Prometheus (2012)

Filed under : review, sci-fi

“The search for our beginning could lead to our end.”

- Prometheus

When I first saw the trailer to this movie, I instantly knew it would be an interesting one to watch. Though I waited a bit to see it (due to the overwhelming crowds), it was definitely worth the trip.

The film, based on the Alien franchise, is not just a movie about aliens. It’s about the origins of where we (as a human race) came from. In a sense it asks the question, “Who were our creators and why were we created?”

From the opening scene, this movie grabbed my attention. I found it interesting how the film opened up introducing the audience to a different species, which we later found out who they really were.

(Note: For those who have seen the film, you’ll know what I’m talking about. It really took a turn and surprised me when we found out the true intentions of these beings).

During the first part of the movie, we are introduced to the main characters of the film and given background information which sets the tone and time of the story. Though some found this part a bit slow, I felt it was necessary to lay the foundation for what was yet to come.

To be honest, I was expecting the film to open up with action scenes with humans and aliens running around fighting each other. So, it really did surprise me how things began. Though, I will say – the movie did not disappoint as the real action started during the second half of the film.

For those who are fans of the original movie, you will get to see what you came for – the real star of the movie (aka the aliens). I found it very interesting and intriguing how they were depicted to show their origins and how they came about. And, the story of their beginnings was definitely unexpected.

(Note: To those who have seen the film, my favorite part was the sequence in the operating room during the “surgery” scene. I must say, that was a wild ride – definitely a very memorable scene!)

Apart from the action which was very intense, I must say – this movie was very well written. The storyline was original and unique. Up till the end, I was found myself surprised time and time again. And speaking of the ending, it was definitely unexpected.

Overall, I enjoyed the film very much. It had it all – action, a good storyline, interesting characters and a unique message. It made me think about our past and future as a civilization – where we came from and where we are headed. In essence, all these factors made for quite a great movie.

If you’re in the mood for a sci-fi type of film, you definitely want to check this out.

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(Note: For those who saw the film, I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on it compared to the others in the franchise. Thanks for reading!)

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