Genre: Sci-fi, action/horror
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce
What’s special about it: Deep and mysterious outer space; awesome spaceships and futuristic tech; creepy alien lifeforms – what’s not to love?
Check it out if you liked: Aliens, Pandorum, Sunshine, Chronicles of Riddick, Predator, Independence Day, Starship Troopers
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, chances are that you’ve heard something about one of the first blockbusters to hit the silver screen this summer – Prometheus. Hush has the scoop. This space thriller opens with gorgeous shots of what is supposed to be earth before human evolution began. Enter a mysterious alien-like, sentient being on the edge of a gigantic waterfall. He proceeds to pull out an intergalactic thermos with the newest flavor of space Gatorade. As he drinks, a strange reaction begins to occur within. The being is rapidly torn to pieces and plunges into the waterfall, where something amazing happens…LIFE!!! The alien visitor fulfills the role of sacrificial host for the purpose of creating intelligent life on earth – suck it Darwin. From here the main story line develops. A team of archeologists, geologists, biologists and other smart sounding professions are gathered to travel across the universe to explore the potential origin of human life – one that may lie with a sophisticated race of aliens. As it turns out, they’re right!!! Yay for the viewers, boo for the Prometheus (also the name of the ship) team.
Our explorers come across some strange and interesting discoveries in their search. Discoveries that usually result in glorious and entertaining death. The movie does a great job of keeping the viewer wondering, even though we already know the origin of us! The film is packed full of action, with some pretty original sequences. This film loses some points in believability, and yes, I realize how stupid that sounds. What I mean to say is that the protocol for dealing with the first discovery of intelligent life outside of Earth is pretty lax. I don’t know about you, but if I were to find a severed alien head on a foreign planet, my first course of action would NOT be to pump it full of electricity.
Good performances are put on by all the actors and actresses. I especially enjoyed Idris Elba’s (Heimdall in Thor, Moreau in the newest Ghost Rider, Stringer Bell in HBO’s the Wire) portrayal of the smooth and carefree captain Janek as well as Michael Fassbender’s (young Magneto in X-Men First Class, Stelios in 300) spot on performance as the android David. You’ll also recognize Charlize Theron (Aeon Flux, Ravenna – Snow White and the Huntsman), Guy Pearce (Leonard – Momento, Staff Sergeant Matt Thompson – Hurt Locker) and Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander in the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series). On screen technology is up to par with expectations – get ready to see some original and really neat equipment and gear. The end of the movie delivers just as the rest of the film did. I won’t spoil anything for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, but my absolute favorite part of the film happens in the last 30 seconds so be sure to stay planted in your seats until the credits start to roll.
Hush Comics gives Prometheus an 82 rating. Check this one out before it leaves theaters. You won’t be disappointed.
written by Taylor Lowe