The hype over Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, otherwise known as The Alien prequel, has been hovering over plant earth for months. This week, the sci-fi movie landed in theaters and it turns out that we didn’t get a masterpiece, we got a visual stunning mess-terpiece.
The film looks absolutely amazing on the big screen, and it’s particularly sharp in 3D.
Prometheus starts out beautifully with a fine cast, thoughtful dialogue on the birth of man and a suspenseful journey through a cavern in space. For a few minutes, I thought I was watching the thriller movie of the year — but somewhere after the first act everything gets predictable and even silly, as if someone involved with the script and characters had completely lost their head.
Prometheus comes out of the gate asking grand, curious questions, and then saves the answers for a sequel.
Simply put: Out of this world graphics and a story that doesn’t follow through.
Award potential: Some potential for effects.
The ten buck review: Not worth ten bucks.