Review: Prometheus (2012): You Might Just Need a Barf Bag!
The highly anticipated film Prometheus scored major bonus points with me when my pal had to leave the theater for fear of vomiting! Now, don’t let that deter you from going to see the film. By my standards, the film was only a little gross; however, know that if you can’t handle intense gore, you might just need a barf bag.
A group of explorers led by doctors Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) find artifacts revealing clues to the origins of mankind. Curiosity gets the best of them so they gather a team and travel to the far end of the universe and end up finding a planet lacking visible life …visible being the key word here. They soon find that their search for the origin of mankind has opened a can of worms that they now can’t close and must fight for survival.
Ridley Scott (director) has been known to have a knack for creating visually amazing and unique worlds, and in that aspect Prometheus is no different than his previous works. As a suspenseful, sci-fi/horror flick the film didn’t always deliver, as the suspense was sporadic, but the sci-fi was pretty meaty. The film suffers a bit in the story department, bringing up a number of philosophical questions and then not bothering to answer them.
Prometheus doesn’t get started with the action until a good hour or more into the film, and even then it’s sporadic. It is a sci-fi/horror film after all, so I suppose that’s understandable. Keeping that in mind, however, the first half does drag a bit. The last act though, was well worth the wait, with a couple of marvelously ooey gooey scenes. All I’ll say is that Elizabeth Shaw is one tough woman!
I loved the gore, the special effects were stunning, and freakin’ Michael Fassbender did a hell of a job with his character. Everyone else gave a great performance as well, but Fassbender took the spotlight this time around. That’s one talented, magnetic bastard!
Action Rating: 1 ½ Space Jockeys, out of 5!
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