PROMETHEUS: What Are The Critics Saying So Far?
The first few reviews for Ridley Scott's highly anticipated return to the science fiction genre are in, so what do critics make of the
Alien prequel movie? Find out what The Hollywood Reporter, Screen Daily and Variety had to say here.
The first three reviews for Prometheus are positive, although perhaps not to the extent we were all expecting. While it definitely sounds as if director Ridley Scott has crafted a breathtaking 3D epic, there have been some minor complaints about the story. However, as you can see by clicking on the links below (be careful as each of the full versions contain a fair few spoilers) this doesn't seem to be a major problem for most these critics. More reviews are expected tonight from UK outlets, but sound off with your thoughts on these in the usual place.
Ridley Scott's third venture into science-fiction, after Alien in 1979 and Blade Runner in 1982, won't become a genre benchmark like those classics despite its equivalent seriousness and ambition, but it does supply enough visual spectacle, tense action and sticky, slithery monster attacks to hit the spot with thrill-seeking audiences worldwide. Technically, Prometheus is magnificent. Shot in 3D but without the director taking the process into account in his conceptions or execution, the film absorbs and uses the process seamlessly. A visually stunning return to science-fiction by Ridley Scott caters too much to audience expectations when more imaginative boldness would have taken it further.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
It has been three decades since Ridley Scott last dipped his directorial toe in science-fiction territory (with 1982’s Blade Runner), but with his fantasy epic Prometheus it is clear his striking sense of vision, drama and excitement fits perfectly with the genre and he has delivered a film that is already one of the most anticipated titles of the summer and should thrill, challenge and provoke audiences ready for his signature brand of intelligent and visceral film-making.
Source: Screen Daily
A mission to uncover the origins of human life yields familiar images of death and devastation in "Prometheus." Elaborately conceived from a visual standpoint, Ridley Scott's first sci-fier in the three decades since "Blade Runner" remains earthbound in narrative terms, forever hinting at the existence of a higher intelligence without evincing much of its own. Fox's midsummer tentpole has generated considerable excitement since it was announced the film would share some story DNA with Scott's 1979 horror landmark, "Alien," and a marketing push promising comparable levels of gore and tension should ensure that "Prometheus" catches B.O. fire.
Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw
Michael Fassbender as David
Guy Pearce as Stannison
Idris Elba as Captain Janek
Logan Marshall-Green as Holloway
Charlize Theron as Meredith Vickers
RELEASE DATE: June 1st 2012 (UK) June 8th, 2012 (US)
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