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Prometheus (2012)

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Noomi Rapace
Michael Fassbender
Guy Pearce
Idris Elba
Logan Marshall-Green
Charlize Theron

Directed by Ridley Scott

Distributed by 20th Century Fox

This was meant to be the fifth entry in the Alien franchise, but was later set as a standalone film. Prometheus is a fun filled, action packed sci-fi thriller that will keep you at the edge of your sit. As the movie unfolds from a gentle thrilling experience to a rampaging killing frenzy that boiled down to a survival race, you the viewer will be kept captivated longing to see what’s next.

Scott planned to make a prequel to Alien which he did in 1979, but the idea was later set aside as Fox had done a crossover between Alien and Predator in 2004 titled Alien vs. Predator as this movie already showed the begin of Alien.

Fox still went ahead with Scott to make this movie, but it will be parallel to the Alien movie, Scott stated that "while Alien was indeed the jumping-off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place… the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative."

The high note in Prometheus was Noomi Rapace, her acting and actions were well received by I the viewer, and the way she played the role of what I will call, the modern day Ripley was something to see. There were many intense scenes where I respected hey portrayal of the character. This is also a credit to the director as Scott was able to bring out the best in her so as to make her live up to the shadow casted by Sigourney Weaver as the female lead in an Alien world.

Set in the 21st Century, couple Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway discovers a star map among the remnants of several ancient Earth civilizations; they interpret it to be an invitation from humanity's forerunners. The couple with a crew went on board the spaceship named “Prometheus” to follow the star map discovered.

This Led to a distant world and an advanced civilization, the crew seeks the origins of humanity, but instead discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human race.

Shooting began in 2010, and went on longer than planned, the movie shows Ridley Scott at his best with scenes and the story well depicted that all times you are not lost. The cast had a task on their hand, a task in which they lived up to. The cinematography and lighting are just exquisite and the sound is well suited to the movie itself, giving you an all round feel of what a good movie should be.

The movie had its twist and turns that made it more captivating and some you won’t even expect.

Noomi Rapace is best known for her role as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish/Danish film adaptations of the Millennium series: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest. Also to watch out for is Michael Fassbender who plays David (an android) in this movie and was a key feature in the movie itself. Michael Fassbender also played Magneto in the superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011).

This is a fine movie one you will enjoy with a bowl of popcorn at your side.


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