Movie review: Prometheus (2012)

Am I outdated? ‘Prometheus’ had been released to the cinema many months ago and I had only watched it just now. The film tells the story of a team of explorers whom discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. The film somehow acts as a prequel to the popular ‘Aliens’ franchise and you would only get to know that from the ending of the film ‘Prometheus’.


This film had been well received by most audiences, and I’m one of them too who likes the film. Its general plot of scientific exploration in a place stranger to mankind which would lead to a lot of dark mystery and intense adventures already captured my interest. On this film that sets eighty years from now, bringing a team of people for a scientific expedition to discover the engineer of humans. Of course, they found things beyond their expectation, worst than anything ever that could bring an end to human race while leaving open for some unresolved mystery or answers even until the end of the story. This is good, which could suggest that there is no quick end to such an interesting story and that there would be a possibility for a sequel which I would be rooting for it.

In fact, I found out there isn’t much crazy scenes involving attack to the team from ‘creatures’ (I won’t reveal what it is, but actually I don’t even know what it is) as seen from this film. Well, there is still some very gruesome moments that successfully gave me goosebumps or shocks. It is the great amount of suspense that gets the film delivered from the beginning till the end without any parts felt unnecessary or boring. The pace of the story development went fast too and everything is substantially delivered in this almost 2-hour film. The atmosphere of the film did reminds me of the popular ‘Aliens’ franchise out many years ago but ‘Prometheus’ adds something extra and spectacular to it, thanks also to the current advanced technology in film making industry.

Extra credit is given also to the stunning visual effects. The CGI effects are very impressive which actually helps to get the audiences to go along as the story goes in such out-of-the-world setting. Hence, extra attention or effort is needed on visual effects and the production team for this team did a good job in this particular area. I also would like to highlight on great performances by every cast in the film, particularly Michael Fassbender as David, an android responsible as the ship’s butler and maintenance man. His acting receives great praises from many reviewers to this film and I’m not an exception. He delivers compelling performances, similar to Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw, the main lead of the film.

Well, there is one thing isn’t goes really well for the film. I’m okay with how the film ended with many unresolved questions, but it is the script that didn’t goes all out in such highly-potential story. The script lacks some sort of substance. Overall, the film is generally interesting, suspenseful and thrilling at some moments particularly in the last half. It is also visually impressive with great selection of casts. It’s a great science fiction film of the year and I’m looking forward to its sequel if there is. Out of 10 points, I rate ‘Prometheus’ a total of 7.6.

(Images from this post are from various sources throughout the world wide web and some information from this post are from IMDB.)



One Response to “Movie review: Prometheus (2012)”

  1. I will leave that this film is not Kubrickesque (made that up). I love the moral ambiguity of the the plot and the David character. I like that film makers ask you to think.

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