of where Lucas went completely wrong with the new Star Wars. A slow clap is in order.
The performances were pretty good. The standout was Michael Fassbender who again had a very Kubrick feel to his acting. There are elements that scare me in his performance and remind me of what could go wrong, as we continue to build computers that are more powerful than our brains. Isn’t it funny to look back at books and movies that describe dystopian futures where elements have some how come true? 1984? Back to the Future? Must be some kind of prophecy or are we just creating history based on these elements? Let’s hope Prometheus isn’t indicative of what’s to come.
Problem: The new Ripley isn’t as rad as Sigorney Weaver
Mood for watching: Paranoid
What to eat and drink: Bread pudding and cola
If I made it: I wouldn’t half ass the philosophical elements
Why watch: To see how Ridley makes coin