20 June 2012

Review: Prometheus (2012)

In 'Prometheus', director Ridley Scott revisits the SF horror territory of his breakout film, 'Alien', this time with a much bigger budget. Set before 'Alien', an exploration space ship travels to a desolate planet to search for an ancient civilization that contacted our human ancestors. Of course, in this sort of film, the explorers find something much more terrible and deadly on the planet.
The first half of the film is so-so but the plot goes off the rails in the second half. Some potentially interesting threads are presented then forgotten. A lot of the setting and twists do not make sense at all. The climax and its lead up are just ridiculous and arbitrary.
Even with fairly low expectations, this is a very disappointing film.
2 out of 5 stars.

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