It's about a lot of things. The beginnings of life. Man's place in the universe. But most importantly, it's about Scott returning to the genre he served so well and that in turn served him so well, to prove he still has what it takes to make his mark.
Melding the spiritual and the graphic, the scientific and the horrific, that's Prometheus' game.
Prometheus does so many things at once: it raises questions about our origins, offers a portrait of where me might be heading, starts to define the qualities that make us human, and entertains with elements from horror and science fiction.
Currently in theaters is one of the most mysterious and highly anticipated films of the summer, Prometheus. The Ridley Scott film and its Alien roots, have been dominating internet message-board chatter for months. Was it worth the wait? As a service, we answer every question you could possibly have about Prometheus.
With Prometheus, those expecting a game-changing science-fiction masterwork will be painfully disappointed. Those expecting merely a top-notch variation on the sci-fi "And Then There Were None" template will be only slightly disappointed.
As an act of cinema, Prometheus is stunningly designed, shot with great purpose in a serious fashion. As a movie, however, it never quite fulfills and I left Prometheus feeling unsatisfied.
Michael Fassbender will be having plenty of sex. But he won't be enjoying it, and neither will you.
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I have high standards. I always have a bone or two to pick with the Academy when nominations come out. Why are we nominating good movies? Why aren't we nominating the greatest of the great movies?
I'm going to make an outrageous Oscars prediction, and it has nothing to do with the winners. When the 89th annual Academy Awards air, the most coveted viewership demographic will be watching anything but the Hollywood awards show.
Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh's new film, the spy thriller Haywire, excites with lots of great action sequences that overwhelm an often confusing storyline.
With Soderbergh's Ocean's 11 heist series over, the director is clearly looking for another genre franchise to do for fun between his more challenging and experimental pieces. Haywire fits that description.
I don't know whether Gina Carano has a future as an actress but she certainly kicks ass in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire, a jet-propelled action-thriller that has little time for wasted motion.
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