Blog #154: Movie Review: Prometheus

This review is going to be a short one.  I really enjoyed Prometheus, but unless you’re a hardcore science fiction fan, I wouldn’t run out to see this.

Spoilers ahead.

I didn’t know anything about this movie before I saw it, but the previews looked good.  As I watched it, I noticed a lot of similarities to Alien.  Of course, once I got to the end, it was pretty obvious it was, at least in some way, an Alien prequel, and a few Google searches confirmed that.

The story is pretty straightforward.  A dying man pays for an expedition to send two scientists and a team to a far off planet where they think they will find the race that created mankind.

As I’ve only seen it once, and am only vaguely familiar with the original Alien story, I’ll direct you to this video for a more detailed explanation of the plot and the movie’s connections to Alien.

My favorite scene in the movie is the c-section scene, where the scientist, pregnant for about a day with an alien face hugger, uses a surgery machine to do a c-section and then to try and destroy the alien.  This was an amazing scene, and completely beat out twilight for the most bizarre c-section ever done in a movie.

Michael Fassbender was wonderful as the android David and Charlize Theron gave her usual exquisite performance as Meredith Vickers.

Thanks for reading!

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About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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