Wednesday, June 13, 2012
In space...no one can hear you work out.
I saw Prometheus last night in 3D and, overall, was very disappointed.
The cinematography, art direction, and creature design are great and the first half hour builds nicely, but then the characters and story quickly begin to fall apart and never recover.
It's like they couldn't decide to what kind of movie to make (thought-provoking creation mystery or the Alien action-horror sequel they originally set out to do), so they jumbled both together with unrealistic one-dimensional characters (and certainly the most un-scientific and irresponsible scientists ever assembled) and then just hoped for the best.
Such a shame.
Charlize Theron looked lovely, but she spent most of the movie doing just that.
Standing and staring, with little to do.
I'm not gonna spoil it for anyone, but if you want to see it anyway (I still wanted to see it on the big screen, regardless of the reviews), I recommend you see it in 2D and not 3D (really not used effectively) and go in with VERY low expectations.
It's not an awful movie, it's just not a very good one.
If you've seen the movie, then you'll enjoy this funny video of a guy sitting in a room asking every question about the plot of "Prometheus" that you had when you left the theater...