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Film Watch - 264. Prometheus

Published October 15, 2012

Fast Facts

Title: Prometheus Director: Ridley Scott Year: 2012 Run time: 2hrs 4m

Background Info

We’ve been waiting for this one for an age. Love Alien, obviously, and keen to see what a prequel had to offer. We watched one trailer a long, long time ago, and then avoided everything else so as not to spoil it.

Live Blog

1:29 - Yay, Guy Pearce in space again. 2:21 - These are beautiful shots, where are they?? 4:59 - The man just melted. This is weird. 10:44 - Classical music and space go together very well. 14:29 - Man smoking on a spaceship. This is definitely related to Alien. 17:56 - My Rubiks Cube never did that. Holograms if you press the right buttons! 23:44 - “Woah, now that’s weather.” 28:05 - Their bubble heads seem massive, they keep bumping into each other. 31:37 - Those mapping pods are amazing. 39:58 - This is all quite freaky. I think I would have kept my helmet on, even if there was air to breathe. 46:49 - Random alien on a ship. I’ve seen this before! 51:19 - Ewww, why does space and aliens and that have to be so gungey? 1:00:16 - Accordion in space! The Captain is marvellous. 1:04:51 - Argh, I don’t like it. 1:08:37 - I want one of those red location scan thingies as a pet. 1:20:06 - This is all very disturbing. 1:20:22 - “I watched your dreams.” Potentially the creepiest thing you could ever say to someone. 1:22:39 - Why would Vickers have a medipod thing in her room that was calibrated just for men? 1:31:24 - She’s had quite a bad day. It’d be understandable if she’s lost her faith. 1:33:40 - That is not Guy Pearce hotness in space, that is wrinkly in space! 1:40:34 - The cyborg head only is much better in this than in the other film. 1:45:07 - The Prometheus ship has engines that change direction like an Osprey. 1:50:40 - How can David still be okay? 1:55:45 - Plus, she has nothing left to go back to earth for, seeing as her boyfriend got burned to death.

Conclusions

I did not like this at all.

The good first: I thought Fassbender did a great job - portraying a robot who shouldn’t have feelings but does is a sci-fi standard but his was very well done. I also enjoyed Idris Elba’s character a lot. The cinematography was great, and the CGI excellent.

The bad: I would have stopped watching halfway through if I hadn’t been with Mr C and thus compelled to get to the end. I couldn’t concentrate on the thought-provoking story because the rest of it was so disturbing. It was unsettling and creepy throughout, none of the characters were given any time to allow you to warm to them, and some of the gory scenes were frankly quite horrifying.

I didn’t get it and I didn’t like it. Plus Guy Pearce was old!

**Rating: **15

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