I went to see Prometheus this week, its a film I had been looking forward to seeing for some time.
We don’t usually go to see films in 3D as my girlfriend wears glasses and does not like wearing the 3D specs on top, and does not really like wearing contact lenses either, but as the only showings at a time we could make we went so see the 3D version of this film
The opening of this film really worked well in 3D and it brought a smile to my face, flying over stunning landscapes to a shot of an “engineer” near a waterfall.
This part of the film actually seems to have been cut as there were some pictures released a couple of days back which showed more than one engineer at the opener of the film (nine in fact). I think its a shame this section was cut from the cinematic release and think it would have added to the film, perhaps it will make the directors cut when released on DVD, if so I will probably buy it.
There are some good threads showing more images in the following forum thread:
I really liked the plot at the beginning of the film, which if you have seen the trailers you will know centers around the discovery of an ancient “star map” at multiple archaeological sites:
Michael Fassbender plays a great role as “David” the android, the central character alongside Noomi Rapace as “Shaw”. David is hard to fathom, his motives are never entirely clear, we are not sure if he is following his own agenda, or simply acting on the orders of “Weyland” played by Guy Pearce.
There are some stunning holographic effects in the film which also work really well in 3D (I would strongly recommend you go to a 3D viewing if you are planning to go see the film).
Unfortunately there are some real holes in the plot, for example two characters who “flee” reports of alien life later decide to play with a creepy snake like creature they find.
The Engineer who we learn has identical DNA to humans manages to cross a wide expanse of difficult terrain in a toxic atmosphere without breathing equipment.
These are just a couple of examples of flaws in the plot which are disappointing given the budget of the film.
The biggest let down however was that the film essentially ends as it began, with Shaw and David leaving on a ship on a mission to find answers, which is how the film began, all be it on a different ship.
Clearly this film is setting up a “franchise” for at least one sequel, which I will no doubt go and watch too, but I did feel a little short changed by the ending of this film. I guess the sequel will be the film Prometheus promised to be.
Never the less, it is a good film, very entertaining, visually stunning and well worth watching.