Prometheus (2012) 6/10|
Now all the hype has passed, I thought it was about time I checked out the film, the Blu-ray to be precise.
Picture quality is good as is to be expected. Special FX are impressive, and I loved the locations inspired by HR Giger. For me, this is where the positives end. For the first hour I found the film boring, and the second hour wasn’t much more interesting either, thank god there wasn‘t a third hour to endure. I went into Prometheus never expecting anything to do with Alien, as I knew I’d be disappointed, and planned to take the film as a stand alone film. I did find myself comparing it to the original Alien, the way the characters emerge from their sleep in those pods, the crew meeting up, there being one black person, it closing with a single female against a monster, not that there was anything like the same amount of tension compared to the closing moments of Alien. The cast was pretty naff too, and failed on every level to match the cast of Alien. As for the Alien right at the end, even that didn’t look right.
All in all, and big thumbs down. I’ll be selling the Blu-ray as I doubt I’ll want to watch it again.
Edited by blacksea at 20:43:48 09-07-2013