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Prometheus

Prometheus (2012)

Directed by Ridley Scott

Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron

 

An invitation to find the possible creators of the human race is found which send a group of scientists on a journey across the galaxy to find their makers. What they find is not exactly what they were after and end up having to fight to save the human race.

Where to start? There are multiple ways to look at this film. It’s a brand new Sci-fi film for a new fan base who is watching it to enjoy the ride. Or it is a prequel/set in the same universe as the original Alien franchise with many questions that get asked. I could see it as both however being a fan of the franchise and having too many similarities I do see it as a prequel of sorts. I don’t like to give away many things in my blogs that is what the comments section is for, so I’m not going to.  I will say a couple of things though. The ship Prometheus, which they are travelling on, has a crew of 17 people. This was totally unnecessary and the audience is given no reason to care for many of these characters, mainly because half of them are given next to no screen time. Also the amount of questions that are asked in the film leaves the viewer confused and wanting answers. One point you can look at that equates to all these questions is one of the films writers is Damon Lindelof, of Lost fame, who maybe thought it would be great to confuse the fan boys. Another way to see it is that this is the start of a 2 part series or even a trilogy. Michael Fassbender as android David was by far the best character and actor in the film.

Recommendation

This is a hard one to say if you should see it. I have spoken with many people about the film and I get different responses from everyone, Film critic hated it, Alien/Aliens fan loved it, Alien/Aliens fan hated it. I think I am stuck in the middle somewhere but not totally sure. I can see both sides but cannot pick one. I left the cinema thinking I wasn’t a fan. I woke up the next morning thinking I liked it more than I thought. The more I talk about it the more I like it. It is defiantly a film I will be going to see for a second time. Should you watch it? After such a mixed response perhaps you should see it just to have your own opinion.

Film Fact

The film was originally to be called “Paradise” in December 2010. This is now being touted as the name for the sequel.

 

Eden Lake (2008)

Directed by James Watkins

Starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender and Thomas Turgoose

Planning to propose to his girlfriend, Steve (Michael Fassbender) takes his girlfriend Jenny (Kelly Reilly) to a picturesque flooded quarry for a romantic weekend away. What starts as quiet enjoyment of the beauty spot swiftly escalates into a nightmarish weekend as group of malevolent teens terrorise and abuse the couple.

EdenLakehad me glued to the screen from the beginning and was relentless until the final frame. A hard-edged psychological horror,EdenLakeis visceral and engaging. A clever opening montage left me waiting for the moment the steady pace accelerated into a frantic battle between the literal hunters and hunted.EdenLakeisn’t the typical horror-in-the-woods film, unsettling and unnerving through clever twists on moments that we have all faced, playing them out in a terrifyingly realistic way. This is not a date film. This is a film that lingers in your mind long after it’s finished and asks you, in that same situation, how would you react?

Film fact

Jack O’Connell (Brett) and Thomas Turgoose (Cooper) worked together on earlier Brit-flick This Is England in 2006.