STARRING: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron
OPINION STARS:3.5 out of 5
THIS FILM IS:Intense, Gritty, Dark
DESCRIPTION: When two scientists – Charlie Holloway (Marshall-Greene) and Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) – discover clues to the origins of mankind, they pull together a special team to investigate their findings.
VIOLENCE & GORE:9/10
SEXUALITY & NUDITY:5/10
NOTE: Ridley Scott’s latest foray into science fiction is tense, entertaining… and more than a slightly disappointing. Given the spectacular wealth of material at hand, what’s most surprising about Prometheus is just how un-spectacular it really is: good, but not great, and certainly not in the same league as Alien or Blade Runner. To be fair, the special effects are brilliant, the cast is first-rate, and we’re treated to more than a few flourishes of creative brilliance. But in the end, even those flourishes can’t save the film from its own worst enemy: a convoluted story that leaves us with far too many questions and not enough answers; a story that tries to be “profound,” and ends up tripping over its own two feet in the process.