Today I am pulling up an older review, again still busy at the film festival, but I want to at least have some content back on the site while I get to watch some killer movies tonight and intro Miami Connection again…for the 4th time in front of an audience. I am really enjoying this new festival in KC and hope that it continues into next year as the line up of films is stellar and I will have reviews for the following movies; History of Future Folk, Save The Date, Greetings from Tim Buckley, A Band Called Death and I Declare War. Give them a look up and see what I will be talking about.
Anyways, today’s post is bringing back the often conflicting film Prometheus. I remember in my initial review, which will be linked, that I ended up giving this a 4 out of 5, even despite the waning of enjoyment upon a second viewing. But I still come back to that movie again and again for the visual spectacle that unfolds and what could have been achieved once that initial awe of seeing a Ridley Scott sci-fi movie once again. I still think that the movie is still great from an overall presentation and technical aspect. The characters are what sink the movie a bit along with some plot issues that make you think “what the hell” instead of being immersed in the story and world.
It’s still an original property, something new that didn’t get the usual remake or re-imagined treatment that Hollywood is in love with, but Prometheus isn’t without its faults and the performance and Noomi and Fassbender are the crowning points on this flick. The visuals are stellar and frankly, look amazing in 3D as well. But I will still hold true to my initial review with some caveats and I still enjoy watching this movie from time to time. So below is an excerpt of my review and the link to the full item. Enjoy!
But all is not lost, as Rapace and Fassbender deliver the most compelling and intriguing acting in the film. Rapace, who most people will know as the original Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, turns in a performance that is reminiscent of Sigourney Weaver as Ripley. The marketing for the film downplays her involvement in the film, but she is truly the star of the show along with Fassbender. Rapace plays the naive Dr. Shaw with a doe-eyed love for finding the truth in their existence, only to see it all stripped of humanity and knowing that all is lost. Rapace is leading lady material, overshadowing her contemporaries in the film with an unbelievable chaotic energy. Micahel Fassbender plays the robot David, an eerie, life-like human robot who is both calm stoic, but deftly capable of outsmarting everyone. His motive are masked behind the expressionless veneer his character has. Plotting and staying one step ahead of the crew, his plans for the discovery are slowly revealed through his manipulation and calm actions. I could watch an entire film about David and his attempts to humanize himself further. From his care taking of the crew, to his robotic, autonomic functions, Fassbender gave a bit of soul to a soulless robot.
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