June 28, 2012
Prometheus, 2012. Humans visit a planet where they believe terrestrial life was engineered.
Directed by Ridley Scott. Written by Jon Spaihts & Damon Lindelof. Starring Noomi Rapace & Michael Fassbender.
Concept: 3/4 (Good)
Story: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters: 1/4 (Bad). David is great. The rest are walking cliches.
Dialog: 1/4 (Bad)
Pacing: 4/4 (Great)
Cinematography: 4/4 (Great)
Special effects/design: 4/4 (Great). I'll just ignore the fact that the Prometheus is a Firefly.
Acting: 3/4 (Good)
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4). So much of it doesn't make sense. I don't mean the unexplained stuff (honestly, very little is left unexplained); I mean the science. There's no internal logic to the creatures - just a lot of "this is what they do because it looks cool." But I went in expecting to be frustrated, and was able to just enjoy the movie for what it is: a bad-ass, scary, disturbing action/horror adventure. And the Lindelof nonsense (like dialog that sounds like it was written for Locke from Lost) is kept to tolerable levels.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.9/4 (Good)
Posted by Daniel at 11:43 AM